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Stryper release hard charged “Revelation” lyric video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 9:47 AM (PST)

Into the Sun Vibrant - smallChristian metal hard rock veterans Stryper are back in force with a lyric video for “Revelation”. The song comes from their forthcoming 2013 release No More Hell To Pay. It is hot on the heels of The Second Coming, a disc of re-recorded classics that actually improves on a lot of the originals! Stryper are actually getting better with age and Michael Sweet’s voice sound great on this. The mix suits the band just right and has hooks but a bit more punch, a good modern feel but true to Stryper’s sound.

No More Hell To Pay will be released on November 5 in North America via Frontiers Records. The effort will be made available in two formats — standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content. Produced by frontman/guitarist Michael Sweet himself, the set features some of Stryper’s “strongest and heaviest material ever.”

Amen, bruthas!

Click HERE to see the video, feel good and turn it up!

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Interview: Stryper-The Covering

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 11:41 AM (PST)

Michael Sweet of Stryper has been around the block, touring and performing in his influential Christian glam metal band since the early 80’s. Whether you agree with his band’s message or not, you can’t deny that Stryper have some sweet gosh darn harmonies and righteous riffs peppered through their catalogue. Every band has influences, and Stryper are looking back at peers and precursors who inspired them on the band’s new record THE COVERING. Who knows, maybe someday Demon Hunter will cover Stryper.

When it came time to pick out a listing of tunes to cover, all the band had to do was look back upon their club days.  “Growing up, before Stryper was even Stryper, we were a cover band,” says Sweet.  “We played Gazzarri’s on the Strip for years – we would do originals but also do covers, as well.  We always did Priest covers and Maiden covers, all those bands we grew up on and who influenced us. I’m never going to sound like Bruce Dickinson or Ronnie James Dio, nor would I ever try to.  And having me sing the song puts our own spin on it.  We just all did our own thing and with our own touches and feel – Robert, Tim, Oz, and myself – it has that Stryper feel to it as well.”

Most of the covers work well (especially “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Over The Mountain” which are well suited to the signature soaring Stryper vocals you love or hate). Even if you might be surprised to hear Sweet singing “Breaking The Law”, THE COVERING is worth checking out. I can man up and admit I love this style of metal while simultaneously wearing a Jucifer shirt.  Anyway, Sweet talked about the album, the songs, the past and future of Stryper and his rad stint in legendary classic rock band Boston.

To read the full interview click here

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