"Even The Devil Believes" Filled with the band’s signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and positive themes, the 11-track project is Stryper’s first studio album
with Perry Richardson (Firehouse) on bass and background vocals.
Christian hard rock | metal
Michael Sweet - Lead Vocals/Lead & Rhythm Guitar | Robert Sweet - Drums & Percussion | Oz Fox - Vocals/Lead and Rhythm Guitar | Perry Richardson - Vocals/Bass
Paul McNamara - Organ, Keys, Moog
Additional Background Vocals: Keith Pittman
STRYPER TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “EVEN THE DEVIL BELIEVES” ON SEPTEMBER 4TH; LYRIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “BLOOD FROM ABOVE” AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING
The official lyric video for "Blood From Above", the new single from openly Christian hard rockers Stryper, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, "Even The Devil Believes", which will be released on September 4th through Frontiers Music Srl.
Formed 37 years ago, Stryper is the first overtly Christian metal band to go mainstream. The group’s name comes from Isaiah 53:5, which states, “But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
Last September, Sweet told The Metal Voice about the musical direction of STRYPER's follow-up to 2018's "God Damn Evil": "It's gonna be aligned with the last album, but taking it a step further. We're gonna do some things where people are gonna hear it and go, 'You've gotta be kidding me,' that's gonna surprise and shock people in a really good way. It's gonna be a metal album — it's not gonna be a pop album or pop-rock or glam metal and all these silly terms. It's gonna be a metal album. And we're gonna really pull some things out of the hat, man, and try to blow people's minds."
A week ago, STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet described the first single in an Instagram post as "metal," "powerful," "relevant" and "life changing." He added: "It is most definitely one of the best tracks we've ever recorded and it couldn't come at a better time."
STRYPER's new LP will be released in late 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. Most of the recording sessions for the disc took place at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts
with engineer Danny Bernini.
Sweet, who also produced the new album, revealed that the band members delivered focused determination, a collaborative spirit and spot-on execution for the new record.
The result is a collection of remarkable songs that will leave a strong impact on listeners.
Standout tracks include Blood From Above, Make Love Great Again, Do Unto Others, How To Fly, Divider and the heart-stirring ballad This I Pray.
Among the tracks set to appear on the LP is "For God And Rock & Roll".
“We’re incredibly happy to write a new chapter in the book of Stryper,” says vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet, who has served as the band’s primary songwriter since its inception in 1983.
“This album was recorded during the pandemic, and I believe the message pertains to the times we are living in so perfectly. It’s a recording of hope and inspiration and a light in the darkest
“It has an energy unlike any other album we’ve done,” he asserts. “We even pulled a song from the past that has never been heard or released, and by doing so we brought a little bit
of 1989 back into the mix.”
“The music and lyrics are rock-solid,” says Sweet. “God really blessed this one and hopefully it will bless everyone who hears it as well.”
releases Sept 4TH 2020
STRYPER's albums include "To Hell With The Devil", "Second Coming", "No More Hell To Pay", "Fallen" and the aforementioned "God Damn Evil".
Sweet's tenth solo album, "Ten", was released in October via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music Srl in Europe.
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Published by The Manamal | June 28TH 2020