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Stryper Announces 10th Studio Album

Happy Friday! I've been sick for nearly two weeks now. At this point, I'm just desperate for an end to the headaches and body aches! TGIF for me for sure, although I had a sad realization this morning that I can't sleep in tomorrow because I'm getting my taxes done at 9 a.m. I clearly had a temporary lapse in judgement when I made that appointment! Anyway, there was some Stryper news in my inbox this morning. I know a lot of you are fans, so I wanted to share. Earlier this week I interviewed both Warrant and Jackyl - so look for news incoming there... if I ever get rid of this headache.


Iconic rock band STRYPER will celebrate their 35th anniversary with the upcoming release of their 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, due April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, the band returns with their most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal sound that earned them a worldwide fan base.

God Damn Evil is available now for pre-order. 

Fans were initially introduced to the new album title and cover art via a social media post on February 5th, which quickly went viral causing a significant amount of conversation from STRYPER fans.

“We thought long and hard about this title,” says Michael in response to thousands of fan comments. “It was actually considered quite a few years ago and it just didn't feel like the right time. Now, with all the evil in the world that we see around us on a daily basis, it made perfect sense. It's a very bold statement yet a prayer asking God to damn/condemn evil. Nothing more, nothing less."

God Damn Evil is the first release since the recent addition of bass player Perry Richardson, who joins original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar). Perry is best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band Firehouse.

STRYPER fans are getting their first look into the upcoming album with today’s release of the epic lyric video for the song, "Take It To The Cross."

Reader Comments (7)

Is Richard Christy going to the show?
February 9, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
I like the song but that chorus has something to be desired. It sounds like a drunk man full of helium air!!!!!!
February 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterDale
No, but Sal's coming, fletch.
February 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday
Stryper is his faaavorite, bk.
February 10, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
I actually love this band but not for the same reasons diehard born agains do.

Yet, in the case of this particular song, I’m with Dale!

I can just hear the Evangelicals who worship these guys singing along to that oddly discordant and virtually unlistenable chorus like one of their weird chants when they speak in tongues.
February 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Throwing Stones Edition . . .

I wonder where Tim Gaines falls on the "evil worth damning" scale? No cheeks turned in that instance, though some might agree that the sin/sinner could not be divorced from each other!

Odd sounding song. But they are at least another of the classic bands that is still (at least partially) filled with original members carrying the torch. Though I wonder: will they do a cover of "Shake & Tumble" on their forthcoming tour?
February 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterHim
“Throwing Stones Edition” ... Hahaha!!, HIM! You and FUNNY GARY never fail to make me chuckle ...

To your point, not only does this band put forth a lot of new material, the majority of it is quite good ...

Now back to throwing stones ... This one kinda s*cks for the reasons stated by many above!
February 16, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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