Stryper

Thu
03
Sep

STRYPER 'Fallen' Limited Vinyl Edition Announced

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2015
Friday, November 13, 2015
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Ulterium Records are proud to announce the release of a limited 2LP gatefold vinyl edition of the upcoming STRYPER album "Fallen". A deal was inked with Frontiers Records and the release dates are set to November 13th for Europe and December 4th for North America. The edition is strictly limited to 1554 copies worldwide. 389 copies comes with white discs and 1165 copies with standard black discs.

"Fallen" is available for pre-order at the Ulterium Records Store and from the band at the links below:
Ulterium Records Store: http://ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com
Stryper Store: http://stryper.portmerch.com/stores/home.php?cat=288

Track listing

Side A
01. Yahweh
02. Fallen
03. Pride

Side B
01. Big Screen Lies
02. Heaven
03. Love You Like I Do

Side C
01. All Over Again
02. After Forever
03. Til I Get What I Need

Side D
01. Let There Be Light
02. The Calling
03. King Of Kings

Ulterium Records online
Website: http://www.ulterium-records.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ulteriumrecords
 
Tue
04
Aug

STRYPER Return With New Track 'Fallen'

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2015
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STRYPER RETURN WITH 'FALLEN'
THE TITLE TRACK FROM THEIR UPCOMING 9th STUDIO ALBUM SLATED FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 16th
 
Physical And Digital Pre-Orders Currently Available

Stryper are back to reclaim their throne in the hard rock/heavy metal world with the latest song from their upcoming 9th studio album, Fallen. The title track 'Fallen' can be heard via YouTube at the following link: https://youtu.be/IBdoO1FUdng.

The original lineup comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Oz Fox (guitars), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums) return with an album of all new material showcasing the musicianship that garnered them a huge fan base in the mainstream world and the Christian market. From the opening choral refrains of  'Yahweh' to the signature vocal scream at the end of 'King Of Kings,' it is apparent that Stryper is back with their heaviest and most inspired work to date that is scheduled for release on October 16th via Frontiers Music SRL. Fallen is available for pre-order via digital retailers and can be ordered via iTunes at http://radi.al/StryperFalleniTunes and via AmazonMP3 at http://radi.al/StryperFallenAmazon.  It is also available in various physical configurations at www.stryper.com/fallen. Fallen was produced by Michael Sweet.
 
'Fallen is about Lucifer before he became Satan. It's the story of how he got kicked out of Heaven. He tried to overthrow God and take over,' describes Michael Sweet. 'The song talks about how beautiful he was. When he walked, there was music. He was the angel of worship and this incredibly powerful and beautiful being.'
 
The latest song comes on the heels of the album teaser track, 'Yahweh,' that was released last month and has been listened to over 135K times since it went live. 'Yahweh' was a musical writing collaboration between Michael Sweet and Sevendust's Clint Lowery. Tracks like 'Pride,' 'Big Screen Lies' and 'Til I Get What I Need' show that Stryper is back and better than ever. Stryper offer their unique interpretation of the Black Sabbath classic 'After Forever.' The band flexes their softer side on the instantly memorable 'All Over Again' which continues the journey Stryper fans began almost 30 years ago when 'Honestly' was released to mainstream success.
 
The track listing for Fallen is:                                                    
 
1)      Yahweh
2)      Fallen
3)      Pride
4)      Big Screen Lies
5)      Heaven
6)      Love You Like I Do
7)      All Over Again
8)      After Forever
9)      Till I Get What I Need
10)   Let There Be Light
11)   The Calling
12)   King Of Kings
 
Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up, Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such '80s metal classic albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell With The Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, Stryper is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV's Top 10 simultaneously with their hits 'Free' and 'Honestly.' After a sabbatical for much of the 1990's, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated band has sold upwards of 10 million records worldwide. Their last studio album No More Hell To Pay debuted in the Top 40 of the Billboard Top 200 landing at #35.
 
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Thu
09
Jul

STRYPER "Yahweh" (Official Song Premiere)

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2015
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Taken from the album FALLEN. Order your copy here: http://radi.al/StryperFallen
Get it on Amazon: http://radi.al/StryperFallenAmazon  and iTunes: http://radi.al/StryperFalleniTunes
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Fri
26
Jun

STRYPER's Epic 'Fallen' Artwork Revealed

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Friday, October 16, 2015
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It is time for all the Stryper fans out there to get psyched as we will be unleashing their new album, FALLEN on October 16th! The first song from the album, "Yahweh" will be released the week of July 6th!
In the meantime, enjoy the awesome artwork for the album!
"We are so excited about our new album, "Fallen"! We always try to outdo ourselves and take things to a new level with each release. We could not be more pleased with the way this project turned out and we're absolutely thrilled to be able to start giving you sneak peeks at music in the very near future as we begin the countdown to 10/16! Love & Respect to all our friends/fans worldwide!!"Michael Sweet
 
Tue
26
May

STRYPER ‘Live At The Whisky’ Limited Vinyl Edition Announced

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2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
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Ulterium Records are proud to announce the release of a limited double gatefold vinyl edition of the STRYPER live album "Live at the Whisky". A deal was inked with Frontiers Records and the European release date is set to August 7th. The edition is strictly limited to 300 copies worldwide.

The vinyl edition features new artwork created by Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design.

"Live at the Whisky" is available for pre-ordering at the Ulterium Records Store: http://ulteriumstore.bigcartel.com

Side A
01. Legacy
02. Marching Into Battle
03. You Know What To Do
04. Loud N' Clear

Side B
01. Reach Out
02. Calling On You
03. Free
04. More Than A Man

Side C
01. The Rock That Makes Me Roll
02. No More Hell To Pay
03. Jesus Is Just Alright
04. Always There For You

Side D
01. All For One
02. The Way
03. To Hell With The Devil
04. Soldiers Under Command

For more information: http://www.ulterium-records.com
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Tue
03
Feb

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STRYPER

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-88-michael-sweet

STRYPER frontman MICHAEL SWEET joins Mitch on this episode of ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON. In this exclusive interview, Michael discusses his new Sweet & Lynch album Only To Rise, collaborating with George Lynch, producing, the current work being done on the next new Stryper album including the songs: 'Let There Be Light', 'Fallen' and 'Big Screen Lies', talks about Guns N' Roses Axl Rose, his time with BOSTON, Tom Scholz and much more.

This episode of One on One With Mitch Lafon was co-hosted by WHITESNAKE's Joel Hoekstra.

For more about Joel visit: http://www.joelhoekstra.com and on Twitter: @JoelHoekstra13

For more about Michael Sweet visit: http://www.michaelsweet.com and http://www.facebook.com/TheMichaelSweet

For more about Sweet & Lynch visit: http://www.facebook.com/SweetLynch

Follow Michael on TWITTER: @michaelhsweet  and Stryper: @Stryper

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One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch

And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

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Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/talking-metal/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon
 
Tue
25
Nov

STRYPER - Live At The Whisky (Review)

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Stryper
Release Date: 
2014
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Worldwide
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Hard Rock
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Frontiers
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Yet another live CD/DVD release on the market here, with Stryper the next cab off the rank.
The 16-track collection documents the band’s first show in support of No More Hell To Pay, the band’s most recent (and well received) release.
The show is set in the intimate setting of LA’s famous Whiskey club, meaning the crowd, the stage, the cameras and the amps are all packed in. There’s not much room to move up there on stage, but the band lets the music do the talking.
 
The audio capture is ok – not the best I have ever heard, but far from the worst also. At least the band is truly live up there and not relying on overdubs.
 
Material comes from across the band’s catalogue and the new album, plus that blazing cover of Jesus Is Just Alright complete with some tasteful shredding by Michael Sweet – the guy is an underrated guitarist!
The DVD of Live At The Whisky also contains the music video for “No More Hell To Pay” and “Sympathy” from their latest album No More Hell To Pay plus an interview segment.
 
 

A disc and a DVD for a fair price is good value for fans and I have no doubt most Stryper fans will have already run out and scored a copy of this. If not – it’s a safe bet folks.

 

Score: 
86
 
Mon
17
Nov

MICHAEL SWEET To Perform Rare Holiday Show in Plymouth

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Friday, December 19, 2014
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Stryper front man to perform rare, holiday solo show in Plymouth
 
Michael Sweet, front man of the multi-platinum, Christian rock band Stryper, is performing a rare, holiday solo concert at the Spire Center for Performing Arts in Plymouth, Mass., on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at 8 p.m. The concert will feature Stryper classics, songs from his solo career, and popular Christmas carols to get you ready for the holiday season.
 
With a career and repertoire spanning over three decades, Sweet has fronted one of the most trailblazing groups of the MTV generation, written a stable of Billboard charting singles, filled arenas all the world over, said goodbye at the peak of it all, took stock in a thriving solo career, got Stryper back together for yet another record breaking run and even took a stint co-leading one of the most legendary classic rock acts ever, Boston, from 2007 to 2011.
 
Musically speaking, Sweet is coming off yet another creative high in the Stryper camp thanks to its 2013’s return to form record No More Hell To Pay. Besides making an instantaneous Top 40 debut on the Billboard 200, it landed at #2 on the Top Christian Albums charts, #3 on Top Hard Rock Albums and #6 on Top Rock Albums. It’s certainly a testament to the band’s perseverance, whetting the public’s appetite all the more for Sweet’s I’m Not Your Suicide, which may technically be the follow-up to 2007’s individual offering Touched, but is actually the singer/songwriter’s first full-length original album since 2000’s Truth.
 
For this special intimate show at The Spire, Sweet will take you on a journey throughout his musical career, performing songs and sharing stories in an unforgettable evening of stellar musicianship.
 
The Spire is located at 25 ½ Court Street in Plymouth. The venue features superior acoustics, custom state of the art lighting and sound systems, and original period architectural details, offering patrons an exceptional performing arts experience.
 
Advance tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com or through the venue’s website, spirecenter.org.
 
Wed
12
Nov

FAITHSEDGE Recruits Stryper Bassist & Mr.Big/Ace Frehley Drummer

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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After back to back albums welcomed by fans and critics alike, Faithsedge featuring lead vocalist/ songwriter Giancarlo Floridia and former Dokken guitarist Alex De Rosso will enter the studio in 2015 to record the third Faithsedge installment.

Joining the new lineup will feature Tim Gaines (Stryper) on bass and drummer Matt Starr (Mr.Big /Ace Frehley) which will deliver a crushing new rhythm section.

Taking over production and full time keys for the album will be Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline) known for his melodically charged keys and excellent productions.

The album has been written by Floridia and the band will start pre production early 2015 with plans to release by the end of the year.

Faithsedge's current record "The Answer of Insanity" was released in September through Scarlet Records / eOne music. 

www.faithsedgemusic.com
www.facebook.com/faithsedge
 
Thu
18
Sep

STRYPER - Live At The Whisky (Showcase)

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Live At The Whisky
Produced By: 
Stryper
Running Time: 
70
Release Date: 
September 19
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Hard Rock
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“Live at the Whisky” is the new Live cd/dvd package from Stryper featuring the original line up in a sold out show held in October 2013 at the Whisky Club in LA during a handful of shows in support of the release of the latest studio album “No More Hell To Pay”, the album that marked Stryper’s highest Billboard chart entry since the days of “To Hell With the Devil”.

Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time.  Comprised of the original line-up of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), and Robert Sweet (drums), Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such '80s metal classic albums as SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND, TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL, IN GOD WE TRUST and such MTV hit singles/videos as "Calling on You," "Free," and "Honestly." After a sabbatical for much of the 1990's, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century.  To date, the band has sold upwards of 8 million records worldwide and is a Dove Award-winner and Grammy nominee.  Stryper is the first band to have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously.

STRYPER:
Michael Sweet: Lead vocals, guitar
Oz Fox: Vocals, guitars
Tim Gaines: Bass, vocals
Robert Sweet: drums
 
Thu
28
Aug

Inside Metal: Pioneers Of LA Metal & Hard Rock DVD Campaign Launched

Thursday, August 28, 2014
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THE CREATORS OF 'INSIDE METAL: THE PIONEERS OF LA HARD ROCK AND METAL' DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES, WHICH FEATURES THE BIGGEST NAMES OF '80S METAL, OFFERS METAL FANS A CHANCE TO BE INCLUDED IN THESE HISTORICAL MOVIES THOUGH FANBACKED

The early '80s metal scene in Los Angeles has become legendary, as it spawned such worldwide headliners as M'tley Cr'e, Ratt, Dokken, W.A.S.P., and originally, Metallica (before the latter relocated to San Francisco). And the new documentary, 'Inside Metal: Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock & Metal,' chronicles the entire scene.

Directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Metalrock Films, 'Inside Metal' features all-new interviews with countless bands and artists that thrived on the scene, and tell its story, first hand. To ensure that this killer documentary receives the attention it deserves, a fundraising campaign has been set up at WWW.METALROCKFILMS.COM - which will help strengthen the film's distribution, marketing and promotion.

This groundbreaking movie features exclusive and candid interviews with members of Metallica (Lars Ulrich), Ratt (Stephen Pearcy), Dokken (Don Dokken), Quiet Riot (Carlos Cavazo), W.A.S.P. (Chris Holmes), Megadeth (David Ellefson), Great White, (Jack Russel), Y&T, (Dave Meniketti), Stryper (Michael Sweet) and Armored Saint (Joey Vera).

'Inside Metal' is about giving fans the real inside story from the behind the scenes world of metal and hard rock with in-depth interviews, ultra-rare concert footage and photographs, and an original music score from that era; in this no-holds-barred, never before seen, recollection of untold stories.
To check out some sneak previews, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlzWl795u0E

Early feedback has been exceptional, including renowned video director Jonas 'kerlund (who has worked with the likes of Metallica and Ozzy) raving, "This film captures an era that catapulted metal into the spotlight and takes the audience on a wild ride down memory lane. After watching it I wanted to get in my time machine and experience those days for the first time. You're hit with a potent nostalgia, a time I thought we couldn't get back, not until I saw this film. I can't get enough of this shit, what an amazing film to watch over and over again, well done!"

Metalrock Films ask - and want - real and serious metal fans to be a part of this historic documentary and spread the word that this was the scene where it all began, ground zero.  "Our Fanbacked campaign will raise the direly needed financial support to bring this film to one and all in the US and Internationally in order to pay for the marketing and promotion to get it noticed by the general public. We want to bring this film to your theatre, town, bar, club and living room! Unite and support us. We have created some one of a kind opportunities for our friends and fans to participate with us in birth of this film. Get your name on the screen and let the world know that you support metal and the bands that create it. Help us tell the story of the music you love and let the world know you love it. Join in the festivities of our, and your, accomplishments by being at the premiere of the movie and interact with the artist that participated in its creation. Commemorate your participation with a plaque, t-shirt, poster or other limited edition merchandise items that says 'Metal Rules.' Keep checking back as we add more tasty premiums."

And thanks to you and your donation, 'Inside Metal' will finally get the true story of the scene heard - worldwide!

To make a donation, go to:

WWW.METALROCKFILMS.COM

www.fanbacked.com

 
 
Tue
26
Aug

SWEET/LYNCH - A 4-Track Preview Of Debut Album

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Vocalist Michael Sweet (Stryper) and guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) have teamed up for SWEET/LYNCH, an album designed by Frontiers Records CEO Serafino, which is due for release early in 2015.
I’ve been fortunate enough to preview 4 tracks from the upcoming album and can’t speak highly enough of the tracks!
 
Both Lynch and Sweet impress the hell out of me on these tracks and the backing band of James Lomenzo (Megadeth, White Lion, Black Label Society) and drummer Brian Tichy (S.U.N., Whitesnake) means that if these four tracks are anything to go by, all the songs written for this album are going to be hammered home by this ultra-powerful rhythm section.
 
Sweet just sounds extraordinarily good on these songs. And Lynch is shredding and riffing like a man possessed. This is something big to look forward to.
 
Briefly – the four tracks I have heard are:
 
The Wish – A brilliant, rousing hard rocker with a thumping beat and an instant guitar riff, and a melodic vocal driven chorus that isn’t huge, but is immediately stored in the memory bank for endless repeating in your head later. And Lynch gets to display the best of his guitar work during a decent length solo.
 
Like A Dying Rose – An even better chorus on this one. The beat isn’t as intense or as fast as The Wish, but the chorus is huge and delivers a sound mix of everything that made Dokken and Stryper Platinum sellers. A big big vocal!
 
Love Stays – A slow, groove orientated ballad with a direct, impactful chorus and some classy guitar playing throughout.
 
Time Will Tell – Less intense than the other tracks, but more uptempo, adding good variety to the 4 tracks previewed. Another strong, harmony filled chorus and some choppy riffing.
 
A 90-second preview of another track Divine can be heard here: http://www.chirb.it/eKcwes
 
And you can hear just how awesome the track Time Will Tell sounds right here: http://audio.chirbit.com/michaelhsweet_1406294226.mp3
 
Stay tuned for more preview samples and updates on SWEET/LYNCH.
 
Thu
24
Jul

STRYPER Continue To Spread Their Musical Message With New Live CD/DVD

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Friday, September 19, 2014
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STRYPER Continue To Spread Their Musical Message With New Live CD/DVD
 
Live At The Whisky Slated for Release in September via Frontiers Records
 
 
Stryper is back with their latest release, a live CD/DVD combination called Live At The Whisky. The live recording will be available on September 19 in Europe and September 23 in North America, via Frontiers Records and is truly a must have for any fan!
 
The concert was recorded at a sold-out show last November at the famous Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. The 16-track collection documents the band’s first show in support of their latest critically acclaimed release, No More Hell To Pay. From the show opener “Legacy” to the final notes of show finale “Soldiers Under Command,” Live At The Whisky documents Stryper’s rich musical legacy that spans over 30 years.
 
The original lineup comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitars) and Tim Gaines (bass) showcase the musicianship and songs that garnered the band a huge fan base in the mainstream world and the Christian market. Live At The Whisky was produced by Michael Sweet is available for pre-order at Amazon at http://geni.us/StryperWhiskyAMZ.
 
"We've always wanted to record a live album that captures the rawness of the band and this is it! We couldn't be more thrilled then to have captured this at the infamous Whisky, where it all began for us. After 30 years, we're still proud to do what we do and hopefully it shows. This is an intimate performance, the way it should be."
 
The DVD of Live At The Whisky also contains the music video for “No More Hell To Pay” and “Sympathy” from their latest album No More Hell To Pay. It also features an interview segment the band recorded for Nashville All Access.  A trailer for the DVD can be seen at http://youtu.be/uCB8lvXw5pk.
 
The track listing for Live At The Whisky is:
 
1) Legacy                                                                        09) The Rock That Makes Me Roll
2) Marching Into Battle                                                    10) No More Hell To Pay
3) You Know What To Do                                                11) Jesus Is Just Alright
4) Loud And Clear                                                           12) Always There For You
5) Reach Out                                                                   13) All For One
6) Calling On You                                                            14) The Way
7) Free                                                                             15) To Hell With The Devil
8) More Than A Man                                                        16) Soldiers Under Command
 
Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up, Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such '80s metal classic albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell With The Devil and In God We Trust. Stryper is also the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990's, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and Grammy nominated band has sold upwards of 10 million records worldwide. 
 
 
 

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