Christian hard rockers STRYPER
will release a collection of re-recorded versions of the band's classic songs in March/April 2013 via Frontiers Records
. The CD will contain a total of 16 cuts — two from "The Yellow And Black Attack"
, six from "Soldiers Under Command"
, six from "To Hell With The Devil"
, as well as two new tracks, "Bleeding From Inside Out"
frontman Michel Sweet
: "[The re-recorded songs are] sounding awesome! Better than the originals in many ways!! One word to describe the record? Heavier."
* Soldiers Under Command
* Makes Me Wanna Sing
* Reach Out
* Loving You
* Loud 'N' Clear
* The Rock That Makes Me Roll
* Calling On You
* First Love
* To Hell With The Devil
* Sing Along Song
* More Than A Man
* The Way
* Bleeding From Inside Out
(new)"Bleeding From Inside Out"
's "Live In Indonesia At Java Rockin' Land"
DVD was released in October via MVD Visual
. The set was recorded in front of an enthusiastic crowd in 2010.
In a recent interview with Guitar World
, Michael Sweet
stated about the band's plans for the next studio album, "We're going into this new record with the mentality and thinking of making it like a 'To Hell With The Devil 2'
. That's not to say it will actually sound like that album, but we really want it to be as great as 'To Hell With The Devil'
, which was our biggest album. We want people to put on this record and go; 'Whoa! Wow! This is as good as or better than 'To Hell With The Devil'
!' We want the new album to be a powerhouse and we're going to do whatever it takes to make that happen."STRYPER
's covers album, "The Covering"
, was unlike any previous STRYPER
recording in that it was a collection of cover songs from bands that inspired them and helped to shape their sound and musical identity, including hits from JUDAS PRIEST
, IRON MAIDEN
, LED ZEPPELIN
and many others. "The Covering"
also included "God"
, a new original recording from STRYPER
Photo credit: Glen LaFerman