STRYPER Frontman Says Upcoming Collection Of Re-Recorded Classics Is 'Heavier' Than Originals
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" and "Blackened".
Commented STRYPER 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)
* Blackened (new)
"Bleeding From Inside Out" audio clip:
"Blackened" audio clip:
STRYPER'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, KANSAS and many others. "The Covering" also included "God", a new original recording from STRYPER.
Photo credit: Glen LaFerman
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