Christian hard rockers STRYPER will be joined by FOZZY singer and WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and legendary hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) when they perform at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California on Saturday, January 15 during the winter NAMM show. STRYPER will play its classics as well as some material from its upcoming covers album, "The Covering", which will be released on February 1. There will be limited copies of "The Covering" available at the concert as limited/autographed copies of the book "Stryper: By His Strypes". Line6 is sponsoring the event and STRYPER will be using Line6 gear exclusively for the show and its upcoming tour.
STRYPER recently released its covers of BLACK SABBATH's "Heaven And Hell" and KANSAS' "Carry On Wayward Son" via iTunes.
STRYPER is preparing to enter the studio to start work on a new project as well as tour extensively throughout 2011-2012 in support of the "The Covering". The band also recently joined forces with Union Entertainment Group (NICKELBACK, HINDER, DEFAULT, CINDERELLA, MR. BIG).
"The Covering", produced by frontman Michael Sweet, is unlike any previous STRYPER recording in that it's 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 includes "God", a new original recording from STRYPER.
"The Covering" track listing:
01. SWEET - "Set Me Free"
02. SCORPIONS - "Blackout"
03. BLACK SABBATH - "Heaven and Hell"
04. UFO - "Lights Out"
05. KANSAS - "Carry On Wayward Son"
06. DEEP PURPLE - "Highway Star"
07. KISS - "Shout It Out Loud"
08. OZZY OSBOURNE - "Over The Mountain"
09. IRON MAIDEN - "The Trooper"
10. JUDAS PRIEST - "Breaking The Law"
11. VAN HALEN - "On Fire"
12. LED ZEPPELIN - "Immigrant Song"