STRYPER TO RELEASE “LIVE AT THE WHISKY” CD/DVD ON SEPTEMBER 23RD

Stryper2013 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 23rd through Frontiers Records and is 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. 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 and is available for pre-order at a href=” http://geni.us/StryperWhiskyAMZ” target=”_blank”>Amazon.

“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 videos 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 below. The concert will also be broadcast on AXS.TV on September 28th. Check local listings and providers for more information on the television debut of Live At The Whisky this Fall.

The track listing for Live At The Whisky is:

1) Legacy
2) Marching Into Battle
3) You Know What To Do
4) Loud And Clear
5) Reach Out
6) Calling On You
7) Free
8) More Than A Man
9) The Rock That Makes Me Roll
10) No More Hell To Pay
11) Jesus Is Just Alright
12) Always There For You
13) All For One
14) The Way
15) To Hell With The Devil
16) Soldiers Under Command

For more information about Stryper, please visit stryper.com.

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Comments

  1. It is an “intimate performance” because they couldn’t sell more tickets. Looks like there is 100 people in the audience.

    • To bad if true because they’re a good band. I wished they would tour to more places so people like myself who weren’t really fans back then could see them live.

  2. Tickness says:

    Ok….I’m not a huge Stryper fan, but they sold 10000 albums in the first week of a new release in 2014.
    I’m sure all your favs are debuting at #35 on billboard.
    FYI…
    the Joint was sold out.
    Harry Taint Douche.

  3. I love Stryper, but I wish they wouldn’t have basically the same songs on every live release. Shake it up a bit guys. You have LOTS more to offer than the same core songs every time.

    • scott gul says:

      25% of the set has never been played live (4/16) thats better than most tours right now, though long time fans always love to hear more hidden gems definately. Geez, theyre not even playing Honestly , theyre biggest hit! No ballads at all, just rockin it out, cool.

  4. Stryper is great live

  5. James K. says:

    I saw them in 1986 with Hurricane opening. I’m not that big of a fan of Stryper but I respect them for still being at it. They’re obviously still around because they enjoy what they do and they obviously still have a solid fan base with an album that charted well. Good for them.

  6. Hey Harry Aint, have you ever been to the Whisky?
    It only holds a few, it’s the PRESTIGE.
    Recording at the Whisky is a feather in your cap, so to speak.

  7. Harry Taint says:

    Sounds like you were there? No need for name calling Tickness. lol

  8. The bands latest studio release is one of the best hard rock/metal releases of the year,it simply slams!

  9. Aaron Greer says:

    Saw Stryper a little over a month ago in Pittsburgh, PA at a club that looks similar to The Whiskey in terms of size. It was packed beyond belief, from front of stage to the entrance of the club. Easily 500 people, if not more. Took everyone well over 2 hours to get in. At one point, it poured down rain while everyone was in line, and nobody left.

  10. When I was a kid, Stryper were disrespected by most rock fans (actually about half the rock fanbase) because they were a Christian rock band. Basically it was uncool to listen to a rock band that espoused Christian values. I didn’t care. I liked Stryper because they played awesome sounding music. These people who criticized, were fairweather/bandwagon fans. I knew that when the success of these bands wained, these bandwagoneers were going to bolt to what is the next big thing. These fair weather fans are worthless idiotic robots that don’t stand for anything. They’re just fake people, who are cowards. When I listen to a band, the main thing I want to do is “hear” great music. The lyrics are secondary to me. Stryper could play as well as any other famous/successful, “heavy metal” guitar band of those times (a.k.a. Van Halen, Motley Crue, Ratt, Lion, Twisted Sister, Dokken, Cinderella, W.A.S.P., Judas Priest, Queesryche, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Metallica, etc.). Stryper learned their guitar playing style from their rock heros and the school of Edward Van Halen (like all the other 80’s metal bands). They didn’t suck! They played ARENAs in all 50 states and around the world. They sold millions of albums and made millions of dollars. They were the only Christian metal band that could hang with the successful, regular rock bands of the time. I know all of this because I was there, in the thick of it all as an impressionable kid. If any of you think they suck, listen to the song “Surrender” on the Soldiers album. I’d put their guitar playing up against Eric Crapton, any day of the week! Eric Crapton’s guitar “talent” is OBSOLETE compared to this. If you still disagree, you’re either an idiotic moron or DEAF! Not one of today’s new bands (1990’s and later) can hold a candle to Oz Fox and Michael Sweet, as well as George Lynch, Chris Holmes, Doug Alrich, Chris DeGarmo, Adrian Smith, Warren DeMartini, the late Robin Crosby, Eddie Ojeda, Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, Randy Rhoades, Jake E. Lee, Zakk Wylde, and again, EDWARD VAN HALEN. Get a clue! These bands STILL sell records 30 years later! I would have to say that Stryper were (and still are) pretty damn popular, as well as successful! By the way, I’d like to point out that Michael Sweet is probably the only rock singer from the 80’s who can still hit the high notes, as a middle-aged rock singer. Since he followed the tenents of the bible (no smoking or drinking, except for that short period in the 90’s), his voice is as good as it was then. That last album they did blew everyone else away. They still got it! If you doubt me, listen to the song “Water Into Wine”. I dare anyone to disagree.

  11. Oh wow! I missed a couple of spelling errors. I meant “the late Randy Rhoads”.

  12. One more thing, out of all the famous rock bands of the 80’s, Stryper is STILL going strong, while the other “cool” bands are barely maintaining a moderate fanbase (a.k.a. Motley, T.S., Queensrycke, Dokken, Ratt, etc.).

  13. I agree Dean! I’ve seen them live 3 times over the last few years and they’ve blown me away. I only got into them in the last ten years or so. When I started listening to them people would say “You mean that Christian band??”, like it was negative. I always say yeah they are christians who play Maiden/Priest-inspired riffs while singing about positive things. I love Megadeth, Priest, Slayer, Rammstein, Oingo Boingo, Stray Cats, Phil Collins, a very broad list. Stryper are some of the most talented guys out there. And who cares what they sing about. You can only sing about death/blood/demons/drugs/sex for so long. As far as your Eric Clapton comment. Eric’s got a different style than these guys. He’s still good at what he does. No More Hell to Pay is a great album which makes me excited for the next few years.

    • Thanks, James! I don’t mean to sound negative when it comes to Eric Clapton’s talent. It’s just that when the rock radio stations in my area ONLY play Clapton hits (and never any Stryper, Dokken, etc.), it just drives me up the wall. They (radio stations) act like the 80’s never existed. This music is timeless.

  14. T Jones says:

    Songs I’d love to see them play – Rock The People, Together Forever, Keep The Fire Burning, Ordinary Man. It rules that they did You Know What To Do on this album. Can’t wait!

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