STRYPER’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM “NO MORE HELL TO PAY” TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 5th
Frontiers Records is proud to announce the release of iconic Christian rockers Stryper’s new studio album, No More Hell To Pay; the offering has been confirmed for a November 1st release in Europe and November 5th in North America and will be available in two formats – standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content.
Produced by frontman/guitarist Michael Sweet himself, the set features some of Stryper’s strongest and heaviest material ever. Check out a special video message from Michael Sweet below.
Sweet also commented, “No More Hell To Pay marks our 30 year anniversary and what a journey it has been! It’s our eleventh studio release since our first album in 1984 (The Yellow & The Black Attack) and it’s quite possibly our best record to date. Why? It’s everything you might expect from a Stryper record – high octane vocals, layered vocal harmonies, guitar solos galore, driving drums and bass and an energy that hasn’t been achieved since our glory days. The message is equally as powerful as it offers hope and inspiration to anyone listening. If you’re a Stryper fan, it’ll make you proud to be one. If you’re not, listen with caution as you may actually become one. We’ve been waving the striped flag for 30 years and we’re proud to say that it’s an honor to still be making music with you and for you. The best is yet to come and it’s coming November 5th!”
Stryper is currently playing select tour dates around the nation as a warm-up for an upcoming extensive tour around the release of No More Hell To Pay. Please see below for remaining tour dates.
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.
No More Hell To Pay track listing:
No More Hell To Pay
Saved By Love
Jesus Is Just Alright
Marching Into Battle
Sticks & Stones
Water Into Wine
Stryper tour dates:
9 Bolingbrook, IL Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill
10 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair
13 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House*
14 West Hollywood, CA The Whiskey A Go Go*
16 Henderson, NV Club Madrid at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino*
30 Wendover, NV Peppermill Casino
I do regret I was over a month late picking up this fantastic cd. There’s not a weak spot on this whole album. Don’t hesitate, Get it!
A must have, for any lover of metal and Stryper this is an album to have in your music collection. I have been a fan of Stryper for a long time and since they released their master piece, namely “Against the Law”. Now in 2013 NMHTP is -in my estimation- one of their finest pieces of art/work keeping the Stryper style with more modern touch which shows how they have reformed their music.
Michael Sweet and Oz Fox are very much underrated, since they both perform amazing double guitar-solos. In fact many of the songs would sound just fine in either a Judas Priest or an Iron Maiden album. Mike and Oz shredding is awesome throughout the entire album. Great powerful guitar riffs, fast melodies, heavy guitars, amazing Stryper style vocal choruses and harmonies, etc. I was amazed by Oz Fox in the 1990 “Against the Law”, and now Oz Fox is showing that he has more of that, more refined, and mature, he masters the 6 strings!
Robert Sweet kicks butt as the Stryper’s visual time-keeper, and Timothy Gaines sounds awesome in the bass guitar, he has a strong presence throughout the album. It is a very complete album for metal-heads and metal-lovers. Michael Sweet still does an amazing job singing in 2013 with the same high-pitched, high-octanes vocals that makes him one of the best singers in the metal scene.
Go and see Stryper live, they will blow you away!