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Legendary Christian heavy metal rock band Stryper release their 8th studio album today, No More Hell To Pay, on Frontiers Records.
The original lineup consisting of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Oz Fox (guitars), Tim Gaines (bass) and Robert Sweet (drums) are still intact, and with the great sound that garnered their fan base in the mainstream and the Christian market.
Early reports cite that these are some of their heaviest songs and catchiest riffs of their career, and the album was produced by Michael Sweet.
"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," Sweet said in a promotion video.
Sweet was recently on FOX News Radio for an in-depth discussion with Vipp Jaswal where he spoke about the band's 30 year career. The song "Sympathy" will premiere on USAToday.com today.
Noisecreep named No More Hell To Pay the album of the month for November and Ultimate Classic Rock is premiering the exclusive stream of Stryper's cover of the Doobie Brothers classic "Jesus Is Just Alright" today as well.
Last month Stryper had their first annual Stryper Fan Weekend in Nashville, Tennessee.
The three-day, 100-fan event, included live performances from Stryper, events, surprise guests, giveaways (including Michael Sweet's Merida C35-OMCES custom guitar,) and all exclusive access from the band.
The weekend was also being filmed for an upcoming documentary to be released on Frontiers Records in 2014.
The band has sold roughly eight million records worldwide.