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Christian metal band Stryper's new album No More Hell to Pay debuted at No. 2 on the Contemporary Christian Album, No. 3 on the Current Hard Music Albums, No. 6 Top HardMusic Albums, No. 3 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums, and No. 35 on the Billboard Top 200.
"We're humbled to be charting alongside some of the biggest and best in music today! We've worked hard to deliver the best Stryper record to date and we couldn't be more proud of No More Hell To Pay! The Yellow & Black Attack is back (well, we never really left). Here's to 30 more years and we'll see you on the road in 2014," said frontman Michael Sweet in a press release.
No More Hell to Pay is the band's 8th studio album, and was released on Nov. 5.
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.
The album features some of the heaviest songs and catchiest riffs of their career, and 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" premiered on USAToday.com last week.
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.