FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 5, 2013
ICONIC CHRISTIAN ROCKERS STRYPER SIGN TO FRONTIERS RECORDS FOR MULTI-ALBUM DEAL Re-Recorded Collection “Second Coming” Due Out March 26TH in North America
(NEW YORK, New York) — Frontiers Records is proud to announce the signing of iconic Christian rockers Stryper to a multi-album deal. The first release, SECOND COMING, will be released in North America on March 26th. Produced by Stryper frontman Michael Sweet, the new 16-track album includes new recordings of 14 songs from the band’s early years as well as 2 brand new songs.
Sweet commented, “We’re really excited about this record. The re-recorded songs are sounding awesome…better than the originals in many ways! One word to describe the record? Heavier. We’ve hooked up with some great people – we’ve got new management, a great album, a great label. We just feel like everything is coming together, and hopefully some big things are to follow.”
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.
SECOND COMING track listing: 1. Loud N’ Clear 2. Loving You 3. Soldiers Under Command 4. Makes Me Wanna Sing 5. First Love 6. The Rock That Makes Me Roll 7. Reach Out 8. Surrender 9. To Hell With The Devil 10. Calling On You 11. Free 12. The Way 13. Sing Along Song 14. More Than A Man 15. Bleeding From Inside Out (new track) 16. Blackened (new track)
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To access a publicity image of Stryper, please click here. (Photo credit: Tina Enos) (Photo ID left-to-right: Oz Fox, Robert Sweet, Tim Gaines, Michael Sweet)
For more information, please visit: www.stryper.com www.frontiers.it