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Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 9, 2018 by Metal Odyssey

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From: Nashville Publicity Group:

Friday, February 9, 2018 — Iconic rock band STRYPER will celebrate their 35th anniversary with the upcoming release of their 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, due April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, the band returns with their most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal sound that earned them a worldwide fan base.

God Damn Evil is available now for pre-order at all major retailers including Amazon and iTunes. Limited edition pre-order offers are also available (see below).

Fans were initially introduced to the new album title and cover art via a social media post on February 5th, which quickly went viral causing a significant amount of conversation from STRYPER fans.

“We thought long and hard about this title,” says Michael in response to thousands of fan comments. “It was actually considered quite a few years ago and it just didn’t feel like the right time. Now, with all the evil in the world that we see around us on a daily basis, it made perfect sense. It’s a very bold statement yet a prayer asking God to damn/condemn evil. Nothing more, nothing less.”

God Damn Evil is the first release since the recent addition of bass player Perry Richardson, who joins original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar). Perry is best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band Firehouse.

STRYPER fans are getting their first look into the upcoming album with today’s release of the epic lyric video for the song, “Take It To The Cross.” View the Lyric video here: or below:

“’Take It To The Cross’ is our answer to many fans asking us to do something a little heavier and even bordering on thrash,” says Michael. “The verses are heavy with a vocal and lyric delivery that’s bold and relevant yet the chorus kicks in with a fast, thrashy vibe. We brought in Matt Blanchard (Act of Defiance / Shadows Fall) to handle the vocal growl on the choruses and the end vamp. This song is 100% high octane.”

“Take It To The Cross” can be streamed at Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. Those links available HERE:

Rocking since 1984, STRYPER is responsible for such classic ’80s metal albums as Soldiers Under Command, To Hell with the Devil and In God We Trust. In fact, STRYPER is the first band to ever have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously with their hits “Free” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, STRYPER returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the Dove Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated band has sold over 10 million records worldwide.

God Damn Evil is the follow-up to STRYPER’s ninth studio album, Fallen (Frontiers Music SRL), which released in 2015 and debuted at the top of the Billboard charts. 2016’s 30th Anniversary To Hell With The Devil Tour saw record crowds and featured the band’s largest sound and lighting production in nearly two decades.

STRYPER will return to the road this year, kicking off the God Damn Evil World Tour at the at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Milan, Italy on April 28th. Tour dates will be posted as confirmed at

“We all see and hear the darkness that surrounds us in our society but with faith and love, we’ll always have hope,” says Michael. “That’s what STRYPER is all about – powerful music and a message that builds foundations, not walls. We couldn’t be more excited about God Damn Evil as it showcases our undying love for what we do and why we do it.

Track Listing for God Damn Evil:
1. Take It To The Cross
2. Sorry
3. Lost
4. God Damn Evil
5. You Don’t Even Know Me
6. The Valley
7. Sea Of Thieves
8. Beautiful
9. Can’t Live Without Your Love
10. Own Up
11. The Devil Doesn’t Live Here

Pre-order HERE:

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MASS – Upcoming Concerts With STRYPER And KIX – Info You Need

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , , on July 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The legendary Heavy Metal band MASS will be sharing the stage with powerhouses STRYPER and KIX, respectively! If you live in or around the Hampton Beach, New Hampshire area, these are live shows of Heavy Rockin’ warriors you cannot pass up! Metal Be Thy Name!

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Stryper & MASS Online Ticket Link

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KIX & MASS Online Ticket Link





STRYPER To Tour The U.S. Beginning This April!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on March 17, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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The mighty Stryper is hitting the road in support of their latest studio album release via Frontiers Music Srl, FALLEN! They’ll be playing dates in the U.S. in April, May, June, July, August, September, and October! Get dates and ticket info here:





STRYPER – Releases “Yahweh” single; Forthcoming Album “Fallen” Surges To #2 On iTunes Heavy Metal Albums Chart!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, rock music with tags , , , , on July 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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July 8th, 2015 – The splendid STRYPER has made a humungous leap forward on the iTunes Top 100 Heavy Metal Albums Chart with their forthcoming studio album: Fallen. This album is ranked at #2, today! Hip, hip, hooray! Fallen releases via Frontiers Music srl on October 16th, 2015.

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July 8th, 2015STRYPER releases their new single (in digital format) from the forthcoming Fallen album: Yahweh. Yes, this song I like very, very, much; an instant STRYPER classic! Metal Be Thy Name! Yahweh can be purchased on iTunes and Listen to this emotionally charged, vocally majestic, guitar driven and Heavy Metal gem of a song below:

Pre-order FALLEN and “Yahweh” will download instantly:


* For more info on STRYPER:

Facebook: Stryper




STRYPER “FALLEN” – New Studio Album Releasing On October 16th, via Frontiers Music srl

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on June 27, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on Frontiers Music srl:

It is time for all the Stryper fans out there to get psyched as we will be unleashing their new album, FALLEN on October 16th! The first song from the album, “Yahweh” will be released the week of July 6th!

In the meantime, enjoy the awesome artwork for the album!

“We are so excited about our new album, “Fallen”! We always try to outdo ourselves and take things to a new level with each release. We could not be more pleased with the way this project turned out and we’re absolutely thrilled to be able to start giving you sneak peeks at music in the very near future as we begin the countdown to 10/16! Love & Respect to all our friends/fans worldwide!!” – Michael Sweet

As reported on Stryper Facebook:

On the album artwork for “Fallen” we’re proud to say that we had the honor of working with Stanis Decker again (who also did “No More Hell To Pay”). We sent Stanis the concept about Lucifer being cast out of heaven and he sent us this amazing illustration, capturing the original idea perfectly. We’re excited to be able to finally show all of you!


Stone Says: I absolutely cannot wait to hear this new Stryper album! I love the album cover art for Fallen, it’s unreal good! Metal Be Thy Name!!




STRYPER “Live At The Whisky” (CD/DVD) – Releases September 23rd In The USA, Via Frontiers Records

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on September 9, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As posted on the STRYPER Facebook:

We started this band/ministry back in 1983 and our goal was to shine a bright light on a dark music world. We’ve had our share of trials and tribulations, ups and downs but miraculously (and by Gods grace), we’ve survived against many odds and are still shining that bright light where ever we can and however we can. Our faith has been questioned many times because of our unorthodox presentation but let us be “Loud N” Clear” – we are as determined, passionate and serious about our message and faith as ever before. We’re four guys writing, recording, performing and doing whatever we can do to get the word out but the reality is we need you to take it to new levels and reach even more people. Can we surpass what was accomplished three decades ago? Absolutely! Help us get the music and the message out to the masses. Share the pages, share the videos, share the music – preorder the new live album and order one for a friend, an old fan, a new fan, family, a neighbor, a co-worker, an employee or whoever else you can think of! This is a crucial time to spread God’s love through the power of music and we can’t do it without you. Thank you for 30+ years of support, God Bless ~ Stryper


Pre-order Stryper – Live At The Whisky



USA Release Date: September 23rd, 2014

Europe Release Date: September 19th, 2014


Disc: 1

  1. Legacy
  2. Marching Into Battle
  3. You Know What To Do
  4. Loud N’ 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

Disc: 2

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

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Michael Sweet – Lead Vocals / Lead Guitar
Robert Sweet – Drums
Oz Fox – Guitar / Vocals
Timothy Gaines – Bass/Vocals


(Sources: STRYPER Facebook, iTunes, Frontiers Records)

* For more info on STRYPER:

Facebook: Stryper






MICHAEL SWEET “I’m Not Your Suicide” (Official Video) Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in christian heavy metal, christian rock, classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, music videos, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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MICHAEL SWEET – The legendary Michael Sweet has released (March 4th – Big 3 Records) a grand new music video, I’m Not Your Suicide, which is also the title track of his forthcoming solo album. I’m Not Your Suicide carries a positive message to young people: that choosing suicide from being abused or bullied is not the answer and help is available to those being tormented.

Child abuse in all its forms must be addressed and Michael Sweet has succeeded in raising the awareness to this troubling social crisis, through his song and music video. A suicide crisis hotline number is also shown at the end of this music video: 1-800-4-A-CHILD.

I love this song, both for its incredibly positive message to young people and for its melodic and inspiring music. A brilliantly beautiful song is I’m Not Your Suicide. The vocals of Michael Sweet are filled with intense and undeniable emotion. Amazingly well done. Listen and watch for yourself, below:

Find out more about Michael Sweet’s new single and how a portion of the proceeds are graciously going to benefit Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline:


The single I’m Not Your Suicide is available now on iTunes and

* Pre-Order The New CD By Clicking The Link Below:


The full-length album, I’m Not Your Suicide, will be released on May 6th, 2014, via Big 3 Records.

Michael Sweet is the vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and co-founding member of the iconic Christian Heavy Metal band: Stryper. Michael Sweet is also an ex-vocalist and guitarist for the super-legendary Boston.

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Michael Sweet’s autobiography, Honestly – My Life And Stryper Revealed, will be released on May 6th, 2014.


* For more related news features on Michael Sweet:

Michael Sweet Of Stryper – Expresses Thoughts On His New Solo Album “I’m Not Your Suicide”

Michael Sweet – “I’m Not Your Suicide” Single And Music Video Release Dates Announced!

The above links are for posts featured on Metal Odyssey, on January 24, 2014 and February 25, 2014.


* For more info on MICHAEL SWEET:

Facebook: Michael Sweet


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