Stryper to unveil new single in June and new studio album in September
Stryper frontman Michael Sweet was recently interviewed by Metal Mike for the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast.
The Christian rockers have been on a resurgence in the last seven years or so with some of their best albums released in that timespan including No More Hell To Pay (which finished at #1 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2013), Fallen (which landed the #3 spot on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2015) and God Damn Evil (which ended at #8 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2018).
In terms of Stryper‘s next studio album, Sweet indicated (as transcribed by the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast): “It’s a great album. There’s a 11 tracks on it. I get poked fun at for saying it’s our best album, because I say that with every album. I really believe that with each album we get better. It has a really great feel to it. We have a new bandmate on the album Perry Richardson. He has brought a lot to the table in terms of the groove and the foundation, and also his bass playing and vocal harmonies. The album is going to come out in September. The first song will be released in June. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.”
Stryper‘s second album Soldiers Under Command celebrated its 35th year anniversary earlier this month and Sweet stated the following about that record: “It’s a great one. It’s an album we had been playing out for a good year prior to recording it. So when we went in to record it, we knew what we were doing. As soon as we were done recording it we went to Japan for the first time. It was a really special time. A lot of new ground was being broken for the band.”
You can listen to the interview with Michael Sweet on the 80’s Glam Metalcast podcast below: