Stryper unveil new single “Transgressor”
Christian rockers Stryper consisting of frontman Michael Sweet, drummer Robert Sweet, lead guitarist Oz Fox and bassist Perry Richardson have unveiled a third single titled “Transgressor” from their upcoming new studio album The Final Battle, which will be available via Frontiers Music Srl on October 21, 2022.
Stryper‘s previous album Even the Devil Believes finished at #1 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2020 and #2 on the Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2020. Sleaze Roxx stated the following about that latter finish:
“No other ’80s era group has made the most out of its “second chance” in terms of continuing its discography legacy as Stryper has with the possible exception of Europe and Accept. After disbanding in 1993 and then reforming in 2000, Stryper released two pretty good albums in Reborn in 2005 and Murder By Pride in 2009 but it wasn’t until No More Hell To Pay in 2013 that they really hit their stride. That latter record ended up at #1 on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2013. Stryper released two more quality albums — Fallen (2015) and God Damn Evil (2018) — but this year’s Even The Devil Believes is simply on another level. Stryper may well have released their best album to date with Even The Devil Believes. Michael Sweet still sings like he’s in his 20s and he has really become a prolific songwriter seemingly saving his best stuff for Stryper. Even The Devil Believes displays Stryper‘s now trademark post-reunion heavier sound. It’s a real shame that the band has not been able to tour to support this gem of a record. I am curious to see whether Stryper will be able to lock the #1 spot on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2020 with Even The Devil Believes because if they do, they’ll be the first band to twice top the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of the Year.”
Stryper‘s “Transgressor” single: