Styper Releases ‘Murder By Pride’ Song Samples And Contest


December 22, 2008

Stryper is pleased to announce the launch of a major contest and the release of song samples from the upcoming album “Murder by Pride”! Click below for contest details & the song samples:


“After years of speaking to fans and hearing comments like “more guitars”, “more solos” and “more screams”, I decided to keep those comments in mind as I wrote each song. It was important to me to try to get back to that early sound of Stryper yet at the same time, to remain relevant today. It’s certainly not an easy thing to do but as I listen to “Murder By Pride”, I think that was accomplished.

I got the idea of the title “Murder By Pride” from seeing pride consume dreams, goals and many times, lives. We all deal with pride and it can be crippling, so I wanted to write a lyric and a theme that would be a constant reminder of that. This record has been in the works for a long, long time and I can only hope that it was worth the wait!” – Michael Sweet

MURDER BY PRIDE TRACKLISTING (3 new samples will be released every Sunday at 11pm)
Eclipse Of The Son – sound sample
4 Leaf Clover – sound sample
Love Is Why – sound sample
Murder By Pride
The Plan
I’m Alive
I Believe
Mercy Over Blame
Run In You
My Love (I’ll Always Show)

CONTEST DETAILS:Stryper is giving aspiring artists the opportunity of a lifetime: design the album cover for the upcoming Stryper album ‘Murder By Pride’. Over the years Stryper fans have shown their creativity through design and art. Now’s the time to show the world what Styper fans have to offer creatively.

DEADLINE: January 21, 2009 at 5PM (EST)

        – 1400 pixels by 1400 pixels at 300dpi
        – JPG format for submission purposes
        – Winners will be required to submit original layered files
        – Do not use any photos of the band in the artwork
        – Drawings are okay, but no photos of the band
        – All designs must be original content (i.e. you may not use a photo or graphic you find on the internet)

        – Album artwork credit printed in CD liner notes
        – Autographed copy of the record
        – A follow-up / thank you phone call from Michael Sweet

        NOTE: No monetary value is placed on submissions. Winning artwork will become property of Big3 Records whereby Big3 Records reserves the right to alter or edit original artwork as needed.

SUBMIT ARTWORK TO: [email protected]

        – First and Last Name
        – E-Mail Address
        – Contact Phone Number

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