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Stryper To Record New Covers Album

Michael Sweet of Christian glam rockers Stryper has issued the following statement about recording an album composed entirely of cover songs:

"Hey Everyone, Just as promised, I wanted to outline some more details regarding the new Stryper record. We grew up listening to many different styles of music and there is a list of bands that influenced us throughout our musical education. Bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Van Halen, UFO, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Kansas and many others, helped to shape our sound and make us who we are today, musically speaking.

"We grew up on the streets of LA playing every club in town from Gazzari's to The Whisky to The Troubadour to you name it. We played covers from all the bands mentioned above and we shaped our own sound from listening and performing songs from these classic bands.

"We wanted to step outside the box and record a record that shows you, the fans, where we come from - our historical, musical roots so to speak. It's a side to Stryper that no one has really seen or heard before, or at least quite like this. We performed 'On Fire' by Van Halen on a few tours and we also performed 'Breaking The Law' by Priest on this last tour. The response was far beyond our expectations each time we performed these songs. People seemed genuinely surprised to hear Stryper cover these songs and even more surprised to hear Stryper perform these songs relatively well. This will be an opportunity for Robert, Oz, Tim and myself to loosen up and have some fun.

"For those of you who may think that we're walking away from our faith - your wrong. We've never been more serious about our faith at any point in our lives. It is however important to enjoy what you do and lighten up from time to time. That's what we plan to do. This will be a fun record to make and we hope that this comes through, as well as the chance to showcase the abilities that we've been blessed with. More details to come and a specific song list and sequence to follow.

"We're looking forward to getting back into the studio and more important, to seeing all of you on the road again this year! Be well, be blessed and let the games begin."

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wilco's avatar

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1. wilco writes:

that music will be to evil for them
it envolves satan

# Feb 16, 2010 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Gabriel writes:

I love styper, i WILL BE OPEN minded and try this new cd out,I love their music and love the Christian message.as long as they deliver the Christian message to the fans when they go out on tour thats fine.cover songs would be fun to hear from stryper.as long as they don't do cover songs from satanic 80's metal bands.

# Feb 21, 2010 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. HeadbangerHippy writes:

I think they should do a Black Metal cover album! Haha, no just kidding. Cheers to these guys for loosening up a bit. I'll prbably pick this up, not a Stryper fan, but it may be cool.

# Feb 21, 2010 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. KMADD writes:

Will they cover Rock Of Ages? Fukk this band.

# Feb 21, 2010 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. charest writes:

ha ha!

# Feb 21, 2010 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Gabriel writes:

songs i heard they will cover are Iron Maiden 'the trooper' Judas Priest 'Breaking the law' Ozzie Osbourne 'Over the mountain' and The Scorpions 'Blackout' Maybe all these bands will go check out stryper to see if they do justice to there songs and be impressed by them and they all get saved.LOL. Stryper rules!!!

# Feb 21, 2010 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

sounds like a goddamned butcher shop of the worst sort....this has got to be one of the most ill-conceived ideas in some time...

I guess these dudes are broke...desperate times call for stupid people to attempt to capitalize off of others' superior art....

fvcking absurd!

# Feb 21, 2010 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. killernofiller writes:

To Hell With Stryper.

# Feb 21, 2010 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Gabriel writes:

stryper rules!!!!

# Feb 22, 2010 @ 3:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Gabriel writes:

stryper cover songs added are Deep Purple 'Highway Star,SWEEET 'Set me free' and a new recording from Stryper'GOD' HEARD ITS VERY POWERFUL Spiritual Lyrics old school metal.also i've noticed how Iron MAIDEN'S 'wicker man from the cd Brave New world 2000, sounds a whole lot like Stryper's makes me wanna sing,from soldiers under command 1985, i love both bands.both make superior music they've even toured together in spain.wish them all success!

# Feb 26, 2010 @ 10:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. hellrat writes:

well good lord, Gabriel

thats quite a spray.... ;)

# Feb 26, 2010 @ 12:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. darenloster writes:

i'll go for that. love stryper. love maiden. this will work.

# Feb 26, 2010 @ 12:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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