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Stryper To Re-Record Old Tracks For New Album

American heavy metal veterans Stryper have announced that their next release will consist of re-recorded versions of fourteen of their classics, in addition to three brand new songs entitled, "Bleeding From Inside Out," "Blackened" and "How To Live." A Twitter message from Strper frontman Michael Sweet reads as follows:

"It might be best for me to stop Tweeting about the re-record since it seems to be confusing many people. Here's the facts...

"We're tracking 17 songs - 14 old classics, 3 brand new songs. We're doing the record in phases, a little at a time. It won't be mastered until January, which means it won't be available until sometime after that. January is not the release date.

"We're funding this ourselves so it's a tedious, time consuming task that we have to do in phases due to extensive touring and other things going on between now and the end of the year. So sorry for the confusion and it will be worth the wait!"

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1. wilco writes:

dont believe in anything
butdo like the music from stryper

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 12:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. spiral_architect writes:

nothing against christian metal, i even like early petra, but does anyone really need to listen to re-recorded stryper songs?

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hellrat writes:

HOLY sh!t Spiral...fvckin Petra! Haven't thought about them dudes in decades...

Had to go to Catholic school in 3rd and 4th grades (my family ain't Catholic, but my mom feared the violence in the public schools here back in the day...turned out that the 'Peaceful' school was easily just as violent, if not more so...heavy racial undercurrents in this town, being a white minority was not an enviable place to be...the love of Christ took a backseat, apparently)

Anyway, them poor kids there were only allowed to listen to Christian Metal...petra, stryper, etc

Wow! bring back some memories...and not many good ones, I'll tell ya! :)

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. spiral_architect writes:

I'D HATE TO BE A WHITE MINORITY TOO, HELLRAT!

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. hellrat writes:

Ha! ya, I think being a despised minority ANYwhere is most likely no fun...

My older half brother had already turned me on to Sabbath by that time, and I distinctly remember some of them fvckers calling me a devil worshipper :)

I remember 'Children of the Grave' being the focus of a major contention... "that song is evil, ese...you fvcking honkies praying to the devil!"

"...go nd show the world that Love is still the way, you must be brave...or you childeren of today are children of the grave, Yeah!"

Ya, PURE fvcking evil, that :)

NP---Kalishnakov Love---Alpha Blondy

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. R10 writes:

Cool story HR. My mother threatened me with Christian Acadamy when i was about 13 or so. Grades sucked,was running with some hoodlums,stealing bmx's and sh**. Idefinately had to get my sh** together,that Acadamy was strict. White shirt,tie,hair cut over the ears,and no listening to metal or rock music! Always thought it would have been cool for Stryper to tour with King Diamond. NP: Minor Threat/Guilty of Being White ;-)

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Drum_Junkie writes:

HR:
I guess they skipped right over After Forever, too.

I could never get into Stryper.. or Petra. My Christian metal was Deliverance, Tourniquet, Vengeance Rising, Living Sacrifice, and a few others I've forgotten.

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. hellrat writes:

Glad ya didn't steal my BMX Big R...I'd have had to hunt ya down and kill ya! :) That fvcking thing was my LIFEline man!

Also glad you didn't have to endure the academy...fvcking excruciating brother!

The thing about your proposed tour idea is that the King would have been totally cool with it...the Striped fellers? Probably not so much eh!

NP---Come Back Jesus---Alpha Blondy

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 4:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. hellrat writes:

DJ, haven't heard those bands...good sh!t?

I'm open to all quality music, regardless of religious persuasion...that part is all very objective to me

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Drum_Junkie writes:

Yeah, they are all good, each has a different flavor.
-Deliverance was straight old school metal through their first two albums. Singer had a d***inson style to him.
-Tourniquet kinda reminded me of Queensryche (slightly) In the respect that they were progressive and concept oriented.
-Vengeance Rising had the late 80's Florida Death metal sound.
-Living Sacrifice started off as a Slayer rip off and transformed themselves over the years into a groove/math metal - Think Meshuggah meets Hatebreed.

My personal favorite of these is Living Sacrifice.

# Sep 2, 2011 @ 4:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. BoltThrower writes:

Don't forget Resurrection Band and Barnabas.

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