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STRYPER Releases New Single ‘Rise To The Call’

Brazenly Christian laborious rockers STRYPER have launched a brand new single and lyric video, “Rise To The Name”. The tune is taken from their upcoming album, which is about for launch later this 12 months through Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2020’s “Even The Satan Believes” was produced by guitarist/vocalist Michael Candy and was as soon as once more recorded at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Candy commented: “Though we’ve got confronted many obstacles over the previous few years, we had been in some way capable of rise above all the things that stood in our method and ship (what I imagine to be) our strongest launch up to now.

“Our new album encompasses all the things that defines who we’re: religion, guitar energy, melodies and harmonies, consistency and longevity.

“We nonetheless have a lot left to say musically and lyrically and this album showcases that. We could not do it with out the followers worldwide. Those that have stood by us by all of it, for nearly 40 years!

“We’re so honored and blessed to have the ability to launch our 14th studio album and to be making the perfect music of our lives/careers. In opposition to all odds, we’re nonetheless right here.”

This previous January, the 58-year-old Candy, who just lately underwent surgical procedure for a re-detached retina, stated that he was “extra involved with the state of our world” as he continued to work on lyrics for the band’s upcoming 14th studio LP. On the time, he wrote on his social media: “I will be trustworthy. I am slightly nervous in regards to the new album. Not the music itself however extra so the method.

“We’re clearly not working at 100%,” he continued. “Oz [Fox, STRYPER guitarist] misplaced the listening to in his left ear and I’ve misplaced my imaginative and prescient (hopefully and prayerfully brief time period) in my proper eye. We’ll be working this manner and it is actually a primary. How will it have an effect on our performances? Not a lot. It more than likely will take slightly longer to get what we would like however perhaps not. We’ll should see how that goes.

“I am additionally at that place the place I am extra involved with the state of our world. I am involved about what I see on the information. Is it simply me or does it really feel as if we’re in a a lot darker place today? Our nation, our world. Possibly I am unsuitable nevertheless it feels as if darkness is overtaking the sunshine. Folks appear a lot colder and extra involved about themselves than they do others. There are some good individuals on the market however instances are undoubtedly altering sadly.

“So, as I have been facedown I have been writing lyrics and though there are some straight up songs about love, there’s extra of a tackle the state of this world with lyrics that undoubtedly deal with that,” Candy added. “Possibly, simply perhaps this album will shed slightly mild into and onto some darkish areas. That is all the time my aim and all the time my need. To assist, to not damage. To heal, to not harm. That is my intention with each tune I write.”

In December, Candy acknowledged in regards to the musical path of STRYPER‘s new materials: “Plenty of riffs, grooves, up tempo and mid tempo and all the things has an ideal really feel to it. I’ve solely despatched music to the blokes in order that they have not heard any melodies but however the melodies are robust and highly effective.

“It is all the time slightly unusual speaking about your personal music however I can say that I am actually excited in regards to the path of this album! I do know you may be too. We have tuned right down to D so the tuning makes all of it sound slightly fatter and heavier. There are a couple of songs with the low E string dropped down one other step (C) so these songs have a bit extra meat and potato’s as properly;-) There are a couple of ballads however they are not your typical ‘piano’ or ‘acoustic’ ballads. They’re heavy as properly and undoubtedly guitar pushed.

“Regardless that there have been obstacles alongside the best way, this album actually has formed as much as be an incredible piece of labor,” Candy added. “We’re a good distance out however man, I am unable to look forward to all of you to listen to this!!”

In March 2021, Fox underwent the primary of his mind surgical procedures to deal with one of many tumors that had been present in his head extra almost 4 years in the past. That very same month, STRYPER and Frontiers Music Srl introduced that they’ve prolonged their working relationship for the discharge of extra new studio albums collectively.

STRYPER and Frontiers initially joined forces in 2013 for the discharge of “Second Coming”, an album comprised of latest recordings of 14 songs from the band’s early years, in addition to two model new songs. What adopted has been a string of critically and commercially profitable studio albums, together with “No Extra Hell To Pay” (2013),“Fallen” (2015),“God Rattling Evil” (2018) and “Even The Satan Believes” (2020). Moreover, a reside album and long-form video, “Stay At The Whisky” (2014) was made out there. Each one of many albums launched on Frontiers up to now 9 years has efficiently charted on the Billboard 200 chart and topped the Sizzling 100, Rock, Arduous Rock, Present and Christian Music album charts.

STRYPER is among the most well-known metallic bands to emerge from the fertile ’80s metallic renaissance over three many years in the past. The band first landed on the worldwide scene in 1984 and and is accountable for such basic ’80s metallic albums as “Troopers Below Command”, “To Hell With The Satan” and “In God We Belief” and hit singles/movies comparable to “Calling On You”, “Free” and “Truthfully”. To this point, the band has offered upwards of eight million data worldwide and is a Dove Award winner and Grammy nominee. STRYPER was additionally the primary band to have two songs in MTV‘s “High 10 Video Countdown” concurrently.

After being on a hiatus for a lot of the ’90s, STRYPER returned stronger than ever within the early twenty first century. Musically, the band has progressed and grown their fan base steadily and constantly, being one of many few “basic” metallic bands of the ’80s that managed to maintain themselves entrance and heart because of the consistency of their musical output.

Michael is joined in STRYPER by his brother Robert Candy (drums),Oz Fox (guitars) and Perry Richardson (bass).

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