Iconic hard rock/heavy metal band Stryper will celebrate their 35th anniversary with the upcoming release of their 10th studio album, God Damn Evil
, due April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, the band returns with their most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal sound that earned them a worldwide fan base.
God Damn Evil is available now for pre-order in multiple configurations. Stryper have made available some special bundles of God Damn Evil through their own webstore and in partnership with Frontiers Music Srl:
STRYPER OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE: Includes EXCLUSIVE yellow colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies worldwide), autographed vinyl test pressings, EXCLUSIVE t-shirt design (Stryper store ONLY), Limited Amount of autographed CDs, and more! CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER!
FRONTIERS U.S. WEBSTORE: Includes EXCLUSIVE gold colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies worldwide), autographed vinyl test pressings, EXCLUSIVE t-shirt design (Frontiers store ONLY), Limited Amount of autographed CDs, and more! CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER!
FRONTIERS EU WEBSTORE: Includes EXCLUSIVE silver colored vinyl (limited to 100 copies worldwide) and more! CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER!
Pre-orders are also available at the usual retail outlets like Amazon and iTunes and "Take It To The Cross" can be streamed at Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, etc. CLICK HERE for all pre-order and streaming outlets!
CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER @ AMAZON
CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER @ iTUNES
Fans were initially introduced to the new album title and cover art via a social media post on February 5th, which quickly went viral causing a significant amount of conversation from STRYPER fans.
“We thought long and hard about this title,” says Michael in response to thousands of fan comments. “It was actually considered quite a few years ago and it just didn't feel like the right time. Now, with all the evil in the world that we see around us on a daily basis, it made perfect sense. It's a very bold statement yet a prayer asking God to damn/condemn evil. Nothing more, nothing less."
"We all see and hear the darkness that surrounds us in our society but with faith and love, we'll always have hope," says Michael. "That's what STRYPER is all about - powerful music and a message that builds foundations, not walls. We couldn't be more excited about God Damn Evil as it showcases our undying love for what we do and why we do it."
God Damn Evil
is the first release since the recent addition of bass player Perry Richardson, who joins original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar). Perry is best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band FireHouse.