Michael Sweet completes work on music for Stryper’s new album: “This could very well be our best yet”


michael sweet openly Christian hard rockers STRITING has completed the writing process for the band’s next album. The sequel to last year “Even the devil believes it” will be saved again at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Earlier today, the 58-year-old guitarist / singer posted the following update on his social media: “I’m happy to say that all the songs (music) from the new STRITING the album is complete. I started working on everything 2 weeks after my eye surgery (once I could lift my head) so it took a little longer than usual (3 weeks) and also because of the holidays . Of course, we’ll tweak them once we’re together for rehearsal. Usually we rehearse at my house, then head to Spirithouse to record. This time around we’ll rehearse at Spirithouse and work on a few songs at a time and then follow them up once the band learns them. Very different but most likely very effective.

“What are the songs like? Killer! ” He continued. “Lots of riffs, grooves, up tempo and mid tempo and everything has a great feel. I only sent music to the guys so they haven’t heard any melodies yet but the melodies are loud and powerful. .

“It’s always a little weird talking about your own music, but I can say I’m really excited about the direction of this album! I know you will be too. a little bigger and heavier. There are some songs with the low E string lowered by another step (C), so these songs also have a little more meat and potato 😉 There are a few ballads but they are not typical of piano or “acoustic” ballads.

“Even though there were some obstacles along the way, this album really turned into an amazing job”, Soft added. “We’re a long way but man, I can’t wait for you all to hear that !! This might be our best yet.”

Last March, STRITING and Borders Music Srl announced that they have extended their working relationship for the release of more new studio albums together.

STRITING and Borders initially joined forces in 2013 for the release of “Second coming”, an album made up of new recordings of 14 songs from the band’s early years, as well as two new songs. What followed was a series of critically and commercially successful studio albums including “No more hell to pay” (2013), “Fallen” (2015), “Cursed God” (2018) and “Even the devil believes it” (2020). In addition, a live album and a long video, “Living on whiskey” (2014) has been made available. Each of the albums released on Frontiers in the past eight years has been successful in the Billboard 200 chart and topped the Hot 100, Rock, Hard Rock, Current and Christian Music charts.

STRITING are one of the best-known metal groups to emerge from the fertile metal renaissance of the 1980s more than three decades ago. The band first appeared on the world stage in 1984 and are the originators of classic ’80s metal albums such as “Soldiers under command”, “In hell with the devil” and “We believe in God” and click on singles / videos such as “I call you”, “To free” and “Honestly”. To date, the group has sold over eight million records worldwide and is a Dove Award winner and Grammy candidate. STRITING was also the first group to have two songs in MTV‘s “Top 10 Video Countdown” simultaneously.

After being on hiatus for much of the 90s, STRITING came back stronger than ever at the start of the 21st century. Musically, the group has steadily and continuously progressed and increased their fan base, being one of the few “classic” 80s metal bands to have managed to stay at the forefront through the consistency of their musical production.

Michael is attached to STRITING by his brother Robert Sweet (drums), Oz Fox (guitars) and Perry richardson (low).

I’m happy to say that all the songs (music) from Stryper’s new album are done. I started to work on all 2 weeks …

Posted by Michael Sweet on Thursday, December 30, 2021

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