Stryper posted the above photo from a recent video shoot, for the first single from their upcoming album due in April on Frontiers.
Michae Sweet recently staated about the new album : "We're all incredibly excited and feel that this may very well be the best album we've ever recorded. It's very special and has an energy unlike any other. We can't wait for you to hear it. April can't come soon enough."
Sweet recently told ListenIowa that both the title and the lyrics of the title track of STRYPER's follow-up to 2015's "Fallen" album will be "shocking" to STRYPER fans — "moreso than with 'To Hell With The Devil'. When people hear it, they're going to go, 'What? Can you tell me that again?'" he said. "A lot of the lyrics on the album have been kind of therapeutic, coming from the last two or three years." As for the music, he described it as "straight-up STRYPER and a little AC/DC and a little [JUDAS] PRIEST in a blender… It's an anthem with a straight-ahead, memorable, sing-along chorus, and people will be like, 'Yes!'"
STRYPER's upcoming album will be the band's first since the addition of former FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson. Perry joined the band as the replacement for STRYPER's longtime bassist Tim Gaines, who was fired from the group earlier this year.
Stryper will be on tour throughout 2018