Legendary heavy metal band Stryper have released a new single entitled ‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil’ today (21st July), the second to be taken from a forthcoming album set for release in late 2022.
Stryper frontman Michael Sweet explains that “‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil’ was actually inspired by health issues that Oz [Fox, guitarist] and I have been faced with. Despite our limitations, we were able to deliver an album that is powerful and relevant and this is the perfect track to showcase that. We could not be more excited about this album! The best is yet to come.”
‘See No Evil, Hear No Evil’ follows the successful late June release of ‘Rise To The Call’, which has received praise from fans and media alike in the build-up to the group’s new album, which has been produced by Sweet and maintains the trend established over their most recent albums in seeing them sound heavier while also maintaining their trademark melodies, virtuoso guitar playing and air tight rhythms.
Stryper are renowned for their distinctive brand of ‘heavenly metal’, extraordinary crossover success and longevity. The group ascended to prominence in the 1980s with Billboard Top 40 hits such as ‘Calling on You’, ‘Honestly’ and ‘Always There For You’, maintaining a loyal global fanbase ever since. Their album sales exceed ten million, including 1986’s multi-platinum ‘To Hell With The Devil’. The band also made history when notching up two videos simultaneously on the MTV Top 10 for their songs ‘Free’ and ‘Honestly’.
Renowned for their religious faith, the group’s extraordinarily long career has made them so much more than just a ‘Christian metal’ band. Ultimately, they are a well respected outfit enjoying a late-career rebirth proving that their musical skills are still fully intact.
Almost four decades after emerging from the southern California nightclub scene, Stryper continues to record, tour and perform worldwide. With three original members – brothers Michael (lead vocals, guitar) and Robert Sweet (drums), plus Oz Fox (guitar) – along with their newest bandmate, the seasoned bassist Perry Richardson (formerly of Firehouse), they find themselves creating their finest, most powerful music ever.
Michael Sweet – vocals, guitars
Oz Fox – guitars
Perry Richardson – bass
Robert Sweet – drums
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