At the beginning of the week Stryper frontman Michael Sweet announced his band is about to start recording a new album of cover songs from bands that influenced Stryper musically growing up.

Now, the Stryper vocalist/guitarist also announced he decided to periodically release the specific songs the band will be recording via his personal twitter account. You can join him on twitter and be the first to know the songs Stryper will be covering for this upcoming album. This will be the only place the band'll be releasing this information.

Confirmed cover songs so far include "Breaking The Law" by Judas Priest, "The Trooper" by Iron Maiden and "Blackout" by Scorpions.

According to the February 15 message, the band "wanted to step outside the box and record a record that shows you, the fans, where we come from - our historical, musical roots so to speak. It's a side to Stryper that no one has really seen or heard before, or at least quite like this. We grew up listening to many different styles of music and there is a list of bands that influenced us throughout our musical education. Bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Van Halen, UFO, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Kansas and many others, helped to shape our sound and make us who we are today, musically speaking." You can find the full message here.

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Posted: 20.02.2010 by Ellrohir


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CHEF METALHEAD - 20.02.2010 at 14:41  
To hell with the devil........
Bad English - 20.02.2010 at 15:50  
I wanna hear it looks good
Dane Train - 20.02.2010 at 17:31  
This should be a real fun album.
LeChron James - 20.02.2010 at 21:27  
They arent really my thing, but i'll check this out. i mean, they couldnt fuck the songs up that bad.
Fat & Sassy! - 20.02.2010 at 23:53  
The Trooper? They should be cheeky and cover The Number of the Beast. XD

To hell with--6! 6! 6! The number of the beast! >:[
Darth Satanious - 21.02.2010 at 06:42  
I hope they cover something from Slayer.
Ellrohir - 21.02.2010 at 12:06  
Why only i think they wont
The Shape 1973 - 21.02.2010 at 14:54  
Loved their earlier stuff, not too keen on their new albums, but this sounds good. Hope no cheesy ballads though. Honestly.
Storm Rider - 22.02.2010 at 06:33  
I wanna hear too, hope there's something new in their music......Always There For You
Shadowcross - 23.02.2010 at 08:50  
Interesting choices a good move from Stryper..

As a side note, I see they are touring Australia soon.. very unexpected!
Gague - 23.02.2010 at 22:24  

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