Track Of The Day: Stryper
The Yellow And Black Attack is back with a cover version of a classic Boston song – and Boston’s very own Tom Scholz is the guitar-playin’ guest star! Come inside for your free Stryper download. Click here for previous Tracks Of The Day.
Twenty-five years after the release of Stryper’s first EP Yellow And Black Attack comes the band’s new album, Murder By Pride.
Murder By Pride will be released in Europe on August 28 via Frontiers Records.
Full track listing:
01. Eclipse Of The Son (4:04)
02. 4 Leaf Clover (3:42)
03. Peace Of Mind (3:58)
04. Alive (3:36)
05. The Plan (3:10)
06. Murder By Pride ((3:18)
07. I Believe (3:43)
08. Run In You (4:15)
09. Love Is Why (4:07)
10. Mercy Over Blame (4:07)
11. Everything (4:26)
12. My Love (I’ll Always Show) (3:14)
13. My Love, My Life, My Flame (exclusive bonus track for Europe)
Commented Michael Sweet, singer with the Christian hard rockers: “After years of speaking to fans and hearing comments like ‘more guitars,’ ‘more solos’ and ‘more screams,’ I decided to keep those comments in mind as I wrote each song.
“It was important to me to try to get back to that early sound of Stryper yet at the same time, to remain relevant today. It’s certainly not an easy thing to do but as I listen to Murder By Pride, I think that was accomplished.
“I got the idea of the title Murder By Pride from seeing pride consume dreams, goals and, many times, lives. We all deal with pride and it can be crippling, so I wanted to write a lyric and a theme that would be a constant reminder of that.
“This record has been in the works for a long, long time and I can only hope that it was worth the wait!”
Our Track Of The Day – Peace Of Mind – comes from Stryper’s new album.
It’s a cover of the song made famous by AOR legends Boston on their seminal debut album. Stryper’s version even features Boston leader Tom Scholz on guitar! (Stryper’s Michael Sweet has toured and sung with Boston in the past, so it sounds like Scholz is returning the favour.)