Stryper have titled their new album “God Damn Evil”. It’s set to arrive in April and will feature new bass player Perry Richardson, who replaces Tim Gaines.
Recently during my interview with Michael Sweet, I asked about the new album and eluded to the title then:
XS ROCK: So any guesses as to when we’ll hear a new album from Stryper?
Michael: Oz and Rob are coming out on Monday and they’ll be here for about 11 or 12 days and then we’ll go into the studio on the 5th of November. The holidays will slow us a bit, but the plans are to turn the album in by mid-January, so you’re going to be looking at an April release, probably. It’ll be through Frontiers Records again. We’ve got a title track already and an album title. It’s very controversial and shocking and when people hear it, their heads are going to spin right off of their shoulders.
XS ROCK: That’s not fair, because I know you’re not going to tell me what it is.
Michael: I can’t! I would in a heartbeat, but I just can’t yet. I’d get in serious trouble. It’s perfect though and when you hear it you’re going to go what? Yeah! That’s perfect.
The track list for God Damn Evil:
1. Take It To The Cross
4. God Damn Evil
5. You Don’t Even Know Me
6. The Valley
7. Sea Of Thieves
9. Can’t Live Without Your Love
10. Own Up
11. The Devil Doesn’t Live Here
So naturally, a lot of people are calling the album title blasphemous….What do you think?