Reactivated Christian hard rockers STRYPER have confirmed the final track listing for their forthcoming album, "Murder By Pride". It is as follows:
01. Eclipse Of The Son (4:04) (audio)
02. 4 Leaf Clover (3:42) (audio)
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) (audio)
10. Mercy Over Blame (4:07)
11. Everything (4:26)
12. My Love (3:14)
More audio samples are available below.
Commented singer Michael Sweet: "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!"
A limited-edition authorized STRYPER 25th anniversary coffee-table book is in the works that will feature never-before-published pictures, reflections from the band, and rare collectibles from all over the world.
STRYPER's most recent CD, "Reborn", is available on Big3 Records. "Reborn" marked STRYPER's first complete studio release of original material in over a decade, since 1990's "Against the Law", and features 10 original tracks as well a new version of the previously released track "In God We Trust". The album was recorded in Massachusetts at Blue Jay Studio, Mixed Emotions, and singer Michael Sweet's home studio.
STRYPER - "Murder By Pride" audio samples: