Frontiers Records is proud to announce the release of iconic Christian rockers Stryper‘s new studio album, NO MORE HELL TO PAY; the offering has been confirmed for a November 5th release in North America and will be available in two formats – standard CD and deluxe digipak featuring exclusive video content. Produced by frontman/guitarist Michael Sweet himself, the set features some of Stryper‘s strongest and heaviest material ever. Check out a special video message from Michael Sweet here. Sweet also commented, “NO MORE HELL TO PAY marks our 30 year anniversary and what a journey it has been! It’s our eleventh studio release since our first album in 1984 (THE YELLOW & THE BLACK ATTACK) and it’s quite possibly our best record to date. Why? It’s everything you might expect from a Stryper record – high octane vocals, layered vocal harmonies, guitar solos galore, driving drums and bass and an energy that hasn’t been achieved since our glory days. The message is equally as powerful as it offers hope and inspiration to anyone listening. If you’re a Stryper fan, it’ll make you proud to be one. If you’re not, listen with caution as you may actually become one. We’ve been waving the striped flag for 30 years and we’re proud to say that it’s an honor to still be making music with you and for you. The best is yet to come and it’s coming November 5th!”
Stryper is currently playing select tour dates around the nation as a warm-up for an upcoming extensive tour around the release of NO MORE HELL TO PAY. Please see below for remaining tour dates.
Stryper is one of the top Christian rock bands of all time. Comprised of the original line-up of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass), and Robert Sweet (drums), Stryper has been rocking since 1984, and is responsible for such ’80s metal classic albums as SOLDIERS UNDER COMMAND, TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL, IN GOD WE TRUST and such MTV hit singles/videos as “Calling on You,” “Free,” and “Honestly.” After a sabbatical for much of the 1990’s, Stryper returned strong in the early 21st century. To date, the band has sold upwards of 8 million records worldwide and is a Dove Award-winner and Grammy nominee. Stryper is the first band to have two songs in MTV’s Top 10 simultaneously.
NO MORE HELL TO PAY track listing:
2. No More Hell To Pay
3. Saved By Love
4. Jesus Is Alright
5. The One
7. Marching Into Battle
8. Te Amo
9. Sticks & Stones
10. Water Into Wine
Stryper tour dates:
9 Bolingbrook, IL Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill
10 West Allis, WI Wisconsin State Fair
13 San Juan Capistrano, CA The Coach House*
14 West Hollywood, CA The Whiskey A Go Go*
16 Henderson, NV Club Madrid at Sunset Station Hotel & Casino*
30 Wendover, NV Peppermill Casino
*Michael Sweet and Oz Fox acoustic set
Southern California based rock musician Jesse Damon is rocking fans around the globe! The world renowned artist is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and is the front man for the popular melodic hard rock band Silent Rage. Silent Rage has released four critically acclaimed albums including the Simmons Records / RCA Records release “Don’t Touch Me There.”
Jesse Damon’s story starts back in the glory days of the eighties. With his band Silent Rage, he’s best known for his extraordinary lead vocals and stellar guitar work on the MTV hit video “Rebel with a Cause.” During this time in his career, he formed a lifelong friendship with Gene Simmons of Kiss, even co-writing the song “Thou Shalt Not” from the Kiss album “Revenge” for which Jesse was presented a gold album award. The strength of the album and video led to the band opening for Black Sabbath on their North American tour.
Vocals and songwriting are his main strengths, along with his hard rocking guitar performances. Jesse’s first three solo albums are a mix of well crafted melodic rock songs and intense ballads. The musical pathway of Jesse Damon’s life has been influenced by some of the biggest artists in rock music including Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Foreigner, Y&T and Whitesnake, just to name a few.
Jesse returns in 2013 to deliver a brand new album called “Temptation in the Garden of Eve.” The CD will feature 11 brand new tracks laden with huge hooks and unforgettable choruses, all co-written by Jesse and acclaimed AOR melodic rocker Paul Sabu who also produced the album. The studio band features backing vocals by Paul Sabu, who also doubles as bass player on the release, along with musicians Eric Ragno on keyboards, and Pete Newdeck of Eden’s Curse on drums and backing vocals. Jesse has once again delivered big on all the new songs, adding to the legacy of his works.
To this day, Jesse is still on fire for his music and has a large and ever growing fan base, making “Temptation in The Garden of Eve” a highly anticipated release all around the world…
Track Listing: 01.Garden Of Eve 02.Black Widow 03.Save The World 04.I Need You Forever 05.Save Me 06.A Chance For Us 07.Let It Rock 08.Angel In The Starlight 09.Hold On 10.Little Angel 11.Wishing Well
CD/DVD, Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital
Out on Frontiers Records in October
With 100 million records sold worldwide, Def Leppard continues to be one of the most potent forces in global rock. For the past 30 years the band has been a top box-office draw, consistently selling out arenas worldwide. October 19th 2013 sees them issue in Europe (October 18th in UK and 22nd in North America) an exciting new live release, “VIVA! Hysteria”, across multiple formats through Frontiers Records.
Originally released on the 3rd August 1987, the “Hysteria” album took the already well established Def Leppard and catapulted the band into the stratosphere.
The statistics are astounding: the album has sold in excess of 25 million copies and counting. Due to the incredible success of previous album “Pyromania” (released in 1983) and “Hysteria”, Def Leppard are one of only five groups who can claim two separate original 10 million plus selling albums in the US. The others are The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Van Halen.
The “Hysteria” album also spawned 7 hit singles! Enormous hits such as “Pour Some Sugar On Me”, “Animal”, “Love Bites”, “Armageddon It” and “Rocket” are hugely influential rock staples that still enjoy huge popularity today and have helped make Def Leppard Britain’s greatest ever arena rock band.
Produced by Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the album reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart in the U.S. and also No. 1 on the U.K. Album chart. The album has earned critical acclaim from a number of sources including Q Magazine, who voted the release as one of the greatest albums of all time, and Rolling Stone Magazine, who included the collection on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
For the first time ever, Def Leppard played HYSTERIA in its entirety during an eleven-show residency which started on March 22, 2013 at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Las Vegas. The band played also under the fictitious name of DED FLATBIRD (which came about after someone once mispronounced Def Leppard as “Dead Flat Bird”). Two different opening sets of 35 mins. on each of the nights. The band showcased some fan favourites and very rare songs from the early years of the band besides playing a selection of their greatest hits, highlighting classic material from throughout their career. The “VIVA! Hysteria” show featured an elaborate set design created uniquely for the Las Vegas residency.
“We’ve been asked for many years if we’d ever play an album in its entirety, and the answer was always no because we’d be out promoting a new album,” says lead vocalist Joe Elliott. “Then in March and April 2013 when we had no new music to promote, we had a chance to revisit arguably our most important album. It was an easy decision to make. As for Vegas, it’s no longer perceived as the place crooners go to die! Artists like Motley Crue, Elton John, Guns N Roses & Cheap Trick have recently done residencies and Rock ‘n Roll has definitely moved in! So, there was no better place for us to take the show. It was a fantastic experience for us and for our fans”
Known for legendary arena shows, Def Leppard bring their extravagant production to your house as “VIVA! Hysteria” is their first full live show shot in HD released commercially. Finally “VIVA! Hysteria” showcases for the first time a career-defining album (excluding concept albums) performed live in its entirety – from start to finish – for a commercial audio/video release. “VIVA! Hysteria”! is unlike any show Def Leppard has ever done or will ever do again. This is one release not to miss….
Available on the following formats – 2Cd+Dvd digipak, Blu – Ray, DVD and digital album downloads – the full tracklistings are as follows…
Women; Rocket; Animal; Love Bites; Pour Some Sugar on Me; Armageddon It; Gods of War; Don’t Shoot Shotgun; Run Riot; Hysteria; Excitable; Love and Affection; Rock of Ages*; Photograph*.
*extra non Hysteria tracks
Ded Flatbird – night 1
Good Morning Freedom; Wasted; Stagefright; Mirror Mirror (Look Into My Eyes); Action Not Words; Rock Brigade; Undefeated; Promises
Ded Flatbird – night 2
On Through The Night; Slang; Let It Go; Another Hit And Run; High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night); Bringin’ On The Heartbreak; Switch 625.
The DVD tracklisting is as above but also includes bonus content of the acoustic medley: Where does love go when it dies/Now/When Love & Hate Collide/Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad/Two Steps Behind.
DVD / Blu Ray menu:
– Viva Hysteria
– Ded Flatbird Night 1
– Ded Flatbird Night 2
– Acoustic Set
– Photo Montage
OFFICIAL TRAILER : http://youtu.be/PPzAoOKY5Z0
EPK # 1: Def Leppard announce the eleven-show residency Las Vegas
EPK # 2: Def Leppard’s Hysteria Las Vegas Residency – Behind the Scenes
“VIVA! Hysteria” will also be preceded by a full theatrical release in several countries: go to defleppard.com for all details !