QUEENSRŸCHE Frontman Todd La Torre Hits The Stage With STRYPER In Anaheim; Fan-Filmed Video Online

January 28, 2013, a year ago

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STRYPER performed a headline show at House Of Blues show in Anaheim, CA on January 26th, and vocalist Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE, CRIMSON GLORY) joined the band on stage during the set to perform Stryper's 'Surrender' and the IRON MAIDEN classic 'The Trooper'. Check out fan-filmed video shot from the front row below: La Torre has checked in with the following: "I would like to thank Michael, Oz, Tim, Robert, and the entire Stryper family for a most memorable evening at the House of Blues. It was a sold out show for them and it was my great honor and pleasure to accompany them on stage, along with Jeff Scott Soto and Tony Harnell. Thanks so much, Cheers." Frontiers Records has signed Stryper to a multi-album deal. The first release due out will be a new re-recorded collection; Second Coming will hit streets on March 22nd in Europe and March 26th in North America. The album features sixteen tracks, including new recordings of fourteen songs from the band’s early years as well as two brand new songs recorded especially for Second Coming, and is produced by Stryper frontman Michael Sweet. Second Coming tracklisting: 'Loud N’ Clear' 'Loving You' 'Soldiers Under Command' 'Makes Me Wanna Sing' 'First Love' 'The Rock That Makes Me Roll' 'Reach Out' 'Surrender' 'To Hell With The Devil' 'Calling On You' 'Free' 'The Way' 'Sing Along Song' 'More Than A Man' Bleeding From Inside Out' (new song) 'Blackened' (new song)
Sweet commented, “We're really excited about this record. The re-recorded songs are sounding awesome… better than the originals in many ways! One word to describe the record? Heavier. We've hooked up with some great people - we've got new management, a great album, a great label. We just feel like everything is coming together, and hopefully some big things are to follow." 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.

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