STRYPER - The ROXX REGIME Demos To Be Released
April 21, 2007, 10 years ago
On July 10, Fifty Three Five Records will release the original demo recordings of STRYPER, or as they were known then ROXX REGIME. The CD will be in stores nationwide. Pre-sale purchases at Stryper.com will actually ship on July 7, 07 or as Stryper fans may refer to that date... 7-7-07. In addition, Stryper.com will be releasing an original vintage Roxx Regime T-shirt. The album will be in stores everywhere on July 10.
The Roxx Regime Demos features the following tracks: 'From Wrong To Right', 'My Love I'll Always Show' (original rock version), 'Loud N Clear', 'You Know What To Do', 'You Won’t Be Lonely', 'Co’mon Rock', 'Tank' (Robert Sweet drum solo), 'Honestly' (the original demo version).
Here's an excerpt from the press release: "Before the major label record deals; Before multi-platinum albums; Before chart-topping videos; Before history was made... there was Roxx Regime. In 1983 brothers Robert and Michael Sweet teamed up with high-school classmate Oz Fox and local bass hero Timothy Gaines to form a band that would forever change the history of Christian rock music. The four guys released a demo under the name Roxx Regime and started playing the local Hollywood club circuit.
This band eventually caught the ears of Enigma Records and soon afterward would change their name to Stryper and release their first national album, The Yellow And Black Attack. Stryper would go on to sell millions and millions of records and tour the world sharing their music and their faith. Before all of this however, there was The Roxx Regime demo. This is the original limited release of the Roxx Regime demo. There are no over-dubs or re-recordings. This is the way Stryper sounded, before they were Stryper; raw, natural, and destined to change the history of music. This CD is the original Roxx Regime demo and contains versions of classic Stryper favorites from their first 3 records, including the MTV and Billboard smash hit 'Honestly'."