Chart-topping rock band Stryper has released the official music video for “Sorry” – the first video from their upcoming 10th studio album, God Damn Evil, due April 20, 2018 from Frontiers Music SRL. Stryper reunited with director Jamie Brown of Smoking Gun Productions for the “Sorry” video, which was shot on location in the open desert outside of Las Vegas.
“’Sorry’ is a song with a groove that chugs right along,” says frontman Michael Sweet who also produced the album. “It’s got a heavy feel yet it also has a melodic sense and a chorus that may have you singing along. We’ve always been drawn to harmonies and melodies and this one doesn’t fall short. Lyrically it speaks of a volatile relationship and it gives hope to anyone who has been involved in one. Every song is unique in its own way on God Damn Evil and there’s something for everyone. We’re counting the days to April 20th!”
With God Damn Evil, the band returns with their most powerful album to date, doubling down on the hard rock/heavy metal sound that earned them a worldwide fan base. Following the album’s announcement and pre-order launch on February 9, God Damn Evil rocketed to #1 on the Hard Rock Chart at Amazon.com, where it remains in the Top 10 more than a month later.
Fans were initially introduced to the new album title and cover art via a social media post on February 5th, which quickly went viral causing a significant amount of conversation from Stryper fans.
“We thought long and hard about this title,” says Michael in response to thousands of fan comments. “It was actually considered quite a few years ago and it just didn’t feel like the right time. Now, with all the evil in the world that we see around us on a daily basis, it made perfect sense. It’s a very bold statement yet a prayer asking God to damn/condemn evil. Nothing more, nothing less.”
“We all see and hear the darkness that surrounds us in our society but with faith and love, we’ll always have hope,” says Michael. “That’s what Stryper is all about – powerful music and a message that builds foundations, not walls. We couldn’t be more excited about God Damn Evil as it showcases our undying love for what we do and why we do it.”
God Damn Evil is the first release since the recent addition of bass player Perry Richardson, who joins original members Michael Sweet (vocals and guitar), Robert Sweet (drums) and Oz Fox (guitar). Perry is best known as a founding member of the multi-platinum band Firehouse.