“Fallen”, the new album from STRYPER, will be released worldwide on Friday, October 23. The CD was tracked at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts and will include a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic “After Forever”.

STRYPER guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet recently stated about the musical direction of “Fallen”: “It’s gonna be… I don’t wanna scare any fans away or anything, but it’s gonna be the heaviest album we’ve done. Not in the sense that it’s gonna be thrash metal or anything like that. It’s definitely got a little bit of a darker vibe to it lyrically and musically. Some of the songs are tuned down — not like the modern Drop B stuff; I’m talking like the E dropped to D, ‘Unchained’ VAN HALEN kind of stuff. And it’s just got a heavy sound to it. And I think when people hear it, in a good way, they’re gonna go, ‘That’s STRYPER? What?’ I think they’re gonna be shocked.”

Songtitles set to appear on “Fallen” include “Let There Be Light”, ‘Big Screen Lies” and the title track.

The new STRYPER CD will include a song that was co-written by SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery.