STRYPER – Roxx Regime Demos [Limited Edition Remastered +3] (2019) *Exclusive*
In 2019 STRYPER celebrated 20 years of their website on the world wide web. To make it special they featured some exclusive content and put on sale “The Roxx Regime Demos [Limited Edition Remastered +3]“, a limited, collector’s edition of their very early recordings.
Before Stryper’s 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 bassist 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.
These demos were previously released on July 7, 2007 (7-7-7) on CD. Now this remastered version feature the eight original tracks… plus three demos that have never been released.
If you think ‘demos’ can’t be improved… well, in fact these were professionally recorded songs, and when you have multi-track tapes, expert hands can make miracles.
Production was limited to only 1,000 copies and features new cover artwork. This extremely limited-edition release was also pressed on colored vinyl… of course, all CD’s & LP’s are sold out now.
Roxx Regime 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.
Before all of this however, there was 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 ’80s rock music.
“These recordings showcase us in our rawest form from the very beginning,” says Michael. “The songs were tracked at Casbah Studios with Chaz Ramirez in Fullerton before we became Stryper. They show the transformation from being just another metal band on LA’s street scene to a band who went on to inspire and change the world.”
Regarding the three alternate early demos, Michael states: “As you can hear, the lyrics changed a bit after these recordings. We have a lot of great memories from that time in our lives and careers, and we are happy to get to share a snapshot of that period through this release.”
A collector’s item
Only at 0dayrox
1. From Wrong To Right
2. My Love I’ll Always Show (Original Rock Version)
3. Loud N Clear
4. You Know What To Do
5. You Won’t Be Lonely
6. Co’mon Rock
7. Tank (Robert Sweet Drum Solo)
2019 BONUS TRACKS:
9. My Love I’ll Always Show (Alternate Demo Version)
10. Loud N Clear (Alternate Demo Version)
11. You Won’t Be Lonely (Alternate Demo Version)
Vocals, Guitar – Michael Sweet
Drums – Robert Sweet
Guitar, Vocals – Oz Fox
Bass, Vocals – Timothy Gaines
Keyboards – Jon Van Togren