Soldiers Under Command is the second release, and first full-length studio album, from Christian metal band Stryper,


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Collectors information / Album Description:

Music Genre:

Christian Hard Rock Heavy Metal

Album  Production information:

The album: "Soldiers under Command" was produced by: Michael Wagener for Double Trouble Productions

Michael Wagener is a renowned music producer, mixer, and engineer hailing from Hamburg, Germany. He is highly recognized for his work with numerous prominent hard rock and heavy metal bands, particularly during the late 1980s, when he achieved considerable success and acclaim for his production contributions.


Before his rise as a producer, Wagener had a musical career of his own. He was a guitarist and part of a German band called "Band X" in the pre-1970 era. Notably, Udo Dirkschneider, known for his involvement with the bands Accept and U.D.O., also performed alongside Wagener in "Band X". This early collaboration between Wagener and Dirkschneider acted as a precursor to the formation of Accept, the influential German heavy metal band.

While Michael Wagener began as a guitarist for Accept , he eventually transitioned into the realm of music production, where he found his true calling. His talent, expertise, and meticulous approach to producing and mixing led him to work with some of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal. Wagener became highly sought after for his ability to capture the energy and power of these genres in the studio.

In addition to his work as a music producer, mixer, and engineer, Michael Wagener is also the president of Double Trouble Productions. This production company, headed by Wagener, focuses on providing high-quality production services to various artists and bands in the music industry.

Over the years, Wagener's production credits have included collaborations with iconic bands such as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, Dokken, White Lion, and many others. His contributions to the sound and success of these bands have solidified his reputation as a prominent figure in the world of rock and metal production.

Michael Wagener's work is characterized by his meticulous attention to detail, ability to capture powerful performances, and his knack for creating an impactful and polished sound. His contributions to the music industry, particularly in the hard rock and heavy metal genres, have left a lasting imprint and have helped shape the sonic landscape of numerous iconic albums.

Masa Itoh - Author

Ann Revenge - Photography

John Scarpati - Photography

John Scarpati a professional photographer whose photography has appeared on hundreds of album and CD covers for bands and individual musicians. In the 1980s he has photographed Heavy Metal bands including: Rigor Mortis, Sound Barrier, Armored Saint, Ruthless, Rush, Wrathchild America, Eden, Bitch, Stryper, Black Sheeo, Rage, Trauma, Poison and many others..

Tom Farrington - Photography

Sam Emerson - Photography

Record Label Information:

Enigma 2077

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+LP) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Holland
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: STRYPER - Isaiah 53:5 / Soldiers Under Command
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Robert Sweet - Drums
  • Michael Sweet - Lead Vocals, Guitar
  • Oz Fox - Guitar
  • Tim Gaines - Bass
Complete Track-listing of the album "STRYPER - Isaiah 53:5 / Soldiers Under Command"

The detailed tracklist of this record "STRYPER - Isaiah 53:5 / Soldiers Under Command" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Soldiers under Command
  2. Makes me Wanna Sing
  3. Together Forever
  4. First Love
  5. The Rock that makes me Roll
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Reach Out
  2. (Waiting for) a Love that's Real
  3. Together as One
  4. Surrender
  5. Battle Hymn of the Republic (Glory, Glory Hallelujah)

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Front Cover Photo Of STRYPER - Soldiers under Command 12" Vinyl LP Album
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Photo of Side One of STRYPER - Soldiers under Command 12" Vinyl LP Album
Photo of Side One of STRYPER - Soldiers under Command 12" Vinyl LP Album