Stryper

BIO

Stryper formed in Orange County, California in 1983 as Roxx Regime.


Currently signed to Frontiers Records, Styper is considered a pioneer in Christian metal.


Stryper Members:

  • - Michael Sweet - lead singer/guitar
  • - Robert Sweet - drummer
  • - Oz Fox - lead guitar
  • - Tim Gaines - bass

Memorable Moments:

  • - Stryper stands for Salvation Through Redemption, Yielding, Peace, Encouragement and Righteouness. The Scripture reference for the band is Isaiah 53:5.

  • - Michael Sweet used to throw bibles to the crowd from the stage.

  • - Stryper was the first Christian band to get airplay on MTV and was the first band to have two songs in MTV's Top 10 simultaneously.

  • - The band retired in 1992 but reunited full time in 2003.

Discography:

  • - No More Hell To Pay, November 5, 2013
  • - The Covering, 2011
  • - Murder By Pride, 2009
  • - The Roxx Regime Demos, 2007
  • - Reborn, 2005
  • - 7 Weeks: Live in America, 2003
  • - 7: The Best of Stryper, 2003
  • - Can't Stop The Rock, 1991
  • - Against The Law, 1990
  • - In God We Trust, 1988 (Certified RIAA Gold in 1988)
  • - To Hell With The Devil, 1986 (Certified RIAA Platinum in 1988, nomiated for a Grammy)
  • - The Yellow And Black Attack, 1986
  • - Soldiers Under Command, 1985 (Certified RIAA Gold in 1988)
  • - The Yellow And Black Attack (EP), 1984

Dove Awards:

  • - 1989 - Hard Music Album of the Year - In God We Trust
  • - 1989 - Hard Music Recorded Song of the Year - "In God We Trust"

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