Stryper

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Stryper is a Christian glam metal band from Orange County, California. The group's lineup consists of Michael Sweet (lead vocals, guitar), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass guitar), and Robert Sweet (drums). In 2004, Gaines left the band and was replaced by Tracy Ferrie (bass guitar) but rejoined in 2009.

Formed in 1983 as Roxx Regime, the band soon changed their musical message to reflect their Christian beliefs, and the band's name was also changed to Stryper. They went on to become the first overtly Christian heavy metal band to gain acceptance in the mainstream. In 1983, they signed with major label Enigma Records and released their debut album The Yellow and Black Attack. In the mid-1980s, Stryper enjoyed their most successful period beginning with the release of To Hell with the Devil, which achieved platinum sales status. Stryper went on to release two more gold albums before breaking up in 1992. In 2003, Stryper came out of retirement for a reunion tour and subsequently signed a multi-album contract with Big3 Records in 2005. In 2013 they signed a multi-album deal with Frontiers Records, and have released an EP, Second Coming, which includes 14 re-recorded songs from their first three albums and an album, No More Hell to Pay, released on November 5, 2013.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1985 Soldiers Under Command 1
1986 To Hell With the Devil 4
1988 In God We Trust 1
1990 Against the Law 1
1991 The Yellow and Black Attack 1
2005 Reborn 1
2009 Murder by Pride 2
2011 The Covering 1
2013 Second Coming 5 2
2013 No More Hell to Pay 2
2013 No More Hell to Pay 1
2014 Live at the Whisky 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Can't Stop the Rock: The Stryper Collection 1984-1991 1
2003 7: The Best of Stryper 2
2006 Extended Versions 1
2007 The Roxx Regime Demos 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2000 Live in Tokio 1
2003 7 Weeks: Live in America 2003 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Always There for You 1
2008 Peace of Mind 1
I Believe in You 1
Reason for the Season / Reach Out 1

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