Stryper

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Heavy Metal band from Orange County, California (USA).

Stryper formed in 1983. The name “Stryper” is based on Isaiah 53:5. During live concerts Stryper was known to throw Bibles at the audience.
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72077-1 Stryper - Soldiers Under Command album art Stryper Soldiers Under Command (Album) Enigma Records (3) 72077-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
CO 2360 Stryper - The Yellow And Black Attack album art Stryper The Yellow And Black Attack (Album) Enigma Records (3) CO 2360 US 1986 Sell This Version
8JAS-573237 Stryper - To Hell With The Devil album art Stryper To Hell With The Devil (Album) Enigma Records (3) 8JAS-573237 US 1986 Sell This Version
ER 5833 Stryper - Stryper Radio Special album art Stryper Stryper Radio Special(LP) Benson ER 5833 US 1987 Sell This Version
R-114689, D1-73317 Stryper - In God We Trust album art Stryper In God We Trust (Album) Enigma Records (3) R-114689, D1-73317 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
7 73527 4 Stryper - Against The Law album art Stryper Against The Law (Album) Enigma Records (3) 7 73527 4 Turkey 1990 Sell This Version
FTF0621 Stryper - 7 Weeks: Live In America, 2003 album art Stryper 7 Weeks: Live In America, 2003 (Album) Fifty Three Five Records FTF0621 US 2004 Sell This Version
DOR-7028 Stryper - Reborn album art Stryper Reborn (Album) Big3 Records DOR-7028 South Korea 2005 Sell This Version
A 689089 Stryper - Extended Versions album art Stryper Extended Versions(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment A 689089 US 2006 Sell This Version
FTF0725 Stryper - The Roxx Regime Demos album art Stryper The Roxx Regime Demos (Album) Fifty Three Five Records FTF0725 US 2007 Sell This Version
804983-6868-2-0 Stryper - Murder By Pride album art Stryper Murder By Pride (Album) Frontiers Records 804983-6868-2-0 US 2009 Sell This Version
804983750026 Stryper - The Covering album art Stryper The Covering(HDCD, Album) Big3 Records 804983750026 US 2011 Sell This Version
FR CD 622 Stryper - No More Hell To Pay album art Stryper No More Hell To Pay (Album) Frontiers Records FR CD 622 Italy 2013 Sell This Version
RCV091LP Stryper - Second Coming album art Stryper Second Coming (Album) Frontiers Records RCV091LP UK 2013 Sell This Version
MIZF-70022 Stryper - Live At The Whisky album art Stryper Live At The Whisky (Album) Frontiers Music SRL MIZF-70022 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
MICP-11245 Stryper - Fallen album art Stryper Fallen (Album) Frontiers Music SRL MICP-11245 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
none Stryper - God Damn Evil album art Stryper God Damn Evil (Album) Frontiers Music SRL none 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EC-1064 Stryper - The Yellow And Black Attack album art Stryper The Yellow And Black Attack (EP, Album, MiniAlbum) Enigma Records (3) EC-1064 US 1984 Sell This Version
E-1135 Stryper - Reason For The Season album art Stryper Reason For The Season (Single) Enigma Records (3) E-1135 US 1984 Sell This Version
07SP 913 Stryper - Soldiers Under Command album art Stryper Soldiers Under Command (Single) Big Time 07SP 913 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
INT 128.720 Stryper - Together As One album art Stryper Together As One (Single, Maxi) Enigma Records (3) INT 128.720 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
EPRO-001 Stryper - Reach Out album art Stryper Reach Out (Single) Enigma Records (3) EPRO-001 US 1985 Sell This Version
V-75500 Stryper - Free album art Stryper Free (Single) Enigma Records (3) V-75500 US 1985 Sell This Version
KUT 126 Stryper - Calling On You album art Stryper Calling On You (Single) Music For Nations KUT 126 UK 1986 Sell This Version
VIC-302, A-10.1145 Stryper - To Hell With The Devil album art Stryper To Hell With The Devil(7", Single) Victoria, Enigma Records (3) VIC-302, A-10.1145 Spain 1986 Sell This Version

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WindbagKOA

WindbagKOA

March 5, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Stryper lit off the fundie anti-rock authors at the time, especially Jeff Godwin and Jimmy Swaggart. I think Swaggart was irate because between Amy Grant, Sandi Patti, Stryper, and the other youth-oriented "Inspirational music" chart toppers, his attempts to break into the CCM market was a minor disaster in the mid-'80s, hitting only the bottom third of Billboard's TOP INSPIRATIONAL ALBUMS chart. Amy Grant, Stryper, et al, raised the bar, the recoup the recording budget before break-even, on everyone that followed them.

Frankly, I'm AMAZED Stryper got any retail stocking in Christian bookstores during the '80s. Those mom & pop stores were REALLY TOUGH on public moral standards sold to their customers. I'm still looking for that recalled first cover on TO HELL WITH THE DEVIL vinyl Lp. The record label "updated" (watered down and re-recorded) the original YELLOW AND BLACK ATTACK EP.
VileRaiment

VileRaiment

January 20, 2011
Stryper most certainly did NOT start the Black Metal movement. Venom's album titled 'Black Metal' launched the genre in 1982, four years before 'The Yellow and Black Attack.' Anyone with access to Wikipedia could verify as much. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_metal
vargind

vargind

April 19, 2005
edited over 15 years ago
Stryper are a legendary Christian glam-rock band, famous for their yellow-and-black striped outfits. For those who regard 80s glam-rock as a joke, Stryper are an even bigger joke! But their music is not the worst thing to come out of that era, and the lyrics are pretty funny in their earnestness.

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