Stryper was the one of the first Christian metal bands.
Stryper, composed of brothers Michael and Robert Sweet, Oz Fox and Tim Gaines, debuted with the EP The Yellow and Black Attack in 1984. The 1985 followup, the album Soldiers Under Command went gold (at least 500,000 copies sold), and The Yellow and Black Attack was re-released in 1986.
Their third album, To Hell with the Devil (1986) went platinum (over one million copies sold) and would become their biggest-selling release. In God We Trust, released in 1988, also went gold.
The name Stryper comes from a Bible verse, Isaiah 53:5:
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
But it has also, been known to stand for:
Salvation Through Redemption, Yielding Peace, Encouragement, and Righteousness
1983 - Early Demos
1984 - Live In Japan
1984 - The Yellow and Black Attack
1985 - Soldiers Under Command
1986 - To Hell with the Devil
1988 - In God We Trust
1990 - Against the Law
1991 - Can't Stop the Rock
2003 - 7 - The Best Of Stryper
2004 - 7 Weeks - Live in America
2005 - Reborn
2009 - Murder By Pride
2011 – The Covering
Bonus : Photos Stryper
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