Orange County, Calif., rabble-rousers originally called Roxx Regime, Stryper banded together in 1983 to dive into hair metal for Jesus. Clad in what became their trademark black and yellow, they released the mini-debut Yellow and Black Attack to complete their image. Conquering the melodic metal of Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Van Halen, Def Leppard and other contemporaries, Stryper passed on biting the heads off of bats in favor of the more redemptive (and hygienic) act of tossing Bibles into the audience. Only two years after To Hell With the Devil was released to platinum reception, Stryper disbanded, leaving a void in a genre with few true greats (at the time). Stryper entered phase two of their legacy in 2003 with a seven-week U.S. tour, followed by the tour album and, later, their first full-length studio release in 15 years. Now more than 20 years since inception, it's hard to find anyone who remembers the origin of the name, but to keep you in the "in" crowd, it stands for "Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness." Rock 'n' roll.
Stryper Concert Films
Live In Indonesia At Java Rockin'Land
Runtime: 1 hr 9 minThe multi-platinum heavy metal band Stryper, live at the Java Rockin'Land festival in Indonesia. Recorded in front of an enthusiastic crowd in 2010, this is the definitive Stryper concert film. Celebrating almost 30 years of incredible melodies and musicianship, Live In Indonesia features hits and rarities delivered in impeccable sound and video.
Stryper Top Tracks
Runtime: 1 hr 22 minFilmed at the height of the band's popularity during the Heartbreak Station Tour in 1991, this spectacular performance includes all of their biggest hits including Night Songs, Don't Know What You Got Till It's Gone, Nobody's Fool, Shelter Me and more!
Live at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London
Runtime: 1 hr 33 minThis musical release from the long running Scandinavian rock band Europe captures a live performance by the band, also known as the "Balls 'n' Banners Tour 2011," recorded during their Last Look at Eden tour in the UK, at the Sheperds Bush Empire in London on February 19th, 2011.