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
7 Days Live
Runtime: 1 hr 21 minAt the height of their popularity, Poison were one of the most successful bands in the world and have to date sold over 30 million albums worldwide. This superb live performance captured at London’s Hammersmith Apollo in 1993 was filmed during their Native Tongue global tour and features hits from that album as well as classic tracks from the band’s history including Unskinny Bop, Stand, Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice) and the power ballad anthem, Every Rose Has Its Thorn.
Live At Sweden Rock: 30th Anniversary Show
Runtime: 2 hr 20 minOn June 7th, Europe took the stage in their home country Sweden for a very special occasion: celebrating 30 years of Rock music. The Swedish Rock band celebrated this event together with 30,000 people at the famous Sweden Rock Festival, playing a total selection of 28 songs, picking their personal favorite moments spanning from their earlier years up to their most recent songs. To pay tribute to some of their biggest heroes, Europe invited two very special guests to perform with them: Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) for an electrifying version of 'Jailbreak' and Michael Schenker (MSG, ex UFO and Scorpions) for one of Hard Rock's evergreens, UFO's classic 'Lights Out'.