Formed in 1983 in La Mirada, California by brothers Michael and Robert Sweet and guitarist Oz Fox as Roxx Regime, they would change their message and name to Stryper to go on to be the first Christian rock band to be recognized by the mainstream. According to the To Hell With The Devil Songfacts, Stryper took their name from a Bible verse Isaiah 53: 5, which says "….by His stripes we are healed." Stryper they explained was an acronym meaning "Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness."

Vintage Magazines with Stryper

Screamer Magazine January 1991

Screamer Magazine January 1991
Issue: January 1991. Featuring: Tesla. Also Included Scorpions, Slaughter, Damn Yankees, Death Angel, Heaven's Edge, Rhino Bucket, Sweet F.A., Vio Lance and Much More.

Screamer Magazine November 1990

Screamer Magazine November 1990
Issue: November 1990. Featuring: Ratt. Also Included Robert Plant, Winger, Testament, Helix, House of Lords, Deep Purple and Much More.

Screamer Magazine September 1990

Screamer Magazine September 1990
Issue: September 1990. Featuring: Anthrax. Also Included Every Mother's Nightmare, Queensryche, Vixen, Annihilator, Cry Wolf, Mother Love Bone, Savatage, Shy England, Yngwie Malmsteen and Much More.

Screamer Magazine August 1988

Screamer Magazine August 1988
Issue: August 1988. Featuring: Guns N' Roses. Also Included Killer Dwarfs, Flotsam and Jetsam, Shock and Much More.

Screamer Magazine January 1988

Screamer Magazine January 1988
Issue: January 1988. Featuring: Leatherwolf. Also includes Def Leppard, Megadeth, TSOL, Jetboy, Reinkus Tide and Much More.

Articles with Stryper

(video) Legendary Heavy Metal Band Stryper Recently Released New Single “Rise To The Call” Off New Album Set For Release In Fall 2022

Legendary, heavy metal band Stryper recently releases their latest single “Rise To The Call,” on June 24th, off their upcoming album set for release later this year. This new album release, produced by front man Michael Sweet, firmly continues the trend established over the band’s last few albums, the new music sees the band growing… Read more »


Stryper front man Michael Sweet has released his tenth solo record, named after The Ten Commandments. The album is simply titled Ten. The record features a wide list of heavy musicianship from Whitesnake to Fozzy to Queensrÿche and L.A. Guns, even venturing into the realm of extreme metal.  More than ten guest musicians took part in the… Read more »

SWEET & LYNCH Release Behind The Scenes Video From The Making of “Unified”; New Album “Unified” Available November 10th

SWEET & LYNCH Release Behind The Scenes Video From The Making of “Unified” New Album “Unified” Available November 10th via Frontiers Music Srl Frontiers Music Srl is set to release the second album from SWEET & LYNCH, “Unified”.  The highly anticipated follow up to the band’s Billboard charting debut, “Only to Rise” will be available… Read more »

MICHAEL SWEET – One Sided Wars

Hard work and determination are the two keys for success in any facet of life.  For dynamic rock singer/guitarist Michael Sweet, the road has been paved with gold starting with the success of Stryper some three decades ago– leading into a lengthy solo career, and even a stint in legendary rock band Boston.  In more… Read more »

Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2017 – On Sale Today (5/4)

The 2017 MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the 7th edition of the ultimate hard rock/heavy metal experience at sea, will set sail February 2-7, 2017 aboard a new ship and has expanded to six days, visiting two additional ports in the Caribbean for the first time. Appropriately titled Gathering of Titans, this year’s five-night/six-day exclusive full… Read more »

Multi-Platinum Rock Band Stryper Tops Charts with New Studio Album FALLEN

The most critically acclaimed album of the band’s 32-year career sells over 10,000 copies in the first week and lands at: #2 on Top Hard Music Albums #2 on Top Contemporary Christian Albums #2 on Billboard’s Top Christian/Gospel Albums #5 on Top Current Rock Albums #20 on Top Current Physical Albums #26 on Top Current… Read more »

STRYPER – Shining A Continuous Light

Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness is the acronym that is the Christian metal band Stryper. As heavy metal music has developed since its start in the 1970’s it has continued to progress and has become fragmented into sub-genres such as lite metal, death metal, speed metal, gothic metal, glam or hair metal,… Read more »


(New York, NY – August 3rd, 2015) – Stryper are back to reclaim their throne in the hard rock/heavy metal world with the latest song from their upcoming 9th studio album, Fallen. The title track “Fallen” can be heard via YouTube at the following link: The original lineup comprised of Michael Sweet (vocals/guitars), Oz… Read more »

STRYPER – Live At The Whisky

The legacy of Stryper as a cornerstone in the hard rock market runs back 30 years to the days when creating the genre’s top hard rocking riffs wasn’t following suit from bands that came before them, but developing an art that was still new to listeners, and in just a few short years, viewers too… Read more »

STRYPER; Live At The Whisky Slated for Release on September 23rd

Stryper is back with their latest release, a live CD/DVD combination called Live At The Whisky. The live recording will be available on September 23rd via Frontiers Records and is a must have for any fan. The concert was recorded at a sold-out show last November at the famous Whisky a Go Go on Sunset… Read more »