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The Yellow And Black Attack

Album: ''The Yellow And Black Attack'' (1984)
1. Loud 'N' Clear
2. From Wrong To Right
3. You Know What To Do
4. Co'mon Rock
5. You Won't Be Lonely
6. Loving You

Soldiers Under Command

Album: ''Soldiers Under Command'' (1985)
1. Soldiers Under Command
2. Makes Me Wanna Sing
3. Together Forever
4. First Love
5. The Rock That Makes Me Roll
6. Reach Out
7. (Waiting For) A Love That's Real
8. Together As One
9. Surrender
10. Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Calling On You

Album: ''Calling On You'' (1985 Single)
1. Calling On You
2. Free
3. The Rock That Makes Me Roll

Reach Out / Together As One

Album: ''Reach Out / Together As One'' (1985 Single)
1. Reach Out
2. Together As One
3. Interview

Reach Out/First Love

Album: ''Reach Out/First Love'' (1985 Single)
1. Reach Out
2. First Love

Together As One

Album: ''Together As One'' (1985 Single)
1. Together As One
2. Soldiers Under Command

Winter Wonderland

Album: ''Winter Wonderland'' (1985 Single)
1. Winter Wonderland
2. Reason For The Season

To Hell With The Devil

Album: ''To Hell With The Devil'' (1986)
1. Abyss (To Hell With The Devil)
2. To Hell With The Devil
3. Calling On You
4. Free
5. Honestly
6. The Way
7. Sing-Along Song
8. Holding On
9. Rockin' The World
10. All Of Me
11. More Than A Man

Free/Calling On You

Album: ''Free/Calling On You'' (1986 Single)
1. Free
2. Calling On You
3. The Rock that Makes Me Roll

Live in Japan

Album: ''Live in Japan'' (1986 Video/VHS)
1. Make Me Wanna Sing
2. Loud Ní Clear
3. From Wrong To Right
4. You Know What To Do
5. Surrender
6. Together Forever
7. First Love
8. Loving You
9. Soldiers Under Command
10. Coímon Rock
11. --Battle Hymn Of The Republic


Album: ''Honestly'' (1987 Single)
1. Honestly
2. Sing Along Song

Always There For You

Album: ''Always There For You'' (1988 EP)
1. Always There For You
2. The Reign
3. Soldiers Under Command (Live)
4. Robert Sweet Interview (pt.1)

I Believe In You

Album: ''I Believe In You'' (1988 Single)
1. I Believe In You
2. In God We Trust

I Believe In You / Together Forever

Album: ''I Believe In You / Together Forever'' (1988 Single)
1. I Believe In You
2. Together Forever (live)

The Reign

Album: ''The Reign'' (1988 Single)
1. The Reign
2. In God We Trust
3. The Writtings on the Wall

In The Beginning

Album: ''In The Beginning'' (1988 Video/VHS)
1. Calling On You
2. Free
3. Honestly
4. All Of Me

Against the Law

Album: ''Against the Law'' (1990)
1. Against the Law
2. Two Time Woman
3. Rock the People
4. Two Bodies (One Mind, One Soul)
5. Not That Kind of Guy
6. Shining Star (Earth, Wind & Fire cover)
7. Ordinary Man
8. Lady
9. Caught in the Middle
10. All for One
11. Rock the Hell Out of You

Shining Star

Album: ''Shining Star'' (1990 Single)
1. Shining Star
2. Rock the Hell out of You


Album: ''Can't Stop the Rock'' (1991 Best of/Compilation)
1. Believe
2. Can't Stop the Rock
3. Soldiers Under Command
4. Free
5. Always There for You
6. Lady
7. To Hell With the Devil
8. In God We Trust
9. Honestly
10. Two Bodies (One Mind, One Soul)
11. Together As One
12. You Know What to Do

7: The Best of Stryper

Album: ''7: The Best of Stryper'' (2003 Best of/Compilation)
1. Something
2. For You
3. Shining Star
4. Lady
5. All for One
6. In God We Trust
7. Always There for You
8. To Hell With the Devil
9. Calling on You
10. Free
11. Honestly
12. The Way
13. Soldiers Under Command
14. Makes Me Wanna Sing
15. Reach Out
16. From Wrong to Right
17. Loving You
18. Believe

7 Weeks: Live In America

Album: ''7 Weeks: Live In America'' (2004 Live album)
1. Sing Along Song
2. Makes Me Wanna Sing
3. Calling On You
4. Free
5. More Than A Man
6. Caught In The Middle
7. Reach Out
8. Loud n' Clear
9. The Way
10. Soldiers Under Command
11. To Hell With The Devil
12. Honestly
13. Winter Wonderland
14. Closing Prayer


Album: ''Reborn'' (2005)
1. Open Your Eyes
2. Reborn
3. When Did I See You Cry
4. Make You Mine
5. Passion
6. Live Again
7. If I Die
8. Wait For You
9. Rain
10. 10 000 Years
11. I.G.W.T.

Greatest Hits: Live In Puerto Rico

Album: ''Greatest Hits: Live In Puerto Rico'' (2006 DVD)
1. Sing Along Song
2. Makes Me Wanna Sing
3. Calling On You
4. Free
5. More Than A Man
6. Caught In The Middle
7. You Won't Be Lonely
8. Reach Out
9. Loud And Clear
10. The Way
11. Soldiers Under Command
12. To Hell With The Devil
13. Honestly
14. Winter Wonderland




Stryper, originally known as Roxx Regime, was formed in Orange County, California by brothers Michael and Robert Sweet and guitarist Oz Fox.

Stryper stands for Salvation Through Redemption Yielding Peace, Encouragement and Righteousness. The Isaiah 53:5 under their logo is the bible verse that states "by His stripes we are healed". The band earned their stripes on the Los Angeles metal club circuit and in 1984, after recruiting bass player Tim Gaines, signed with Enigma Records and released their debut mini-album, The Yellow And Black Attack (Y&BA).


Their first full-length release, Soldiers Under Command (SUC), sold over half a million units worldwide in the eighties, and stayed on Billboard's Top 200 album chart for over forty weeks. In addition to the hard-rocking tunes that Stryper's core audience has come to expect, the ballad "Honestly" from their platinum selling 1986 release To Hell With The Devil (THWTD) hit the Top-40 charts. The video for "Honestly" rapidly became the number one most-requested video on M-TV. 1988 saw the near-platinum release of In God We Trust (IGWT), as well as renewed success on M-TV, which was bombarded by thousands of phone requests for "Always There For You".


Coming off the acclaim of the 1989 tour supporting IGWT, the band released Against The Law (ATL) which shipped gold in the fall of 1990. Despite its sales success, some fans were confused by Stryper's change in appearance and lyrics. This lead to numerous rumors and questions about the sincerity of Stryper's faith. "We were making a grab for musical freedom," says Robert Sweet, Stryper's drummer. "But we never should have let that been misinterpreted as a change in our beliefs."

In 1991, Enigma Records went bankrupt, and Stryper was left without a record company. This was short-lived, as they were quickly picked up by Hollywood Records. In the summer of 1991 they released Can't Stop The Rock, a "best of" album with two new tracks.

In January of 1992, Michael Sweet left the Stryper to pursue a solo career. Although officially Robert Sweet, Oz Fox and Tim Gaines continued as a three piece for another year, there were no further studio recordings as Stryper once Mike left.


Michael Sweet was the first to re-appear back on the scene, when he secured a record deal with the Christian label Benson Records. (Benson distributed Stryper to the Christian retail stores in the 80's.) This union produced two albums: the self titled Michael Sweet, and Real. In 1998, Mike put out a full length demo by himself titled Truth. This generated label interest, and he was soon signed to Restless Records. The remastered and updated version of Truth was released early in 2001.

Tim Gaines and Robert Sweet joined legendary Christian guitar player Rex Carrol in the band King James. Although King James released two releases to date, Tim and Bob only performed on the first album which was released in 1994 on the Christian label Star Song.

Absent from the limelight for many years was Oz Fox, who last was seen making guest appearances on several Christian releases including JC & The Boyz, Bride, and Ransom. Oz and Tim joined forces once again in 1995 to form Sin Dizzy. Together with Bobby MacNeil on guitar and John Bocanegra on drums, they released He's Not Dead in 1998. Tim left Sin Dizzy in 2000 to continue working musically with his wife, Irene Kelly.

Robert Sweet released his solo release titled Love Trash in 2000, in which he plays all the instruments on the album and features Larry Worley on vocals. (Ex-lead singer of Christian rock band Fear Not.) Robert recently formed Blissed with fellow members David Pearson, Trevor Barr, and Jeff Miller. Their album, Waking Up The Dead, was released in early 2003.


On May 21st of 2000, history was made when Stryper hit the stage again for an informal jam at the first annual Stryper expo in New Jersey. December 16th of 2000 marked the first full blown set preformed by Stryper in 9 years, held in Costa Rica. The second annual Stryper expo was held in Azusa, California on May 18th and 19th of 2001. The two day expo featured multiple bands and vendors, with Stryper closing the expo with a concert. Shortly after, Stryper played to one of their largest crowds at Cornerstone at Bushnell, Illinois on July 7th, 2001.


On March 25th of 2003, Hollywood Records released Seven, The Best Of Stryper that included 2 new songs (Something and For You). That fall, they embarked on a 35 city tour that both fans and critics agreed was one of the hottest tours of 2003. In March of 2004, Stryper triumphantly returned to Puerto Rico to play a sold out show that was recorded for a DVD release scheduled to come out later in the year. The prayers of Stryper fan everywhere were answered in May of 2003 with the new live CD recording titled 7 Weeks: Live In America.

Stryper went on from there to record a full studio album, "Reborn", in 2005. The album featured a much harder sound than their earlier material.

Traditional Heavy Metal, Hard Rock


United States of America (Orange County, California), formed in 1983

Big3 Recs.


Michael Sweet: Vocals/Guitar (The Michael Sweet Band)
Robert Sweet: Drums (Blank, Seventh Power, Dbeality, Titanic (US))
Oz Fox: Guitars/Vocals (Bloodgood, SinDizzy)
Tracy Ferrie: Bass (Whitecross)

Timothy Gaines: Bass (1984-1992, 2003-2005) (Stormer, SinDizzy)


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