Stryper is a Christian metal band from Orange County, CA that became famous during the late 1980s. Formed in 1983 as Roxx Regime, the band soon after changed its name and went on to become the first Christian heavy metal act to achieve mainstream popularity.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Honestly (1987)
  • Always There For You (1988)
  • I Believe In You (1988)

Pop charts debut year: 1987

Years active: 1983-1993, 2003-present (reunions 1999-2001)

Genres: Christian metal, glam metal, heavy metal, hard rock

Labels: Enigma, Hollywood, Big 3, Frontiers



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