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Petra - 79% match to Stryper

Genres: Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the first US Christian hard rock bands, Petra are an excellent musical unit who have never been swayed by passing trends and have adhered resolutely to their own ideals and beliefs. Petra specialize in a varied musical approach, with their stadium rock sound incorporating elements of the Eagles, Joe Walsh, Kansas and Deep Purple. They have released well over a dozen high Read more

Dokken - 60% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, USA heavy metal band was put together by vocalist Don Dokken (29 June 1953). His first break came when producer Dieter Dierks recruited him to supply (eventually unused) back-up vocals on the Scorpions’Blackout in 1982. Dierks then allowed Dokken the remaining studio time to produce demos. These rough recordings impressed Carrere Records enough to sec Read more

Guardian - 53% match to Stryper

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Ratt - 53% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Heavy Metal Music & Radio Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This heavy metal band was formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, by Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Robbin Crosby (4 August 1959, San Diego, California, USA, d. 6 June 2002, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Warren DeMartini (guitar), Juan Croucier (bass), and Bobby ‘The Blotz’ Blotzer (drums). They evolved out of 70s band Mickey Ratt, transmuting into their present Read more

White Lion - 49% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US hard rock band was formed in Brooklyn, New York, during 1983, by Mike Tramp (Michael Trampenau, 14 January 1961, Copenhagen, Denmark; lead vocals, ex-Mabel) and Vito Bratta (b. 1 July 1961, Staten Island, New York, USA; guitar, ex-Dreamer). After a series of false starts, they signed to Elektra Records with Felix Robinson (bass, ex-Angel) and Nicki Capozzi (drums) co Read more

Winger - 48% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This melodic US AOR/hard rock act was formed by experienced session musicians Kip Winger (22 May 1961; bass, vocals) and Paul Taylor (keyboards, guitar) following their work together on Alice Cooper’s Constrictor tour. Enlisting lead guitarist Reb Beach and drummer Rod Morgenstein (ex-Dixie Dregs), the quartet chose the name Sahara, but were forced to change to Winger a Read more

Night Ranger - 46% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This talented and sophisticated American pomp-rock group released a string of first-class albums between 1982 and 1988. Featuring Jack Blades (vocals, bass), Brad Gillis (guitar, ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Alan Fitzgerald (keyboards, ex-Montrose), Kelly Keagy (drums) and Jeff Watson (guitar), they gigged in and around their home town of San Francisco as an extension of Gillis’ clu Read more

Tesla - 46% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as City Kid, this blues-based, hard rock quintet were formed in Sacramento, California, USA. Named after the scientist Nikola Tesla, Jeff Keith (12 October 1958, Texarkana, Arkansas, USA; vocals), Tommy Skeoch (guitar/vocals), Frank Hannon (b. 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar/keyboards), Brian Wheat (bass/vocals) and Troy Luccketta (drums) came tog Read more

Danger Danger - 45% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This melodic and atmospheric US hard rock band was formed in 1988 by former Michael Bolton bass player Bruno Ravel. Enlisting the services of Ted Poley (ex-Prophet vocalist), Steve West (drums), Kasey Smith (keyboards) and Tony Rey (guitar), the band’s style lay somewhere between White Lion and Bon Jovi. They were picked up by Imagine Records and debuted with a self-titled Read more

Firehouse - 43% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s
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Slaughter - 42% match to Stryper

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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When Vinnie Vincent’s Invasion disintegrated in 1988, vocalist Mark Slaughter and bass player Dana Strum decided to start a new group under the name Slaughter. Recruiting guitarist Tim Kelly (1963, d. 5 February 1998) and drummer Blas Elias, they soon secured a contract with Chrysalis Records and recorded Stick It To Ya. With an approach that fused elements of Kiss, M&o Read more

Warrant - 42% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A product of the late 80s Los Angeles, California, USA club scene, hard rock band Warrant was formed in 1984 by guitarist Erik Turner (Eric Benjamin Turner, 31 March 1964, Omaha, Nebraska, USA). The early line-up of the band included Jerry Dixon (b. 15 September 1967, Pasadena, California, USA; bass), Adam Shore (vocals), Josh Lewis (b. Joshua Cohen, 15 October 1967, Chicago Read more

Quiet Riot - 41% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US heavy metal band had their ‘five minutes’ of fame in 1983 with a remake of the Slade song, ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, and a US number 1 album, Metal Health - the first metal album to reach that position in the US charts. However, they were unable to maintain that momentum with subsequent releases. The band formed in 1975 with lanky vocalist Kevin DuBr Read more

Vinnie Vincent Invasion - 39% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vincent Cusano, 6 August 1952, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Vincent began his musical career as guitar/vocalist in the melodic rock band Treasure in 1977. In 1982 he accepted the offer to join Kiss and contributed to Creatures Of The Night and Lick It Up, the latter featuring the band without make-up on the cover for the first time. After two years with Kiss, Vincent left t Read more

Cinderella - 38% match to Stryper

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Theme
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-based band was formed in 1983 by Tom Keifer (guitar/vocals), Eric Brittingham (bass) and Michael Kelly Smith (guitar) and Tony Destra (drums). The latter pair soon left to form Britny Fox, and it was a line-up comprising Keifer, Brittingham, Jeff LaBar (ex-White Foxx) and Jody Cortez that signed to PolyGram Records. The label acted on Jon Bo Read more


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