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Updated Aug 25
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Updated Aug 25

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Stryken

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<div class='description'><p>Often referred to as the "fundamentalists in armor" and playing what it describes as "thunder rock," Stryken was put together in Arizona in the late seventies by founding members Dale and Steve Streiker initially under the moniker Stryker. After releasing a single and a four song demo, the two proceeded to place a want ad for a drummer, which led them to a talented timekeeper by the name of Joey Knight. A move to Austin came about in late 1982, and by the spring of the following year the band recorded a nine song cassette only release entitled Blitzkrieg that sold very well in the Southwest. By the mid-eighties, however, Stryker started to receive pressure from the Stryper camp about changing it's name. Yes, Stryker rhythms with Stryper, but one important thing to keep in mind is that the name Stryker was trademarked by the band after it formed in the late seventies- a time when the boys in yellow and black were more than likely still in junior high school. Needless to say, cooler heads prevailed and the band agreed to make a change by switching the last letter in it's name from an "r" to an "n". Hence, Stryken was officially born. With a permanent name in place and it's line up finalized with the addition of bassist Ezekiel Vade, Stryken went through a complete makeover in it's image which saw each member of the group don body armor that is symbolic of the Armor of God as described in Ephesians 6:11. Stryken soon formed it's own label, Chrystal R
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