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Second full length album and Grammy Award nominated third release by the Christian glam metal band. It was the first Christian metal album to achieve platinum status, selling over one million copies. It remained the best selling Christian metal album until 2001.

Second full length album and Grammy Award nominated third release by the Christian glam metal band. It was the first Christian metal album to achieve platinum status, selling over one million copies. It remained the best selling Christian metal album until 2001.

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Format: CD
Label: HWD
Catalog: 161185
Rel. Date: 07/16/1991
UPC: 720616118523

To Hell With The Devil
Artist: Stryper
Format: CD
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Second full length album and Grammy Award nominated third release by the Christian glam metal band. It was the first Christian metal album to achieve platinum status, selling over one million copies. It remained the best selling Christian metal album until 2001.

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''To Hell with the Devil'' is the Grammy Award nominated third release, and second full-length album, by the Christian metal and Glam metal band Stryper, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). It was both the first Contemporary Christian and Christian metal album to achieve Platinum status, selling over one million copies. It remains the best-selling Christian metal album of all time.

The album was listed at #88 in the 2001 book, ''CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music''. The album was the only heavy metal album on the list. Ian Christe, author of the heavy metal history book ''Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal'' (2003), mentions ''To Hell with the Devil'' in his book as one of the landmarks of the glam metal movement.

Throughout 1987, both music videos for "Free" and "Honestly" ranked #1 on ''Dial MTV'', the nightly MTV list of most requested videos. The video for "Calling on You" also reached #5 on the show.

The original cover of ''To Hell with the Devil'' caused a torrent of controversy, and was soon changed to an all-black design. The original artwork

depicted four long haired angels throwing the devil into a fiery pit. The cover was then changed on later pressings to a basic black cover with the Stryper logo and the album title in the center.

As the band started to record the album, Tim Gaines left the band. He was replaced by bassist Matt Hurich. That failed, so session bassist Brad Cobb took Tim's place while recording this album. However, before the tour for it began, Tim Gaines rejoined the band. - Wikipedia

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