"The Covering", the much-anticipated covers album from Christian hard rockers STRYPER, will be released on February 15, 2011 via Big3 Records. STRYPER is preparing to tour extensively throughout 2011-2012 in support of the "The Covering". 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).