NEWARK, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Praise® Inc., the leader in Christian-themed, family-friendly entertainment software and currently under pending merger agreement with Left Behind Games (OTC Bulletin Board: LFBG), today announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with Stryper, the top-selling Christian metal band. Together, Digital Praise and Stryper intend to develop new products leveraging the band's top live performance recordings.
"This is our first opportunity to license music directly from a top Christian artist," said Tom Bean, President and CEO of Digital Praise. "It is unbelievable to be working with Stryper, the first openly Christian heavy metal band to gain recognition in the mainstream music world. The idea of creating the first band-specific expansion packs for our guitar and dance video games is another first for Stryper."
"Since 1984, Stryper has always been a band on the cutting edge that has broken down barriers," said Dave Rose of talent agency Deep South Entertainment, which represents Stryper. "During their 25th Anniversary World Tour, legions of loyal Stryper fans have been coming out to experience the energy of their favorite Stryper songs performed live. So it's exciting that Digital Praise is planning on merging the world of interactive games and the live Stryper experience. Both Stryper and Digital Praise are once again on the cutting edge of technology and music. We're thrilled to be involved."
Digital Praise is excited to be working with Stryper and has already started working with many of the live Stryper recordings.
Looking back over the last 25 years, Stryper is considered a groundbreaking act by all accounts. Since the band's label debut in 1984, the quartet has sold more than 8 million albums worldwide. The first Christian rock band to enjoy decided success in the mainstream market, Stryper's RIAA certified platinum 1986 magnum opus To Hell with the Devil is listed among the "100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music" as designated by CCM Magazine. One of the most mesmerizing stage acts still today, Stryper received tremendous exposure on television's MTV and VH1, paving the way for more faith-fueled bands to be considered for airplay. "We attribute so much of our success to God," Stryper founding member Michael Sweet says unashamedly. "He has orchestrated this band, and His hand has been on it from the beginning. We often ask Him, 'Why did You choose us?' We are just average guys who He has continued to use in amazing ways." For more information about Stryper and the upcoming tour, visit www.stryper.com.
About Digital Praise Inc.
Digital Praise is a developer of family-friendly Christian entertainment software for personal computers and other devices including iPhones. The company produces, publishes and distributes titles for families who enjoy interactive entertainment software with principled character-building themes and "just good clean fun." On February 25, 2010, Left Behind Games, Inc. (OTC: LFBG) announced that it has entered into an agreement to merge with Digital Praise, making Digital Praise its wholly-owned subsidiary. Pending SEC approval, the transaction is anticipated to close in Q2 of 2010. For more information, visit www.digitalpraise.com.
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