Shout was a Christian glam metal band formed in 1987 by Ken Tamplin. Musically the band was similar to Stryper, but the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music cites them as being "more competent than Stryper." Their first album, It Won't Be Long, was recorded by session musicians including Lanny Cordola (House Of Lords) and Marty Friedman (Megadeth). Following this release Tamplin hired Joseph Galletta and Loren Robinson, who he had played with in Joshua, on a full-time basis. These three members would form the long term core of the band. Chuck King (Idle Cure) also became an integral part of the band. The group achieved early success in Europe and toured there in August 1988 including a concert at London's famed Marquee. Their second album, In Your Face, sold 40,000 copies within a month of its release. The album was said to express "every nuance and shade of loudness and fastness". At that time the band became widely successful, selling out shows at the Roxy Theatre. The lead single, "In Your Face", won the Dove Award for hard music song in 1990.