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. These included Lanny Cordola (of Magdalen), Marty Friedman (of Megadeath), Michael Angelo (of Nitro), Joseph Galletta, Loren Robinson, and others. The album was an instant hit, and the band played at Londons famed Marquee in August of 1988. Following this release Tamplin hired Galletta and Robinson, who he had played with in Joshua, an a full time basis. These three members would form the long term core of the band. Chuck King (of Idle Cure) also became an integral part of the band.
Their second album, In Your Face, sold 40,000 copies within a month of its release. The lead single, "In Your Face", won the Dove Award for hard music song in 1990. Tamplin then broke up the band to pursue a solo career. Two compilations were issued before Tamplin reformed the band. New material was issued in their 1999 release, Shout Back.