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Montreal, QC – April 7, 2017
For Fans of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Enforcer, Skullfist, Steelwing
STRIKER – Four Nominations From Edmonton Music Awards
‘Album of The Year’, ‘Metal Recording of The Year’, ‘Group of The Year’, ‘People’s Choice’
Alberta CD Release Shows For Fifth Self-Titled Album Out Now!
European Tour Dates w/ Sonata Arctica
Photo Credit: Dana Zuk
Currently wrapping up the tail end of their European tour with Sonata Arctica, STRIKER return to Canada to four nominations from the Edmonton Music Awards (Album of The Year, Metal Recording of The Year, Group of The Year, People’s Choice). The award nominations are for their highly praised 2016 album ‘Stand In The Fire’ (album stream here).
“We are hoping to make the hat-trick for Metal Recording of the Year at the Edmonton Music Awards this year. We are super stoked to be nominated for Album of The Year as well as Group of The Year. It was a fantastic year for us so let’s keep it rolling with some new hardware!” comments guitarist Tim Brown.
Full 2017 Edmonton Music Awards nominee list: http://www.edmontonmusicawards.com/2017-nominees/
Metal Recording of the Year
All Else Fails – The Forever Lie
Black Friday – Suffering In Stereo
Juliet Ruin – Rogue Down
Silence The Machine – Lost
Striker – Phoenix Lights
Album of the Year
100 mile house – Hiraeth
Altameda – Dirty Rain
Royal Tusk – DealBreaker
Scenic Route To Alaska – Long Walk Home
Striker – Stand in the Fire
Group of the Year
100 mile house
Scenic Route To Alaska
People’s Choice – Winner To Be Determined By Online Fan Vote
Click here to vote! https://yeglive.ca/surveys/edmonton-music-awards-2017
In additional news, STRIKER will be returning to their shredding grounds of Alberta in April for their first Canadian shows since unleashing their fifth studio album on February 24th, which the band has been touring the USA plus Europe in support of for the last three months.
Their shows, April 13th in Calgary at Dicken’s Pub, hometown return on April 14th in Edmonton at Starlite Room and April 15th in Red Deer at The Vat will be CD release events for their Albertan fans that have been loyal over the years supporting STRIKER‘s career in the province and beyond.
STRIKER‘s self-titled album released via their indie label Record Breaking Records features 9 shredding tracks that are all killer and no filler to continue the band’s classic mix of heavy metal.
To hear the full stream of STRIKER‘s new album, please visit: http://loudwire.com/striker-striker-exclusive-album-stream-interview/
Watch their video ‘Born To Lose’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39j6gazeWKo
iTunes – here.
EU TOUR DATES w/ SONATA ARCTICA – The 9th Hour World Tour 2017
Triosphere (NOR) – 20.02.-20.03.
Thunderstone (FI) – 22.03.-09.04.
Striker (CAN) – whole tour
Apr 7 – KB Malmö, Sweden
Apr 8 – Frimis Salonger Örebro, Sweden
Apr 9 – Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden
1. Former Glory (3:59)
2. Pass Me By (3:33)
3. Born To Lose (3:58)
4. Cheating Death (0:53)
5. Shadows In The Light (3:29)
6. Rock The Night (4:30)
7. Over The Top (4:38)
8. Freedom’s Call (4:30)
9. Curse of The Dead (3:49)
Album Length: 33:23
Striker is an Edmonton-based recording and performing heavy metal band that has grown immensely through their years in the industry. A classic mix of heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal, their music features powerful, clean vocals, catchy choruses, vocal harmonies, and impressive guitar leads.
Audiences are often floored by the energy of their live show, and their recorded material has been met with fantastic response by both fans and industry across the world. Striker has toured across dozens of countries as headliners as well as support for major metal acts. Gearing up for the release of their latest album the sky’s the limit for these Canadians!!
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“Striker gush with so much enthusiasm here, with explosive riffs swirling between the vibrant harmonies and choruses, that it’s hard not to notice…Tracks like “Former Glory” and “Born to Lose” are anthemic, catchy as hell and feature soaring vocals from Dan Cleary and terrific guitar work by Tim Brown…On Striker, the band take a host of influences and hone them into a sound they can call their own.” – Exclaim!
“From the first storm-summoning power chord on the opener Former Glory, Striker (CAN) proves their new album’s initial claim of not dwelling on the past, a high and appropriate cry of “Yeah, I’m back again!”… If you haven’t witnessed this inspiring resurrection of classic metal, the band plays Friday, April 14 at Starlite with Ravenous and Tylor Dory Trio, no doubt sharpened from the faithful overseas audiences.” – Edmonton Journal
“When a band releases an eponymous album it’s a statement of intent, a sign of confidence, everything being as it should be. For make no mistake, Striker are a special band. As the old Metal Gods ascend to Valhalla, new gods will arise. This is Striker’s fifth album and it’s just timeless. Not retro, not looking back, but taking everything that’s uplifting and glorious about heavy metal into 2017 and beyond…this album has to be in every writer and fan’s top ten at the end of 2017.” – Hellbound
“A less balls out, more aggressive record than its predecessor, STRIKER delivers another impressive collection of high energy headbangers….Regardless of what your heavy metal predilections may be, STRIKER offers something for everyone. Super catchy tunes dripping with shred gymnastics and all around technical prowess, Striker deserves a place on any metal fan’s playlist….If you have not experienced Striker yet, this album is a worthy place to start and should appeal to a wide range of fans, particularly followers of the Priest, Anthrax and Maiden.” – Metal Rules