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Montreal, QC – September 15, 2017
For Fans of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Enforcer, Skullfist, Steelwing
STRIKER Win Western Canadian Music Award For “Metal/Hard Rock Artist of The Year”
New Music Video “Former Glory”
North American Tour Dates w/ Dark Tranquillity, Warbringer
Photo Credit: Dana Zuk
Edmonton shredders STRIKER have added another souvenir to their trophy case with their latest win for “Metal/Hard Rock Artist of The Year” from this year’s 15th annual Western Canadian Music Awards held during Breakout West on September 14th at the Dinwoodie Lounge in Edmonton, AB. For more info, please visit the following link here.
“We are honoured to win the Western Canadian Music Award for Metal Artist two years in a row! Very special thanks to everyone on our team and everyone who has been supporting us, it’s been an amazing year and it’s not over yet!” comments guitarist Tim Brown.
STRIKER was nominated alongside the following Western Canadian bands:
Metal/Hard Music Artist of the Year:
All Else Fails (AB)
Black Thunder (SK)
Soul Mates (SK)
Striker (AB) – Winner
Untimely Demise (SK)
STRIKER have been riding quite the bullet train this year in support of their latest self-titled album released this past February via their indie label Record Breaking Records. Touring Europe with Sonata Arctica plus performing on 70,000 Tons of Metal along with an Edmonton Music Award win for Metal Recording of the Year, there’s no stopping these Canadian metal titans.
STRIKER‘s self-titled album features 9 shredding tracks that are all killer and no filler to continue the band’s classic mix of heavy metal to follow 2016’s highly praised “Stand In The Fire”. The album was self-recorded by the band (Dan Clearly (vocals), Tim Brown (lead/rhythm guitars), William Wallace (bass), Adam Brown (drums) plus help from Randy Black (Primal Fear, Bif Naked, Annihilator) who filled in on drums while Adam was away during recording) along with mixing done by genius Frederik Nordstrom (Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, Opeth).
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
Tickets available here:
Sept 15 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Sept 16 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Sept 17 – Montreal, QC – FouFounes
Sept 18 – Toronto, ON – MOD Club
Sept 19 – Westland, MI – Token Lounge
Sept 20 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
Sept 21 – Sioux Falls, SD – Icon Lounge
Sept 22 – Minneapolis, MN – The Cabooze
Sept 23 – Winnipeg, MB – Park Theatre
Sept 24 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
Sept 25 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
Sept 26 – Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
Sept 28 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
Sept 29 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Sept 30 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Oct 1 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
Oct 2 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey a Go Go
Oct 3 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Oct 4 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
Oct 5 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Oct 6 – San Antonio, TX – Fitzgeralds
Oct 7 – Dallas, TX – Trees
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