Edmonton shredders STRIKER have 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 award win (Edmonton Music Award) and a nomination for a Western Canadian Music Award for "Metal / Hard Rock Artist of Year", there's no stopping these Canadian metal titans.
Currently on tour with Dark Tranquillity and Warbringer in North America (dates listed below), this power quartet have unleashed their new music video "Former Glory" exclusively premiered on MetalInsider.net. The video captures the classic heavy metal of past and showcases STRIKER bringing it to the forefront of present day headbanging.
Watch "Former Glory" at the following link: http://www.metalinsider.net/video/video-premiere-striker-takes-us-back-to-our-former-glory-days
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).
CD and digital download available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and CD Baby.
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)
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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!!
"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