STRIKER Announce European Tour w/ SONATA ARCTICA, TRIOSPHERE and THUNDERSTONE
New Album ‘Stand In The Fire’ Out Now
Never sated whizzkids STRIKER have taken the bait once again: By the beginning of next year, the crazy Canadians will join forces with Finnish power metal greats Sonata Arctica and return to Europe after their highly successful tour with Brainstorm and Primal Fear earlier this year.
True to their own motto “Full Speed Or No Speed”, their next album release is already planned for spring 2017 – Only one year after their critically acclaimed ‘Stand In The Fire’. It’s quite obvious: 2017 will be aSTRIKER year again!
Watch live video of STRIKER performing ‘Phoenix Lights’ in Toronto, ON –http://puregrainaudio.com/videos/striker-phoenix-lights-live-at-the-garrison
The 9th Hour World Tour 2017Special Guests:
Triosphere (NOR) – 20.02.-20.03.
Thunderstone (FI) – 22.03.-09.04.
Striker (CAN) – whole tour20.02.2017 DE – Nürnberg, Hirsch
21.02.2017 CZ – Zlin, Masters of Rock Café
22.02.2017 AT – Vienna, Szene
23.02.2017 DE – München, Backstage (Halle)
24.02.2017 IT – Modena, Vox Club
25.02.2017 IT – Rome, Orion
27.02.2017 CH – Zürich, Dynamo
28.02.2017 CH – Solothurn, Kulturfabrik Kofmehl
01.03.2017 CH – Lausanne, Les Docks
03.03.2017 FR – Marseille, Le Moulin
04.03.2017 ES – Barcelona, Bikini
05.03.2017 ES – Madrid, La Riviera
06.03.2017 ES – Sevilla, Custom
07.03.2017 PT – Lisbon, Lisboa ao Vivo
09.03.2017 ES – Pamplona, Totem
10.03.2017 FR – Bordeaux, Barbey Theatre
11.03.2017 FR – Toulouse, Le Metronum
12.03.2017 FR – Lyon, Le Ninkaso Kao
14.03.2017 FR – Besancon, La Rodia
15.03.2017 FR – Nancy, L’Austre Canal
16.03.2017 FR – Rennes, Antipode
17.03.2017 UK – Southampton, Engine Rooms
18.03.2017 UK – Bristol, Marble Factory
19.03.2017 UK – Cardiff, Tramshed
20.03.2017 UK – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
22.03.2017 UK – Manchester, Club Academy
23.03.2017 UK – Sheffield, Corporation Room 1
24.03.2017 UK – Glasgow, The Classic Grand
25.03.2017 UK – Belfast, Limelight 2
26.03.2017 IRE – Dublin, The Academy
28.03.2017 UK – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
29.03.2017 FR – Lille ,Le Splendid
30.03.2017 DE – Herford, X
31.03.2017 DE – Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
01.04.2017 NL – Eindhoven, Effenaar
02.04.2017 NL – Utrecht, Tivoli Pandora
04.04.2017 DE – Köln, Essigfabrik
05.04.2017 DE – Ludwigsburg, Rockfabrik
06.04.2017 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
07.04.2017 SE – Malmö, KB
08.04.2017 SE – Örebrö, Frimis Salonger
09.04.2017 SE – Gothenburg, Pustervik
About the album:
‘Stand In The Fire’ is STRIKER‘s most uncompromising record to date. A record packed with incredible riffs and colossal anthems, all laced together with epic harmonies. Inspired by legendary bands like Iron Maiden, Striker wears their hearts firmly on their battle jackets, soaking up the power and influence of classic rock and metal.
The band; Dan Clearly (vocals) Tim Brown (lead/rhythm guitars) William Wallace (bass) Adam Brown (drums) recorded the album themselves with the help of Randy Black (who filled in on drums while Adam was away…) and mixing genius Frederik Nordstrom (Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, Opeth) giving them not only the time and space needed but the freedom to set up the release direct to fans worldwide.
To hear a full stream of the album, please visit the following link here.
Track Listing ‘Stand In The Fire’:
STRIKER formed in Edmonton, Canada in 2007 and they were signed to German label Iron Kodex off the strength of their first demo. They made two albums with the label and recorded 2nd album Armed To The Teeth with acclaimed producer Michael Wagener (Ozzy, Skid Row, Metallica). They played shows with Metallica in Canada and hit the road for what eventually became a full world tour with shows across Europe and Japan. They used their time in Europe to work with Frederik Nordstrom and were snapped up by Napalm Records in 2012 for the release of the acclaimed album City Of Gold.
For more info: www.Striker-Metal.com.