STRIKER – Four Nominations From Edmonton Music Awards

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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:
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
Royal Tusk
Scenic Route To Alaska
The Dungarees

People’s Choice – Winner To Be Determined By Online Fan Vote
Click here to vote!

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 for 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:

Watch their video ‘Born To Lose’ at

iTunes – here.

EU TOUR DATES w/ SONATA ARCTICA – The 9th Hour World Tour 2017
Special Guests:
Triosphere (NOR) – 20.02.-20.03.
Thunderstone (FI) – 22.03.-09.04.
Striker (CAN) – whole tour
Remaining Dates:
Apr 7 – KB Malmö, Sweden
Apr 8 – Frimis Salonger Örebro, Sweden
Apr 9 – Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden

Canadian Dates:

April 13 – Dicken’s Pub – Calgary, AB w/ Ravenous, Riot City & In/Vertigo – info
April 14 – Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB w/ Ravenous & Tylor Dory Trio – info
April 15 – The Vat Pub – Red Deer, AB w/ Ravenous, Wraith Risen, and Bodies Burn Black – info

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
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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!!

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