STRIKER Nominated For Western Canadian Music Award ‘Metal/Hard Rock Artist of The Year’ + USA Tour
New Album ‘Stand In The Fire’ Out Now
Music Video – Too Late – Watch here.
Song Stream – Out For Blood – Listen here.
It’s been a busy 2016 for Canadian power metallers STRIKER and their latest album ‘Stand In The Fire’ released this past February. The band toured Europe with Primal Fear, are now hitting the road for their USA tour with Spellcaster, Weresquatch and Thrashole, plus will have an upcoming cross Canada dates to follow and to add to the madness, they have been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for ‘Metal/Hard Rock Artist of The Year’ alongside KEN mode (MB), Shooting Guns (SK), Third Ion (SK), Van Halst (AB). The awards will be held in Regina, SK on October 13th. For more info, please visit the following link here.
“We are extremely excited to be nominated for Metal/Hard Music Artist of the Year, it’s been an amazing year for us and we are so very honoured to be recognized for all of our hard work. Hope to have a beer with the rest of the nominees at the awards!” comments guitarist Tim Brown.
Nominees list: http://breakoutwest.ca/2016-wcma/wcma-nominees/
KEN mode (MB)
Shooting Guns (SK)
Third Ion (SK)
Van Halst (AB)
5/13 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
5/14 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
5/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Metro **
5/16 – Reno, NV – PB&J’s
5/17 – Fullerton, CA – Slidebar
5/18 – Scottsdale, AZ – The Rogue Bar
5/19 – El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall
5/20 – San Antonio, TX – The Korova
5/21 – Houston, TX – Satellite Bar
5/23 – Orlando, FL – Bombshell Tavern
5/24 – Atlanta, GA – 529 **
5/25 – Covington, KY – Backstage Cafe
5/27 – Chicago, IL – Reggies Live
5/29 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudevill Mews
5/30 – Dubuque, IA – The Venue
5/31 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge
6/1 – Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live
6/2 – North Platte, NE – Sculley’s Shooters
6/3 – Scottsbluff, NE – Elks Lodge
6/4 – Billings, MT – The Railyard
6/6 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry *
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.