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Striker

Formed: 2007
From: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Striker News

Below is our complete Striker news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Striker Releases "Crossroads" Music Video

Canadian metal act Striker released new music video for the track "Crossroads." The song appears on the latest album "City of Gold," which is available now via Napalm Records.

Striker is set to hit the road for a North American tour with Artillery, VX36, Potential Threat and Dahlmers Realm next month. For dates and venues, head on over to this location.

Check out "Crossroads" here:

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Artillery Gearing Up For U.S. Tour

Artillery is gearing up to embark on a new U.S. tour this Spring, set to initiate on April 9th in San Jose.

The United Legions Tour will weave its way through seventeen cities before wrapping up on April 27th in Salt Lake City. Artillery will be joined by Striker, VX36, Potential Threat and Dahlmers Realm.

Comments the band: "It's with a great pleasure that Artillery is returning to the United States, this time as a headliner for the United Legions tour together with Striker and VX36. We cannot wait to play songs from Legions together with our old songs from Terror Squad, Khomaniac and more! Come and join the Legions!"

4/09/2015 Rock Bar Theatre - San Jose, CA
4/10/2015 Five Star Bar - Los Angeles, CA
4/11/2015 The Drunken Lass - Prescott, AZ
4/12/2015 Blue Max - Midland, TX
4/13/2015 The Three Links - Deep Ellum, TX
4/14/2015 The Dirty Dog - Bar Austin, TX
4/15/2015 Walter's - Houston, TX
4/16/2015 Siberia- New Orleans, LA
4/17/2015 West End Live - Orlando, FL
4/19/2015 The Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
4/21/2015 The Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC
4/22/2015 The Syndicate Venue - Birmingham, AL
4/23/2015 Good Time Charlie's - Tupelo, MS
4/24/2015 The Metal Grille RK NYDM Spring Bash 2015 - Cudahy, WI
4/25/2015 Vaudeville Mews Des - Moines, IA
4/26/2015 Bushwacker's Saloon - Denver, CO
4/27/2015 The Metro Bar - Salt Lake City, UT More...

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Artillery Embarking On U.S. Tour

Denmark's thrash metal veterans Artillery will return to the U.S. in April. The tour will also feature Striker and VX36 and begins on April 9th, weaving its way through the U.S. before wrapping up on April 27th in Salt Lake City, UT.

Artillery comments: "It's with a great pleasure that Artillery are returning to the United States. This time as a head liner for the United Legions Tour, together With Striker And VX36. We can wait to play songs from Legions together with our old songs as Terror Squad, Khomaniac and the Almighty. Come and join the Legions!" More...

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Artillery Kicking Off North American Tour

Veteran Denmark-based thrash metal outfit Artillery will kick off the band's first ever North American tour tomorrow, October 23rd.

Joined by Onslaught and Striker, the trek will commence at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York and weave its way through thirty cities before coming to a close at The Whisky in Hollywood, California on November 26th.

Guitarist Michael Stützer comments: "One of Artillery's biggest goals way back since the early demo days in 1982 has been to tour USA/Canada. After a few shows in the USA, playing at Maryland Deathfest, Barge To Hell and Saint Vitus in New York we are finally doing our first full North American tour! We can't wait to play songs from our new album Legions together with old classic songs like 'Terror Squad' and 'Khomaniac!' Join The Legions!" More...

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Chris Segger Splits With Striker

Edmonton's Striker announced that just following the band's just completed European trek with Sweden's Bullet, long time guitarist Chris Segger has split with the band. Recently, the band announced that they will drop off the North American tour with Onslaught and Artillery.

The announcement on the band's Facebook page reads: "Always end on a high note! Our axe man Chris Segger is retiring from Striker now that our European tour is complete. Good luck on your future journeys! Thank you for everything Mr. Segger!

"On a related note, we are now on the hunt for new guitarist! If you are interested please send us a video of you playing some Striker songs and a current live video."

Segger followed up with the following post on his Facebook page: "Friends! As you have probably read. After 7 years, 3 albums, an EP and nearly 200 shows all over the world, I have decided to leave Striker. I want to send a huge Thank you to everyone who supported me and the band and to all the wonderful friends and fans I've been able to meet along the way. It's been a hell of a ride \m/" More...

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Striker Drops Off North American Tour

Striker has issued the following brief announcement about cancelling upcoming North American tour dates:

"We are extremely disappointed to announce that due to reasons beyond our control, we are forced to drop off of the Onslaught/Artillery North American tour.

"We'd like to apologize to our Canadian and American fans and are working to rebook something as soon as possible."

Striker also just released new album "City Of Gold," which can be heard in full via the SoundCloud player below. More...

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Bullet Posts Tour Trailer

Swedish heavy metal institution Bullet just released the brand new, steel melting masterpiece "Storm Of Blades" on September 5th, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

Now the band has put up a tour trailer for an upcoming live trek, aka the “Tour Of Blades Over Europe 2014." Check out the clip below.

Commented the band: “Stallion and Striker will be our fellow hell raisers on the first leg, and this tour should not let a fan of heavy metal music down. We will raise hell, we will drink beer, we will bang our heads together and kill grunge... again! Prepare for the storm of blades!” More...

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Striker Streaming Full New Album

All that glitters ain't gold - one might perhaps think. In this case, you could probably say the opposite!

As a tasty appetizer for the upcoming Striker album "City Of Gold" (due out September 9th USA/CAN via Napalm Records) the band is now streaming the entire album online. Explore the city for yourself below, thanks to Invisible Oranges.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Underground
2. City of Gold
3. Start Again
4. Bad Decisions
5. Crossroads
6. All for One
7. Mind Control
8. Second Attack
9. All I Want
10. Rise Up
11. Taken by Time
12. Two Minutes to Midnight (Bonus Track) (Iron Maiden Cover)
13. Watching You (Bonus Track)
14. Roll With the Punches (Bonus Track)
15. Fuck Volcanoes (Bonus Track) More...

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Striker Releases "City Of Gold" Lyric Video

Canadian metal act Striker posted a lyric video for the new track "City of Gold." The song is the title track of the new Napalm Records release, which is set to drop on the following schedule:

29.08.2014 G/A/S, FIN & BENELUX
01.09.2014 UK & EUROPE
03.09.2014 NOR/SWE/ESP
09.09.2014 US/CAN

The track listing for "City of Gold" is:

1. Underground
2. City of Gold
3. Start Again
4. Bad Decisions
5. Crossroads
6. All for One
7. Mind Control
8. Second Attack
9. All I Want
10. Rise Up
11. Taken by Time
12. Two Minutes to Midnight (Bonus Track) (Iron Maiden Cover)
13. Watching You (Bonus Track)
14. Roll With the Punches (Bonus Track)
15. Fuck Volcanoes (Bonus Track)

Check out "City of Gold" here: More...

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Striker Posts "City Of Gold" Preview Clip

Canadian metal act Striker posted an interactive preview featuring clips from the entire new album "City of Gold." The follow up to 2012's "Armed to the Teeth" (see review here) is set for release via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

29.08.2014 G/A/S, FIN & BENELUX
01.09.2014 UK & EUROPE
03.09.2014 NOR/SWE/ESP
09.09.2014 US/CAN

"It's about Heavy Metal and a good time," says singer Dan Cleary about the band’s philosophy. "If you’re having a party at your house, then put our CD into the player and drinksome beer. This music is exactly made for suchmoments. Producer Fredrik Nordström has created a traditional and modern Heavy Metalsound with hymns like 'Taken By Time', 'City Of Gold' or 'Bad Decisions'!"

The track listing for "City of Gold" is:

1. Underground
2. City of Gold
3. Start Again
4. Bad Decisions
5. Crossroads
6. All for One
7. Mind Control
8. Second Attack
9. All I Want
10. Rise Up
11. Taken by Time
12. Two Minutes to Midnight (Bonus Track) (Iron Maiden Cover)
13. Watching You (Bonus Track)
14. Roll With the Punches (Bonus Track)
15. Fuck Volcanoes (Bonus Track)

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Artillery Announces North American Tour Dates

The Denmark thrash metal veterans in Artillery will return to North America this fall for their first ever North American tour.

Artillery will join Onslaught and Striker beginning on October 23rd at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY. The tour will weave its way throughout North America before coming to a close at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, CA on November 26th.

Guitarist Michael Stützer comments: "One of Artillery's biggest goals way back since the early demo days in 1982 has been to tour USA/Canada. After a few shows in the USA, playing at Maryland Deathfest, Barge to Hell and Saint Vitus Club (in New York) we are finally doing our first full North American tour! We can't wait to play songs from our new album 'Legions' together with old classic songs like 'Terror Squad' and 'Khomaniac!' JOIN THE LEGIONS!" More...

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Striker Reveals "City Of Gold" Artwork

The Canadian heavy metal band Striker is set to release upcoming album "City Of Gold" on September 1st in the U.K. & September 9th in North America via Napalm Records.

The band has now unveiled the artwork by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Iced Earth) and announced European tour dates with Bullet in November. Details are as follows:

18.09.14 DE - Osnabrück / Bastard Club
19.09.14 DE - Wiesau / Storm Crusher Festival
20.09.14 DE - München / Backstage
22.09.14 CH - Zürich / Komplex Club
23.09.14 FR - Luynes / Aix Le Korigan
24.09.14 ES - Barcelona / Razzmatazz 3
25.09.14 ES - Madrid / Sala Caracol
26.09.14 ES - Zaragoza / Centro Civico Dalicias
29.09.14 FR - Paris / Glazert
30.09.14 BE - Antwerpen / Kavka
01.10.14 NL - Tilburg / Little Devil
02.10.14 DE - Stuttgart / Cann
03.10.14 DE - Siegburg / Kubana
04.10.14 DE - Bochum / Matrix
05.10.14 DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben
06.10.14 CZ - Prag / Storm Club
07.10.14 AT - Wien / Escape
09.10.14 DE - Berlin / K17
10.10.14 DE - Hamburg / Markhalle
11.10.14 DE - Dittigheim / Sporthalle
12.10.14 DE - Lindau / Vaudeville More...

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Striker Announces European Tour With Bullet

Canadian metal act Striker announced that the band will support Sweden's Bullet along with Germany's Stallion for a European tour this fall.

The band commented: "Europe here we come again! Stay tuned for more sexy announcements in the coming weeks."'

Confirmed dates for the "Tour of Blades" are as follows:

18.09.14 D Osnabrück Bastard Club
19.09.14 D Wiesau Storm Crusher Festival
20.09.14 D München Backstage
22.09.14 CH Zürich Komplex Club
23.09.14 F Luynes / Aix Le Korigan
24.09.14 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz 3
25.09.14 ES Madrid Sala Caracol
26.09.14 ES Zaragoza Centro Civico Dalicias
29.09.14 F Paris Glazert
30.09.14 BE Antwerpen Kavka
01.10.14 NL Tilburg Little Devil
02.10.14 D Stuttgart Cann
03.10.14 D Siegburg Kubana
04.10.14 D Bochum Matrix
05.10.14 D Frankfurt Nachtleben
06.10.14 CZ Prag Storm Club
07.10.14 AT Wien Escape
09.10.14 D Berlin K17
10.10.14 D Hamburg Markhalle
11.10.14 D Dittigheim Sporthalle
12.10.14 D Lindau Vaudeville More...

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Striker Premiers "Fight For Your Life" Music Video

Canadian speed metal act Striker premiered a new musc video for the song "Fight For Your Life" over at Brave Words at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the band's latest release "Armed to the Teeth," which is available through Napalm Records (see review here).

The video was produced by Lindsay Robinson and directed by Adam Brown. Check it out here:

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Striker Announces European Tour

Canadian metal outfit Striker will be hitting the road in Europe alongside Screamer and Evil Invades this coming December, 2013. Check out details in the tour poster available below.

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Striker Recruits New Guitarist

Striker reveals today that Tim Brown has joined the band as a new guitarist. Tim is the brother of Adam, the band's drummer.

He is the former lead guitarist of Canadian female fronted band Kobra and the Lotus (Simmons Records/Universal) as well as local band Sixguns Over Tombstone, which he grew up playing in with Adam.

Guitarist Chris Segger commented on Tim joining the band: "Please welcome our new guitarist Tim Brown!! We're thrilled to have Adam's brother join us in time for our upcoming Canadian tour and look forward to seeing you all on the road \m/"

Striker is currently on tour in Canada. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...

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Striker Announces New Tour Dates

Hot on the heels of the release of latest album "Armed to the Teeth," Striker has announced a tour of the Great White North. The dates are scheduled to kick off May 18th in Calgary, Alberta and run through June 29th in Gibbons, Alberta.

A complete list of dates can be found below. Guitarist Chris Segger is excited to hit the road and comments: "Beautiful weather, playoff hockey and our most extensive Canadian tour to date! It's been two years since we've played most of these cities and we can't wait to get back on the road!!"

Saturday May 18: Calgary AB - The Republik
Thursday May 23: Fort McMurray AB - TBA
Friday May 24: Red Deer AB - The Vat
Saturday May 25: Edmonton AB - The Pawnshop
Tuesday May 28: Banff AB - The Devils Gap
Thursday May 30: Nelson BC - Spirit Bar
Friday May 31: Kelowna BC - Level Nightclub
Saturday June 1: Vancouver BC - Funky Winkerbeans
Thursday June 6: Regina SK - The Exchange
Friday June 7: Brandon MB - Park Community Centre (All Ages)
Saturday June 8: Winnipeg MB - The Zoo
Sunday June 9: Thunder Bay ON - Crocks
Tuesday June 11: Kitchener ON - The Hive (All Ages)
Wednesday June 12: London ON - Norma Jeans (All Ages)
Sunday June 16: Chicoutimi QC - Le Sous-Bois
Thursday June 20: Quebec City QC - Le Bateau de Nuit
Friday June 21: Montreal QC - Café Chaos
Saturday June 22: Toronto ON - Hard Luck Bar
Tuesday June 25: Sault Ste. Marie - TBA
Thursday June 27: Saskatoon SK - The Fez
Saturday June 29: Gibbons AB - Boonstock Festival More...

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Striker Posts New Music Video

Canada's Striker posted a new music video for the song "Let it Burn." The song appears on the band's sophomore full length release "Armed to the Teeth," which is scheduled to drop on July 27, 2012 through Napalm Records. Metal Underground.com's review for the album can be seen at this location.

A full album preview for the release can be found here.

Check out "Let It Burn" here:

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Striker Posts Full Album Preview

Canada's Striker posted a full album preview for the upcoming release "Armed to the Teeth," the band's sophomore full length and debut for Napalm Records. The album is scheduled to drop on July 27, 2012. Pre-orders are available at this location.

The track list for "Armed to the Teeth" is as follows:

1. Forever
2. Let It Burn
3. Lethal Force
4. It Could Be Worse
5. Fight for Your Life
6. Land of the Lost
7. Wolf Gang
8. Feed My Fire
9. All the Way
10. Can't Stop the Rush

Check out the preview clips here: More...

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Striker Inks Deal With Napalm Records

Napalm Records has issued the following brief announcement about inking a record deal with Canada's Striker:

"The classic heavy metal band Striker has signed a worldwide record deal with Napalm Records! The Canadian's new album 'Armed to the Teeth' will be released at the end of July. In addition, the album 'Eyes in the Night' and the 'Road Warrior EP' will be re-released in the same month. Fans of traditional heavy metal may look forward to songs that are made of 100% metal!"

The band added, "The enthusiasm we received right from the get go left no doubt that Napalm will be the perfect label to take us to the next level. We are looking forward to finally releasing the new album and can't wait to hit the road and enjoy a few pints at a venue near you!"

Further details on upcoming activity from Striker will be announced shortly.

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