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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.
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:
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.
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...
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...
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:
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:
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...
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.
Canadian heavy metal trio Cauldron will kick off a headlining European tour tonight - Friday, 25th February - in Bielefeld, Germany.
The band will be headbanging around Europe for 3 weeks on the "Burning Europe" tour in support of the group's latest album, "Burning Fortune" Joining Cauldron on the road are fellow Canadian metallers Striker.
Cauldron vocalist and bassist Jason Decay comments:
"Just packing up here in Toronto and getting ready to leave Canada and go burn Europe for a few weeks. We're really looking forward to this as it's long overdue! We've been working on some new stuff for the set; stuff we never played before and some new material as well. Sorry to the fans in the UK, Sweden, and Greece who have been bugging us to come back, we tried to but it was beyond our control. Come party with us in a nearby country... It's sure to be a good time with us and Striker. And bug your local promoters for next time! I'm brewing up a nice hot one right now to drop on a ledge as soon as we arrive in Germany, beware!"
See Cauldron on tour at the following shows: More...
Striker has issued the following announcement about bassist Dave Arnold sitting out the band's upcoming tour dates:
"We are sad to announce that unfortunately for personal reasons, Dave will not be able to fly out with us for tour today. We are hoping he will be able to join us at some point throughout the tour.
"Until then Jay and Ian from Cauldron have offered to each learn half the set and split the bass duties for Striker. We're looking forward to seeing you all soon!"
Find more details on Striker and the band's upcoming tour dates via Facebook.
Canadian heavy metal trio Cauldron has added a number of new shows to the upcoming European headlining tour, dubbed "Burning Europe 2012."
Cauldron is due to kick off the tour on February 24th in Bielefeld, Germany, with support for the tour coming from fellow Canadians Striker. The newly-added dates include shows in Hamburg (Germany), Marseille (France) and Torello (Spain). Cauldron vocalist and bassist Jason Decay comments:
"We're happy to announce that we're finally coming back for Burning Europe 2012! We got told about Christmas time that we had to come do a promo tour, so we said 'fuck you man, we gotta get out there and do some gigs'! And the Canadian content is strong on this one; we're doing this with fellow Canadian metalers Striker. It's gonna be a full-on Canadian Assault, so get used to it! I'm looking forward to the shit-ledge toilets as well."
Feb. 24 - Bielefeld, Germany - Falkendom
Feb. 25 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Stengade
Feb. 26 - Hamburg, Germany - Bambi
Feb. 27 - Leipzig, Germany - Secret Club
Mar. 03 - Gams, Switzerland - S-Event
Mar. 04 - Dornbirn, Austria - Schlachthaus Cafe
Mar. 05 - Savignano sul Rubicone, Italy - Sidro Club
Mar. 06 - Casalecchio di Reno, Italy - Blogos
Mar. 07 - Bresso, Italy - Blue Rose Saloon
Mar. 08 - Marseille, France - Entrophy
Mar. 09 - Torello, Spain - Eclectic Club
Mar. 10 - Valencia, Spain - Metal Bats Fest
Mar. 13 - Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
Mar. 14 - A Coruña, Spain - Sala Mardi Gras
Mar. 15 - Bordeaux, France - Heretic Club
Mar. 17 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Mar. 18 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo
Canadian traditional metal act Cauldron announced the first round of 2012 European tour dates with country mates Striker. The following dates were confirmed on the band's blog.
24 - Bielefeld, Germany - Falkendom
25 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Stengade
27 - Leipzig, Germany - Secret Club
3 - Gams, Switzerland - S-Event
4 - Dornbrin, Austria - Schlachthaus Cafe
5 - Savignano sul Rubicone (Forli-Cesena), Italy - Sidro Club
6 - Casalecchio di Reno (Bologna), Italy - Blogos
7 - Bresso (Milano), Italy - Blue Rose Saloon
10 - Valencia, Spain - Metal Bats Festival
13 - Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
14 - Coruna, Spain - Sala Mardrigas
15 - Bordeaux, France - Heretic Club
17 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix
18 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Dynamo
Canada's Striker has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with their drummer Magnus Burdeniuk:
"Due to personal differences within the band Magnus is no longer the drummer for Striker. We wish him the best of luck with all his future endeavors. This will not affect our time line and we have a drummer lined up for the Canadian tour that will be announced later today!"
Further details on the band's upcoming show dates and venues will be announced as they are made available.
Canadian speed metal band Striker has issued the following update regarding their cancellation of their European tour:
"Hi guys, unfortunately the rumours are true, our flight was cancelled due to the volcano in Iceland and we are unable to re-book in time for the Keep it True festival this weekend or any of the other European tour dates. We regret that because of the cancellation of these dates we will also be unable to play the Pounding Metal festival in Madrid on May 8. We are obviously very disappointed as we’ve been looking forward to this for over a year. But what can you do, it’s a fucking volcano..."
"A big thank you to Oliver at Keep it true, everyone at Pounding Metal Union in Spain and our label Iron Kodex for all the hard work they put into making these tour dates possible."
"Our new album 'Eyes in the Night' is being released this Friday at the Keep it True festival and we plan to book a new European tour in support of this as soon as possible."
Canadian speed metal band Striker has issued the following update:
"We are very excited to announce the follow up to our EP Road Warrior, with our brand new full length album due to be released April 2010 titled 'EYES IN THE NIGHT.'"
The tracklisting is as follows:
01. Full Speed or No Speed
02. Eyes in the Night
03. We Don't Play by the Rules
04. Never Ending Nights
05. The White Knight
06. Voice of Rock
07. Ice Cold
09. Believe in me
10. Hang on (To Your Life) More...