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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.

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)

Check out the preview here: More...

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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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Cauldron Kicking Off Tour Tonight

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...

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Striker Bassist To Sit Out Tour

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.

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Cauldron Comments On Upcoming Shows

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

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Cauldron Announces European Show Dates

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.

February 2012:

24 - Bielefeld, Germany - Falkendom
25 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Stengade
27 - Leipzig, Germany - Secret Club

March 2012:

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

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Striker Splits With Drummer

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.

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Striker Cancels European Tour Dates

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."

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Striker Reveals New Album Details

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
08. Terrorizer
09. Believe in me
10. Hang on (To Your Life) More...

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