Canadian metallers Striker are no strangers to Decibel Geek! The band has been featured in Podcast Episode #193 – NWOTHM. Their excellent Stand in the Fire album received a nice review on the website from staff writer Derik Novak. The band has now been recognised with an award at the Edmonton Music Awards! Check out the press release (with slight edits) below for all the details….
Wrapping up their USA and Canadian tour last week, power new wave metallers STRIKER returned home just in time to receive their award win at this year’s Edmonton Music Awards for Metal Recording of The Year for their track “Too Late” from their latest album Stand In The Fire released this past February. Video appears at the conclusion of this article.
“Huge thanks to Edmonton Music community, as well as everyone that has helped us out over the years including the AFA, Edmonton Arts Council, FACTOR, and many others! We hope this award can bring some awareness to all the other great bands coming out of Edmonton these days as well.” comments guitarist Tim Brown.
STRIKER were nominated alongside the following Edmonton bands listed below for Metal Recording of The Year.
In additional news, STRIKER are 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 Western Canadian Music Awards.
Upcoming Show Dates:
July 30 – Loud As Hell Fest – Drumheller, AB
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.
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.