Photo Credit: Dana Zuk
Edmonton shredders STRIKER have been nominated for a Juno Award for “Metal/Hard Music Album of The Year” for their 2017 self-titled album released via their indie label Record Breaking Records. STRIKER have had quite the bullet train ride in 2017, supporting their fifth studio album that saw them perform on 70,000 Tons of Metal, tour Europe with Sonata Arctica plus North America with Dark Tranquillity and Warbringer. The Juno Award is the most prestigious recognition a musical artist can receive in Canada. The 2018 Juno Awards will be held in Vancouver, BC on March 25th. Full details can found at www.JunoAwards.ca.
Guitarist Timothy Brown comments:
“We were beyond happy to wake up to the news today that we were nominated for a Juno for best metal album. We’re finishing up mixing for the next album as a Juno nomination comes in for the last. Thanks to everyone out there for all the support. It’s been an incredible year and it just keeps getting better.”
STRIKER is nominated alongside the following bands:
Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year:
Longhouse – II: Vanishing
Metz – Strange Peace
Striker – Striker
Anciients – Voice of the Void
Archspire – Relentless Mutation
Full nominees list can found at http://junoawards.ca/nominees.
STRIKER’s previous award wins include Western Canadian Music Award “Metal/Hard Rock Artist of The Year” (2017/2016), Edmonton Music Award for “Metal Recording of The Year” (2017/2016), and the Edmonton Music Prize (2016).
STRIKER’s self-titled album features 9 shredding tracks that are all killer and no filler to continue the band’s classic mix of heavy metal to follow 2016’s highly praised “Stand In The Fire”. The album was self-recorded by the band (Dan Clearly (vocals), Tim Brown (lead/rhythm guitars), William Wallace (bass), Adam Brown (drums) plus help from Randy Black (Primal Fear, Bif Naked, Annihilator) who filled in on drums while Adam was away during recording) along with mixing done by genius Frederik Nordstrom (Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, Opeth).
Music Video -“Former Glory” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHVXIqJWZ4A
Music Video – “Born To Lose” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39j6gazeWKo
1. Former Glory (3:59)
2. Pass Me By (3:33)
3. Born To Lose (3:58)
4. Cheating Death (0:53)
5. Shadows In The Light (3:29)
6. Rock The Night (4:30)
7. Over The Top (4:38)
8. Freedom’s Call (4:30)
9. Curse of The Dead (3:49)
Album Length: 33:23
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Striker is an Edmonton-based recording and performing heavy metal band that has grown immensely through their years in the industry. A classic mix of heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal, their music features powerful, clean vocals, catchy choruses, vocal harmonies, and impressive guitar leads.Audiences are often floored by the energy of their live show, and their recorded material has been met with fantastic response by both fans and industry across the world. Striker has toured across dozens of countries as headliners as well as support for major metal acts. Gearing up for the release of their latest album the sky’s the limit for these Canadians!!