STRIKER Wins Western Canadian Music Award For Metal /Hard Artist Of The Year. New Album 'Stand In The Fire' Out Now
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It's been an award winning year for Edmonton, AB's STRIKER, having won the Edmonton Music Prize along with the Edmonton Music Award for Metal Recording of The Year for their track 'Too Late' from their latest album 'Stand In The Fire'. Now adding to their list of awards, the power new wave metallers have been celebrated with this year's 2016 Western Canadian Music Award for Metal /Hard Music Artist of The Year.
The band comments on their win:
"We are so very honoured to receive the award for Metal Artist of The Year from the Western Canadian Music Awards! Huge thanks to everyone who has supported us in getting our music out into the world, and we hope everyone is ready for another dose of Striker coming soon!"
STRIKER were nominated alongside the following Western Canadian bands listed:
Metal/Hard Music Artist of the Year
KEN mode (MB)
Shooting Guns (SK)
Third Ion (SK)
Van Halst (AB)
The awards were held in Regina, SK on October 13th. For more info, please visit the following link here.
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.
'Stand in The Fire' available on limited edition orange vinyls at Striker-Metal.com plus digitally on iTunes, CD Baby.
To hear a full stream of the album, please visit the following link here.
Track Listing 'Stand In The Fire':
1. Phoenix Lights (3:38)
2. Out For Blood (3:51)
3. Too Late (4:52)
4. Stand In the Fire (3:39)
5. The Iron Never Lies (4:06)
6. Escape From Shred City (2:53)
7. Outlaw (4:35)
8. Locked In (3:45)
9. United (4:06)
10. Better Times (3:37)
11. One Life (4:17)
Album Length: 43:23
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.