STRIKER 'Self-Titled' 5th album (out now) with Alberta release shows; Euro tour w/SONATA ARC

Photo Credit: Dan Zuk

STRIKER will be returning to their shredding grounds of Alberta in April for their first Canadian shows since unleashing their fifth studio album last month on February 24th. The band has been on tour across the USA plus Europe with Sonata Arctica in support of the album for last three months. Their shows, April 13th in Calgary at Dicken's Pub, hometown return on April 14th in Edmonton at Starlite Room and April 15th in Red Deer at The Vat will be CD release events for their Albertan fans that have been loyal over the years supporting STRIKER's career in the province and beyond. STRIKER's 'self-titled' album released via their indie label Record Breaking Records features 9 shredding tracks that are all killer and no filler to continue the band's classic mix of heavy metal. To hear the full stream of STRIKER's new album, please visit: "This is 35 minutes of your life you'll be glad you can't get back. A potent mix of shred that will remind you why you fell in love with metal in the first place." comments the band. Watch their video 'Born To Lose':

iTunes purchase - here.

Show Details:

Date: Thursday, April 13

Venue: Dicken's Pub (1000 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2Y6)

Time: Doors 8pm

Bands: STRIKER, Ravenous, Riot City & In/Vertigo

Tickets: $10.00 advance tickets available online at & at Sloth Records. $20.00 advance ticket with download of the new album! Direct Ticket Link -

18+ No Minors

Show 2 Details:

Date: Friday, April 14

Venue: Startlite Room (10030 102 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0V6)

Time: Doors 8pm

Bands: STRIKER, Ravenous & Tylor Dory Trio

Tickets: $15.00 GA advance tickets available online at & at Blackbyrd Myoozik. $20.00 advance ticket with download of the new album!

Direct Ticket Link - Show 3 Details: Date: Saturday, April 15 Venue: The Vat Pub (101-5301 43st, Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1C8) Time: Doors 8pm Bands: STRIKER, Ravenous, Wraith Risen, and Bodies Burn Black Tickets: $10 Advance Tickets from, The Soundhouse, The Vat Pub, and local bands. Direct Ticket Link:

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

EUROPEAN Tour Dates w/ SONATA ARCTICA "The 9th Hour World Tour 2017" Special Guests: Triosphere (NOR) - 20.02.-20.03. | Thunderstone (FI) - 22.03.-09.04. | Striker (CAN) - whole tour

Feb 20 Hirsch Nuremberg, Germany

Feb 21 Masters of Rock Cafe Zlin, Czech Republic

Feb 22 Szene Vienna, Austria

Feb 23 Backstage Munich, Germany

Feb 24 Vox Club Modena, Italy

Feb 25 Orion Rome, Italy

Feb 27 Dynamo Zurich, Switzerland

Feb 28 Kulturfabrik Kofmehl Solothurn, Switzerland

Mar 01 Les Docks Lausanne, Switzerland

Mar 03 Le Moulin Marseille, France

Mar 04 Bikini Barcelona, Spain

Mar 05 La Riviera Madrid, Spain

Mar 06 Custom Sevilla, Spain

Mar 07 Lisboa ao Vivo Lisbon, Portugal

Mar 09 Totem Pamplona, Spain

Mar 10 Barbey Theatre Bordeaux, France

Mar 11 Le Metronum Toulouse, France

Mar 12 Le Ninkaso Kao Lyon, France

Mar 14 La Rodia Besancon, France

Mar 15 L'Austre Canal Nancy, France

Mar 16 Antipode Rennes, France

Mar 17 Engine Rooms Southampton, United Kingdom

Mar 18 Marble Factory Bristol, United Kingdom

Mar 19 Tramshed Cardiff, United Kingdom

Mar 20 Rescue Rooms Nottingham, United Kingdom

Mar 22 Club Academy Manchester, United Kingdom

Mar 23 Corporation Room 1 Sheffield, United Kingdom

Mar 24 The Classic Grand Glasgow, United Kingdom

Mar 25 Limelight 2 Belfast, United Kingdom

Mar 26 The Academy Dublin, Ireland

Mar 28 Slade Rooms Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Mar 29 Le Splendid Lille, France

Mar 30 X Hereford, Germany

Mar 31 Colos-Saal Aschaffenburg, Germany

Apr 01 Effenaar Eindhoven, Netherlands

Apr 02 Tivoli Pandora Utrecht, Netherlands

Apr 04 Essigfabrik Cologne, Germany

Apr 05 Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, Germany

Apr 06 Hellraise rLeipzig, Germany

Apr 07 KB Malmö, Sweden

Apr 08 Frimis Salonger Örebro, Sweden

Apr 09 Pustervik Göteborg, Sweden

For More Info: About:

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!!


"Striker gush with so much enthusiasm here, with explosive riffs swirling between the vibrant harmonies and choruses, that it's hard not to notice...Tracks like "Former Glory" and "Born to Lose" are anthemic, catchy as hell and feature soaring vocals from Dan Cleary and terrific guitar work by Tim Brown...On Striker, the band take a host of influences and hone them into a sound they can call their own." - Exclaim! "When a band releases an eponymous album it’s a statement of intent, a sign of confidence, everything being as it should be. For make no mistake, Striker are a special band. As the old Metal Gods ascend to Valhalla, new gods will arise. This is Striker’s fifth album and it’s just timeless. Not retro, not looking back, but taking everything that’s uplifting and glorious about heavy metal into 2017 and beyond...this album has to be in every writer and fan’s top ten at the end of 2017." - Hellbound "A less balls out, more aggressive record than its predecessor, STRIKER delivers another impressive collection of high energy headbangers....Regardless of what your heavy metal predilections may be, STRIKER offers something for everyone. Super catchy tunes dripping with shred gymnastics and all around technical prowess, Striker deserves a place on any metal fan’s playlist....If you have not experienced Striker yet, this album is a worthy place to start and should appeal to a wide range of fans, particularly followers of the Priest, Anthrax and Maiden." - Metal Rules

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