Photo Credit: Dana Zuk
Edmonton shredders STRIKER have won their third Edmonton Music Award for "Metal Recording of The Year" for their single "Phoenix Lights" off their 2016 album 'Stand In The Fire', a record packed with incredible riffs and colossal anthems, all laced together with epic harmonies. The album was both self-released via their indie label Record Breaking Records and 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. Mixing was done by genius Frederik Nordstrom (Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, Opeth). The band comments: "Winning an Edmonton music award is the icing on the cake for an already great year for us. 'Stand In The Fire' opened a lot of doors for us and we are proud to be recognized by our hometown 3 years in a row."
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Edmonton Music Awards - Metal Recording of The Year Nominees:
All Else Fails - The Forever Lie Black Friday - Suffering In Stereo Juliet Ruin - Rogue Down Silence The Machine - Lost Striker - Phoenix Lights - Winner Music Video "Phoenix Lights":
Music Video "Born To Lose":
In additional news, STRIKER have been also nominated for a 2017 Western Canadian Music Award for "Metal / Hard Rock Artist of Year". This year's WCMA will be held in Edmonton, AB on September 14th. Full details can be found here. STRIKER will be hitting the road in September and October for tour dates across North America with Swedish melodic death metal innovators Dark Tranquillity along with American thrashers Warbringer. The tour is in support of STRIKER's latest 'self-titled' album released on Feb 24, 2017 via their indie label Record Breaking Records. The album features 9 shredding tracks that are all killer and no filler to continue the band's classic mix of heavy metal.
Tickets available here: http://www.enterthevault.com/artist.php?id=451
Sept 6 - Margate, FL - O Malleys Sept 7 - Winter Park, FL - The Haven Sept 8 - Tampa, FL - Orpheum 0 Sept 9 - Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall Sept 10 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground Sept 11 - Durham, NC - Motorco Sept 12 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade Sept 13 - Halethorpe, MD - Fish Head Cantina Sept 14 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance Sept 15 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre Sept 16 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium Sept 17 - Montreal, QC - FouFounes Sept 18 - Toronto, ON - MOD Club Sept 19 - Westland, MI - Token Lounge Sept 20 - Joliet, IL - The Forge Sept 21 - Sioux Falls, SD - Icon Lounge Sept 22 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze Sept 23 - Winnipeg, MB - Park Theatre Sept 24 - Regina, SK - The Exchange Sept 25 - Calgary, AB - Dickens Sept 26 - Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room Sept 28 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater Sept 29 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon Sept 30 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre Oct 1 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's Oct 2 - West Hollywood, CA - Whiskey a Go Go Oct 3 - San Diego, CA - Brick by Brick Oct 4 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red Oct 5 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls Oct 6 - San Antonio, TX - Fitzgeralds Oct 7 - Dallas, TX - Trees
For more info on nominees, please visit the following link: http://breakoutwest.ca/fest/blog/2017-western-canadian-music-award-nominees/
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