Edmonton, AB metallers STRIKER are ready to set out on a new adventure with their forthcoming album Stand In The Fire being released via their own Record Breaking Records label on February 5, 2016. Today STRIKER has teamed up with RevolverMag.com; the online home of Revolver Magazine for an exclusive premiere of the band’s new single “Out For Blood”. Listen to the single HERE.
Guitarist Tim Brown spoke to Revolver about “Out For Blood”:
“Out for Blood is our little slice of 80’s cop-drama saxophone filled metal. We wanted to go completely over the top, stuff it full of solos and crazy shred, and just go nuts on every aspect on the song. Thrash metal Miami Vice!”
An exclusive guitar play-through video for “Too Late” can be viewed courtesy of Guitar World HERE.
STRIKER‘s video for the song “Too Late” can be viewed HERE.
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 wear 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 will be hitting the road with Primal Fear across Europe in February 2016.
Feb 5 – Barcelona, ES – Razz 2
Feb 6 – Madrid, ES – Arena
Feb 7 – Murcia, ES – Garaje
Feb 10 – Paris, FR – Divan Di Monde
Feb 11 – Siegburg, DE – Kubana
Feb 12 – Prague, CZ – Nove Chelmice
Feb 13 – Cham, DE – L.A. Cafe
Feb 14 – Hamburg, DE – Logo
Feb 16 – Hannover, DE – MusikZentrum
Feb 17 – Saarbrucken, DE – Garage
Feb 18 – Stuttgart, DE – LKA
Feb 19 – Pratten, CH – Z7
Feb 20 – Munchen, DE – HM’s Calling
Feb 21 – Budapest, HU – Barba Negra
Feb 23 – Wien, AT – Szene
Feb 24 – Cracov, PL – TBA
Feb 25 – Berlin, DE – K17
Feb 26 – Wurzburg – Posthalle
Feb 27 – Essen, DE – Turock
Feb 28 – Vosselaar, BE – Biebob
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.