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STRIKER: Nominated for JUNO Award.

Added 08 February 2018, 12:41 PM

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

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

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).

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!

"From the first storm-summoning power chord on the opener Former Glory, Striker (CAN) proves their new album’s initial claim of not dwelling on the past, a high and appropriate cry of “Yeah, I’m back again!”… If you haven’t witnessed this inspiring resurrection of classic metal, the band plays Friday, April 14 at Starlite with Ravenous and Tylor Dory Trio, no doubt sharpened from the faithful overseas audiences." - Edmonton Journal

"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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