Striker Awarded “Metal Artist Of The Year” At The 2016 Western Canadian Music Awards

It’s been an award winning year for Edmonton, AB’s Striker. First the band won an Edmonton Music Prize along with the Edmonton Music Award for Metal Recording of The Year off the strength of “Too Late” from the “Stand In The Fire” album.

Now adding to that growing list of awards, the power new wave metallers have been celebrated with a 2016 Western Canadian Music Award for Metal / Hard Music Artist of The Year.

The band comments: “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 was nominated alongside the following Western Canadian bands:

KEN mode (MB)
Shooting Guns (SK)
Striker (AB)
Third Ion (SK)
Van Halst (AB)

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Striker Wins “Metal Recording Of The Year” At Edmonton Music Awards

After wrapping up a USA and Canadian tour last week, Striker returned home just in time to receive an award at this year’s Edmonton Music Awards for “Metal Recording of The Year.”

Striker earned the win for the track “Too Late,” from latest album “Stand In The Fire” released this past February. Guitarist Tim Brown comments:

“Huge thanks to Edmonton Music community, as well as everyone that has helped us out over the years including the AFA, Edmonton Arts Council, FACTOR, and many others! We hope this award can bring some awareness to all the other great bands coming out of Edmonton these days as well.”

Striker was nominated alongside the following Edmonton bands:

Face First – Killing Me
Monarch Sky – Hell’s A Little Closer
Striker – Too Late
The Order of Chaos – Apocalypse Moon
Vanity Red – Kingdom Come

In additional news, Striker was also nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award in the “Metal/Hard Rock Artist of The Year” category alongside KEN mode (MB), Shooting Guns (SK), Third Ion (SK), and Van Halst (AB). The awards will be held in Regina, SK on October 13th.

Haven’t seen Striker live yet? Catch the band at the Loud As Hell festival:

July 30 – Loud As Hell Fest – Drumheller, AB – info

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Green Death Posts “One With The Flame” Animated Video

U.S. thrash metal band Green Death just premiered a new animated music video for the song “One With The Flame,“ the track is taken from second album “Manufacturing Evil” that is available through EMP Label Group/eOne.

Video animation and illustration were handled courtesy of Mark Rudolph (Carcass, Paradise Lost, Battlecross, Autopsy, Broken Hope) and the video is available below. Don’t forget to catch the band live:

5/20 – Annandale, MN , Annandale Roadhouse
5/28 – Des Moines – Wooly’s – GDP festival
5/31 – Omaha, NE – Lookout Lounge w/ Striker

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Striker Posts Full “Stand In The Fire” Album Online

The Edmonton, AB metallers from 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.

You can order your copy here. The band is also streaming all of “Stand In The Fire” early – listen in to all the tracks below!

Striker will be hitting the road with Primal Fear across Europe in February 2016 on these dates:

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

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Cauldron Drops Off Calgary Show, Recruits Fill-In Vocalist Dan Cleary

Cauldron is out on the road with Warbringer, Enforcer, and Exmortus, but unfortunately the band will not make the Calgary tour date, and future dates will feature a fill-in vocalist. Cauldron comments:

“Unfortunately we’ve had to pull out of the Calgary show tonight due to a throat infection that has left Jason will barely any voice and the risk of permanent vocal damage if we continue. We will return tomorrow in Edmonton with Dan Cleary of Striker filling in on lead vocals.

“The rest of the boys will still be hanging at show tonight with our new record and merch for those who are interested (though will show up a little later). Sorry and thanks for understanding, we hope to see you again soon.”

Cauldron’s new album “In Ruin” was released January 8th in North America on The End Records & will drop January 29th in Europe on High Roller Records.

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Striker Offering New Track “Too Late” For Free Download

Edmonton, AB metal band Striker is ready to set out on a new adventure with forthcoming album “Stand In The Fire” set for release via the group’s own Record Breaking Records label on February 5, 2016.

Before it drops, Striker is offering fans a FREE download of new track “Too Late.” Grab it for $0.00 through here.

The new album’s track listing is as follows:

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)

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Striker Streaming New Music Video “Second Attack”

Canadian power and thrash metal act Striker premieres its new music video for the track “Second Attack”. The song appears on the latest album “City of Gold,” which is available via Napalm Records.

Check out now “Second Attack” below:

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New Track “Into The Wild” Streaming From Nitehawks Debut

Italian traditional/speed metal act Nitehawks has signed on with Skol Records for the release of the debut album “Vendetta.” The album will be issued on September 30, 2015 as CD and limited edition LP. The band is streaming the new track “Into the Wild” in the player below.

Nitehawks presents a style of heavy metal which mixes up energy of “New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal” acts, such as Enforcer or Striker with classic song structures immortalized by ’80s Metal acts such as Accept, Running Wild or Judas Priest.

More information on the album is expected soon. Check out “Into the Wild” here:

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Artillery Gearing Up For U.S. Tour Dates

Artillery is gearing up to embark on a new U.S. tour this Spring, set to initiate on April 9th in San Jose.

The United Legions Tour will weave its way through seventeen cities before wrapping up on April 27th in Salt Lake City. Artillery will be joined by Striker, VX36, Potential Threat and Dahlmers Realm.

Comments the band: “It’s with a great pleasure that Artillery is returning to the United States, this time as a headliner for the United Legions tour together with Striker and VX36. We cannot wait to play songs from Legions together with our old songs from Terror Squad, Khomaniac and more! Come and join the Legions!”

4/09/2015 Rock Bar Theatre – San Jose, CA
4/10/2015 Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
4/11/2015 The Drunken Lass – Prescott, AZ
4/12/2015 Blue Max – Midland, TX
4/13/2015 The Three Links – Deep Ellum, TX
4/14/2015 The Dirty Dog – Bar Austin, TX
4/15/2015 Walter’s – Houston, TX
4/16/2015 Siberia- New Orleans, LA
4/17/2015 West End Live – Orlando, FL
4/19/2015 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
4/21/2015 The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
4/22/2015 The Syndicate Venue – Birmingham, AL
4/23/2015 Good Time Charlie’s – Tupelo, MS
4/24/2015 The Metal Grille RK NYDM Spring Bash 2015 – Cudahy, WI
4/25/2015 Vaudeville Mews Des – Moines, IA
4/26/2015 Bushwacker’s Saloon – Denver, CO
4/27/2015 The Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT

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Artillery announces United Legions Tour 2015!

– February 4th, 2015 –

Denmark thrash metal veterans will return to US in April! The tour will also feature Striker and VX36 and begins on April 9th. The tour will weave its way through the US before wrapping up on April 27 in Salt Lake City, UT. For updates and info, follow Artillery on facebook at

Artillery comments: “It’s with a great pleasure that Artillery are returning to the United States. This time as a head liner for the United Legions Tour, together With Striker And VX36. We can wait to play songs from Legions together with our old songs as Terror Squad, Khomaniac and the Almighty. Come and join the Legions!

Tour w/ Striker, VX36
04/09 San Jose, CA Rock Bar Theatre
04/10 Los Angeles, CA Five Star Bar
04/11 Prescott, AZ The Drunken Lass
04/12 Midland, TX Blue Max
04/13 Deep Ellum, TX The Three Links
04/14 Austin, TX The Dirty Dog Bar
04/15 Houston, TX Walter’s
04/16 New Orleans, LA Siberia
04/17 Orlando, FL West End Live
04/19 Tampa, FL The Brass Mug
04/21 Raleigh, NC The Pour House Music Hall
04/22 Birmingham, AL The Syndicate Venue
04/23 Tupelo, MS Good Time Charlie’s
04/24 Cudahy, WI The Metal Grille RK NYDM Spring Bash ’15
04/25 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
04/26 Denver, CO Bushwacker’s Saloon
04/27 Salt Lake City, UT The Metro Bar

Artillery are one of Europe’s earliest and most important exponents of thrash metal, and the band’s contribution to the bourgeoning genre is difficult to ignore. The Danish quartet successfully managed to fuse an abrasive brutality with technicality and strong melodies, with the noteworthy guitar leads of the Stützer-brothers serving as highlights. Listen to music and watch videos from “Legions” now at

Artillery was formed in the Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup, Denmark in 1982 by Michael and Morten Stützer. Since then Artillery have gone thru numerous line-up changes and released six studio longplayers. The first period of Artillery‘s existence gave the World the three classic albums Fear of Tomorrow, Terror Squad and By Inheritance featuring some of the finest moments of Thrash Metal Europe has ever put out.

Artillery are doing what they were surely born to do, namely hurling impressively intricate, ridiculously tight thrash anthems from every direction, they are still unstoppable.Terrorizer Magazine

one of the best thrash metal albums this yearIron Fist Magazine

The songwriting talent on display is formidable, and all the instruments turn potentially routine passages into extra appendages that work always in the band’s

…this new album proves that they’re still fighting on, with no end to the war for thrash metal in

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