STRIKER Announce New Album, Stream First Single ‘Born To Lose’ Plus USA and Europe Tour Dates

There’s no time wasted when it comes to one of Canada’s most thrilling metal bands STRIKER. In 2016, they unleashed their award winning Stand In The Fire, their fourth album and first release via their own independent label Record Breaking Records. Kicking off the new year! These shredders return in 2017 with their fifth self-titled studio album due out on February 24, 2017 along with tours across the USA and Europe from January till mid April (dates listed below).


The band comments on the upcoming release:


“This is our no bullshit album. We cut out everything that wasn’t absolutely necessary and kept everything short and to the point. We pray at the altar of heavy metal everyday, and there are some musical ideas that persist through time and some that don’t. We focused in on what keeps listeners coming back and got rid of everything else. You can’t climb Mount Everest dragging any useless shit with you; if you want to make it to the top, only bring with you what is absolutely necessary: Lethal Amounts of Shred.” 


STRIKER has launched a pre-order campaign with immediate download of their streaming first single “Born To Lose” at the following link here. (Pre-order campaign will run from January 9th till the end of the month.)


The band explains:

“‘Born To Lose’, like most of our songs, is about doing what you want in life. When you are born into this world, there is a lot of you life that is predetermined. If you choose to change part of your life you need to go out and live it, not just fantasize about it. We’ve always wanted to hear music like ours, so we started a band and created it. Born to Lose embraces everything we love about music: speed, nonstop shred, huge vocals, guitars, and drums, and over the top energy and emotion. If it doesn’t make you want to throw down and party then nothing will.”

Striker Track Listing:

Former Glory (3:59)

Pass Me By (3:33)

Born To Lose (3:58)

Cheating Death (0:53)

Shadows In The Light (3:29)

Rock The Night (4:30)

Over The Top (4:38)

Freedom’s Call (4:30)

Curse of The Dead (3:49)


* w/ Spellcaster

Jan 20 – Seattle, WA @ Highline, WA *

Jan 21 – Portland, OR @ The High Water Mark *

Jan 22 – Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s Pub

Jan 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room

Jan 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Complex

Jan 25 – Mesa, AZ @ The Rogue Bar,

Jan 27 – Austin, TX @ Grizzly Hall,

Jan 28 – Houston, TX @ Eastdown

Jan 29 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia

Jan 31 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits

Feb 1 – Winter Park, FL @ Haven Lounge

Feb 7 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

Feb 8 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

Feb 9 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

Feb 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

Feb 11 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Windsor

EU TOUR DATES w/ SONATA ARCTICA – The 9th Hour World Tour 2017

Special Guests:

Triosphere (NOR) – 02.20. – 03.20.

Thunderstone (FI) – 03.22. – 04.09.

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

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