Striker is an independent act out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and draws from a classic blend of hard rock and metal. Since their humble beginnings in 2007, the band has grown to a mainstage draw across North America and Europe and will be releasing their 6th studio album, entitled Play To Win in October 2018.
The band has worked with elite producers such as Michael Wagener (Skid Row, Warrant, Dokken), Fredrik Nordström (At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames), and Henrik Udd (Architects, Bring Me The Horizon, Powerwolf), all contributing to a high fidelity production style that has drawn rave reviews from hard rock media such as Decibel, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, and many others. Since performing their first shows nearly a decade ago, the band has played nearly 1000 shows and gone from playing small clubs to arenas supporting bands like Metallica, along with everything in between.
Striker’s fan base is a mix of the metal veterans who experienced the heights of the genre in the 80s and 90s as well as younger fans that are just getting into hard rock and metal. The high quality of the band’s music and the growth of their own label Record Breaking Records has garnered support from Canada’s most prominent music organizations such as FACTOR, Radio Star Marker, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and many others, and has drawn many high profile awards such as a JUNO nomination in 2018, as well as winning several Western Canadian Music Awards, Edmonton Music Awards, the Edmonton Music Prize, and many others.