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1 August 2014

Johnny Main

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Striker carry on the tradition of consistently high level first-class Heavy Metal bands hailing from Canada - just imagine a mixture of Exciter and Savage Grace, intertwined with newer influences of Steelwing or Enforcer, that is what can be expected of the new album 'City Of Gold'.

With this new release, available on Monday 1st September via Napalm Records, Striker pay homage to classic Speed Metal bands, but also work with great Iron Maiden inspired twin guitar harmonies.

"It's about Heavy Metal and a good time," says front man Dan Cleary , "If you're having a party at your house, then put our CD into the player and drink some beer. This music is exactly made for such moments."

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To back up the album's release, the band are on tour in Europe with Swedish Metal band in September/early October before they undertake a thirty one date tour of the US/Canada from late October through to late November supporting Onslaught and Artillery.

You can see the hear a preview of the track 'City of Gold' here:

'City of Gold' Track List:
City Of Gold
Start Again
Bad Decisions
All For One
Mind Control
Second Attack
All I Want
Rise Up
Taken By Time

You can see Striker live supporting Bullet in Europe here:
Thursday 18th September - Bastard Club, Osnabrück
Friday 19th September - Storm Crusher Festival, Wiesau
Saturday 20th September - Backstage, Munich
Monday 22nd September - Komplex Club, Zurich
Tuesday 23rd September - Aix Le Korigan, Luynes
Wednesday 24th September - Razzmatazz 3, Barcelona
Thursday 25th September - Sala Caracol, Madrid
Friday 26th September - Centro Civico Dalicias, Zaragoza
Monday 29th September - Glazert , Paris
Tuesday 30th September - Kavka, Antwerp
Wednesday 1st October - Little Devil, Tilburg
Thursday 2nd October - Cann, Stuttgart
Friday 3rd October - Kubana, Sigeburg
Saturday 4th October - Matrix, Bochum
Sunday 5th October - Nachtleben, Frankfurt
Monday 6th October - Storm Club, Prague
Tuesday 7th October - Escape, Wien
Thursday 9th October - K17, Berlin
Friday 10th October - Markhalle, Hamburg
Saturday 11th October - Sporthalle, Dittigheim
Sunday 12th October - Vaudeville, Lindau

Striker are:
Dan Cleary - Vocals
Chris Segger - Guitars
Timothy Brown - Guitars
William Wallace - Bass Guitar
Adam Brown - Drums

Striker Online:
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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.



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