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STRIKER Share New Video For "Circle of Evil"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, November 9, 2023 @ 9:56 AM


Seventh Studio Album Ultrapower Out February 2024

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Canadian shredders STRIKER are inviting fans to enter their "Circle of Evil", the latest single off the forthcoming album ULTRAPOWER, moved from its previously announced release date of January 19th to February 2, 2024. This punishing classic metal track brings STRIKER back to its roots of speed and power.

"Secret societies, shape-shifting reptilians, and evil forces? You'd be running for your life too. We've got the nuclear codes and we are launching heavy metal nukes directly into your ears." adds the band.

Filmed in the legendary Edmonton vintage video store, The Lobby, watch the music video for "Circle of Evil" on KNAC.COM HERE.

ULTRAPOWER follows their Juno Award-winning self-released full-length Play To Win (2018) released on their own label Record Breaking Records and features the band's latest lineup addition of long-time friend and guitarist John Simon Fallon (The Order of Chaos). For the band's seventh full-length, they teamed up with producer Josh Schroeder (Lorna Shore, Tallah, King 810), entering the studio this past March. With the band writing material since 2018, ULTRAPOWER is a collection of five years of STRIKER tinkering and exploring new avenues.

"ULTRAPOWER is STRIKER's triumphant return to reality. The reality that shredding rules and nothing can stand in its way. There are classic banger STRIKER songs, to dabbling in punk style choruses into full-on concept songs. There's a lot to sink your teeth into if you've got the guts." adds vocalist Dan Cleary.

STRIKER recently wrapped up their fan-supported Kickstarter campaign with exclusive special edition CDs, Vinyl, and merch to aid them with upcoming physical production, marketing, and artwork. Fans supporting the Kickstarter gave STRIKER the ability to continue as an independent band.

"Seriously... a MASSIVE thank you to everyone for your support! Some of you took us over the finish line at the last minute, breaking into the 30K tier. This means we'll be crankin' out some Special Edition CDs with extra bonus tracks! Fire it up!!"

Track listing, Album Artwork, singles, and tour dates will revealed at a later date.

Previous singles "Best of the Best of the Best" (2023), "Strange Love" (2022), and "Death Wish" (2021), which will be featured on the album can be viewed and heard via their music videos below.

"Best of The Best of The Best"
"Strange Love"
"Deathwish"

Blending classic heavy metal, hard rock, and 80's hair metal, STRIKER has been making shredtacular anthems since 2007. The band has toured multiple times across Europe and North America along with festival appearances at 70,000 Tons of Metal, Bang Your Head Festival (Germany), and more to add to the almost 1000 shows performed in their decade-plus career. The band has been honoured with multiple Best Album awards in their home country of Canada from the JUNO Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and the Edmonton Music Awards. Since their inception, STRIKER has released six studio albums, Eyes in the Night (2010, Iron Kodex), Armed to The Teeth (2012, Napalm), City of Gold (2014, Napalm), Stand in the Fire (2016, Record Breaking), Striker (2017, Record Breaking), and Play to Win (2018, Record Breaking).


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