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Steel Panther, Striker ready to rip up the city with metal show

Mavricks Music Hall in downtown Barrie will be the site of a heavy-metal meltdown June 14
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Striker will be performing at Mavricks Music Hall in Barrie on June 14. Dana Zuk/Photo


Edmonton's internationally renowned and award-winning masters of shred Striker performing in Barrie on June 14 at Mavricks Music Hall with Steel Panther as part of their Canadian tour.

These Canadian dates are part of Striker's 'Summer of Shred North American Tour' from May until August.

The tour is in support of their sixth studio album, Play To Win.

“Play to Win: if you want to win you have to play the game. Find the rules and break them," said guitarist Tim Brown. "This is our sixth album and third independent release. If we followed the rules and listened to the industry people we’d have gone absolutely nowhere.
"Play To Win is about listening to yourself, following your own path, and playing that fifth ace hidden in your sleeve," he added. "This album is designed to light a fire under your ass and get you moving, and we made sure to get the most modern, ear-melting sounds possible. It’s all about where metal is going, not where it has been, and this is our soundtrack to success.”
Striker blends classic heavy metal, hard rock and '80s hair metal.

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What the press is saying
"Play to Win, which might be their most balanced effort yet. It’s their most catchy, too: the likelihood you’ll be singing along with every song before they finish is very, very high." - Metal Sucks

"Expertly combined killer arena rock choruses with well-done, cleaner verses." - Metal Injection

"Each track is overflowing with riffs and hooks that captivate the listener. Each track stands strong enough on its own, but together create a strong contender for another Juno nomination. This is not an album you should overlook." - Hellbound  

“You can hear influences ranging from Dokken to Metallica on Play to Win, and it’s all done with masterful songwriting, performances and production. This is a slick, aggressively-mixed record that drips with excitement and replayability... Striker have produced their best record since City of Gold, and all fans of straight-up hard rock and metal need to own this album.” - Heavy Music HQ

“Striker have knocked this one out of the park and into the stratosphere. You’d be hard-pressed to find a catchier slice of fine cheddar this year, and I’d highly recommend it.” - New Noise Mag

“Striker have done it again. They hath given unto thee one monster of a metal album that simply begs to be put on REPEAT.” - Amps And Green Screens  
2018 - Juno nominated “Metal/Hard Music Album of The Year”
2017 - Winner of Western Canadian Music Award “Metal Artist of The Year”
2017 - Winner of Edmonton Music Award “Metal Recording of The Year”
2016 - Winner of Edmonton Music Prize 
2016 - Winner of Edmonton Music Award “Metal Recording of The Year”
2016 - Winner of Western Canadian Music Award “Metal Artist of The Year”  
2019 Canadian Loud Charts: Striker - Play To Win
Highlight #11 – National Loud Top 20 of 2018 – (Earshot)
Highlight: #2 – December 2018 – National Top 20 Loud Chart (Earshot)
Highlight #167 on Top 200 – November 2018  – The National Chart (Earshot)
Highlight: #12 – October 2018 – National Top 20 Loud Chart (Earshot)