Striker, Album Release Party

:: ConcertWorks & Record Breaking Records Presents ::

Striker

Album Release Party

Ravenous, Tylor Dory Trio

Friday, April 14, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Starlite Room

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

Striker
Striker
Canada’s STRIKER have recently unleashed their fifth studio release on Friday, February 24th via their own independent label Record Breaking Records. The self-titled album continues the band’s classic mix of heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal that features powerful, clean vocals, catchy choruses, vocal harmonies, and impressive guitar leads. Featuring 9 shredding tracks that’s all killer and no filler, the album follows their award winning (Western Canadian Music Award + Edmonton Music Award) 2016 release ‘Stand In The Fire’. Teaming up with Loudwire.com, STRIKER is excited to present the exclusive full album stream.
“This is 35 minutes of your life you’ll be glad you can’t get back. A potent mix of shred that will remind you why you fell in love with metal in the first place.” comments the band.Listen to the full stream plus an interview with STRIKER at the following link: http://loudwire.com/striker-striker-exclusive-album-stream-interview/

Lyric Video ‘Born To Lose’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39j6gazeWKo

“Striker gush with so much enthusiasm here, with explosive riffs swirling between the vibrant harmonies and choruses, that it’s hard not to notice…Tracks like “Former Glory” and “Born to Lose” are anthemic, catchy as hell and feature soaring vocals from Dan Cleary and terrific guitar work by Tim Brown…On Striker, the band take a host of influences and hone them into a sound they can call their own.” – Exclaim!

“When a band releases an eponymous album it’s a statement of intent, a sign of confidence, everything being as it should be. For make no mistake, Striker are a special band. As the old Metal Gods ascend to Valhalla, new gods will arise. This is Striker’s fifth album and it’s just timeless. Not retro, not looking back, but taking everything that’s uplifting and glorious about heavy metal into 2017 and beyond…this album has to be in every writer and fan’s top ten at the end of 2017.” – Hellbound

“Everything on “Striker” is pure heavy metal…This record doesn’t have any weak songs, but there are definitely a few standout cuts. The pre-release single “Born To Lose” was chosen appropriately, as it manages to be one of the catchiest songs on the album. It is matched by the opener, “Former Glory”, and the aforementioned “Freedom’s Call”, as one of the songs that should be in heavy rotation in the band’s live sets.” – Skull Fracturing Metal

“Striker’s new self titled album shatters expectations, is groovy, aggressive & fast as f*** ” – Fox Force Five News

“Striker show they are among today’s best young ’80s-style metal bands.” – Heavy Music Headquarters

“It’s an incredible album! Knowing how hard the band has worked, and how much they’ve developed over the years, this album feels to me like Striker have come home. The bottom line is this: you can’t have a bad time with Striker.” – Metal Wani

“This is an album full of pure unashamed metal songs that sound like some cult favourite band from the 80s could have written and recorded. But in an unexpected way my ears seem so much more invested in every aspect of Striker’s sound…Striker starts the album off with Former Glory and Pass Me By. Both of these fierce and dominant metal songs introduce the band perfectly….definitely worth grabbing if you dig a traditional metal vibe with soaring, memorable vocal melodies and great old fashioned riffage.” – Metal Nation Radio

“Striker, are back with their new self-titled album and for the fifth time they have delivered some serious riffage. It now seems entirely possibly these gentlemen possess some kind of mystical time machine, and are able to bring the old school stadium filling fire to the new generation of listeners.” – Canadian Beats
Ravenous
Ravenous
Ravenous was forged in the spring of 2016 in Calgary, Canada.

Brainchild of lead vocalist R.A.V., known for his exploits leading Edmonton-based terrorist metal band Villainizer, Ravenous also features members of several other established Western Canadian metal bands Viathyn, Scythia, and Black Pestilence. Influences ranging from Thrash, Power, Black, and Progressive metal have come together to deliver heroic heavy metal anthems in the stylings of Manowar, Sabaton, Iced Earth, and Gravedigger.

Rife with soaring vocals, thundering percussion, and shredding solos, the 'Eternal Hunger' EP was recorded and self-produced in December 2016, and features just a taste of what is to come from Ravenous. Pump your fist, bang your head, and roar your lungs out to show your hunger.
Tylor Dory Trio
Tylor Dory Trio
Conceived in late 2012 by Guitarist/vocalist Tylor Dory and drummer Jonathan Webster under the name Illusive Man, the duo spent their first year compiling material and looking for the right line-up through a myriad of members until 2013, when bassist Slava Fedossenko joined. After temporary rhythm guitarist Greg Turner departed, the name Tylor Dory Trio was adopted and the band re-tooled their sound to accommodate their new compliment of musicians.

This new-found direction landed the attention of local promoters, giving the band the opportunity to open for touring acts such as Tesseract and Ninjaspy, amongst a selection of local legends. With a digital-only release of “Illusive EP” already under their belts, the band released their debut album “Carried Away” in September 2015. Mixed by Christer André Cederberg and mastered by Jens Bogren, “Carried Away” acts as a mission statement going forward - TDT is unafraid to explore the boundaries of progressive music, going from dark to light, complex to simple, beautiful to brutal, and everything in between. The band is currently working on the full length follow-up to “Carried Away”, set for a late-2016 release, and playing some memorable spring/summer shows which will be announced shortly.
Venue Information:
The Starlite Room
10030 102 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0V6
http://www.starliteroom.ca/