Striker to release new album in October, premiere new song

Posted by on August 7, 2018

Canadian thrashers Striker will release their upcoming album Play To Win on October 26th via their independent label Record Breaking Records. The follow-up to 2017’s self-titled record was produced by the band, with mixing and mastering by Hendrik Udd (Firewind, Powerwolf, Hammerfall, Delain). Today (7th) the group has also unveiled the first single “Heart Of Lies.”  

Guitarist Tim Brown commented:

“Play to win: if you want to win, you have to play the game. Find the rules and break them. 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. 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.”

Check out the Lyric Video below and pre-order the album here.


  1. Heart Of Lies (4:04)
  2. Position Of Power (3:40)
  3. Head Of Power (4:02)
  4. On The Run (3:51)
  5. The Front (4:02)
  6. Play To Win (3:48)
  7. Standing Alone (4:56)
  8. Summoner (4:04)
  9. Heavy Is The Heart (4:54)
  10. Hands Of Time (3:46)

Next month, Striker will embark on a North American trek with Unleash The Archers and Helion Prime.  Check out the tour dates here


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