Canadian heavy metal rockers Striker reintroduce line-up with humour filled bios
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada based heavy metal rockers Striker have reunited with guitarist Chris Segger and decided to reintroduce the band via some humour filled posts on Facebook, which are reproduced below.
Lead guitarist Tim Brown:
Now that we’re back to a solid 5 piece line up – it’s time to reintroduce the Striker crew! With some quick interview questions below. If you haven’t seen him shred, maybe you’ve seen one of his many cat shirts – on lead guitar and back-up vocals Tim Brown!
Played on albums: City of Gold, Stand in the Fire, Striker
Favourite Striker gig: Manitoba metal fest 2016
Favourite video game: Fallout series
Favourite TV series: Futurama.. Or early Simpsons
Top 3 Beers: Yellowhead, Erdinger Dunkel, Hofbräuhaus Münchner Weisse
3 Bands currently listening to: Architects, Huey Lewis, Whitesnake
Best at what sport: Sleeping
Best part about being in a band: Shredding
Worst part about being in band: Strange toilets on tour
Singer Dan Cleary:
Next, we have the voice of the band, Dan Cleary! He’s the only member to be on every Striker recording, and writes almost all the material. Fun fact, he learned how to sing while driving a delivery truck.
Albums: All of em’
Favourite Striker gig: Final show Sonata tour 2017 Gothenburg!
Favourite video game: Fallout 3
Favourite TV series: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Top 3 Beers: Erdinger, Mississippi Mud, Phillips Brewery Amnesiac Double IPA
3 Bands currently listening to: Kenny Loggins, Trapped Under Ice, Armoured Saint
Best at what sport: Beer Pong
Best part about being in a band: Making music
Worst part about being in band: The state of the music industry
Drummer Adam Brown:
The “animal” on drums! Adam Brown has been with the band since 2010, and has broken about a million drum sticks since. When not falling off his bike before tour, you can normally catch him enjoying some adult beverages responsibly. He has a business degree and is half way through his Masters of Business program. School and shred!
Favourite Striker gig: Headbangers Open Air 2015… or any of the shows with Primal Fear
Favourite video game: Destiny, but I’ve been Hearthstoning like mad (Meowmix#1836)
Favourite TV series: The Office? Game of Thrones? Dragon Ball Z?
Top 3 Beers: Yellowhead Saison, Erdinger Weiss, and the Guinness on tap I had in Belfast
3 Bands currently listening to: Outlaws of Ravenhurst (Book I & II), Opeth (Pale Communion), At The Gates (Slaughter of the Soul)
Best at what sport: …Definitely not arm wrestling…
Best part about being in a band: Sick shows – when the energy is right there is nothing better.
Worst part about being in band: My bank account
Guitarist Chris Segger:
After 3 years, Chris Segger has returned just in time to shoot some music videos and tour North America with Dark Tranquility! You might be wondering… what was he doing all that time? Well. Let’s just say. He was watching hockey.
Played on albums: Road Warrior, Eyes in the Night, Armed to the Teeth, City of Gold
Favourite Striker gig: Madrid Spain 2011
Favourite video game: Zelda – A Link To The Past
Favourite TV series: Seinfeld
Top 3 Beers: Impossible question to answer, there are too many factors. Is it a hot day? Winter time? Just finished mowing the lawn? Each of these and other instances have their own top beer.
3 bands currently listening to: Edguy, Billy Joel, Savatage
Best at what sport: Skateboarding
Best part about being in a band: Playing live
Worst part about being in band: Being away for important hockey games
Bassist William Wallace:
Bring’r home is the one and only William Wallace! Just about every customs officer has asked if that’s his real name – it is. Checking out his “Kiss of a Rose” karaoke rendition is an absolute must! Or if you’re lucky enough he might sound check his mic with an entire song from H.E.A.T.
Favourite Striker gig: Flying into Metal Days in Slovenia and then immediately returning to Germany to play Headbangers Open Air in 2015. I know that’s two but I can’t decide between either anyways…. Driving to Frankfurt Han airport right after a gig in Tilburg, so we could fly into Italy and then be shuttled to Metal Days in Slovenia. Too excited to sleep, shred hard loaded on energy drinks, (some of us) party until our shuttle in the morning. Sleep during short Shuttle ride to Italy. Fly back to Frankfurt Han airport. Get in our car and haul ass across Germany. Arrive at HOA in time to put our stuff on stage and shred again.
Favourite video game: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Favourite TV series: Breaking Bad
Top 3 Beers:
1. Yellowhead Premium Lager
2. Yellowhead Premium Lager
3. Yellowhead Premium Lager
3 bands currently listening to: Primal Fear, Triosphere, Thunderstone
Best at what sport: Ball Hockey because I’m a terrible skater
Best part about being in a band: Shredding for the masses!
Worst part about being in band: Sex drugs and rock and roll
Striker‘s “Born To Lose” lyric video:
See Striker Live this summer on the “Summer of Shred”. More dates to be announced!W/ Death Angel:May 14 – Oklahoma City OK – 89th St May 15 – Lubbock TX – Ja…