Striker part ways with bassist William Wallace
Canadian heavy metal rockers Striker have parted ways with their long-time bassist William Wallace who has played on the band’s last four studio albums consisting of City Of Gold (2014), Stand In The Fire (2016), Striker (2017) and Play To Win (2018).
The following succinct message was posted on Striker‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“We have decided to part ways with our bass player William Wallace. A good friend, we wish him the best in his future endeavours.”
Striker‘s latest studio album Play To Win finished at #8 on the Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2018 for which Sleaze Roxx stated: “Just like The Lazys, Canadian heavy metal rockers Striker seemingly keep getting better album after album. Play To Win is Striker‘s fifth studio album and sees the band refining its sound even more to take the mantle as the best “melodic” heavy metal band out there. Having started off as mainly a thrash metal band, Striker‘s evolution from one album to the next is interesting to hear. Play To Win sees lead vocalist Dan Cleary establishing himself once and for all as one of the premier heavy metal singers. Man, that guy can sing! Surprisingly, the vocal harmonies are truly outstanding on Play To Win with the closing track “Hands Of Time” as a prime example. I’ve always struggled with melodic rock albums because I can’t stand hearing keyboard sappy numbers but add a little grit or in the case of Striker, some real heavy metal music, you can end up with a killer album. Striker continue to push the boundaries with their sound while injecting more and more melodies, and keeping their songs a lot shorter.”
Striker‘s “Heart Of Lies” lyric video:
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