Singled Out: Striker's Out For Blood

02/05/2016
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Canadian metal band Striker released their brand new album "Stand In The Fire" today (Feb 5) and to celebrate we asked frontman Dan Cleary to tell us about the song "Out For Blood". Here is the story:

I've always been a big fan of the 80's. Something about that era just strikes a chord with me. From the music to the action movies, the dawn of skateboarding, to the clearly cocaine influenced clothing choices. It's just a weird piece of western history that I love. I was born in 88 so I didn't get to experience the 80's, but growing up with the remnants of 80's culture in the 90's and the 2000's always left me wanting more. I started to get into 80's metal because it was so cool, miss me with that grunge sh*t, I never really got into that. Everything was over the top, the guitars, the vocals, the speed...the hair. It was just a god damn skeptical and I loved it.

Meanwhile during this time "The Simpsons" was molding the brains of me and all my friends, with Slayer's "South Of Heaven" as the sound track to our youth. The Simpsons had the perfect embodiment of the glorious ridiculousness of the 80s action hero, McBain. I'm sure some people know but if you don't The Simpsons some how snuck an entire 80s action movie plot into the McBain cut scenes from over something like 10 years of episodes. So in our song "Out For Blood" we paid tribute to the McBain story, and jammed in all the 80s cliches we could think of including some kick ass saxophone. You can find the entire McBain story pieced together on youtube, and after you check that out you can bask in the 80s glory of "Out For Blood"

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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