Champions in blending classic heavy metal, hard rock, and 80’s hair metal, Canadian shredders STRIKER‘ssixth studio album “Play To Win”, released via their independent label Record Breaking Records, has won the 2020 JUNO AWARD for Metal / Hard Music Album of The Year. As the most prestigious music award an artist can be given in the country, the 49th JUNOAwards were originally scheduled to be held at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on March 15th, 2020, but due to the COVID pandemic was forced to reschedule as a live stream on June 29th.
This was Striker‘s second JUNO Award nomination and first win.
“We are very grateful for the Juno win this year, especially as an independent band. The Juno is the culmination of all the support from the Canadian music industry we’ve had, from FACTOR, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canada Council for the Arts, and many others, and helps us feel validated as artists. There was a strong lineup of talent at the awards this year, and just to be nominated among them was an honour. We hope everyone stays safe out there and we look forward to returning to live music!”
Striker‘s album “Play To Win” was nominated alongside Kobra and The Lotus – Evolution, Lindsay Schoolcraft – Martyr, Single Mothers – Through A Wall and The Agonist – Orphans.
Full details on JUNO Award winners and nominees can be found here.
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