DAN CLEARY (STRIKER): “The Axle Sheared Off … And Flew To The Other Side Of The Highway”

Striker Band Photo 2022

Canada’s champion Heavy Metal act Striker are on the road with Beast in Black, and on their first tour since winning the 2020 Juno award for Metal / Hard Music Album of The Year with 2018’s Play To Win. After a few lineup changes, 2 new singles and a lot of hard work they are glad to finally be out supporting the new music fans are craving.

Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten caught up with vocalist Dan Cleary from Canada’s top rising Heavy Metal act Striker while they had a day off from touring. Dan talks about the fun of being back on tour, mishaps along the way, opening for Metallica, and a whole lot more!


Dan Cleary – Vocals
Timothy Brown – Guitars
Pete Klassen – Bass
Jonathan Webster – Drums
John Simon Fallon – Guitars


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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