Strikken has had the distinct pleasure of sharing the stage with these National bands: Mushroonhead, Flaw, Trapt, Seether, Pop Evil, Taproot, Drowning Pool, Times of Grace, Jasta, Social Burn, American Head Charge, Powerman5000, Mini Kiss, Kelly Pickler, Kidd Rock, Bobaflex, All That Remains, Janus, Jackyl, Silverstein, Hawthorne Heights, Nonpoint, HeD Pe, Chimaira, Psychostick, Blue Felix, Smile Empty Soul, Evans Blue, Breaking Benjamin, Egypt Central, RA, Eye Empire, Death Angel, Alien Antfarm, Me Talk Pretty, Danko Jones, Digital Summer, and many more
Our name is in the hat for the 11th annual Independent Music Awards. We've entered to be considered for best metal/hardcore album, so wish us luck. We'll keep you posted on if we get nominated or not but right now we're very excited because legendary "Godfather of Heavy Metal" Ozzy Osbourne is one of the Judges and just the thought of Ozzy listening to us is enough to get the goosebumps going.
The new album which we have spent the last 5 years working on between everything else all of us have been through (personally and professionally) is finally ready. The new album was recorded by Joe Tipple and Michael Enyart and mixed by Michael Enyart at Anvil Recording Studio in Lancaster, Ohio. The album was then shipped off to for mastering by Ben Schigel at Spider Studios (Chimera, Drowning Pool, Walls of Jericho, etc.) and the result features 15 tracks of our best work yet. We very much look forward to knowing what you think.