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Striker Premiere "Too Late" Guitar Playthrough/Lesson Video

Striker and GuitarWorld.com have gotten together to bring you a new playthrough/lesson video for "Too Late." It's a standout track from the band's upcoming album, Stand in the Fire, which will be released February 5 via Record Breaking Records.

"This song is full of classic Eighties metal tricks," says Striker guitarist Tim Brown, who is featured in the clip.

"These include using the push (or syncopation) in rhythm playing, using broken chords over a changing background riff and, last but not least, epic shredding and tapping to melt your fingers on. Though simple upon first listen, there are lots of complex parts that can increase the difficulty and challenge that will make this song fun for guitarists of all levels.”

Stand in the Fire is packed with incredible riffs and colossal anthems, all laced together with epic harmonies. It's available for preorder right here.

Inspired by legendary bands like Iron Maiden, Striker wear their hearts firmly on their battle jackets, soaking up the power and influence of classic rock and metal. Striker is Dan Clearly (vocals), Tim Brown (guitar), William Wallace (bass) and Adam Brown (drums). They'll be hitting the road with Primal Fear across Europe in February.

For more about the band, visit striker-metal.com and follow along on Facebook.

Photo: Dana Zuk

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Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.