Firstryke was a collaboration of two of the best Tulsa, Oklahoma rock bands in 1984. The band toured the midwest United States throughout the 1980's and record an album titled Just A Nightmare in 1986. Firstryke was the opening act for Metallica on the Master of Puppets tour as well as opening for many other major rock acts. Firstryke rereleased Just A Nightmare on Retrospect Records and also on a 25th anniversary limited edition collectors CD. Firstryke played Rocklahoma 2009 and have signed to Rocklahoma 201. They are in talks to play many other future shows and festivals.