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A Sad Note: The passing of former Annihilator drummer

December 7th, 2010

Guitarist Jeff Waters posted the below note to the official Annihilator page today:

“A few weeks ago (while I was touring in Europe), I got word that we lost a former member of Annihilator’s touring lineup, Dave Machander. He passed away from cancer.

Dave was a super nice guy. I met him under stressful circumstances. In 1996, we did a record called REFRESH THE DEMON. Randy Black was our drummer then and I had bought everyone’s plane tickets for our upcoming Refresh the Demon EUROPE tour 1996.

12 days BEFORE the tour weas supposed to start, I get a call from Randy telling me that, if I did not pay him dounle+ the money I was to pay him for the tour, that he would not come along and would join another Vancouver artist “Bif Naked” instead (as she apparently was offering more money). I told him that we could not afford this and that it is very, very wrong to hold us “hostage” like this. He ended up leaving for Bif Naked (which ended up lasting one tour and he was out anyway!) but, more importantly, Randy Black left us with NO DRUMMER, a cancelled flight that I did not get my money back for and a tour in 12 days!!!

12 days is wayyyy too short of a time to get someone to jump in and play an Annihilator set and I still had to hope I could find someone!!

Dave Davis, our long-time guitar player, suggested his friend Dave Machander and thought he could handdle the gig/pressure. I was not convinced but had no other option than to literally say “you are in”, before I even heard him play drums!

We rehearsed on Vancouver Island, near where both Dave’s lived. We had 6 rehearsals scheduled. Normally, for a drummer with us, headlining Europe, we would need 10 reherasals.

Many drummers play along with a “click”. That is a cowbell kind of sound that keeps a time/beat in the drummer’s earphones and lets him play close to perfect timing… it helps him zoom in and play tighter than without one. Well, Dave was not playing well to it. Turns out, he had never played to one before. I was in panic mode. So was everyone else. So by the 4th rehearsal of 6, I was ready to cancel. Almost. Then Dave Davis said “Jeff, why don’t we simply take Machander OFF the click and let him just “feel” the music”.

I said “Might as well try, Dave”.

We did. INSTANTLY, the guy played fantastic. Really good. Better than good. He then really only had 2 good rehersals with us and then got on the plane with us and kicked f…ing ass on that tour. The guy pulled through and stuck with it. Most guys would have quit after the first few rehearsals but he would not give up. And thanks to Dave Davis for the tour-saving suggestion!

Anyway, I only saw/knew Dave Machander on that one tour with us. He was a bio-chemist, if I have my info right. A very smart guy and seemed to be a very nice guy, too!

Send a thought out to him and his family. He was a good guy.

And grab a loved one and give them a hug,

Jeff Waters”

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ANNIHILATOR – Vocalist Dave Padden

November 22nd, 2010

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Interview with vocalist Dave Padden

INTERVIEW BY ARTO LEHTINEN AND MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

Long time Canadian thrash metal icons, Annihilator, are known for being the soul and mind of the guitar wizard Jeff Waters who has navigated the band throughout the years. However, the guitarist/vocalist Dave Padden has become an essential part of the Annihilator camp within these past seven – eight years. Annihilator has visited Finland a couple of times before as a support for Judas Priest in 1991 and Trivium a few years back. It was clearly time for them to have the headliner slot here. The Tavastia club was entirely packed when Waters and company got on the stage. Before the four piece thrashers stormed onto the stage to wake the fury, we had the privilege of having a chat with the vocalist of Annihilator Dave Padden who talked about the on-going tour, the re-issued albums, and several other interesting issues about the mighty Annihilator!


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ANNIHILATOR ESCAPES FIRE AT NOTTINGHAM VENUE

November 18th, 2010

Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR escaped a large fire on Wednesday night, shortly after playing to a packed house in Nottingham, England whilst on their European headlining tour.

ANNIHILATOR were packing up their gear from the Rescue Rooms venue in Nottingham city centre at around 1:00am when a large fire broke out next door.  1,400 people were evacuated from the venue as well as others from surrounding buildings.  No one was injured in the incident.

Emergency services were called to the scene and were still putting the fire out on Thursday afternoon, causing significant disruption to the city’s transport services.  Some of ANNIHILATOR’s equipment was still in the venue at the time of the fire and the band and its crew were unable to retrieve it until Thursday.

View photos of the fire at:

http://earacherecords.com/myspace/nottingham_fire1.jpg
http://earacherecords.com/myspace/nottingham_fire2.jpg

ANNIHILATOR have now retrieved their equipment and are able to continue with their tour.  Catch them live at the following remaining shows:

Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205 Club

ANNIHILATOR were regretfully forced to cancel their show on November 19th in Birmingham.

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ann_euro_tour.jpg

Get tickets for the shows from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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ANNIHILATOR: ‘REMAINS’ REISSUE OUT NOW IN EUROPE

November 9th, 2010
ANNIHILATOR European Tour

ANNIHILATOR European Tour

REMAINS, the 1996 album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, has been reissued and is out now in Europe.

Following the recent release of ANNIHILATOR’s critically acclaimed, self-titled new album, Earache Records announced the “Total Annihilation” campaign, reissuing six albums from the band’s illustrious back-catalogue.  REMAINS is the sixth and final release in the series, following CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY, KING OF THE KILL and REFRESH THE DEMON.

REMAINS is available now on CD in a custom slipcase and includes three bonus tracks plus a guitar workshop video with ANNIHILATOR guitarist and mainman JEFF WATERS.

The full track listing for REMAINS is as follows:

01. Tricks And Traps
02. Murder
03. Never Forget
04. Reaction
05. Human Remains
06. I Want
07. Dead Wrong
08. No Love
09. Sexecution
10. Wind
11. Bastiage
12. Words From Jeff Waters*
13. Back To The Palace (1999 Demo)*
14. Annihilator (1985 Radio Ottawa Demo)*

(* bonus tracks)

Get REMAINS now in Europe, along with the other “Total Annihilation” reissues, at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

To celebrate this great series of reissues, Earache Records is offering a free, sturdy bookshelf box to fans as a way of neatly and proudly displaying the six albums.  The bookshelf box is available to European fans and features stunning ANNIHILATOR artwork and a personal message to the fans from ANNIHILATOR mastermind JEFF WATERS.

To get your free ANNIHILATOR bookshelf box, simply e-mail your full name and postal address to annihilatorbox@earache.com with the subject “Annihilator box”.

View a picture of the bookshelf box at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/annihilator_bookshelf_box.jpg

If you don’t yet have these great ANNIHILATOR reissues, you can also get the whole set pre-packaged in one of the bookshelf boxes for a special price.  Just head to the Earache Webstore at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

You can also get your hands on a free downloadable ANNIHILATOR compilation album, TOTAL ANNIHILATION, at http://www.earache.com/totalannihilation/

Don’t miss ANNIHILATOR on the following remaining dates of their European headlining tour:

Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205 Club

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ann_euro_tour.jpg

Get tickets for the shows from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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ANNIHILATOR: Live at Club Tavastia, Helsinki

November 7th, 2010

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ANNIHILATOR

THE 22nd of OCTOBER

 CLUB TAVASTIA, HELSINKI

FINLAND 

REVIEW BY ARTO LEHTINEN AND MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

The long running Canadian thrash metal veteran Annihilator have visited Finland a couple of times before. Their first visit happened back in 1991 as support for Judas Priest and Pantera, who were largely still an unknown act at that time. Their second visit was a couple of years ago when the band supported Trivium at the sold out The House of Culture. Therefore, it was about time for Jeff Waters and company to have a headlining show of their own. The timing was nothing but perfect when over 600 metalheads crawled to the show on a Friday night.

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ANNIHILATOR: ‘REFRESH THE DEMON’ REISSUE OUT NOW IN EUROPE

October 25th, 2010
ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE

ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE

REFRESH THE DEMON, the 1996 album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, has been reissued and is out now in Europe.

Following the recent release of ANNIHILATOR’s critically acclaimed, self-titled new album, Earache Records is reissuing six albums from the band’s illustrious back-catalogue.  REFRESH THE DEMON is fifth album in the series to be released, following CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL.

REFRESH THE DEMON is available now on CD in a custom slipcase and includes three demo versions of classic Annihilator tunes as bonus tracks.

The full track listing for REFRESH THE DEMON is as follows:

01. Refresh The Demon
02. Ultraparanoia
03. Syn. Kill 1
04. Awaken
05. The Pastor Of Disaster
06. City Of Ice
07. A Man Called Nothing
08. Innocent Eyes
09. Voices And Victims
10. Anything For Money
11. Hunger
12. 21 (Demo 1994)*
13. Weapon X (Demo 2004)*
14. Bloodbath (Demo 1999)*

(* bonus tracks)

Get REFRESH THE DEMON now in Europe, along with CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL, at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

To celebrate this great series of ANNIHILATOR reissues, Earache Records is offering a free, sturdy bookshelf box to fans as a way of neatly and proudly displaying the six albums.  The free bookshelf box is available to European fans (CDs not included) and features stunning ANNIHILATOR artwork and a personal message to the fans from ANNIHILATOR guitarist and mastermind JEFF WATERS.

To get your free ANNIHILATOR bookshelf box, simply e-mail your full name and postal address to annihilatorbox@earache.com with the subject “Annihilator box”.

View a picture of the bookshelf box at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/annihilator_bookshelf_box.jpg

You can also get your hands on a free ANNIHILATOR compilation album, TOTAL ANNIHILATION, at http://www.earache.com/totalannihilation

Don’t miss ANNIHILATOR on their current European headlining tour at the following remaining shows:

Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205 Club

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ann_euro_tour.jpg

Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE

October 13th, 2010
ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE

ANNIHILATOR: FREE BOOKSHELF BOX AVAILABLE

Following the recent release of the new, self-titled album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, Earache Records launched the ‘Total Annihilation’ campaign, reissuing six albums from the band’s illustrious back-catalogue in Europe.

The first four releases in the Total Annihilation campaign – CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL – are available now, with REFRESH THE DEMON and REMAINS due to be released soon.

To thank fans for purchasing these great metal milestones, Earache Records is offering a free, sturdy bookshelf box to fans as a way of neatly and proudly displaying the six reissued albums.  The free bookshelf box features stunning ANNIHILATOR artwork and includes a personal message to the fans from ANNIHILATOR mastermind and guitarist JEFF WATERS.

To get your free ANNIHILATOR bookshelf box, simply e-mail your full name and address to annihilatorbox@earache.com with the subject “Annihilator box”.

This offer is only available to European fans; CDs not included.

View a picture of the bookshelf box at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/annihilator_bookshelf_box.jpg

Get your hands on CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and KING OF THE KILL now in Europe at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

REFRESH THE DEMON is due to be released on October 25th, with REMAINS due on November 8th.

To celebrate these deluxe reissues, Earache is also offering all fans a completely free ANNIHILATOR compilation album, called TOTAL ANNIHILATION.  Download your copy now for free at http://www.earache.com/totalannihilation

Don’t miss ANNIHILATOR live on their European headlining tour at the following remaining shows:

Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Vilnius, LIT – New York
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205 Club

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ann_euro_tour.jpg

Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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ANNIHILATOR: ‘KING OF THE KILL’ REISSUE OUT NOW IN EUROPE

October 5th, 2010

KING OF THE KILL, the 1994 album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, has been reissued and is out now in Europe.

Following the recent release of ANNIHILATOR’s critically acclaimed, self-titled new album, Earache Records is reissuing six albums from the band’s illustrious back-catalogue.  KING OF THE KILL is the fourth album in the series to be released, following CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW and WAKING THE FURY.

KING OF THE KILL is available now on CD in a custom slipcase and features two bonus songs and a bonus spoken word track from ANNIHILATOR guitarist and mastermind JEFF WATERS.  Also included is a bonus guitar workshop video with JEFF WATERS.

The full KING OF THE KILL track listing is as follows:

01. King Of The Kill
02. 21
03. Bliss
04. Second To None
05. Hell Is A War
06. Annihilator
07. Fiasco
08. The Box
09. Bad Child
10. In The Blood
11. Speed
12. Catch The Wind
13. Only Be Lonely *
14. Slates *
15. Words From Jeff Waters *

(* bonus tracks)

Get KING OF THE KILL now in Europe, along with CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, WAKING THE FURY and ANNIHILATOR, at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

You can also get your hands on a free ANNIHILATOR compilation album, TOTAL ANNIHILATION, at http://www.earache.com/totalannihilation

Catch ANNIHILATOR live on their European headlining tour at the following shows:

Oct. 05 – Paris, FRA – Divian Du Monde
Oct. 06 – Antwerp, BEL – Trix
Oct. 07 – Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
Oct. 08 – Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
Oct. 10 – Uden, NETH – Pul
Oct. 11 – Frankfurt, GER – Batchkapp
Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Vilnius, LIT – New York
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205 Club

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ann_euro_tour.jpg

Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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ANNIHILATOR: FREE COMPILATION ALBUM AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

September 22nd, 2010
ANNIHILATOR: FREE COMPILATION ALBUM AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

ANNIHILATOR: FREE COMPILATION ALBUM AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

A free compilation album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, called TOTAL ANNIHILATION, is now available to download from Earache Records in conjunction with Metal Hammer.

Earache Records is releasing six classic albums from ANNIHILATOR’s back-catalogue as part of the “Total Annihilation” campaign, and to celebrate, the label is offering a completely free download-only compilation album featuring fourteen killer tracks.

Get your hands on the TOTAL ANNIHILATION compilation album for free at http://www.earache.com/totalannihilation

TOTAL ANNIHILATION features the following tracks:

01. The Trend
02. Ambush
03. Battered
04. Carnival Diablos
05. Back To The Palace
06. Nothing Left
07. Ultra-Motion
08. Ritual
09. King Of The Kill
10. Second To None
11. Ultraparanoia
12. Refresh The Demon
13. Tricks And Traps
14. Never Forget

The first three releases from the “Total Annihilation” reissue campaign, CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW and WAKING THE FURY, are available now in Europe, along with ANNIHILATOR’s new, self-titled album.  Get them now at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

ANNIHILATOR have just added two dates in Greece to their upcoming European headlining tour.  Catch the band live at the following shows:

Oct. 05 – Paris, FRA – Divian Du Monde
Oct. 06 – Antwerp, BEL – Trix
Oct. 07 – Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
Oct. 08 – Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
Oct. 10 – Uden, NETH – Pul
Oct. 11 – Frankfurt, GER – Batchkapp
Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Vilnius, LIT – New York
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy
Nov. 24 – Thessaloniki, Greece – Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 – Athens, Greece – Gagarin 205 Club

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ann_euro_tour.jpg

Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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ANNIHILATOR: ‘WAKING THE FURY’ REISSUE OUT NOW IN EUROPE

September 21st, 2010
ANNIHILATOR: 'WAKING THE FURY' REISSUE

ANNIHILATOR: 'WAKING THE FURY' REISSUE

WAKING THE FURY, the 2002 album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, has been reissued and is out now in Europe.

Following the recent release of ANNIHILATOR’s critically acclaimed, self-titled new album, Earache Records is reissuing six albums from the band’s illustrious back-catalogue.  WAKING THE FURY is the third album in the series to be released, following CARNIVAL DIABLOS and CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW.

WAKING THE FURY is available now on CD in a custom slipcase and features a bonus live track and a bonus video where ANNIHILATOR mastermind JEFF WATERS explains the secrets behind his guitar set-up.

The full WAKING THE FURY track listing is as follows:

01. Ultra-Motion
02. Torn
03. My Precious Lunatic Asylum
04. Striker
05. Ritual
06. Prime-Time Killing
07. The Blackest Day
08. Nothing To Me
09. Fire Power
10. Cold Blooded
11. Refresh The Demon (Live)*

(* bonus track)

WAKING THE FURY is also available for the first time on limited edition coloured vinyl LP in the following quantities and colours:

100 – Maple Leaf
200 – Golden Sand
300 – Cherry Red
400 – Black

View the limited edition vinyl colours at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/annihilator_waking_vinyl.jpg

Get WAKING THE FURY now in Europe, along with CARNIVAL DIABLOS and CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

WAKING THE FURY is also available on iTunes at http://j.mp/awCz8u

Catch ANNIHILATOR live on their upcoming European headlining tour at the following shows:

Oct. 05 – Paris, FRA – Divian Du Monde
Oct. 06 – Antwerp, BEL – Trix
Oct. 07 – Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
Oct. 08 – Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
Oct. 10 – Uden, NETH – Pul
Oct. 11 – Frankfurt, GER – Batchkapp
Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Vilnius, LIT – New York
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy

View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/ann_euro_tour.jpg

Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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ANNIHILATOR: LIVE CHATS WITH JEFF WATERS AND DAVE PADDEN ANNOUNCED

September 10th, 2010
ANNIHILATOR European Tour

ANNIHILATOR European Tour

Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR have announced a series of live chats, with the first scheduled for today, Friday, September 10th.

ANNIHILATOR guitarist and mainman JEFF WATERS, along with ANNIHILATOR vocalist and guitarist DAVE PADDEN, will be appearing on the ANNIHILATOR forums to chat with the fans and answer questions.

The times for the chats are as follows:

DAVE PADDEN:
Today – Friday, September 10th – 2pm Eastern Standard Time
Monday, September 13th – 2pm Eastern Standard Time
Wednesday, September 15th – 2pm Eastern Standard Time

JEFF WATERS:
Today – Friday, September 10th – 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time
Monday, September 13th – 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time
Wednesday, September 15th – 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time

To take part in the live chats, simply head to the ANNIHILATOR forums at http://j.mp/aPSDFM

ANNIHILATOR have announced a headlining European tour starting in October.  Catch the band live at the following shows:

Oct. 05 – Paris, FRA – Divian Du Monde
Oct. 06 – Antwerp, BEL – Trix
Oct. 07 – Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
Oct. 08 – Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
Oct. 10 – Uden, NETH – Pul
Oct. 11 – Frankfurt, GER – Batchkapp
Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Vilnius, LIT – New York
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy

Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR on their European tour from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

ANNIHILATOR’s CARNIVAL DIABLOS and CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW albums have been reissued and are available in Europe now with bonus material, along with the band’s new self-titled album.  Get these now and pre-order WAKING THE FURY at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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ANNIHILATOR: CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW’ REISSUE OUT NOW IN EUROPE

September 1st, 2010

CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW, the 1999 album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, has been reissued and is out now in Europe.

Following the recent release of ANNIHILATOR’s critically acclaimed, self-titled new album, Earache Records is reissuing six albums from the band’s illustrious back-catalogue. CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW is the second reissue in the series, with CARNIVAL DIABLOS also available now.

CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW featured the reunited original ANNIHILATOR line-up, including vocalist RANDY RAMPAGE. The album is available now on CD featuring two bonus tracks and a bonus guitar workshop video with JEFF WATERS, and comes housed in a custom slipcase. The album is also available for the first time on limited edition coloured vinyl LP.

The full CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW track listing is as follows:

01. Bloodbath
02. Back To The Palace
03. Nothing Left
04. Schizos (Are Never Alone) Part III
05. Criteria For A Black Widow
06. Punctured
07. Loving The Sinner
08. Double Dare
09. Sonic Homicide
10. Mending
11. Rampage Jam*
12. Jeff Waters Speaks*

(* bonus tracks)

The limited edition coloured vinyl LPs are available in the following quantities and colours:

100 – Black Widow
200 – Brain Mush
300 – Haunted Courtyard
400 – Black

CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW and CARNIVAL DIABLOS are currently available at a reduced price until September 20th, along with the WAKING THE FURY pre-order. Get the albums, along with the new self-titled album, in Europe now at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

Catch ANNIHILATOR on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Oct. 06 – Antwerp, BEL – Trix
Oct. 07 – Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
Oct. 08 – Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
Oct. 10 – Uden, NETH – Pul
Oct. 11 – Frankfurt, GER – Batchkapp
Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Vilnius, LIT – New York
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK – Legends
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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ANNIHILATOR: ‘CARNIVAL DIABLOS’ REISSUE OUT NOW IN EUROPE

August 9th, 2010
ANNIHILATOR: 'CARNIVAL DIABLOS' REISSUE

ANNIHILATOR: 'CARNIVAL DIABLOS' REISSUE

CARNIVAL DIABLOS, the 2001 album from Canadian melodic thrash metal pioneers ANNIHILATOR, has been reissued and is out now in Europe.

Following the recent release of ANNIHILATOR’s critically acclaimed, self-titled new album, Earache Records is reissuing six albums from the band’s illustrious back-catalogue, starting with CARNIVAL DIABLOS.

CARNIVAL DIABLOS features twelve high-energy tracks showcasing legendary guitarist JEFF WATERS’ amazing song writing prowess. The album is available now on CD including a bonus track, bonus ANNIHILATOR guitar techniques video with JEFF WATERS, and a custom slipcase. The album is also available for the first time on limited edition coloured vinyl LP including the bonus track.

The full CARNIVAL DIABLOS track listing is as follows:

01. Denied

02. Battered

03. Hunter Killer

04. Time Bomb

05. Carnival Diablos

06. The Perfect Virus

07. The Rush

08. Insomniac

09. Epic Of War

10. Liquid Oval

11. Shallow Grave

12. Chicken And Corn (bonus track)

The limited edition coloured vinyl LPs are available in the following quantities and colours:

100 – Carnival Splatter

200 – Diabolical Blue

300 – Annihilator Red

400 – Black

Get CARNIVAL DIABLOS now in Europe on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl at http://earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

For more ANNIHILATOR news and info, head to http://www.annihilatormetal.com

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ANNIHILATOR ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN HEADLINING TOUR

August 4th, 2010

Thanks to the demand of metal fans across Europe, Metal legends ANNIHILATOR are proud to announce a much-anticipated headline tour in Europe this fall. The band has just returned from a hugely successful European summer festival trip, playing to hundreds of thousands of real metal fans at festivals like Sonisphere, Masters Of Rock, Hellfest, Kavarna Rock and others. Fan Footage of the last show in Bulgaria can be seen here:

Also of note, ANNIHILATOR have signed up with Steve Strange at XRAY Touring (www.xraytouring.com).  Says Steve (agency director and Annihilator’s agent, also Eminem, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Queens of the Stone Age): “I am very proud to be working with ANNIHILATOR as their International booking agent and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with them. This is one band that you must see live.”

ANNIHILATOR mastermind and guitar legend Jeff Waters comments: “First off, it was an honor to play for so many incredible metal fans this summer. Seeing our good friends in bands and crews from around the world was a bonus. Secondly, I need to thank Steve at XRAY Touring for taking ANNIHILATOR on. His support is giving us opportunities we’ve not seen before. Lastly, for all you Euro-metal fans, get ready! We are going to give 110% for you, as you are the reason that ANNIHILATOR is still going strong and even stronger than ever: Thanks to the fans!!”

ANNIHILATOR just released its 13th studio CD (self-titled) in Europe through Earache Records. The new CD is available in Australia (Riot Ent.) and Japan (Marquee) and in the USA/CAN/South and Central America via iTunes, Amazon and others. Visit www.annihilatormetal.com for more info.

Catch ANNIHILATOR on tour in Europe at the following shows:

Oct. 06 – Antwerp, BEL – Trix
Oct. 07 – Ludwigsburg, GER – Rockfabrik
Oct. 08 – Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
Oct. 10 – Uden, NETH – Pul
Oct. 11 – Frankfurt, GER – Batchkapp
Oct. 12 – Cologne, GER – Stollwerk
Oct. 14 – Berlin, GER – C-Club
Oct. 15 – Hamburg, GER – Knust
Oct. 16 – Copenhagen, DEN – The Rock
Oct. 18 – Oslo, NOR – John Dee
Oct. 19 – Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 – Stockholm, SWE – Klubben
Oct. 22 – Helsinki, FIN – Tavastia
Oct. 23 – Tallinn, EST – Tapper Club
Oct. 24 – Riga, LAT – Black Friday
Oct. 26 – Warsaw, POL – Progresja
Oct. 27 – Krakow, POL – Loch Ness
Oct. 28 – Prague, CZR – Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 – Wörgl, AUT – Komma
Nov. 01 – Pratteln, SWI – Z7
Nov. 02 – Nuremberg, GER – Hirsch
Nov. 03 – Milan, ITA – Live Club
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 – Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 – Bilbao, SPA – Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 – Portsmouth, UK – Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Nov. 12 – Newcastle, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 14 – Glasgow, UK – Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheffield, UK – Corporation
Nov. 17 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 – Bristol, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 19 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 2
Nov. 20 – London, UK – Islington Academy

Get tickets to see ANNIHILATOR from TicketMaster at http://j.mp/agadFc

ANNIHILATOR’s self-titled new album is available now in Europe on limited edition CD including three pin badges, a sticker sheet and an ANNIHILATOR logo keyring, all housed in a deluxe fan box.

ANNIHILATOR’s 2001 album, CARNIVAL DIABLOS, is due to be reissued in Europe on Earache Records on August 9th.  The album is available on limited edition slipcase CD with a bonus track and video, as well as limited edition coloured vinyl LP.

Get your copy of ‘ANNIHILATOR’ or pre-order CARNIVAL DIABLOS now in Europe at http://www.earache.com/webstore/index.php/cPath/667_668_749

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Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR

March 29th, 2008

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Jeff Waters of ANNIHILATOR

Interview by Shaq

 

Back in December I had the opportunity to spend some time talking to metal legend Jeff Waters about everything from the good ol’ days to today, from spandex to the age of the internet and everything in between.  After years of no recognition in his home continent, Annihilator’s latest record, simply titled METAL, is being given a legitimate North American release. 


 


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