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:
03. Hunter Killer
04. Time Bomb
05. Carnival Diablos
06. The Perfect Virus
07. The Rush
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:
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
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.
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.
I’ve been an Annhilator fan since 1989, the day I purchased ALICE IN HELL. Throughout the many changes in both personal and style Jeff Waters has remained a constant source of inspiration and is to this day my favorite guitar player. With that said, I’ve been waiting a very long time to interview Jeff and my opportunity finally arrived with the release of Annihilator’s latest effort METAL. My expectations were high and they were easily met and then some with Jeff answering my questions with a lot of enthusiasm and honesty. I had a blast and I hope that you enjoy this interview as much as I do.
Canadian thrash band Annihilator is the lifework of guitarist Jeff Waters, who founded the band in Vancouver in 1984. It took almost five years and numerous line up changes before band released their 1989 debut, ALICE IN HELL, which was an unqualified triumph and epitomized the state of the art in terms of thinking man’s thrash metal in every aspect. Album was a success but more changes followed. Original singer Randy Rampage decided to leave and he was then replaced by Coburn Pharr who recorded album NEVER NEVERLAND with the band. Album was again very successful and band did a lot of touring across the world with such names as Judas Priest. Third album SET THE WORLD ON FIRE was released in 1993 with Wayne Darley being the only remaining member alongside with Jeff Waters himself. That album was a way different compared to older albums, it was much more oriented into pop/rock but it still did quite well during the time when grunge invasion was about to come. In 1994 band lost their record contract and they broke up but it wasn’t too long when Annihilator resurfaced with another line up. Band released a series of albums: KING OF THE KILL, REFRESH THE DEMON and REMAINS where Jeff handled vocal duties by himself while but Annihilator never again enjoyed anything similar to their original success ï¿½ despite Water’s’ retreat to thrashier terrain. In 1999 band did another attempt to re-find their glory days when they re-united with their original singer Randy Rampage. Band released album CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW but reunion didn’t last too long until Randy was out again because of his drug and alcohol problems. It was time of another singer and then Joe Comeau stepped in. Annihilator released two high quality albums CARNIVAL DIABLOS and WAKING THE FURY with Joe before he was surprisingly out after the release of live album DOUBLE LIVE ANNILIATION in 2003. Canadian native Dave Padden replaced Comeau and heï¿½s been in the band since then. Annihilator has lived though many ups and downs in their career but whatï¿½s most important, band has always survived and now theyï¿½re once again back with their 12ï¿½Th studio release called ï¿½Metalï¿½. Band visited in Finland, for the first time in sixteen years, on last April while they were on tour as a special guest for U.S band. I had an opportunity to sit down with Jeff Waters in Helsinki before their show in House of Culture and here are the results of our lengthy discussionï¿½ ENJOY!
The 8th of May 2007 House Of Culture Helsinki Finland
Review & Pics by Arto Lehtinen
The metal gig series sponsored by The Headbanger’s Ball of The Finnish MTV continued when the hotter than hell name Trivium arrived at Finland with the legendary Annihilator and the newbie group Sanctity. The gig was originally supposed to take a place in the prestigious Nosturi club, but due to excessive ticket sales and the massive success of trendy Trivium the whole package had to be taken to a bigger venue in Helsinki. The Nosturi club is a real idealistic asskicking place for all kinds of metal gigs, but The House Of Culture ain’t the most suitable venue for these kinds of events as the construction of the concert hall creates a terrible echo tormenting the ears and causing pretty distorted sound making the concert and listening experience more than unpleasant.
JEFF WATERS of ANNIHILATOR Interviewed on December 9th, 1997 by EvilG
Jeff Waters is the lead guitarist and vocalist (since 1994) for Canada?s best metal band ANNIHILATOR. Recently I was lucky enough to ask Jeff a few questions about the band and the new release “Remains.”