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Annihilator - Launch Video For New Song

After announcing the new record, For The Demented, thrashers Annihilator have now launched a video for the first new track off of the album. It's called "Twisted Lobotomy" and you can check out the video below. Furthermore, the tracklist for the album has also been revealed. The album is set to come out on November 3rd through Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. Pre-order starts September 22nd.


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Posted: 14.09.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (3)

Annihilator - Unveil Upcoming Album Details

Canadian thrashers Annihilator have just unveiled some details regarding their upcoming album. The album is set to be released November 3rd via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music and bears the name For The Demented. The artwork has also been revealed and can be seen below. As of now the band has been playing a new track "Twisted Lobotomy" live, which will be featured on For The Demented.


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Posted: 12.09.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (3)

Annihilator - Working On New Album

In a recent interview with Metal Wani's Laura Vezer, Annihilator bassist/guitarist/vocalist Jeff Waters offered details, including the writing process and musical direction, of their next studio album, which serve as the follow-up to last year's Suicide Society. A video of the interview can be viewed below.


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Posted: 29.12.2016 by Metal God | Comments (2)

Annihilator - Releasing 'Triple Threat' In January

Legendary Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters Annihilator have announced a new release. On January, 27th, 2017, their loyal fans can look forward to a series of fresh sensory experiences as the group presents Triple Threat, a three-disc collection of Annihilator's music in a trio of very different scenarios.


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Posted: 28.11.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

Annihilator - Present New Video

A week ago, Annihilator began with 'European In The Blood Tour', where they perform in support of their recently released new album Suicide Society. In the meantime, the band present another new official video, "Snap", now available for streaming through the YouTube player down below.


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Posted: 07.10.2015 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

Annihilator - Release First Video From New Album

As they gear up to release their new and 15th album, Suicide Society, Canadian thrashers Annihilator have now debuted the first video and song from the upcoming release. More specifically, they have shared the album's title track. As previously announced, Jeff Waters is also back commanding lead vocal duties as you can hear on this track. Enter Annihilator's "Suicide Society" below. Have fun!


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Posted: 01.08.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (7)

Annihilator - Announce New Album, Waters Returns To Lead Vocals

Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters Annihilator recently confirmed that they will release their brand new (and 15th) studio album, Suicide Society, on September 18th, 2015 via UDR Music, worldwide. As usual, guitar wizard Jeff Waters handles all songwriting duties, plays all guitar and bass, engineers, produces, mixes and masters the album and Waters is also back commanding lead vocal duties, as he did on King Of The Kill (1994), Refresh The Demon (1996), Remains (1997) and other Annihilator albums over the years. Enjoy some samples from Suicide Society below.


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Posted: 04.06.2015 by BloodTears | Comments (11)

Annihilator - Coburn Pharr To Join Band For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015

Annihilator's mastermind Jeff Waters has invited the band's former vocalist, Coburn Pharr, to feature in their performances when the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise sails to Jamaica in January 2015. Pharr was lead vocalist on their critically acclaimed and best-selling 1990 release Never, Neverland. If you are a fan of that album, this might be another reason to attend the cruise.


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Posted: 26.12.2014 by Bad English | Comments (0)

Annihilator - Involved In Bus Crash

What's with all the band van/bus crashes lately? Annihilator also suffered from that as they had a rough time yesterday in Spain. The band was involved in a bus crash. It could've been very serious but in the end all the band members are okay. However, the band did have to cancel the show in Barcelona.


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Posted: 20.10.2013 by Bad English | Comments (2)

Annihilator - New Video Online

Canadian thrash metal veterans Annihilator released a new album this August by the name of Feast, already the 14th album of their career. Their new video for the song "No Way Out" has now also premiered online. You can enjoy guitarist Jeff Waters and company rocking it out right here.


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Posted: 18.09.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (3)

Annihilator - European Summer, Fall Tour Dates Announced

Canadian thrashers Annihilator have announced a bunch of new European tour dates, scheduled for this coming summer and fall. All dates confirmed for the summer are festival appearances, while dates for October and November are booked for a headlining European tour. Check out the complete list of confirmed tour dates below.


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Event: Annihilator: European Fall Tour 2013
Posted: 26.05.2013 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

Annihilator - Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal 2012

Canadian thrashers Annihilator are the newest addition to the 70000 Tons Of Metal 2012 line-up. Alongside them, 31 other bands are confirmed to perform and will cruise with the fans in this very unique festival. For more information go to this location.


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Event: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2012
Posted: 20.12.2011 by kual21 | Comments (2)

Annihilator - Former Touring Drummer Passed Away

Dave Machander, touring drummer for Annihilator on Refresh the Demon Europe tour 1996, has sadly lost his battle with cancer. Annihilator mainman Jeff Waters released the following statement:

"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 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!


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Posted: 09.12.2010 by Terror stricken | Comments (14)

Annihilator - Compilation Album Available For Free Download

Just in case you missed this, you can still download the brand new Annihilator compilation album, Total Annihilation, for free.

All you need to do is surf to the Earache Records website and at the price of one e-mail address you can get a free download package of the album in case you haven't already (.mp3 - 320kbps).

Total Annihilation cover art] tracklist:

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


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Posted: 30.09.2010 by Sjuk | Comments (2)

Annihilator - European Headlining Tour Announced

Just before the weekend, Annihilator announced a much-anticipated headline tour in Europe this autumn.

The band 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. In related news, Annihilator signed up with Steve Strange at XRAY Touring (

Frontman Jeff Waters comments on all this: "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!"

Confirmed tour dates:

06/10/10 - Antwerp - Trix
07/10/10 - Ludwigsberg - Rockfabrik
08/10/10 - Luxembourg - Den Atelier
10/10/10 - Uden - Pul
11/10/10 - Frankfurt - Batchkapp
12/10/10 - Koln - Stollwerk
14/10/10 - Berlin - C-Club
15/10/10 - Hamburg - Knust
16/10/10 - Copenhagen - The Rock
18/10/10 - Oslo - John Dee
19/10/10 - Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
20/10/10 - Stockholm - Klubben
22/10/10 - Helsinki - Tavastia
23/10/10 - Tallinn - Tapper Club
24/10/10 - Riga - Black Friday
26/10/10 - Warsaw - Progresja
27/10/10 - Krakow - Loch Ness
28/10/10 - Prague - Retro Music Hall
30/10/10 - Woergl - Komma
01/11/10 - Prattein - Z7
02/11/10 - Nuremberg - Hirsch
03/11/10 - Milan - Live Club
05/11/10 - Barcelona - Mephisto
06/11/10 - Madrid - Sala Live
07/11/10 - Bilbao - Kafe Antzoki
10/11/10 - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
11/11/10 - Manchester - Club Academy
12/11/10 - Newcastle - Academy 2
14/11/10 - Glasgow - Garage
15/11/10 - Sheffield - Corporation
17/11/10 - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
18/11/10 - Bristol - Academy 2
19/11/10 - Birmingham - Academy 2
20/11/10 - London - Islington Academy


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Event: Annihilator
Posted: 02.08.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (3)