Annihilator - First Live Album To Be Remastered

Metal Mind Productions press release:

"For many fans Annihilator was always the silent hero of thrash metal. They never got the same attention as Megadeth, Metallica or Slayer, but when musical critics predicted the end of thrash metal by the end of the 80's, they shut their mouths with one of the most intense thrash metal releases ever - "Alice In Hell". The album was a brilliant mixture of melody, power and aggression - everything a thrash metal band could ever wish for in their debut. Annihilator's next offering, "Never, Neverland", was proof that the debut was not made by accident - the album delivered the same amount of sheer thrash madness, backed by some extremely melodic riffs and solos. After these two releases the group continued their career with various line-up changes (eventually leaving guitarist Jeff Waters the only original member), but every album recorded after 1990 had a totally different vibe than the first two releases. Perhaps that was the reason why in 1996 Roadrunner Records decided to put out a live album covering the period from 1989 to 1990, by many fans considered Annihilator's strongest years. "In Command" brilliantly captures the band at the beginning of their musical voyage, when all that mattered was the joy of playing thrash metal and kicking some ass!

Annihilator's live LP to this day remains an unforgettable musical experience, perfectly capturing the power and the energy of this unique thrash phenomenon. The period between 1989 and 1990 brought two of the group's most praised and respected albums, both filled with unforgettable metal anthems. "In Command" will take you back to where it all started - to the birth of a thrash metal legend!!

New digipak edition of "In Command (live 1989-1990)" will be released by Metal Mind Productions on 19th May 2008 in Europe and 8th July 2008 in USA (via MVD). The album digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc is limited to numerated 2000 copies."

Annihilator -- "In Command (live 1989-1990)" (remastered)

Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1170 DG
Barcode: 5907785032354
Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numerated copies)
Genre: thrash metal
Release date: 19.05.2008 Europe / 08.07.2008 USA


Live on Nov.11, 1989 at The Ritz, New York, NY:
1. W.T.Y.D.
2. Wicked Mystic
3. Ligeia
4. Alison Hell
5. Word Salad

Live on Nov.2, 1990 at The Showroom, San Antonio, TX
6. W.T.Y.D.
7. The Fun Palace
8. Never, Neverland
9. I Am In Command
10. Stonewall
11. Road To Ruin
12. Sixes And Sevens
13. Alison Hell
14. Live Wire

Band profile: Annihilator
Posted: 27.04.2008 by SlaytallicA


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28.04.2008 - 08:56
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Lol, tracks 7-13 in the second show are their best tracks, overall, IMO

Sadly, I don't think it's really worth a purchase in the end.
29.04.2008 - 13:56
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sounds intresting

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