Jeffrey Bruce "Jeff" Waters


Member

1984- Annihilator - bass, guitars, vocals (as Jeff Waters)  

Studio musician

2009 John Perinbam - guitars, bass (as Jeff Waters)  

Live musician

2002 Savatage - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  

Guest musician

1989 Defiance - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2001 Soulscar - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2003 Merendine - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2005 Galloglass - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2005 Reckless Tide - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2006 Memorain - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2006 Reckless Tide - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2007 Dew-Scented - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2007 After Forever - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2007 Dimension Zero - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2008 Heavenwood - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2008 Destruction - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2008 Bob Katsionis - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2008 Dustsucker - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2008 Outcast - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2009 Evil One - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2009 Winters Dawn - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2010 Rhemorha - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2010 Evil One - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2010 Fozzy - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2010 Lord Volture - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2011 In Cold Blood - guitar solo (as Jeff Waters)  
2011 Freedomination - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2012 Hell:On - guitar solo (as Jeff Waters)  
2012 Memorain - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2012 Teodor Tuff - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2012 Boarders - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2013 Trainwreck Architect - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2016 Enemy Of Reality - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2016 Freedomination - guitar solo (as Jeff Waters)  
2018 Verni - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2018 Critical Mess - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2018 Doro - vocals (as Jeff Waters)  
2020 Wolfpakk - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  
2020 Rob Gravelle - guitars, bass, programming (as Jeff Waters)  
2020 Alcatrazz - guitars (as Jeff Waters)  

Personal information

Born on: 13.02.1966

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Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966), is the guitarist and mastermind of the thrash metal band Annihilator and remains as the only original member in the band. He was born in and resides in Ottawa Canada. As the main songwriter for Annihilator, Jeff is considered among the most influential guitarists to up and coming modern metal guitar players. The list of players influenced by him includes Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom), Willie Adler (Lamb Of God), and Matt Heafy/Corey Beaulieu (Trivium).

He performs most of Annihilator's guitar and bass parts himself in his home studio and hires various rotating members to cover tours. He is the main producer of all of Annihilator's albums from King of the Kill up until now, and also performed lead vocals for the band between 1994 and 1997. Jeff played on Roadrunner Records' Roadrunner United CD playing the solos in the songs "The Dagger" and "Independent (Voice of the Voiceless)". He was the producer of Defiance's debut album entitled "Product of Society", and made a guest appearance on After Forever's self-titled album.

In the early stages of his career Jeff Waters used a Hamer Flying V. Around 1994 he began to experiment with other guitars and over the next few years used classic models such as Gibson SG and Gibson Les Paul. He would also use a Fender Stratocaster from time to time in the studio. Jeff has been known to use an ESP Dave Mustaine signature Flying V that he owns, and it was this guitar that he used to record Schizo Deluxe as mentioned in the video section of annihilatormetal.com. Jeff currently plays Ran Guitars.

Jeff's father was in the military and he lived in various parts of Canada before settling in Ottawa at the age of nine. He studied classical guitar as a youth.

He was once asked by Dave Mustaine to join Megadeth in 1989, and again in 2004, but declined due to his commitments to Annihilator.