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Canadian metal band Annihilator is the lifework of guitarist Jeff Waters. Founded in 1984, the band took the metal scene by storm with their debut 1989 release “Alice In Hell”, upped the ante with 1990’s “Never, Neverland” and finished off their 3-record deal (Roadrunner Records) with “Set The World On Fire”.Read More...
While most late-80’s era metal bands disappeared, Annihilator went on to forge 11 more studio cds, dvds and live releases, all consistently selling well and remaining true to the heavy metal cause. Tours with everyone from Judas Priest to Pantera to Trivium, plus dozens of headlining tours and festivals around the world, have been going on steady since 1989 for this band; no rest for the wicked.
In 2003, Dave Padden joined the band as vocalist and eventually took on the role of guitar player as well, a la Hetfield. Dave has sang on the last 4 studio releases and has now etched his name in stone as a top front man in the biz.
Jeff Waters and company tear through each release with honest, raw power and energy, along with excellent technical skill and a live show that is considered one of the best in the business. Honest melodic thrash metal.
Annihilator has given the metal world a sound that is one of the clearest, most tasteful mixture of huge, metal riffs with the idea of the perfect song. Jeff and Annihilator have been a major influence on countless well-known metal acts and musicians around the world. In fact, even successful rock acts/musicians cite Waters and Co. as huge influences in their careers.
Annihilator have sold over 2.5 million units and are set to release their 15th studio cd in 2015; the most-recent cd titled FEAST is the best-selling effort by the band since the mid-1990s.
Official Site: www.myspace.com/annihilatorofficial
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Lives on the powerful entity to thrive on pain and fear
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