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Annihilator at Musikzentrum (November 13, 2017)
Venue: Musikzentrum (Hannover, Germany) Find tickets
Testament, Annihilator, and Death Angel at Vienna Arena (Arena Wien) (November 20, 2017)
Venue: Vienna Arena (Arena Wien) (Vienna, Austria) Find tickets
Testament with Annihilator and Death Angel at Kino Šiška (Centre for Urban Culture) (November 26, 2017)
Venue: Kino Šiška (Centre for Urban Culture) (Ljubljana, Slovenia) Find tickets
Testament with Annihilator at Fri-Son (December 2, 2017)
Venue: Fri-Son (Fribourg, Switzerland) Find tickets
Testament with Annihilator and Death Angel at Transbordeur (December 6, 2017)
Venue: Transbordeur (Villeurbanne, France) Find tickets
Testament with Annihilator and Death Angel at Stereolux (December 7, 2017)
Venue: Stereolux (Nantes, France) Find tickets
Annihilator Oct 17, 2017
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Annihilator Oct 17, 2017
SPECIAL ANNIHILATOR HEADLINE SHOW w/ special guests DEATH ANGEL! HANNOVER. Monday November 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM GET YOUR TIX asap! Musikzentrum, Emil-Meyer-Straße 26-28 Hannover, Germany (foto by Jasmina Vrcko)
Annihilator Oct 16, 2017
SPECIAL ANNIHILATOR HEADLINE SHOW with special guests DEATH ANGEL! HANNOVER. Monday November 13, 2017 - 8:00 PM GET YOUR TIX asap! Musikzentrum Emil-Meyer-Straße 26-28 Hannover, Germany (foto by Jasmina Vrcko)
Annihilator Oct 16, 2017
Alex Skolnick (Testament) & Jeff Waters (Annihilator) jamming on the "Jamming WIth Waters In International Waters" - 70,000 Ton of Metal cruise! It's almost that time of the year for this legendary event! But before this, TESTAMENT, ANNIHILATOR & the mighty DEATH ANGEL are teaming up for the Brotherhood of the Snake tour Europe... judging by ticket sales and sellouts thus far, I think we will see MANY of you there YES! Thrash Tour the Year; just like 1989! :) Support the bands that have never stopped.
Annihilator Oct 15, 2017
SOLO by Jeff Waters on your song. Get Jeff to MASTER your cd... BUT only serious inquiries (contact email in the pic) Quick though; only 3 slots left and then he is off on the mighty TESTAMENT/ANNIHILATOR/DEATH ANGEL Europe tour. Likely the most kick-ass tour in thrash for 2017. Bold statement, but that's what we do :)
Annihilator Oct 14, 2017
Hard Rock Cafe, Florence, Italy: when you can no longer fit into your shirt... (Thanks to bro-in-law!)
Annihilator Oct 13, 2017
This brilliant man was and is responsable for so many awesome guitar tones... including my Alice In Hell/Neverland Marshall modded 50 watt jcm 800
Annihilator Oct 11, 2017
ARE YOU READY?! This is TWISTED LOBOTOMY from Annihilator's upcoming 16th studio release titled "For The Demented". Preorder it NOW and it is out Nov. 3rd... killer old-school heavy metal meets THRASH Metal.
Annihilator Oct 09, 2017
Just finishing up a barrrage of guitar solos for some killer new bands... and a few old! One more project to do as "Mr. Guitar Solo-only" guy and then getting ready for the Mega- Testament/ Annihilator/Death Angel Europe tour starting early November! Man... what a tour that will be... selling out fast so get tix asap! Classic thrash tour that WILL go down in history as a brutal body and ear assault! :) New ANNIHILATOR hits Nov. 3. Press are saying it is the best in decades... that's gonna be up to you! :) Takin' care of paperwork business and doing interviews... but in between, I have been crankin' the S..T out of this band BYZANTINE and their new cd THE CICIDA TREE". KILLER record and band. They got it all.
Annihilator Oct 05, 2017
Wacken Open Air Festival + ANNIHILATOR Night-Time :)
Annihilator Oct 05, 2017
Wacken Open Air Festival + ANNIHILATOR Day-Time!
Annihilator Oct 03, 2017
GET JEFF WATERS TO SHRED A GUITAR SOLO ON YOUR SONG! Jeff Waters has some studio openings, in the next few weeks, for some of you metal bands, you might be able to get Jeff to shred a solo or two on your song(s), if he likes your stuff. Serious inquiries only, please, as the guy is very busy! Email address to contact the studio is in the foto. (and no, it is not free... but a good deal, if Jeff likes the metal you are making!!)
Annihilator Oct 02, 2017
Do Estonians like Van Halen?? Judging by this public transit bus in Tartu, I think they must! haha! :)
Annihilator Oct 02, 2017
Thoughts to all connected with the horrible Vegas shootings. Sad day and I'm sure all Canadians are thinking of you all. :(
Annihilator Sep 29, 2017
Just grabbed a few links of people covering my song CRYSTAL ANN... Had no idea that there were hundreds (more!) of folks, from all walks of life, that enjoyed this song enough to learn it and record it! Here's a few random clips but WOW... there's a lot out there... and they call Annihilator a thrash band! hahaha! :) First clip v. cool as they are all playing together live in different parts of Russia, :)
Annihilator Sep 29, 2017
Cool take on Annihilator's "THE TREND" guitar solo by Michael Schulman
Annihilator Sep 29, 2017
Favorite guitar solo, besides "The Fun Palace" :) Look at those little fingers go! haha! Jeff Waters/Annihilator shredding their song "Bloodbath", way back in 2001.
Annihilator Sep 26, 2017
Hey! Our bassist Rich Hinks is now endorsed by Dingwall basses and strings... therefore, he doesnt need this bass i gave him last year. It is the bass that recorded a half dozen killer ANNIHILATOR cds! Check it out on the Ebay link; he posted it there!
Annihilator Sep 25, 2017
Jeff taking Gary Holt's (the Legend from Exodus, as you know!) shredding machine out for a spin! Gary, Tom, Rick and Steve have been a HUGE influence on Annihilator but also personally, as their music got me through some tough early years (just before Alice was released)... Very cool to hang with them on Saturday and ALL current members kik butt severely onstage. One of my top 10 best shows seen ever. Never forget BBB & Paul B... but I just totally latched on tighter when i heard Fabulous disaster.... that killer OVERDOSE/ACDC cover, title track, toxic waltz, last act of defiance and cajun hell just destroyed me... riffs from hell, unreal tasteful fast drumming, insane leads and a thrash version of Bon Scott on vox... wow! Everyone's doing the fabulous Cajun act... of defiance :) Thanks to Andres for being so cool to us all :)
Annihilator Sep 25, 2017
Friends, Fans, Family & Fiends, Check out this trailer for our New Album “FOR THE DEMENTED”, out November 3rd! PRE-ORDER THE RECORD HERE: Get “Twisted Lobotomy” as an immediate download when you pre-order the album!
Annihilator Sep 23, 2017
Jeff Waters & Eddie Van Halen? (WATCH VIDEO) Now THIS is cool: Jeff Waters featured on EVH Gear Tv. Jeff takes you (in truly demented fashion!) through his life, career, studio, rehearsal room, love for all-things Eddie Van Halen, shows some of his EVH collection off, talks the new cd FOR THE DEMENTED & More! :)
Annihilator Sep 18, 2017
PRE-ORDER for Annihilator's new, 16th studio record FOR THE DEMENTED is up and has hit #2 on one of the major pre-order charts! This one is gonna ROCK!
Annihilator Sep 18, 2017
Just one of many TESTAMENT/ANNIHILATOR/DEATH ANGEL shows to be sold out. Get your tix for this tour quick... it will be a legendary one; not only for you fans but also for all of us! :)
Annihilator Sep 18, 2017
Start your Monday off with some LOUD METAL. Share to all your friends, if you like it. Don’t drive your car too fast. ANNIHILATOR Releases Video For New Song 'Twisted Lobotomy', Unveils 'For The Demented' Album Details: Pre-orders will go live THIS WEEK! Canadian Heavy/Thrash Metal band ANNIHILATOR will release their sixteenth studio album, "For The Demented", on November 3 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" will be available in a limited-edition digipack with lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a twelve-inch, 180-gram colored vinyl in gatefold and digital download. "It was time to analyze what a lot of fans over the years have kept telling me," says ANNIHILATOR guitarist and main songwriter Jeff Waters. "It was time to sit down and figure out 'why' ANNIHILATOR's early 'thrash-meets-melodic' caught the ears of so many and to try to sweep the 'fan' part of my writing/playing/singing out the door and welcome back the mostly original Waters writing that was to be the first four ANNIHILATOR albums." Waters didn't venture back alone while looking back through ANNIHILATOR's history. "I was well aware that trying to re-capture the past usually fails, or at least won't come close," he says. "So, I decided to bring in fresh ears, both musically and physically with Rich Hinks, my bassist for the last few years. And doing most all of the records by myself, including writing and playing most all on my own, as well as mixing, mastering, engineering, etc… well, it can become routine and can often hinder you from being objective and more creative. "Rich came in and co-wrote the music with me, as well as co-produced the beginning stages of the record. His background of classic thrash metal meets a newer 'math' metal style was the perfect combination for me to simply ask, 'What do you think of this?' He would most-often reply with 'not the ANNIHILATOR style I like,' so we would keep going until we both felt that core ANNIHILATOR riffing and writing style presented itself." Jeff continues: "Bottom line, 'For The Demented' captures some feel from ANNIHILATOR's 1985-87 demos mixed with the first four ANNIHILATOR records. Back to the thrash-meets-melody but with some pure Waters guitar riffing, upgraded lead guitar shredding and vocals back to the demo days meets the 'King of The Kill' record. Lyrically, I placed a theme on the record: the human mind and all of its glory, complexity, diversity, weaknesses and insanity! Pretty much the craziness of the music is matched by the lyrics. "I think metal fans are going to hear much of what they have been waiting for from ANNIHILATOR," adds Waters. "For The Demented" track listing: 01. Twisted Lobotomy 02. One To Kill 03. For The Demented 04. Pieces of You 05. The Demon You Know 06. Phantom Asylum 07. Altering The Alter 08. The Way 09. Dark 10. Not All There The official video for "Twisted Lobotomy" can be seen below. Since 1989, ANNIHILATOR have not stopped putting out records and touring the world. Despite the ever-changing climate of the metal world (and releasing a series of "different" metal records with various lineups along the way), Waters and company have consistently delivered strong albums since the band's debut, "Alice In Hell". Then there was 1990's best-selling "Never, Neverland", 1995's "King Of The Kill", "Schizo Deluxe" in 2005 and many other critically acclaimed releases up until "Suicide Society". The "under-the-radar" influence of this band, and Waters, has been felt throughout the entire realm of the metal world by a ton of well-known musicians and bands; that influence even stretching into the hard rock and instrumentalist genre. Waters, in his usual humble manner, offers this in response: "ANNIHILATOR's music has been influenced by a good hundred of my favorite bands and musicians; you can hear their contributions to what I have been doing all throughout ANNIHILATOR's catalog. It's a bonus and an honor when bands and musicians I love mention that I had something to do with their playing or songs!" ANNIHILATOR is: Jeff Waters (vocals, guitar) Fabio Alessandrini (drums) Rich Hinks (bass) Aaron Homma (guitar)
Annihilator Sep 16, 2017
A Jasmina Vrcko foto