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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”.

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.

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  • flaviovigatto

    Jeff Waters = Legend.

    16 Jul 3:23pm Reply
  • Rubberbandman16

    Ultra Motion!

    10 Jun 9:09pm Reply
  • thembones92

    Seeing them next weekend in Gelsenkirchen! :)

    30 May 11:43am Reply
  • DonMatt447

    Jeff waters é uma britadeira de riffs.

    16 May 7:40am Reply
  • edneoson

    FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    12 May 1:56am Reply
  • BAMintheface

    Bullshit. It's AWESOME actually [4]

    6 May 11:12am Reply
  • keetx8

    Jeff Waters is the most complete guitarist in thrash, no doubt

    29 Apr 2:30am Reply
  • MetalFranker

    Goddamn I so much agree with the lyric of "Nothing to me"

    6 Apr 1:10pm Reply
  • JoeXschuldiner

    "Kicking ass at its finest" ,the best way to describe them.

    23 Mar 3:34pm Reply
  • edneoson

    KING! OF! THE! KILL!

    22 Mar 3:09pm Reply
  • DeValanten

    I don't know any other guitarist at thrash metal, who will be more technically clean and more advanced at songwriting with keeping the old-school approach except Jeff Waters. He is the beastly player as on tape so as at live! Even Skolnick or Murphy, getting nervous beside Waters.

    21 Mar 6:34pm Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    @ Piske81: Lol!

    2 Mar 1:49pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    Hail!

    21 Feb 8:44pm Reply
  • Piske81

    Punctured, Denied, Battered, Smothered, Hunted, Kicked. Betrayed, Wrapped. Damn, seems Jeff loves past participles!

    20 Feb 2:08am Reply
  • Liberations

    love first two albums! <3

    19 Jan 1:45pm Reply
  • Piske81

    Bullshit. It's awesome actually [3]

    12 Jan 2:00pm Reply
  • Hideki-Ryuga

    i will never understand why they are so underrated. This band is one of the best thing ever happen to music, but it seems that people just can't notice that. too bad :/

    5 Jan 11:41pm Reply
  • DonMatt447

    Bullshit. It's awesome actually [2]

    22 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Rguitarplayer

    Like father, like gun....

    21 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Alexeushka

    Отличный альбом вышел! Немного лирический и легенький, но каждая песня въедается в тебя! Проникновенные мелодии, запоминающиеся рифы в общем хитяра за хитярой! Ну вот, а судя по гневным отзывам снизу людям не очень понравилось :) Как всегда на вкус и цвет...

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
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