Annihilator Announce Suicide Society

Annihilator Announce Suicide Society

Annihilator  

Legendary Canadian thrash/heavy metal masters Annihilator will release their brand new (and 15th!) studio album, Suicide Society, on September 18th, 2015 via UDR Music, worldwide.

As usual, guitar wizard Jeff Waters handles all songwriting duties, plays all guitar & bass, engineers, produces, mixes and masters Suicide Society… and Waters is also back commanding lead vocal duties,as he did on the critically acclaimed King of the Kill (1994), Refresh the Demon (1996), Remains (1997) and other Annihilator albums over the years.

Waters on his return  to vocal duties: “Dave (Padden/vocalist from 03-14) & I have, essentially, been Annihilator since 2003 but he resigned last December, citing having had enough of touring, being away from home and other commitments. I thank him for his 11 years with Annihilator. That said, Annihilator and I are known for never giving up and, occasionally, coming up with something even better than its former offering(s): this is undeniably the case with “Suicide Society!”

With Suicide Society, Annihilator goes headfirst into some of the most technically perfect, crisp, and crushingly taut, riffage Waters has ever produced. Although Waters’ vocals keep traces of stylings from his “King of the Kill” album, they now evoke a surprising blend of legends such as Staley, Osbourne, Hetfield and Mustaine. This, in a twisted way, mirrors Waters’ signature blend of riffing, drums grooves and bass; all drawing from multiple sources and genres.

Waters has built a worldwide reputation as being a premier guitarist and songwriter; the conciseness and arrangement of Creepin’ Again is both an air-guitarist’s dream and a sharp reminder of this. The gloriously-brutal thrash of My Revenge calls up a vintage of ’85 with the technical chops of 2015. The neo-classic title track defiantly expresses anger at the state of world affairs, while offering up hope in closing. With the multi-layered power of the anthem “Snap”, Waters illustrates the diversity of Annihilator’s sound, without sacrificing one decibel of attack.

“Metal fans will likely sport evil, satisfied grins on their faces, when they hear this record” chuckles Waters, “but in the words of Joe Perry: “Let the Music Do the Talking”!

The full-track listing is: Suicide Society My Revenge Snap Creepin’ Again Narcotic Avenue The One You Serve Break, Enter Death Scent Every Minute

Metal fans all across the world are aware of Annihilator’s stellar, energetic and “real” live shows. Drum monster Mike Harshaw continues on for his 4th year with the band, one familiar name returns & another is born: bassist Cam Dixon (from “King of the Kill” era) returns to the fold & guitarist Aaron Homma makes his debut with the band.

Aside from the band’s upcoming, scheduled devastation at some of Europe’s mega-summer festivals (ex. Wacken Open Air), Annihilator will be headlining Europe this fall on their “EUROPE IN THE BLOOD” tour 2015. Talks are underway to bring the band to South America, Japan and likely North America in 2016.

“EUROPE IN THE BLOOD” tour 2015 30/09/2015     UK                                          Birmingham - O2 Academy 01/10/2015     IRELAND                              Dublin - Button Factory 02/10/2015     UK                                          Glasgow - O2 ABC 2 Glasgow 03/10/2015     UK                                          Sheffield - O2 Academy 04/10/2015     UK                                          London - O2 Academy Islington 06/10/2015     FRANCE                                Paris - Divan du Monde 08/10/2015     SPAIN                                    Bilbao - Santana 27 09/10/2015     PORTUGAL                          Porto - Hard Club 10/10/2015     SPAIN                                    Madrid - But 11/10/2015     SPAIN                                    Barcelona - Razzmatazz 2 13/10/2015     SWITZERLAND                  Pratteln - Z7 14/10/2015     ITALY                                    Brescia - Circolo Colony 15/10/2015     SLOVENIA                            Ljubljana - Kino Siska 16/10/2015     SERBIA                                 Belgrade - Dom omladine 17/10/2015     ROMANIA                           Bucharest - Maximum Rock Festival 19/10/2015     HUNGARY                            Budapest - A 38 20/10/2015     AUSTRIA                             Wörgl - Komma 21/10/2015     AUSTRIA                             Wien - Szene 22/10/2015     CZECH REPUBLIC  Zlin - Masters Of Rock Cafe 23/10/2015     POLAND                               Krakow - Fabryka 24/10/2015     POLAND                               Warsawa - Proxima 25/10/2015     GERMANY                           Berlin - Lido 27/10/2015     DENMARK                           Kolding - Godset 28/10/2015     GERMANY                           Hamburg - Grünspan 29/10/2015     GERMANY                           Aschaffenburg - Colos-Saal 30/10/2015     GERMANY                           München - Backstage Halle 31/10/2015     GERMANY                           Karlsruhe - Substage 02/11/2015     GERMANY                           Nürnberg - Hirsch 03/11/2015     LUXEMBURG                      Luxembourg - Den Atelier 04/11/2015     NETHERLANDS                  Tilburg - O13 05/11/2015     NETHERLANDS                  Haarlem - Patronaat 06/11/2015     BELGIUM                              Kortrijk - De Kreun 07/11/2015     GERMANY                           Bochum - Zeche 08/11/2015     GERMANY                           Köln - Underground 13/11/2015     RUSSIA                                 Saint Petersburg - Zal Ozhidaniya 14/11/2015     RUSSIA                                 Moscow - Volta

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