ANNIHILATOR: 'Live At Masters Of Rock' Details Revealed

Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR will release their new DVD, "Live At Masters Of Rock", on the following dates:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland: October 30
Europe: November 2
Australia: November 2
USA, Canada, Asia: to be announced

The cover artwork for the set — which was filmed/recorded on July 11, 2008 at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic — can be viewed below.

A press release reads as follows: Prepare to experience Canada's ANNIHILATOR. Known as one of the premiere live metal acts for three decades now, ANNIHILATOR are captured live in the hot, Czech Republic summer of 2008. The band hits hard with mint, metal masterpieces, ranging from early metal classic records like 'Alice In Hell', 'Never, Neverland' and 'Set The World On Fire', to powerhouse records like 'King Of The Kill', 'Waking The Fury', 'Carnival Diablos' and from 2007’s acclaimed release 'Metal'. Performing live in front of 30,000 metalheads, this sold-out concert DVD is the purest example of why ANNIHILATOR are touted as one of the best metal bands of our time."

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Lineup:

Dave Padden - Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Waters - Guitar, Vocals
Ryan Ahoff - Drums
Dave Sheldon - Bass

DVD:

01. Intro
02. King Of The Kill
03. Blackest Day
04. Operation Annihilation
05. Clown Parade
06. Set The World On Fire
07. I Am In Command
08. Never, Neverland
09. Fun Palace
10. Phantasmagoria
11. W.T.Y.D.
12. Wicked Mystic
13. Alison Hell
14. Shallow Grave
15. Credits

CD:

01. Intro
02. King Of The Kill
03. Blackest Day
04. Operation Annihilation
05. Clown Parade
06. Set The World On Fire
07. I Am In Command
08. Never, Neverland
09. Fun Palace
10. Phantasmagoria
11. W.T.Y.D.
12. Wicked Mystic
13. Alison Hell
14. Shallow Grave

ANNIHILATOR mainman Jeff Waters commented in May 2009 on the reports that the band's record label, the Hanover, Germany-based SPV, had submitted an application to commence insolvency proceedings on May 25 — roughly equivalent to Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. He stated, "I wish them [SPV] all the best and they have given us metal fans some great releases for a long time.

"The good news is that I signed a deal with SPV, only a few weeks ago, releasing ANNIHILATOR from their contractual commitments to SPV, in return for a live DVD that we shot last [year] in the Czech Republic.

"SPV will be releasing the DVD soon (and it rocks; co-headlining in front of 30,000 metal maniacs!) but ANNIHILATOR are now free from the label and negotiating with others to release the new and finished 13th studio release."

ANNIHILATOR was honored in the "Favorite Metal Artist/Group" category at the 2009 Indie Awards (Independent Music Awards), which was held on March 14 at the Royal York Hotel (Canadian Room) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Also nominated in the "Metal" category were BISON B.C., CRYPTOPSY, CURSED and FUCK THE FACTS.

The Indies celebrate the best in independent music. Nominees are selected by committees of industry professionals from all areas of the music scene and winners are decided by a combination of public and industry voting.

For more information on the 2009 Indie Awards, go to this location.

ANNIHILATOR released its latest album, "Metal", in North America in January 2008 via SPV. The CD's ten new tracks were recorded by Jeff Waters (guitar, bass and lead vocals on one song), drum legend Mike Mangini and Dave Padden (longtime vocalist and touring guitarist/vocalist). The album features sensational performances by some of metal's finest players and ANNIHILATOR's good friends, like Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Danko Jones, Michael Amott and Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY), Corey Beaulieu (TRIVIUM), William Adler (LAMB OF GOD), Jeff Loomis, Jesper Strömblad (IN FLAMES), Steve "Lips" Kudlow, Anders Björler (THE HAUNTED), Jacob Lynam (LYNAM) and more.

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