Canadian metallers ANNIHILATOR will take a short break from recording their follow-up to 2005's critically acclaimed "Schizo Deluxe" CD to play both Metalway festivals In Spain on July 28 and July 29.
Commented guitarist Jeff Waters: "Although we had to postpone our summer tour through Europe (our new CD recording was taking longer than expected), our good friends at both Metalway fests in Spain were adamant at bringing ANNIHILATOR in for the two shows. We found a way to take a week off and make it happen; so we will be there! I talked to the guys and we figured, since our upcoming 06/07 touring will contain alot of new material from the latest ANNIHILATOR CDs, we're gonna load the setlist with some classic ANNIHILATOR tunes."
"(Dave) Padden [vocals] and I have been locked up in the studio for two weeks now working on guitars and vocals for the new one. He is going to be the first ANNIHILATOR guitarist to play rhythm guitar on an ANNIHILATOR CD, as well as sing. I guess that makes us a four-piece band live then! Im also going to sing some of the tracks I sang on previous records, like 'King Of The Kill', 'Refresh The Demon' and others."
ANNIHILATOR recently released a retrospective double-disc DVD set, entitled "Ten Years in Hell", via SPV. The set contains seven classic, official ANNIHILATOR music videos, off-stage band footage and bonus underground, fan-shot, live performances and a special interview with Waters as he recounts his memories of the band's "first ten years in Hell." Also included are special appearances by original co-lyricist John Bates, "Neverland" frontman Coburn Pharr, "Criteria" bassist Russell Bergquist, and "Set the World on Fire"'s Mike Mangini and Neil Goldberg.