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’!”
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.