Annihilator: Earache Records Releases "Total Annihilation" Compilation as Free 14-Track Download ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Annihilator: Earache Records Releases "Total Annihilation" Compilation as Free 14-Track Download

Annihilator: Earache Records Releases 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 9 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, festivals around the world have been going on 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.


Earache Records is releasing six classic albums from Annihilator's back-catalogue as part of the "Total Annihilation" campaign, and to celebrate, the label is offering a free download-only compilation album featuring fourteen killer tracks.

Here is the download link for the Total Annihilation compilation.

Total Annihilation features the following tracks:

01. The Trend
02. Ambush
03. Battered
04. Carnival Diablos
05. Back To The Palace
06. Nothing Left
07. Ultra-Motion
08. Ritual
09. King Of The Kill
10. Second To None
11. Ultraparanoia
12. Refresh The Demon
13. Tricks And Traps
14. Never Forget

The first three releases from the "Total Annihilation" reissue campaign, CARNIVAL DIABLOS, CRITERIA FOR A BLACK WIDOW and WAKING THE FURY, are available now in Europe, along with Annihilator's new, self-titled album. Get them now at Earache's European web store.

Annihilator have just added two dates in Greece to their upcoming European headlining tour and here are the current tour dates:

Oct. 05 - Paris, FRA - Divian Du Monde
Oct. 06 - Antwerp, BEL - Trix
Oct. 07 - Ludwigsburg, GER - Rockfabrik
Oct. 08 - Luxembourg, LUX - Den Atelier
Oct. 10 - Uden, NETH - Pul
Oct. 11 - Frankfurt, GER - Batchkapp
Oct. 12 - Cologne, GER - Stollwerk
Oct. 14 - Berlin, GER - C-Club
Oct. 15 - Hamburg, GER - Knust
Oct. 16 - Copenhagen, DEN - The Rock
Oct. 18 - Oslo, NOR - John Dee
Oct. 19 - Gothenburg, SWE - Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 - Stockholm, SWE - Klubben
Oct. 22 - Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia
Oct. 23 - Tallinn, EST - Tapper Club
Oct. 24 - Vilnius, LIT - New York
Oct. 26 - Warsaw, POL - Progresja
Oct. 27 - Krakow, POL - Loch Ness
Oct. 28 - Prague, CZR - Retro Music Hall
Oct. 30 - W├Ârgl, AUT - Komma
Nov. 01 - Pratteln, SWI - Z7
Nov. 02 - Nuremberg, GER - Hirsch
Nov. 03 - Milan, ITA - Live Club
Nov. 05 - Barcelona, SPA – Mephisto
Nov. 06 - Madrid, SPA – Sala Live
Nov. 07 - Bilbao, SPA - Kafe Antzoki
Nov. 10 - Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
Nov. 11 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Nov. 13 - Newcastle, UK - Legends
Nov. 14 - Glasgow, UK - Garage
Nov. 15 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Nov. 17 - Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Nov. 18 - Bristol, UK - Academy 2
Nov. 19 - Birmingham, UK - Academy 2
Nov. 20 - London, UK - Islington Academy
Nov. 24 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club Theatre
Nov. 25 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205 Club

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