ANNIHILATOR will release their highly-anticipated 16th studio album, For The Demented, on November 3, 2017 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music. The album will be available in a Limited Edition Digipack with Lenticular cover, a jewel-case CD, a 12″ 180gms coloured vinyl in gatefold and digital download. Pre-order now via
Today, ANNIHILATOR have revealed a second new single, “One to Kill”. Listen to the aggressive, pummelling thrash track now via a new lyric video, streaming now at Metal Injection
Guitarist and vocalist Jeff Waters says, “‘One To Kill’ is about an abusive relationship but the victim finally got out. The abuser had to face a court, was subsequently charged and paid a price. Good. Abuse of women and children is terrible but it also happens, often, to men.”
Make sure to also check out a brand new album trailer here, in addition to a more in-depth interview via Metal Injection with a link to the music video for “Twisted Lobotomy” here:
For The Demented is being touted as a definitive and essential ANNIHILATOR album by fans and press alike. calls For The Demented“…an utmost blessing, a crucial moment in ANNIHILATOR‘s career…” adding, “… Waters made a genius effort on this one, an official return back to the early days with an eruption of a gruesome attitude, attacking at will…” says, For The Demented is a whirlwind listen…. ANNIHILATOR fans were promised a return to the brilliance of the “glory days,” and Waters has delivered.”
ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters felt that with For The Demented, it was time to analyze what fans had been telling him over the years. “It was time to sit down and figure out “why” ANNIHILATOR‘s early “thrash-meets-melodic” caught the ears of so many and to try to sweep the “fan” part of my writing/playing/singing out the door and welcome back the mostly-original Waters writing that was to be the first four ANNIHILATOR albums… Bottom line, For The Demented captures some feel from ANNIHILATOR‘s 1985-87 demos mixed with the first four ANNIHILATOR records… I think metal fans are going to hear much of what they have been waiting for from ANNIHILATOR.”
Since 1989, Canada’s ANNIHILATOR have not stopped putting out records and touring the world.  Despite the ever-changing climate of the metal world (and releasing a series of “different” metal records with various lineups along the way), Jeff Waters and company have consistently delivered strong albums since the band’s debut Alice In Hell.  Then there was 1990’s best-selling Never, Neverland, 1995’s King of The KillSchizo Deluxe in 2005 and many other critically-acclaimed releases up until 2015’s Suicide Society. The ‘under-the-radar’ influence of this band, and writer/guitarist/vocalist Jeff Waters, has been felt throughout the entire realm of the metal world by a ton of well-known musicians and bands; that influence even stretching into the hard rock and instrumentalist genre.