Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Annihilator

Annihilator are one of the few bands today still playing no-frills thrash metal. Of their several studio albums, the only one significantly different than the others is the slightly commercial Set The World On Fire. Elsewhere, it's heads-down thrash, highlighted by leader Jeff Waters' excellent guitar work. Lineup changes have been frequent in the Annihilator camp, with some mid-career albums being little more than Waters solo works, though the last few years have seen fewer changes. Though many point back to the first two albums (in particular the excellent Alice In Hell debut) as the band's best work, there's really no dud in the bunch, with the newer meterial such as Carnival Diablos retaining the classic Annihilator quality and style. Annihilator remains one of the better classic thrash bands around.

Current Members

Dave Padden

vocals (Third Ion)

Jeff Waters

guitars/vocals

Aaron Homma

guitars

Rich Hinks

bass

Fabio Allesandrini

drums

Former Members/Guests

Randy Rampage

vocals (ex-Stress Factor 9) RIP: August 14, 2018, age 58

Coburn Pharr

vocals (ex-Omen)

Aaron Randall

vocals (ex-Speeed)

Joe Comeau

vocals (Duskmachine, ex-Liege Lord, ex-Overkill)

Marc Lafrance (guest)

vocals

Anthony Greenham

guitars

Dave Scott Davis

guitars

Neil Goldberg

guitars

Curran Murphy

guitars (Shatter Messiah)

Pat Robillard (guest)

guitars

Wayne Darley

bass

Russell Bergquist

bass (Duskmachine)

Dave Sheldon

bass

Paul Malek

drums

Ray Hartmann

drums (ex-Stress Factor 9, ex-Speeed)

Mike Mangini

drums (Dream Theater)

Randy Black

drums (Destruction, Duskmachine, ex-Primal Fear, ex-Rebellion, ex-Skew Siskin)

Tony Chappelle

drums

Ryan Ahoff

drums

Mike Harshaw

drums (Mastery)



Discography



Alice In Hell  
1989 Roadrunner
  1. Crystal Ann
  2. Alison Hell
  3. W.T.Y.D.
  4. Wicked Mystic
  5. Burns Like A Buzzsaw Blade
  6. Word Salad
  7. Schizos (are never alone) parts 1&2
  8. Ligeia
  9. Human Insecticide
  • Randy Rampage
  • Jeff Waters
  • Anthony Greenham
  • Wayne Darley
  • Ray Hartmann
1989 Readers' Album #4





Never, Neverland  
1990 Roadrunner
  1. The Fun Palace
  2. Road To Ruin
  3. Sixes And Sevens
  4. Stonewall
  5. Never, Neverland
  6. Imperiled Eyes
  7. Kraf Dinner
  8. Phantasmagoria
  9. Reduced To Ash
  10. I Am In Command
  • Coburn Pharr
  • Jeff Waters
  • Dave Scott Davis
  • Wayne Darley
  • Ray Hartmann
1990 Readers' Album #34




Set The World On Fire  
1993 Roadrunner
  1. Set The World On Fire
  2. No Zone
  3. Bats In The Belfry
  4. Snake In The Grass
  5. Phoenix Rising
  6. Knight Jumps Queen
  7. Sounds Good To Me
  8. The Edge
  9. Don't Bother Me
  10. Brain Dance
  • Aaron Randall
  • Jeff Waters
  • Neil Goldberg
  • Wayne Darley
  • Mike Mangini
1993 Readers' Album #39




Bag Of Tricks  COMPILATION
1994 Roadrunner
  1. Alison Hell (remastered)
  2. Phantasmagoria (unreleased)
  3. Back To The Crypt (unreleased)
  4. Gallery (unreleased)
  5. Human Insecticide (live)
  6. The Fun Palace (extended mix)
  7. W.T.Y.D. (live)
  8. Word Salad (live)
  9. Live Wire (live)
  10. Knight Jumps Queen (demo)
  11. Fantastic Things (unreleased)
  12. Bats In The Belfry (demo)
  13. Evil Appetite
  14. Gallery '86
  15. Alison Hell '86
  16. Phantasmagoris '86



King Of The Kill  
1994 Music For Nations
  1. The Box
  2. King Of The Kill
  3. Annihilator
  4. Bad Child
  5. 21
  6. Bliss
  7. Second To None
  8. Hell Is War
  9. Speed
  10. In The Blood
  11. Catch The Wind
  12. Fiasco ("The Slate")
  13. Fiasco
  14. Only Be Lonely (Bonus Track)
  15. Comments From Jeff Waters (Bonus Track)
  16. Slates (Bonus Track)
  • Jeff Waters
  • Randy Black
1994 Readers' Album #26




Refresh The Demon  
1996 Music For Nations
  1. Refresh The Demon
  2. Syn. Kill 1
  3. Awaken
  4. The Pastor Of Disaster
  5. A Man Called Nothing
  6. Ultraparanoia
  7. City Of Ice
  8. Anything For Money
  9. Hunger
  10. Voices And Victims
  11. Innocent Eyes
  12. The Box (Bonus Track)
  13. Riff Raff (Bonus Track)
  • Jeff Waters
  • Randy Black



In Command  LIVE
1996 Roadrunner
  1. W.T.Y.D.
  2. Wicked Mystic
  3. Ligeia
  4. Alison Hell
  5. Word Salad
  6. W.T.Y.D.
  7. The Fun Palace
  8. Never Neverland
  9. I Am In Command
  10. Stonewall
  11. Road To Ruin
  12. Sixes And Sevens
  13. Alison Hell
  14. Live Wire
  • Randy Rampage
  • Coburn Pharr
  • Jeff Waters
  • Dave Scott Davis
  • Wayne Darley
  • Ray Hartmann



Remains  
1997 Music For Nations
  1. Murder
  2. Sexecution
  3. No Love
  4. Never
  5. Human Remains
  6. Dead Wrong
  7. Wind
  8. Tricks And Traps
  9. I Want
  10. Reaction
  11. Bastiage
  12. It's You (Bonus Track)
  13. Words From Jeff Waters (Bonus Track)
  • Jeff Waters
1997 Readers' Album #70




Criteria For A Black Widow  
1999 Roadrunner
  1. Bloodbath
  2. Back To The Palace
  3. Punctured
  4. Criteria For A Black Widow
  5. Schizos (are never alone) part 3
  6. Nothing Left
  7. Loving The Sinner
  8. Double Dare
  9. Sonic Homicide
  10. Mending
  • Randy Rampage
  • Jeff Waters
  • Dave Scott Davis
  • Russell Bergquist
  • Ray Hartmann
1999 Readers' Album #29




Carnival Diablos  
2001 Metal-Is
  1. Denied
  2. The Perfect Virus
  3. Battered
  4. Carnival Diablos
  5. Shallow Grave
  6. Time Bomb
  7. The Rush
  8. Insomniac
  9. Liquid Oval
  10. Epic Of War
  11. Hunter Killer
  • Joe Comeau
  • Jeff Waters
  • Dave Scott Davis
  • Russell Bergquist
  • Ray Hartmann



Waking The Fury  
2002 Metal-Is
  1. Ultra Motion
  2. Torn
  3. My Precious Lunatic Asylum
  4. Striker
  5. Ritual
  6. Prime Time Killing
  7. The Blackest Day
  8. Nothing To Me
  9. Firepower
  10. Cold Blooded
  11. Shallow Grave (live bonus)
  12. Nothing To Me (radio edit bonus)
  • Joe Comeau
  • Jeff Waters
  • Curran Murphy
  • Russell Bergquist
  • Randy Black
2002 Readers' Album #33




Double Live Annihilation  LIVE
2003
  1. Murder
  2. Ultra Motion
  3. The Box
  4. Denied
  5. The Blackest Day
  6. King Of The Kill
  7. Torn Lunatic Asylum
  8. Set The World On Fire
  9. I Am In Command
  10. Refresh The Demon
  11. Syn. Kill 1
  12. Never, Neverland
  13. Striker
  14. Bliss
  15. Phantasmagoria
  16. Crystal Ann
  17. Alison Hell
  18. Shallow Grave
  • Joe Comeau
  • Jeff Waters
  • Curran Murphy
  • Russell Bergquist
  • Randy Black
2003 Readers' Album #53




The Best Of  COMPILATION
2004 Roadrunner
  1. Crystal Ann
  2. Alison Hell
  3. W.T.Y.D.
  4. Wicked Mystic
  5. Word Salad
  6. Phantasmagoria
  7. Human Insecticide (live)
  8. The Fun Palace
  9. Road to Ruin
  10. Stonewall
  11. Never, Neverland
  12. Imperiled Eyes
  13. I Am in Command (live)
  14. Set the World on Fire
  15. No Zone
  16. Phoenix Rising
  17. Brain Dance



All For You  
2004 AFM
  1. All For You
  2. Weapon X
  3. The Nightmare Factory
  4. The One
  5. Demon Dance
  6. Rage Absolute
  7. Both Of Me
  8. Bled
  9. Dr. Psycho
  10. Holding On
  11. The Sound Of Horror
  • Dave Padden
  • Jeff Waters
  • Curran Murphy
  • Russell Bergquist
  • Mike Mangini
2004 Readers' Album #43




Schizo Deluxe  
2005 AFM
  1. Maximum Satan
  2. Drive
  3. Warbird
  4. Plasma Zombies
  5. Invite It
  6. Like Father, Like Gun
  7. Pride
  8. Too Far Gone
  9. Clare
  10. Something Witchy
  • Dave Padden
  • Jeff Waters
  • Tony Chappelle
2005 Readers' Album #16




Ten Years In Hell  VIDEO
2006 Steamhammer/SPV



Metal  
2007 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Clown Parade
  2. Couple Suicide
  3. Army Of One
  4. Downright Dominate
  5. Smothered
  6. Operation Annihilation
  7. Haunted
  8. Kicked
  9. Detonation
  10. Chasing The High
  • Dave Padden
  • Jeff Waters
  • Mike Mangini
2007 Readers' Album #23




Live At Masters Of Rock  VIDEO
2009 Steamhammer/SPV



Live At Masters Of Rock  
2009 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Intro
  2. King Of The Kill
  3. The Blackest Day
  4. Operation Annihilation
  5. Clown Parade
  6. Set The World On Fire
  7. I Am In Command
  8. Never, Neverland
  9. The Fun Palace
  10. Phantasmagoria
  11. W.T.Y.D.
  12. Wicked Mystic
  13. Alison Hell
  14. Shallow Grave
  • Dave Padden
  • Jeff Waters
  • Dave Sheldon
  • Ryan Ahoff
2009 Readers' Album #65




Annihilator  
2010 Earache
  1. The Trend
  2. Coward
  3. Ambush
  4. Betrayed
  5. 25 Seconds
  6. Nowhere To Go
  7. The Other Side
  8. Death In Your Eyes
  9. Payback
  10. Romeo Delight
  • Dave Padden
  • Jeff Waters
  • Ryan Ahoff
2010 Readers' Album #18




Total Annihilation  COMPILATION
2010 Earache
  1. The Trend
  2. Ambush
  3. Battered
  4. Carnival Diablos
  5. Back to the Palace
  6. Nothing Left
  7. Ultra-Motion
  8. Ritual
  9. King of the Kill
  10. Second to None
  11. Ultraparanoia
  12. Refresh the Demon
  13. Tricks and Traps
  14. Never Forget



Feast  
2013 UDR
  1. Deadlock
  2. No Way Out
  3. Smear Campaign
  4. No Surrender
  5. Wrapped
  6. Perfect Angel Eyes
  7. Demon Code
  8. Fight the World
  9. One Falls, Two Rise
  • Dave Padden
  • Jeff Waters
  • Mike Harshaw
2013 Readers' Album #9




Suicide Society  
2015
  1. Suicide Society
  2. My Revenge
  3. Snap
  4. Creepin' Again
  5. Narcotic Avenue
  6. The One You Serve
  7. Break, Enter
  8. Death Scent
  9. Every Minute
  • Jeff Waters
  • Mike Harshaw
2015 Readers' Album #18




Triple Threat  LIVE
2017 UDR
  1. Sounds Good to Me
  2. Bad Child
  3. Innocent Eyes
  4. Snake in the Grass
  5. Fantastic Things
  6. Holding On
  7. Stonewall
  8. In the Blood
  9. Crystal Ann
  10. Phoenix Rising
  11. King of the Kill
  12. No Way Out
  13. Creepin' Again
  14. Set the World On Fire
  15. Welcome to Your Death
  16. Never, Neverland
  17. Bliss
  18. Second to None
  19. Refresh the Demon
  20. Alison Hell
  21. Phantasmagoria
  22. Crystal Ann
  23. Phoenix Rising
  • Marc Lafrance
  • Jeff Waters
  • Aaron Homma
  • Pat Robillard
  • Rich Hinks
  • Fabio Allesandrini



For The Demented  
2017 Neverland
  1. Twisted Lobotomy
  2. One To Kill
  3. For The Demented
  4. Pieces of You
  5. The Demon You Know
  6. Phantom Asylum
  7. Altering The Alter
  8. The Way
  9. Dark
  10. Not All There
  • Jeff Waters
  • Aaron Homma
  • Rich Hinks
  • Fabio Allesandrini




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