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Annihilator Announces Tour Guests

Canada’s finest thrash outfit Annihilator has confirmed 2 special guest slots for an upcoming 2015 headline tour: Harlott and Archer. The band comments:

"Forged in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, Harlott are the finest example of the thrash metal genre in recent years. Taking most of their influence from the 80’s bay area thrash scene, they focus on high energy, up tempo music with lyrical influence from the human condition. Unrivaled live concerts, an aggressive recognizable sound and professional musicianship have earned Harlott a strong and dedicated fan base in the Melbourne metal scene, which still continues to grow to this day. Harlott will not only impress new audiences in and outside of the heavy metal genre, but they will also succeed in taking the fans back to the golden age of metal.

"Hailing from the unlikely roots of Santa Cruz, California, Archer is a band determined to deliver genuine uncompromising and unrelenting ass-kicking hard rock and heavy metal music to fans of all ages. As fans of the music themselves, this trio of hard rocking guys is not unlike any fan of the genre. They play for those that share a love for the music and the passion within. Make no mistake – this is a band that is truly the sum of its parts and is best illustrated by the collective musicianship these three individuals possess. Alex’s precise drumming, David’s masterful bass duties, and Dylan’s captivating combination of playing and singing make for a sound and a band that is uniquely satisfying while retaining all the heavy metal inspiration that ultimately drives them. There is a real tangible passion within the band that is revealed when they take the stage and crank out one of their intense performances. It makes one realize that these guys are the real deal….

"Archer has worked hard to climb the rock and roll heap and have no intention of letting go or slowing down as they continue to strive towards greater heights. It is through such tireless efforts that Archer has earned its past and present successes having toured and performed alongside some of the genre’s biggest acts. In addition to embracing the touring grind, Archer has recorded with the likes of Sam Taylor (King’s X, ZZ Top) & Gilby Clarke of Guns and Roses/Rock Star Supernova fame. Listening to their recorded efforts reveal a dedication to their craft that continues to impress." More...

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Archer Embarks On Midwest Tour w/ Guitar Clinics

Santa Cruz, California metal band Archer is on the road and ready to rock the mid-west with the kind of guitar-driven, retro-new metal. Along the way, Archer frontman and lead guitarist Dylan, will also hold guitar clinics in selected tour destinations and will be "spreadin' the shreddin'" to Archer and Epiphone fans everywhere performing with the new Epiphone Prophecy guitars.

In support of the clinics and performances, participating retailers and venues will raffle off a new Epiphone "Prophecy EM-2 Custom" electric guitar with a hard case at all the live performances and clinics in Nashville, Knoxville, Bloomington, Indianapolis, South Bend, Cleveland, Louisville and Ft. Wayne.

Archer recently returned from Sweden Rock Fest opening for Judas Priest, Poison, RATT, Def Leppard, Triumph, Saxon and Whitesnake. Indianapolis Metalfest on September 27th is the next U.S. metal festival where Archer will slay the stage in support of their "Doom$day Profit$" CD.

Here are Archer's "Prophecy Tour" 2008 dates: More...

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Archer Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

Archer has performed with some of the biggest names in rock including, Heaven and Hell, Heart and Sevendust. The band is looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sweden Rock Festival (www.swedenrock.com) this summer alongside such metal giants as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, RATT, Triumph, Saxon, Disturbed and many more as they return to Europe.

The Santa Cruz, CA-based power trio, who won "Best Local Band 2008" in the Metro Santa Cruz Goldies Awards, takes the stage on Saturday, June 7th, opening for some of the biggest names in the metal music genre. The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Norjeboke, in the tiny village of Norje which is situated in Sölvesborg in the western part of southern Sweden.

Archer’s debut album "Doom$day Profit$" is a "genuine tour-de-force, rich with powerful songs imbued with that essential combination of brain-burrowing melodies, ripping riffs, pulsing basslines, tsunami drums and grab-by-the-throat vocals." The band cites influences that include Ozzy and Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica and other legendary names.

Here is the current lineup for the Sweden Rock Fest 2008, which takes place June 4th - 7th: More...

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