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Annihilator Releasing New Album "For The Demented"

Annihilator's 16th studio release, "For The Demented," is now officially due out November 3rd, 2017 via Neverland Music/Silver Lining Music) and pre-orders will go live next week. Today you can watch a new music video for the absolute burner of a new track, "Twisted Lobotomy," in the palyer below.

"It was time to analyze what a lot of fans over the years have kept telling me," says Annihilator's Jeff Waters. "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."

Waters didn't venture back alone while looking back through the band's history. "I was well aware that trying to re-capture the past usually fails, or at least won't come close. So, I decided to bring in fresh ears, both musically and physically with Rich Hinks, my bassist for the last few years. And doing most all of the records by myself, including writing and playing most all on my own, as well as mixing, mastering, engineering, etc..., well it can become routine and can often hinder you from being objective and more creative.

:Rich came in and co-wrote the music with me, as well as co-produced the beginning stages of the record. His background of classic thrash metal meets a newer math metal style was the perfect combination for me to simply ask, 'What do you think of this?' He would most-often reply with 'not the Annihilator style I like,' so we would keep going until we both felt that core Annihilator riffing and writing style presented itself.

"Bottom line, 'For The Demented' captures some feel from Annihilator's 1985-87 demos mixed with the first four Annihilator records. Back to the thrash-meets-melody but with some pure Waters guitar riffing, up-graded lead guitar shredding and vocals back to the demo-days meets the King of The Kill record. Lyrically, I placed a theme on the record: the human mind and all of its glory, complexity, diversity, weaknesses and insanity! Pretty much the craziness of the music is matched by the lyrics."

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

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1. Albert writes:

Who cares about this band ...crap like last metallica
Albums...crap annihilator!

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2. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

The new song is actually great!

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3. saxon83 writes:

Is actually REALLY great! I'm buying.

# Sep 14, 2017 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Robert Z writes:

Annihilator is crap? f*** you Albert!

# Sep 19, 2017 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. albert from croatia writes:

boring 1000 times heard before , generic , sterile ,
metallica boring band, in one word crap annihilator!

long live testament , overkill , megadeth , arsis ,
slayer , obscura , septic flesh!!!

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6. I'm not Jesus Christ but I'm not Albert writes:

Geek alert...with that being said, you're the one who's crap, Albert. Annihilator rules!

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7. albert from hell writes:

waht! you call me crap for no real reason....so for that
in mind i call you "childish F.o.o.l" .

i listen tons of bands so wehn i say "crap" i know
waht i am saying!!!!

Go suck d.i.c.k and be smart and dont come back?

Thank you...over...and..out!

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8. I'm not Albert either writes:

Hey dude, WTF is your problem?

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9. A man has no name writes:

Croatia.......perfect English and non run on sentences Every time.

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10. albert fucks young titsy nuns writes:

to post no. 8 & 9!

i am not saying nothing to you!

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