Guitarist Jeff Waters of Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR was interviewed on the Gibson bus on May 5, 2011 DV (Digital Village) in Romford, East London during Epiphone clinic tour of Europe. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. Also available is footage of Jeff‘s May 19, 2011 clinic at Just Music in Hamburg, Germany.
ANNIHILATOR will perform at the 2011 edition of the Festival d’Été de Québec (Quebec City International Summer Festival) on July 10 at the Imperial Theater. This will mark the band’s exclusive Canadian appearance this summer, a first for Quebec City and the first show in 18 years that ANNIHILATOR has played in North America.
Despite ANNIHILATOR‘s lengthy absence from North American stages, the band has been a success around the globe since its 1989’s debut release, “Alice In Hell”. With 13 studio CDs, millions of records sold and dozens of world tours under their belt, the members of ANNIHILATOR are fired up to show metalheads in Canada why ANNIHILATOR has earned a reputation as one of the best live international acts out there today.
Commented Waters: “Well, it’s been a long, long time since ANNIHILATOR has played its home country Canada; and it’s about time!
“It’s been 17 years since we have played here, despite releasing records and touring Europe and Asia every year for 22 years!
“I backed out of North American touring way back in 1994 as the metal scene essentially went underground until recently. I also ended up being a single father of a young son so I also decided to go where ANNIHILATOR was ‘wanted’ (Europe and Asia) and spent my off-touring months at home, being a dad and working in my studio.
“Now that my kid is a teenager, and the kind of metal we play seems back in full swing here in North America, it is time to get out there and rock… and what better place to return to rock than Canada’s metal province: Quebec!
“We will hit the rest of Canada and the USA soon but, this summer, some metal fans will get what they have been threatening me for, for years: ANNIHILATOR‘s RETURN TO CANADA!”
Interview in London – Part 1:
Interview in London – Part 2:
May 19, 2011 clinic at Just Music in Hamburg, Germany – Part 1:
May 19, 2011 clinic at Just Music in Hamburg, Germany – Part 2: