ANNIHILATOR - First 20 JEFF WATERS Signature Annihilation II Guitars Available For Pre-Order
July 19, 2015, 4 years ago
The Annihilator camp has issued the following update for the diehard fans:
"So, as many of you already know, Jeff Waters (guitars, vocals) has worked for many years with Epiphone Guitars to make the best metal guitar but at a price that most players can actually afford… and that Jeff can use onstage without modifications. Well they have done it again: the Epiphone Annihilation II.
Even better, Jeff has convinced Epiphone to allow the sale of the first 20 guitars by Jeff himself. You can pre-order yours now (again, only 20 guitars will be available for pre-order, direct from Jeff Waters) and get the guitar at least one week (or more), prior to the official Epiphone street release date (estimated to be sometime in October 2015).
If you order one (or more!) of these 20 first-run guitars now, Jeff will also include:
- Certificate of Authenticity from Epiphone, showing the manufactures official number
- (optional) personalized autograph on the guitar from Jeff
- a phone call from Jeff himself to say 'Hi!' and see how you like the guitar!
- band autographed copy of the new ANNIHILATOR release “Suicide Society” (out Sept 18, 2015)
- 3 Jeff Waters’ signature Dunlop guitar picks
Click here for more details. Email your pre-order request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annihilator will release their brand new (and 15th) studio album, Suicide Society, on September 18th via UDR Music worldwide.
As usual, guitar wizard Jeff Waters handles all songwriting duties, plays all guitar & bass, engineers, produces, mixes and masters Suicide Society… and Waters is also back commanding lead vocal duties, as he did on the critically acclaimed King Of The Kill (1994), Refresh The Demon (1996), Remains (1997) and other Annihilator albums over the years.
Waters on his return to vocal duties: “Dave (Padden/vocalist from 03-14) and I have, essentially, been Annihilator since 2003 but he resigned last December, citing having had enough of touring, being away from home and other commitments. I thank him for his 11 years with Annihilator. That said, Annihilator and I are known for never giving up and, occasionally, coming up with something even better than its former offering(s): this is undeniably the case with Suicide Society!”
Waters later elaborated on his initial statement: "Those who expect a King Of The Kill vocal are in for something interesting! I intentionally tried to avoid the cliché metal vocal/rock stuff I did then (but didn't realize I was doing it then!) and weed out the bad in my voice and style; try to find the good stuff and only do those things! I guess you will be the judge but I am stoked!"
With Suicide Society, Annihilator goes headfirst into some of the most technically perfect, crisp, and crushingly taut, riffage Waters has ever produced. Although Waters’ vocals keep traces of stylings from his King Of The Kill album, they now evoke a surprising blend of legends such as Staley, Osbourne, Hetfield and Mustaine. This, in a twisted way, mirrors Waters’ signature blend of riffing, drums grooves and bass; all drawing from multiple sources and genres.
Waters has built a worldwide reputation as being a premier guitarist and songwriter; the conciseness and arrangement of “Creepin’ Again” is both an air-guitarist’s dream and a sharp reminder of this. The gloriously-brutal thrash of “My Revenge” calls up a vintage of ’85 with the technical chops of 2015. The neo-classic title track defiantly expresses anger at the state of world affairs, while offering up hope in closing. With the multi-layered power of the anthem “Snap”, Waters illustrates the diversity of Annihilator’s sound, without sacrificing one decibel of attack.
“Metal fans will likely sport evil, satisfied grins on their faces, when they hear this record”, chuckles Waters, “but in the words of Joe Perry: “Let the Music Do the Talking”!”
"The One You Serve"