Annihilator frontman Jeff Waters has checked in with the following update:
"A quick note: some of you (100's of thousands!) have noticed we have a new touring bassist. Simply put, our previous guy surprised us and left us, just weeks before the rehearsals for our current summer tour in Europe. Thankfully, a nice, talented dude from Toronto, Canada named Oscar Rangel stepped in and learnt our summer live set really quickly!! Thanks Oscar!
The summer festivals are always fun for a new guy to get into our touring mode: 'Ok Oscar, the first weekend, you'll get it easy and only be playing in front of 50,000 people; cool?'
On forges Annihilator and welcome Mr. Rangel!"
Waters: "Not the best performance from the tour so far but thought u might like to hear a 28 year old song attempted in 2014! Hehe. 'Human Insecticide' live in Germany at the Rock Hard Festival a few weeks ago!"
Annihilator's summer festival schedule is as follows:
20 - Dokkum, Netherlands - Dokkem Open Air
22 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
27 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
28 - Spálené Porici, Czech Republic - Basin Fire Fest
18 - Neukirchen-Vluyn - Dong Open Air
20 - Bari, Italy - Total Metalfest
8 - Villena, Spain - Leyendas del Rock Festival
9 - Vagos, Portugal - Vagos Open Air
Annihilator recently checked in with the following update:
"Annihilator fans! Just opened: Official Annihilator Ebay Store! You are going to be able to get everything from CDs to rare guitars, amps, tour books, itineraries, fotos, posters, vinyls, original lyric sheets, song books, demo tapes and some really one of a kind tems. Each day we will add more. Not much now but bookmark the store, as we are going to start offering rare stuff any day..."
Go to this location
to check out the store.