Canadian thrash metal legends Annihilator will release their new album “Ballistic, Sadistic” via Silver Lining Music on the 24th of January 24, 2020. The disc’s belligerent and pugnacious first single “I Am Warfare” can be streamed below.
Written, performed, engineered and produced by none other than Waters himself, “Ballistic, Sadistic” was recorded at the brand new, state-of-the-art Watersound Studios UK in Durham earlier this year.
The band’s founder, guitar player and singer, producer and songwriter, Jeff Waters, says:
Almost every artist initially loves the songs they create. They are like your babies. In my case, it is difficult to be the main writer/producer and stay fresh, come up with new ideas or make old ones better and I am well aware of that. Since ‘we’ love what we do, we can be blinded to just how good or bad a song or record really is. Time will tell. Press, fans, band members, label, etc., they ALL will tell you what they think and, in their own ways, they are usually right. In this case, I throw that nonsense in the garbage and can tell you that we have made a record that is angry, technical, back to the first three records vibes and it is going to be difficult to continue writing another record after releasing this one. Best record I’ve made since 2005’s “Schizo Deluxe” and I think many will argue that this new one is in the top three. From the ‘Stonewall’-esque track “Psycho Ward” to the haunting “I Am Warfare”, the pissed-off ‘The Attitude’ to the aggression and old-school technicality of “Out With The Garbage”, the record is like this: take the “Alice”, “Neverland” and ‘Set The World On Fire” records, make them angry, combine the old-school production with modern high-tech studio gear, then add the best guitar work I didn’t know I still had in me, and you’ve got the best we could possibly offer. I honestly cannot wait for everyone to hear this.
Jeff Waters and his bandmates have continued to tour the Europe putting out high-quality “true metal” music. They will embark on 43-date journey in 18 countries as well as Croatia and Serbia. So grab your ticket and be among the first to bang your head on “I Am Warfare”!