Annihilator's Jeff Waters hints of possible Tour With Judas Priest in USA

June 30, 2017

Jimmy Kay from Canada's The Metal Voice  caught up with guitarist vocalist Jeff Waters of Canada's Annihilator in Montreal, Canada on June 29, 2017 as they were nearing the end of their Cross Canadian tour. 

Jeff Waters spoke about the Lyrical theme and concept that was running though the up-coming new Annihilator album, he said "This new album has more of a theme, I finally got a theme on a record the whole way through. I didn't want to just try do a theme based on a book or story or movie or whatever. I just took a theme from out of the mind, good, bad, craziness, addictions. Everything to do with the mind, so every song has something to do with the mind, good or bad of interesting things about the mind. "

Jeff Waters went on to talk about his influence or Eddie Van Halen and Dave Mustaine in his music, he said, " there are no songs in Annihilator that directly relate to Van Halen which is ironic cause Van Halen is my favorite guitar player. Eddie Van Halen would just sit there and the tape would role and play a solo, whereas I would structure and rehearse over and over again. Since 2005 I sort of got what he was doing and said  I'm just going to role the tape and just go and that's a lot of my solos now just one takes. As for Dave Mustaine, there are a few, the Mustanisms came in on very early Annihilator albums and they were directly related to So FAR, SO GOOD, SO WHAT."

In the interview Jeff Waters also hinted at a possible tour with Judas Priest

Annihilator is wrapping up their Canadian tour and then heading off to Europe in the fall to tour with Testament and Death Angel

Tour dates:

Nov. 11 - DE - Weissenhäusser Strand (Metal Hammer Paradise) *
Nov. 12 - BE - Antwerp, Trix
Nov. 14 - DE - Berlin, Astra
Nov. 15 - PL - Warsaw, Progresja
Nov. 16 - SK - Kosice, Collosseum
Nov. 17 - PL - Wroclaw, A2
Nov. 18 - HU - Budapest, Barba Negra
Nov. 19 - CZ - Brno, Sono Centrum
Nov. 20 - AT - Vienna, Arena
Nov. 22 - DE - Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
Nov. 23 - DE - Munich, Backstage
Nov. 24 - DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
Nov. 25 - DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
Nov. 26 - SI - Ljubljana, Kino Siska
Nov. 27 - DE - Nürnberg, Löwensaal
Nov. 28 - CH - Pratteln, Z7
Nov. 30 - IT - Bologna, Estragon
Dec. 01 - IT - Milano, Live Club
Dec. 02 - CH - Fribourg, Fri-Son
Dec. 03 - FR - Toulouse, Bikini
Dec. 04 - ES - Madrid, La Riviera
Dec. 06 - FR - Lyon, Transbordeur
Dec. 07 - FR - Nantes, Stereolux
Dec. 08 - FR - Paris, Bataclan
Dec. 09 - DE - Oberhausen, Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
Dec. 10 - NL - Haarlem, Patronaat


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