Annihilator

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Annihilator
Annihilator performing at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, Norway; 2007
Background information
Origin Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Genres Thrash metal, speed metal, progressive metal, groove metal (later)
Years active 1984–present
Labels Roadrunner, Epic, Attic, Hypnotic, CMC International, Music for Nations, Metal-Is, SPV, AFM, Marquee Records
Associated acts Stress Factor 9, D.O.A.
Website Official website
Members
Jeff Waters
Dave Padden
Past members
Former members

Annihilator are a Canadian thrash metal band from Ottawa, Ontario.

Annihilator was formed in 1984 by lead singer Jeff Waters. He met John Bates and they recorded the song Annihilator together. Waters and Bates recruited drummer Paul Malek and bassist Dave Scott into the band but Bates and Scott left a year later.

The band released their first studio album Alice in Hell on April 17, 1989. They released their second studio album Never, Neverland on September 12, 1990. Both Alice in Hell and Never, Neverland are considered masterpieces of Canadian heavy metal.[1]

Annihilator is the highest selling heavy metal artist in Canadian history, even though most of the sales have not been in the band's home country.[2]

Band members[change | change source]

Current
Live
  • Alberto "Al" Campuzano – bass (2010–Present)
  • Mike Harshaw – drums (2012–Present)
Former
  • John Bates – Lead vocals (1984–1985)
  • Dave Scott – Bass guitar (1984–1985)
  • Paul Malek – Drums (1984–1985, 1986)
  • Richard Death – Drums (1985)
  • Dennis Dubeau – Lead vocals (1987–1989)
  • Ray Hartmann – Drums (1987–1992, 1999–2001)
  • Randy Rampage – Lead vocals (1989, 1998–2000)
  • Dave Davis – Guitar (1989–1991, 1993–2001)
  • Wayne Darley – Bass guitar(1989–1993)
  • Coburn Pharr – Lead vocals (1990–1992)
  • Neil Goldberg – Guitar (1992–1993)
  • Aaron Randall – Lead vocals (1992–1994)
  • Mike Mangini – Drums (1993, 2004–2005, 2007)
  • Randy Black – Drums (1993–1996, 2002–2003)
  • Cam Dixon – Bass guitar (1994–1995)
  • Lou Bujdoso – Bass guitar (1995–1996)
  • Dave Machander – Drums (1996)
  • Russell Bergquist – Bass guitar (1999–2003, 2005–2007)
  • Joe Comeau – Lead vocals (2000–2003)
  • Curran Murphy – Guitar (2002–2005)
  • Sandor de Bretan – Bass guitar (2004)
  • Rob Falzano – Drums (2004)
  • Tony Chappelle – Drusm (2005)
  • Alex Landenburg – Drums (2007)
  • Brian Daemon – Bass guitar (2007)
  • Carlos Cantatore - Drums (2010)

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alice In Hell - Annihilator". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 
  2. "Heavy metal". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2013-04-07. 

Other websites[change | change source]