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Canadian Heavy Metal/Thrash Legends Annihilator Unleash New Full-Length, Ballistic, Sadistic

Heavy metal/thrash metal legends ANNIHILATOR today release their seventeenth studio album, Ballistic, Sadistic via Silver Lining Music.

Ballistic, Sadistic is available in limited-edition digipak, vinyl, and digital formats. Get it now at THIS LOCATION

View ANNIHILATOR’s “Dressed Up For Evil”, “I Am Warfare”, “Psycho Ward” and “Armed To The Teeth” videos at THIS LOCATION

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Waters, Ballistic, Sadistic was recorded at the brand new, state-of-the-art Watersound Studios UK in Durham earlier this year with additional engineering and editing by bassist Rich Hinks and mastering by Maor Appelbaum (Faith No More, Halford) at Maor Appelbaum Mastering in California.

A name needing no introduction in the metal world, ANNIHILATOR was forged in Canada in late 1984. Since then, the band has been touring and releasing records, selling millions of albums to date, nonstop, for over thirty years. Cited by bands like Megadeth, Pantera, Dream Theater, Children Of Bodom, Lamb Of God, Opeth, Trivium, and so many more as having influence on their music, Jeff Waters and ANNIHILATOR have continued to tour the world, year after year, whilst consistently putting out high-quality true-metal music. It takes time, patience, and perseverance to reach legendary status, and no one can dispute that ANNIHILATOR are inspirations, teachers, legends, and a force demonstrating what hard work and love of your craft can bring to the world.

“This is the best ANNIHILATOR album in years; this is the best thrash album that 2020 is likely to produce…”
-- Metal Observer
“Something really lit a spark under Waters' ass this time around, and he has channeled it into one of the finer moments in his – and ANNIHILATOR's – long career.”
“Ballistic, Sadistic as the latest ANNIHILATOR offering assembles the best aspects of diversity and skilled, technical-laden songwriting to create a record that bridges the past to the present.”
-- Dead Rhetoric


  • Jeff Waters – vocals, guitar
  • Rich Hinks – bass
  • Aaron Homma – guitar
  • Fabio Alessandrini – drums







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