The band’s latest single, from the band’s seventeenth studio album, Ballistic, Sadistic, is set for release January 24th via Silver Lining Music.
Founding guitarist, vocalist, producer, and principal songwriter Jeff Waters of the track, “Evil in the guise of a man; that’s how I would describe the theme in this one. People who have no good in them. Destroying all in their way with abuse, lies, and negativity.
Generally, just being a nasty human being and ruining lives in the name of money; thinking that it makes them special. It just makes them evil and a waste of life. Musically-speaking, this one is as old-school ANNIHILATOR metal as it gets. It’s obvious that the vibe in this tune reminds us of the early days of the band; even extending back to the demo days from ‘84-‘88. A highlight for me in this song is the legendary voice of Raven’s John Gallagher on backing vocals with Durham’s Kat Shevil Gillham (Winds Of Genocide).
An honour to have John on this record and his voice helps make this song a killer. Oh, and lots of shred guitar, as some have been demanding for a while! We hope you like this one… we do!”
View ANNIHILATOR’s “Dressed Up For Evil” video below;
Find the band’s previously released videos for “I Am Warfare”, “Psycho Ward” and “Armed To The Teeth” HERE.
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.
Ballistic, Sadistic will be available in limited-edition digipak, vinyl, and digital formats January 24th, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. For preorders, go to THIS LOCATION.
Jeff Waters – vocals, guitar
Rich Hinks – bass
Aaron Homma – guitar
Fabio Alessandrini – drums