Nov. 12 — Annihilator is partnering with earMUSIC to give its fans a very special gift.
The band announced Friday through a news release, it is scheduled to release its next album, Metal II, Feb. 18. The album will release on CD digipack, 2 LP gatefold black limited and separate 2 LP gatefold transparent orange pressings. The record’s track listing is noted below.
METAL II TRACK LISTING:
“Chasing The High” (Featuring William Adler)
“Downright Dominate” (Featuring Alexi Laiho)
“Army Of One” (Featuring Steve “Lips” Kudlow)
“Couple Suicide” (Featuring Danko Jones + Angela Gossow)
“Heavy Metal Maniac” (Featuring Dan Beehler + Allan Johnson)
“Haunted” (Featuring Jesper Strömblad)
“Detonation” (Featuring Jacob Lynam)
“Clown Parade” (Featuring Jeff Loomis)
“Smothered” (Featuring Anders Björler)
“Kicked” (Featuring Corey Beaulieu)
In anticipation of the record’s release, the band premiered the lyric video for the album’s lead single, ‘Downright Dominate’ Friday. The song features guest appearances from Dave Lombardo, Stu Block and the late great Alexi Laiho.
The song’s musical arrangement is a high-energy composition. The guitars and drums give the song a familiar full-on thrash style and sound. At the same time, audiences can also argue that the song bears something of a Pantera influence, what with its punch and heaviness.
No information was provided about the song’s lyrical theme in the press release announcing its debut. Looking at the lyrics featured in the video though, one can infer that it seems to deliver a message of determination and overcoming life’s obstacles. If that is indeed the song’s lyrical theme, it will connect with plenty of audiences.
The video features the song’s lyrics over footage of people preparing for a boxing match. That visualization of people preparing for a big fight would seem to hint even more at the noted inferred lyrical theme.
In other news, Annihilator announced in the noted press release, it is planning to re-issue many of its existing albums through earMUSIC. Exact release dates and which albums will re-issue are under consideration. Annihilator released its latest album, Ballistic,Sadistic. last year.
More information on Annihilator’s new album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: