Canadian thrash metal act Annihilator has shared a new single, a cover of the Van Halen track “Romeo Delight“. The track also features Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer) on drums and Stu Block (Into Eternity) on vocals.
The upcoming ANNIHILATOR album “Metal II” has been re-recorded in an impressive way, with none other than Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer) on drums and new vocals by Stu Block (Into Eternity). It’s the prelude to a long-running catalog campaign that will unveil special configurations, additional bonus material, and exclusive and previously unheard new songs from the band.
Jeff Waters on ROMEO DELIGHT: There was something about “Women And Children First”. It was a clash of brutal attitude and aggression with a party led by DLR. You have to remember when that came out. Romeo Delight’ is VH’s “heaviest” song in my (and Kerry King’s!) opinion. The photos on the cover/back cover of “WACF” were impressive. It was a green cover with a photo of a band posing for the album cover, but instead of enlarging the photo to the full size of the LP, it was cropped to be just a third the size of the record and everything around it was green. I stared at the front and back pictures for hours! Eddie was like a second father to me in a way. Millions of people probably feel the same way, and only his fans from back then can understand. His game, lyrics, performance and smile were second to none. EVER.
He was a superb songwriter, an innovative lead guitarist, a genius rhythm player and he was able to build an empire of amps and effects. He took risks. Did his own thing. And it worked. Millions and more will mourn him as long as our future world likes music. And we will celebrate all the musicians who are passing on the “EVH-influenced musical genes” to the next generations!”
METAL II has undergone an incredible makeover, featuring the one and only Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer) on drums and the amazing Stu Block (Into Eternity) on lead vocals. The release of ANNIIHILATOR’s “METAL II” album is dedicated to the memory of Eddie Van Halen and Alexi Laiho!
The pre-sale launch will come with a major sweepstakes where fans can win an original autographed ANNIHILATION II – EPIPHONE FLYING V guitar, in addition to a virtual meet and greet with Jeff Waters himself! Pre-order the album HERE.