Tuesday , 7 July 2020

Annihilator

Bats In The Belfry

‘The attitude here is one of anger, bordering on insanity; a mood we all had to get into to do this song. Broken strings, a dozen picks, a lot of coffee and 10 drum sticks!! I’m a poet and I don’t even know it! Ha!!’ I’m getting sick and tired of wasting all my time And trying to read between …

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No Zone

‘One hundred miles an hour down the road to ruin, ‘No Zone’ will be a pleasure to perform live. I think the lyrics speak for themselves. Get ready!’ I’ve been living here a billon years or more You’re ready to burn me up, so get set for war My world’s been set on fire, like a knife in the back …

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Set The World On Fire

I shall give the vision of what is meant to be All you have to know is that I hold the master key I know your weakness and I can see your pain You scream deliverance and I will pave the way I’ll set the world on fire It’s your time to retire Because sooner or later You’re going to …

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The Edge

‘Straight ahead with an attitude is how I’d describe this one. Most Annihilator compositions take a few days to put together whereas ‘The Edge’ was written in only a few hours. The guitar riffing is quite simple (for once) which seems to let the vocals hammer home their ‘nothing’s going to stop me’ message.’ The edge, I’m walking a fine …

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Snake In The Grass

‘An acoustic, jazz, then electric guitar were used to give ‘Snake’ the variation of rhythm sounds needed to match the vocal ‘mood swings’! Everything just seems to build and buildas each verse takes you through the different stages of a ‘not-so-good’ relationship. Well, this was my story a while back and I’m sure a few of you can relate!’ You …

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Brain Dance

‘We had a great time doing this one! Mike’s untouchable drumming, my toughest guitar work yet and Wayne’s ‘cheesy’ violin playing are just three of the ingredients that went into making this an Annihilator classic. Oh yeah, the more time you hear this, the more you’ll hear. Thanks to the many, many great people we’ve met in the last few …

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Knight Jumps Queen

‘A gentleman invites a lady to his castle for a friendly game of chess. To his surprise, she proves to be an excellent opponent with ample experience in this field. The game drives hard into the night, where it finally ends in a draw. However, it looks like they’re both winners in the end, if you know what I mean!! …

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Don’t Bother Me

‘A sad yet humorous narration of an individual’s fall into alcoholism; a road I’ve traveled but thankfully got off in time! ‘Don’t Bother Me’ features Neil’s first musical collaboration with Annihilator as well as an excellent first solo.’ I woke up this morning I couldn’t get out of bed I had a couple of drinks last night I guess it …

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Sounds Good To Me

‘Musically, ‘Sounds Good’ seems to have that patented ‘Canadian’ sound. Once again, I’ve used 3 types of guitars to keep it interesting. A lot of feel went into this one. Daydreams are a way to forget our problems but can also be far more important. It’s in some of these ‘dreams’ that we see what we really want and, through …

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Phoenix Rising

‘A lot of time, feel and effort went into creating ‘Phoenix.’ Most of our songs seem to all have the common trait of building as each verse progresses: ‘Phoenix’ is no exception. Classical and jazz guitars were used but we felt the need for a string section as well as some powerful background vocals. We recorded this one at a …

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