Check out the video for Annihilator's new single, "Twisted Lobotomy" from their upcoming album, For the Demented,
which comes out Friday, November 3.
In the fall of 2015 to celebrate the release of the quartet's previous album, Suicide Society,
Annihilator mastermind Jeff Waters unleashed his latest Epiphone Signature model, the Jeff Waters "Annihilation-II™" Flying V Outfit,
featuring a Mahogany body in an Annihilation Red Gloss finish, Epiphone ProBucker pickups, a custom Phenolic fretboard, and of course, the "Annihilator Devil" on the 12th fret. For the Demented
once again features Waters on lead vocals, a job he took on after the departure of Annihilator's longtime singer Dave Padden in 2014.
"I'm not a great singer but I'm good enough I think," Waters told Epiphone.com
. "When I'm in my car and just rehearsing or in the shower, I'm always singing Ozzy or Layne Staley of Alice In Chains or Dave Mustaine or James Hetfield. So my singing is a combination of all of those things and I think that's what came right out on the record."
But the question every guitar player wants to know: does he practice everyday? "No, no. For me it's been like this since 1993 where I did my time in hell practicing for a good 10 years solid--as a teenager into my early 20s--when I did my insane practicing on everything I could find that I liked…I love what I'm doing. I've had my own studio for decades and as a hobby I love engineering, producing, mixing, mastering--so to do it myself, it's like it’s something you like doing, like jet skiing or skiing down a mountain. It's fun."