Jeff Waters and his band Annihilator, featuring new bassist Rich Hinks and drummer Fabio Alessandrini, will head out on the road throughout Europe this spring to promote his 16th studio release, For the Demented. The quartet will visit Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Croatia, Poland, and the UK.

"We are planning to bring a bigger-than-usual stage show with us, as venue sizes are increasing for us and we also want to give you the best visual experience we can," Waters announced on his website. "Annihilator has always been about the music and the live energy but A Tour for the Demented is going to be something to 'see' as well! Get your tix and looking forward to seeing you all!"

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"I think European audiences are very open-minded," Waters told "There is a core audience of fans and clubs and labels that have kept this music alive. Now it's cycled back in. You go over to Europe between May and August and you literally have hundreds of festivals geared toward Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. For bands like us, it's great because we can keep making a living and keep putting out records. That's the reality. If you step out of an area, either willingly or dropped off a label, if you don't work that territory, you can't expect it to fall in your lap."