TRIVIUM guitarist Corey Beaulieu has commented on his guest appearance on the new ANNIHILATOR album, "Metal", due in Europe on April 16 via SPV Records.
"Metal"'s ten new tracks were recorded by Jeff Waters (guitar, bass and lead vocals on one song), drum legend Mike Mangini and Dave Padden (longtime vocalist and touring guitarist/vocalist). "Metal" also features sensational performances by some of metal's finest players and ANNIHILATOR's good friends, like Alexi Laiho (CHILDREN OF BODOM), Danko Jones (DANKO JONES), Michael Amott and Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY), Corey Beaulieu, William Adler (LAMB OF GOD), Jeff Loomis (NEVERMORE), Jesper Strömblad (IN FLAMES), Steve "Lips" Kudlow (ANVIL), Anders Björler (THE HAUNTED), Jacob Lynam (LYNAM) and more.
Commented Beaulieu: "Being invited to participate with Jeff as a guest guitarist on ANNIHILATOR's upcoming release 'Metal' was truly a great thing. Not only was it my first 'guest appearance,' which was cool, but to be asked by Jeff Waters and a band that I respect so much and love like ANNIHILATOR makes for some great fucking memories. Jeff is a FANTASTIC guitarist, and to be able to play and create alongside him for the amount of time I did was great. I feel honored to be a part of it; it is such a great CD with lots of amazing people and great players on it. Anyone who is a true fan of 'Metal' really should check it out — if not, then you can burn in HELL with Alice, haha."
April will see ANNIHILATOR embark on a major European tour as TRIVIUM's very special guests, playing over 40 shows into June in countries such as Germany, England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Italy and France and then summer festival shows to follow.
"Metal" will be released April 11 in Japan (King Records), April 12 in Australia/New Zealand (World Riot Distributors), April 13 in Germany (SPV Records) and on April 16 in the rest of Europe (SPV Records).
"Metal" track listing:
01. Clown Parade (feat. Jeff Loomis)
02. Couple Suicide (feat. Danko Jones and Angela Gossow)
03. Army Of One (feat. Steve "Lips" Kudlow)
04. Downright Dominate (feat. Alexi Laiho)
05. Smothered (feat. Anders Björler)
06. Operation Annihilation (feat. Michael Amott)
07. Haunted (feat. Jesper Strömblad)
08. Kicked (feat. Corey Beaulieu)
09. Detonation (feat. Jacob Lynam)
10. Chasing The High (feat. William Adler)