MAVERICKS and BLACKWIDOW PROMOTIONS are proud to announce that, on Tuesday January 20, 2015, Ottawa’s own “ANNIHILATOR” will be playing their first-ever show in downtown Ottawa with support from Ottawa metal band SHOCK! Annihilator have been waving the flag for Canadian Heavy/Thrash Metal since 1989 and, with 14 studio records released, over 3.5 million units in sales and with close to 1000 shows under their belt, they are the biggest selling “Metal” export in Canadian music history. Come on down and have a blast with one of our own, before they head out to the Caribbean to headline the 70,000 Tons Of Metal boat cruise. Annihilator main man Jeff Waters will be giving away one of his signature Epiphone “Annihilation” guitars to one lucky metalhead and these guys are expected to put on one helluva show for their hometown crowd.
SHOCK opening for Blaze Bayley ex Iron Maiden Vocalist with Joe Thrasher and Rusted
With Special Guests SHOCK. Tickets available online NOW at: www.thebrassmonkey.bigcartel.com OR in person at The Brass Monkey. Catch Canada’s most successful metal band ever (working on studio record #15) & on its way to 3 million records sold world-wide) before they head off to Europe on their summer festival tour! ANNIHILATOR is coming off a hugely successful 2013: Their 14th studio album “Feast” received rave reviews and charted all over Europe. The band also played some of the Continent’s biggest festivals, including the legendary Wacken Festival, where they opened Day 1 with Deep Purple and Rammstein in front of 80,000 people. Check out a song from the show here http://youtu.be/1HvmLe5lqBA ANNIHILATOR has toured the planet as headliners and co-headliners for 25 years, as well as infamous tours with Judas Priest, Pantera and shows with Rammstein, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Alice In Chains and many others. Jeff Waters is widely regarded by fans and critics alike as one of metal’s best and most influential guitarists and the band has a well-earned reputation for delivering intense and super tight live performances. ANNIHILATOR will be playing all their blistering hits, as well as some new additions, in preparation for their big tour. Ottawa veteran rockers SHOCK will be opening the show! Debuting in 1985, SHOCK received rave reviews for a series of demo recordings which were circulated among the worldwide Metal underground. SHOCK's live performances throughout Eastern Canada, as a headliner and opener for Metal titans such as MEGADETH, MOTÖRHEAD, ANTHRAX, METAL CHURCH, SWORD and many more, established the band's reputation as one of Canada's most original offerings to the period Metal scene. Don't miss this special exclusive tour kick-off show at The Brass Monkey, 250 Greenbank Rd. in Ottawa on Monday June 2, 2014.
SHOCK's first headlining show of 2014! We will be playing at the legendary Rainbow with our new drummer Taylor Calderone. Support will be our east-end friends Infrared - reunited, the same bill as the legendary Gloucester Fair show in 1987!!! Tickets will be $10 and there will be advance tickets available in a few weeks from the club and any band member.
Bio: Ottawa, Canada's SHOCK, an influential underdog from the talent-rich late 80s Metal scene reformed in late 2011. Debuting in 1985, SHOCK received rave reviews for a series of demo recordings which were circulated among the worldwide Metal underground. SHOCK's live performances throughout Eastern ...See Full Bio