Stu Block will perform with Annihilator during a special livestream performance of the album “Alice in Hell”

Author Benedetta Baldin - 4.6.2024

The Canadian thrash metal pioneers, Annihilator, have announced a livestream event from the United Kingdom celebrating the 35th anniversary of Annihilator’s classic debut album, “Alice In Hell.” Former Iced Earth frontman Stu Block will be singing the entire record. The performance at the Topfest in Slovakia, which was scheduled for late this month, has been cancelled. Block, bassist Rich Gray (also known as Rich Hinks), drummer Fabio Alessandrini, guitarist Aaron Homma, guitarist Jeff Waters, the creator of Annihilator, guitarist Aaron Homma, and drummer Rich Gray will also play a few “best-of” songs, including “hits” selected by the audience.

We are celebrating, as some of you already know, the ‘Alice In Hell’ record, which is 35 years old now. And to celebrate that for you, actually, we want to do, and we’ll do, a livestream, one-off, no downloads, no repeats. It’s gonna happen on Saturday, June the 29th. We are gonna play the entire ‘Alice In Hell’ record. We’re gonna play some other classic ANNIHILATOR songs. We are gonna give you some documentary footage talking about the record and the making of the album and the early days. Also, we are featuring Stu Block — yes, the amazing Stu Block is going to sing in honor of Randy Rampage, the original singer, and we’re gonna have a blast. So come and join us Saturday, June 29th. Check it out. Jeff Waters

The livestream will take place on June 29 at 12 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. EDT / 8 p.m. BST / 9 p.m. CEST. Get your ticket by clicking here!

As co-writer of the tracks “Alison Hell,” “W.T.Y.D.“, “Burns Like A Buzzsaw Blade,” and “Human Insecticide,” former band member John Bates’ songwriting credits began with “Alice In Hell,” the first of six Annihilator albums to include his work. Twice was the album reissued: once in 1998 with three demo tracks included as bonus tracks, and once more in September 2003 as a part of a two-disc compilation collection called “Two From The Vault” that also included “Never, Neverland“.