Following the unexpected cancellation of their performance at Slovakia’s Topfest later this month, Canadian thrash metal icons Annihilator have revealed plans for a special livestream event from the UK. This event commemorates the 35th anniversary of their groundbreaking debut album, Alice In Hell. Joining them for this celebration is Into Eternity vocalist Stu Block, who will perform the entire album.

The lineup for this event features Annihilator‘s guitarist and founder Jeff Waters, guitarist Aaron Homma, bassist Rich Gray (a.k.a. Rich Hinks), and drummer Fabio Alessandrini. In addition to the full performance of Alice In Hell, the band will treat fans to a selection of “best-of” tracks, with hits chosen by the fans themselves.

Jeff Waters shared the announcement via a video message, stating: “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 live stream, 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 on Saturday, June 29th. Check it out.”

Tickets are available here.

Stu Block, who has been associated with Annihilator since their reworked 2007 Metal album titled Metal II – which also features ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo – is indeed a very suitable choice to pay tribute to the pipes of the late Randy Rampage.

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