Triple Threat (Annihilator album)

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Triple Threat
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Compilation album by
ReleasedJanuary 27, 2017
RecordedMay–June 2016
Genre Thrash metal
Length257 minutes
Label UDR Music [1]
Producer Jeff Waters, Rich Hinks, Marty Sobb
Annihilator chronology
Suicide Society
(2015)
Triple Threat
(2017)
For the Demented
(2017)

Triple Threat is a box set by Canadian thrash metal band Annihilator, released on January 27, 2017. It consists of a studio album solely featuring acoustic versions of many of the band's songs from over the years, a live CD featuring their set from the "Bang Your Head!!!" festival in 2016 and special editions feature a live DVD or Blu-ray. [2] [3]

Contents

Whereas Waters is known for recording all studio guitar and bass for Annihilator records himself, Waters said of this album: "This was one of the coolest things I have done in my long career. Having five people in a room, from all different backgrounds and talents, coming together to play songs from the past and to try to sound like we are one but totally live."

Track listing

Disc one

Live at the Bang Your Head!!! Festival

  1. "King of the Kill"
  2. "No Way Out"
  3. "Creepin' Again"
  4. "Set the World on Fire"
  5. "W.T.Y.D. (Welcome to Your Death)"
  6. "Never, Neverland"
  7. "Bliss"
  8. "Second to None"
  9. "Refresh the Demon"
  10. "Alison Hell"
  11. "Phantasmagoria"

Disc two

Unplugged: The Watersound Studios Sessions

  1. "Sounds Good to Me"
  2. "Bad Child"
  3. "Innnocent Eyes"
  4. "Snake in the Grass"
  5. "Fantastic Things"
  6. "Holding On"
  7. "Stonewall"
  8. "In the Blood"
  9. "Crystal Ann"
  10. "Phoenix Rising"

Bonus live DVD/Blu-ray

  1. "King of the Kill"
  2. "No Way Out"
  3. "Creepin' Again"
  4. "Set the World on Fire"
  5. "W.T.Y.D. (Welcome to Your Death)"
  6. "Never, Neverland"
  7. "Bliss"
  8. "Second to None"
  9. "Refresh the Demon"
  10. "Alison Hell"
  11. "Phantasmagoria"

Personnel

Musicians
Audio Production

Live At The Bang Your Head Festival

Unplugged: The Watersound Studios Sessions

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References

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