When Grande approached me with the idea of re-releasing this American power punk rock classic of an album on Tym records I was a bit shocked. I've worked with Grande, Noel and Graham before with Lecherous Gaze when we put out a 7" on Tym records last time they toured Australia back in 2013, but this release carried more weight.
It was a meeting of minds and beliefs and was thoroughly enjoyable but this time it was the mighty Annihilation Time. Was my little Aussie indie label up to the task ?
For those of you who don't know, Annihilation Time were formed in 2001 and melded seventies rock with eighties hardcore and made a power punk force to be reckoned with. Constant touring with bands like Municipal Waste and Caustic Christ gave them a hard edge and honed their craft into a pummelling rock force.
Their second album, Annihilation Time II was recorded at Motorwolf Studios in Holland while on tour in 2004 and brings together all their influences on one glorious piece of vinyl. Generally accepted as an American classic it was originally released on CD through Manic Ride Records, re-released on vinyl on Six Weeks Records in 2005 and then re-released again on the bands own Annihilate Records in 2006. The band broke up in 2009 but with demand (and prices) growing for another vinyl version, in 2011 Tank Crimes pressed it and sold it out again.
It's now 2015 and people still want this slab of heavy, dirty Californian punk rock to prove to the world that real music still matters.
To coincide with a Lecherous Gaze Australian tour, and a one-off show in Melbourne of the mighty Annihilation Time, Tym records is proud to announce that this original version of Annihilation Time II will be available on very limited edition black vinyl with original artwork (with a slight Aussie twist) and insert, remastered from the audio masters and pressed and delivered to you in all it's skuzzy glory.
Available October 2015 through Tym records and on merch stands during the tour.