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Annihilator in last-minute SOS for tour bassist

Annihilator have launched a last-minute appeal for a bassist to take part on their imminent European tour.

Mainman Jeff Waters is back on vocal duties after temporarily bringing back classic-era singer Coburn Pharr for their appearance at the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise earlier this year.

Now they’re urgently seeking a bass player to complete their touring lineup ahead of their In The Blood run of dates – and they’re asking those interested to apply via video.

Annihilator say : “As many of you already knew, our bassist Oscar Rangel has been a ‘temp.’ We’re looking for a bassist for our headline tour and possibly beyond.”

The right candidate “must play with a pick” and have “no dope, no booze problem, no criminal record whatsoever.” They add: “ Oh yeah – he has to play bass good and be a relatively good person!”

Annihilator will release their 15th studio album Suicide Society on September 18 via UDR Music.

Tour dates

Jul 24: Santa Coloma De Gramenet Can Zam, Spain

Jul 30: Wacken 2015, Germany

Aug 05: Helsinki Nosturi, Finland

Sep 30: Birmingham O2 Academy 2, UK

Oct 01: Dublin The Button factory, Ireland

Oct 02: Glasgow O2 ABC 2, UK

Oct 03: Sheffield O2 Academy 2, UK

Oct 04: London O2 Academy Islington, UK

Oct 06: Paris Divan Du Monde, France

Oct 13: Pratteln Z7 Konzertfabrik, Switzerland

Oct 15: Ljubljana Kino Siska, Slovenia

Oct 20: Worgl VZ Komma, Austria

Oct 21: Vienna Szene Wien, Austria

Oct 23: Krakow Fabryka, Poland

Oct 24: Warsaw Klub Proxima, Poland

Oct 25: Berlin Lido, Germany

Oct 28: Hamburg Gruenspan, Germany

Oct 29: Aschaffenburg Colos-Saal, Germany

Oct 30: Munich Backstage, Germany

Oct 31: Karlsruhe Substage, Germany

Nov 03: Luxembourg Ville L’Atelier, Luxembourg

Nov 04: Tilburg 013, Netherlands

Nov 05: Haarlem Patronaat, Netherlands

Nov 13: Moscow Volta, Russia

Nov 14: Moscow Volta, Russia

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Scott Munro

Scott looks after Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 25 years in newspapers and magazines and in 2014 joined our news desk, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more. Scott has previous written for the Daily Record, Sunday Mirror, The Herald and IGN.