Randy Rampage (Ex-Annihilator, Etc.) Dead At 58

Randall Archibald, aka Randy Rampage, has passed away at the age of 58. According to the Vancouver Sun, the musician, who was best known for his work with Annihilator and D.O.A., was relaxing in a chair when he suffered an apparent heart attack. R.I.P.

The news was originally revealed via the Facebook page for the punk documentary “Bloodied But Unbowed”:

“Tonight sometime after 7PM Randy Rampage left us to reign in the heavens. A punk legend has moved on. And because he shared himself with you, please share a moment and think of Randy Desmond Archibald aka Rampage. We love you Randy.”

Annihilator also issued a short statement:

“R.I.P. Randy. Thanks for your unique and legendary voice.”

D.O.A.’s Joey “Shithead” Keithley commented as well:

“Really sad news about the passing of my friend Randy Rampage. Randy, Chuck, and I set out in 1978 to conquer the world, we didn’t quite get there but we made a lot of noise and woke a lot of people up along the way. Randy’s stage presence and humour were an integral part of DOA. Those qualities were a huge part of what made those early performances really special. By the time we recorded Hardcore 81 Randy’s bass playing had reached a peak that matched perfectly with Chuck’s uber dynamic drumming. All in all Randy played on 4 DOA albums. Something Better Change, Hardcore 81, Win the Battle and Northern Avenger. Randy spent 3 different stints in DOA 78-81, 00-02, 06-08. My condolences to his family. I miss you already and anyone who knows anything about rock & roll will miss you as well.”

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Annihilator Premiere “For The Demented” Music Video

Annihilator have premiered a new video for the title track of their latest album “For The Demented.” Check it out below:

Jeff Waters told Metal Hammer the following:

“This song is for anyone who feels out of place in the world. Whether that feeling comes from other people’s comments and looks about their clothing, hair or musical choices, all the way to people with depression and even more serious mental illnesses.

Many of the world’s most important people have been out of society’s ‘norm’ and have used their challenges to their advantage to become important to someone or to society.”

Annihilator Premiere “Pieces Of You” Music Video

Annihilator have premiered a new video for their new song “Pieces Of You.” This song is from the band’s new album “For The Demented,” which will be released on November 3.

Jeff Waters commented:

“The following contains a graphic interpretation of a true crime story that includes potentially disturbing images and lyrical content. We realize this is not exactly the most pleasant subject to write about, however, in the world of being a writer and musician, sometimes these stories can spawn a song! While many of the songs from the new cd “FOR THE DEMENTED” have positive messages in them, this one does not!

This is about a criminally insane guy who murdered his “annoying” girlfriend to “silence” her voice. He then eats pieces of her, as a means of keeping her alive inside of him. Ya, crazy, but when you watch horror movies, crime shows and own a few Cannibal Corpse t-shirts, this is tame in comparison.

I like the 3 dimensions of this: seeing the lyrics roll by: hearing/feeling the music and watching the horror… almost difficult to take it all in, in one view.

Enjoy “PIECES OF YOU”, if you can!”

Annihilator Premiere “One To Kill” Lyric Video

Annihilator have premiered a lyric video for their new song “One To Kill.” This song is from the band’s new album “For The Demented,” which will be released on November 3. Jeff Waters commented:

“‘One To Kill’ is about an abusive relationship but the victim finally got out. The abuser had to face a court, was subsequently charged and paid a price. Good. Abuse of women and children is terrible but it also happens, often, to men.”

Annihilator Premiere “Twisted Lobotomy” Video

Annihilator have premiered a new video for their new song “Twisted Lobotomy.” This song is from the band’s new album “For The Demented,” which will be released on November 3.

“For The Demented” Track Listing:

01. “Twisted Lobotomy”
02. “One To Kill”
03. “For The Demented”
04. “Pieces of You”
05. “The Demon You Know”
06. “Phantom Asylum”
07. “Altering The Alter”
08. “The Way”
09. “Dark”
10. “Not All There”