David James Padden (born February 13, 1976), is the vocalist for Canadianthrash metal band Annihilator. He currently also plays rhythm guitar for the band - all studio guitars had previously been played by the band leader Jeff Waters for some years, but after Padden performed in a dual role on tour he eventually became the rhythm player on a full-time basis.
Padden was seen using Explorer model guitars made by Ran Guitars at Annihilator live events, and it was assumed that he would record with these same guitars as well. However, once Jeff left Ran, so did Dave. However, instead of playing Epiphone's, he is now a Dean endorser, playing both Deceiver and Z models. He was seen to be using an Epiphone Prophecy Futura Ex custom with Seymour Duncan pickups.
In 2006 Padden co-founded the industrial thrash metal band Silent Strain, although little is known about the current status of the band. He will perform only as the vocalist in this band.