Dave Padden

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Dave Padden
Dave Padden at Wacken Open Air 2013.jpg
Background information
Born (1976-02-13) 13 February 1976 (age 45)
GenresThrash metal, progressive metal, groove metal, industrial metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Associated actsAnnihilator, Silent Strain, Terror Syndrome, The Bulge

David James Padden (born February 13, 1976) is a Canadian musician, best known as the former vocalist and rhythm guitarist for thrash metal band Annihilator from 2003 to 2014.[1]

In 2006, Padden co-founded the industrial thrash metal band Silent Strain, performing only as the vocalist, although little is known about the current status of the band.

Padden joined Canadian metal band Terror Syndrome as lead vocalist in 2008.

On June 2, 2015, it was announced that Padden had resigned from Annihilator in December 2014.[2]


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 bandmate Jeff Waters left Ran, so did Padden. 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.


  1. ^ "Annihilator Honored At Canada's Independent Music Awards". Blabbermouth. 16 March 2009. Archived from the original on 21 March 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2010.
  2. ^ "ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Returns To Lead Vocals On Band's New Album, 'Suicide Society'". Blabbermouth. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015.

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