Dave Padden

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Dave Padden
Padden at Wacken Open Air 2013
Padden at Wacken Open Air 2013
Background information
Born (1976-02-13) February 13, 1976 (age 46)
GenresThrash metal, progressive metal, groove metal, industrial metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar
Formerly ofAnnihilator, 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 currently works as a bartender in Nanaimo BC.


Padden has been seen using the Explorer model guitar, made by RAN Guitars, at Annihilator live events and it has been assumed that he's recorded with these same guitars. Once bandmate Jeff Waters left RAN Guitars, so did Padden. Instead of playing Epiphone's, after this, he's now a Dean endorser and plays both Deceiver and Z models. He's been seen using an Epiphone Prophecy Futura Ex custom with Seymour Duncan pickups.


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

External links[edit]