As first reported here over two weeks ago, Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR have now officially signed a three-album worldwide recording deal with Germany's AFM Records. A double live CD, titled "Double Live Annihilation", will be the group's first release for the label and is expected to surface on Mar. 24, 2003. The group's next studio album will follow in September. Commented mainman Jeff Waters: "Here we go guys and gals! Finally a North American release on the way for 'Waking The Fury', 'Double Live Annihilation' AND the next ANNIHILATOR studio CD in 2003! AFM will be releasing 'Double Live Annihilation' in Europe in early 2003 as well as the next three studio CDs worldwide!"