Taken from the Official Annihilator Website http://www.annihilatormetal.com Dave Padden is the ex-guatarist for The Theory of a Deadman. How good I don't know. I know nothing about him or official reason why they split, just what's given. Nor do I find the reason important. You can change the rythme guatarist, the bassist, the drummer, but the lead singer is always a doggy move. My hope is that Dave is just as good if not better. For those who get to go to Wacken or Bang Your Head will get to see the new singer for the first time.