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OVERKILL – ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINER TOUR FOR “WHITE DEVIL ARMORY”

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 21, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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With the release of their new album White Devil Armory scheduled for this Summer, New Jersey Thrash Metal veterans OVERKILL now announce an extended European tour for October and November 2014. The band will hit the road in support of their upcoming output. Joining OVERKILL on tour will be L.A.-based metalheads PRONG, Swedish speed youngsters and labelmates ENFORCER as well as Greek Heavy Metal outlet DARKOLOGY.

Commented OVERKILL vocalist Bobby Blitz: “We hit the European shores on October 30th of this year, with our White Devil Armory version of ‘Killfest’. With us will be PRONG & ENFORCER. We look forward to banging out the new tunes, as well as some of the old school classics we have banged our heads to over these past 28 years of touring. Until then, Horns UP!”
Check out OVERKILL live at the following dates:

30.10. ESP Barcelona – Razz2
31.10. ESP Madrid – Shoko
01.11. PT Lisbon – Paradise Garaje
02.11. ESP Bilbao – Kafe Antzokia
04.11. I Milano – Live Club
05.11. CH Pratteln – Z 7
06.11. D Karlsruhe – Substage
07.11. D Osnabrück – Rosenhof
08.11. D Bremen – Tivoli
09.11. D Nürnberg – Hirsch
11.11. D Aschaffenburg – Colos Saal
12.11. D Hamburg – Markthalle
13.11. D Berlin – Postbahnhof
14.11. D Cologne – Essigfabrik
15.11. NL Uden – De Pul

Presented by EMP, Rock Hard, Guitar, EMP Rock Invasion

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White Devil Armory will be out on July 18, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012′s The Electric Age.

The track listing of White Devil Armory will be as follows:

01. XDM
02. Armorist
03. Down To The Bone
04. PIG
05. Bitter Pill
06. Where There’s Smoke
07. Freedom Rings
08. Another Day To Die
09. King Of The Rat Bastards
10. It’s All Yours
11. In The Name

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on OVERKILL:

Facebook: Overkill

Website: http://www.wreckingcrew.com

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USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com

Europe: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE NEW JERSEY.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

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OVERKILL – COVER ARTWORK AND TRACK LISTING OF “WHITE DEVIL ARMORY” UNVEILED!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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New Jersey Thrash Metal veterans OVERKILL will release their new album, White Devil Armory, on July 18, 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and will be mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012′s The Electric Age.

The track listing of  White Devil Armory will be as follows:

01. Freedom Rings
02. Where There’s Smoke…
03. Pig
04. Amorist
05. Down To The Bone
06. Bitter Pill
07. King Of The Rat Bastards
08. Another Day To Die
09. It’s All Yours
10. In The Name

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Said OVERKILL in a statement: “We are still working on the new record, but this is gonna be worth the wait, with more old-school, face-melting thrash!”

Speaking to Steppin’ Out magazine, OVERKILL vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth stated about the band’s upcoming album: “The new record has a blend of what we’ve done over the past half-decade. I’m noticing it’s a more punchy heavy metal record with more dimension than the last record had. Where is it going to end up on the food chain? I really don’t know. But my feeling is it’s an eclectic collection of moments from us. “The Electric Age” came across, to me, as kind a of two-dimensional Thrash record. This one is punchy but has a whole different bunch of ways to go and things to hear on it.”

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OVERKILL released a very special limited tour edition of  “The Electric Age” in Europe on April 19, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The limited 2CD tour edition included the regular album as well as four additional live tracks on a bonus CD, recorded at The Metro in Sidney, Australia on September 25, 2010.

You can order your copy of  “The Electric Age” at this address: http://smarturl.it/OverkillCD

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

* For more info on OVERKILL:

Facebook: Overkill

Website: http://www.wreckingcrew.com

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Website: http://www.nuclearblast.de

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LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

KREATOR + OVERKILL = LEGENDS OF THRASH TOUR 2013

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on September 4, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Thrash Metal icons KREATOR and OVERKILL will be touring North America together, beginning October 30th in Baltimore Maryland! This “Legends Of Thrash Tour 2013″ will no doubt be raising the fiery depths of hell, for our Metal masses to revel in! Thrash Metal warriors WARBRINGER will be lending their lethal support as well! Metal be thy name!

Check out the tour dates and venues below! The “Legends Of Thrash Tour 2013″ will be raging right through November! Whoa!

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KREATOR – OVERKILL – WARBRINGER – 2013 North American Tour Dates:

10/30 – Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage

10/31 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Trocadero

11/01 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium

11/02 – Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda

11/03 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House

11/04 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Altar Bar

11/05 – Columbus, Ohio @ Al Rosa Villa

11/06 – Joliet, Ill. @ Mojoes

11/07 – Lawrence, Kansas @ Granada

11/08 – Englewood, Colo. @ Gothic Theater

11/09 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ In the Venue

11/11 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Rickshaw Theater

11/12 – Seattle, Wash. @ El Corazon

11/13 – Portland, Ore. @ Hawthorne Theatre

11/14 – San Fran, Calif. @ Filmore

11/15 – Anaheim, Calif. @ The Grove

11/16 – Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre

11/17 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Sunshine Theater

11/18 – Dallas, Texas @ Trees

11/19 – San Antonio, Texas @ Backstage Live

11/21 – Louisville, Ky. @ Diamond Pub & Billiards

11/22 – W. Springfield, Va. Empire

11/23 – New York, N.Y. @ Stage 48

11/24 – New York, N.Y. @ Stage 48

Kreator - Band Classic Logo - Red & Black

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Overkill - classic logo - green & black!

http://www.wreckingcrew.com

Warbringer - band logo - red-white-black - 2013

http://www.warbringermusic.com

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(Source: http://www.wreckingcrew.com)

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LONG LIVE KREATOR.

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE WARBRINGER.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

Stone.

OVERKILL – TO RELEASE LIMITED “THE ELECTRIC AGE” TOUR EDITION!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on March 19, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Overkill - The Electric Age - Tour Edition - cover promo

Over the course of their upcoming European tour, followed by several festival shows, legendary U.S. Thrash metallers OVERKILL are going to release a very special limited tour edition of their latest masterpiece “The Electric Age” – only available for a short time!

The ltd. 2CD tour edition will be released on April 19, 2013 and comprise the regular album as well as a 4 additional live tracks on a bonus CD, recorded at “The Metro” in Sidney, Australia, on September 25, 2010.

The tracklist reads as follows:

CD 1 “The Electric Age”:

1. Come And Get It
2. Electric Rattlesnake
3. Wish You Were Dead
4. Black Daze
5. Save Yourself
6. Drop The Hammer Down
7. 21st Century Man
8. Old Wounds, New Scars
9. All Over But The Shouting
10. Good Night

CD 2 “Live from OZ” –recorded in Sidney, Australia, (The Metro, Sept. 25th, 2010):

01. Horrorscope
02. Long Time Dyin’
03. Necroshine
04. Walk Through Fire

Make sure to get it, before it’s gone: http://bit.ly/16zCo8w

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Catch OVERKILL live on tour in spring and summer (# = together with LOST SOCIETY): 

17.04. FIN Tampere – Pakkahoune (#)
18.04. FIN Helsinki – Tavastia (#)
19.04. FIN Joensuu – Kerubi (#)
20.04. FIN Oulu – Club Teatria (#)
21.04. FIN Rytmikojaamo – Sinajoki (#)
22.04. EST Tallin – Tapper
23.04. LV Riga – Meina Piektdina
24.04. LT Vilnius – New York
25.04. PL Warsaw – Proxima
26.04. D Hamburg – Markthalle
27.04. DK Copenhagen – Amager Bio
29.04. S Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
30.04. N Oslo – John Dee
01.05. S Stockholm – Debaser Slussen
02.05. N Haugesund – Karmoygeddon Festival
03.05. N Grimstad – Bluebox
05.05. TR Istanbul – Headbangers Weekend
08.06. HR Zadar – Burning Sea Festival
29.06. B Dassel – Graspop
22.07. SLO Tolmin – Metal Days Festival
25.07. D Brande-Hörnerkirchen – Headbangers Open Air
09.08. CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault Festival
10.08. I Chiaromonte – XIX Agglutination Metal Festival

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(Source: Nuclear Blast)

For more info on OVERKILL, click on the links below!

http://www.wreckingcrew.com

facebook: Overkill

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LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

Stone.

TESTAMENT – Dark Roots Of Thrash Tour 2013 > OVERKILL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, 4ARM Are Special Guests!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal albums, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on December 5, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Testament - Dark Roots Of Thrash Tour - 2012 - Poster!

Bay Area Thrash Metal legends, TESTAMENT, are proud to announce their first U.S. headlining tour since their phenomenal chart success with their new album, Dark Roots of Earth. The trek promises to be one of the best Thrash Metal lineups of the year, with support coming from the world-renowned OVERKILL and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, as well as Australian Thrashers 4ARM.

“It’s a thrill to announce our upcoming dates with OVERKILL and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM,” commented guitarist Alex Skolnick. “It’s a tour that brings together three different Metal bands from three different regions: West Coast, East Coast and Southwest. All three bands sound very different from one another yet are highly compatible. All have been around the block (and the world) a few times and all have managed to keep a sound that feels current. This tour will be a ‘must see’ for fans who remember the early days of Thrash/Speed Metal as well as those whose age is younger than the genre itself.”

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TESTAMENT with OVERKILL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM & 4ARM

30.01. USA San Francisco – The Filmore*

31.01. USA Anaheim – House Of Blues*

01.02. USA Tempe – The Marquee*

02.02. USA Hollywood – House Of Blues*

04.02. USA Albuquerque – Sunshine Theater*

05.02. USA Austin – Emo’s

06.02. USA Houston – House Of Blues

07.02. USA Dallas – House Of Blues

09.02. USA Atlanta – Masquerade

10.02. USA Charlotte – The Filmore

12.02. USA Silver Spring – The Filmore

13.02. USA Philadelphia – Trocadero

14.02. USA New York – Best Buy Theatre

15.02. USA Huntington – The Paramount

16.02. USA Worcester – The Palladium

17.02. USA Buffalo – Town Ballroom

18.02. CDN Toronto – Phoenix Concert Theatre

20.02. USA Cincinnati – Bogart’s

21.02. USA Grand Rapids – The Intersection

22.02. USA Milwaukee – The Rave

23.02. USA Minneapolis – First Avenue

25.02. USA Denver – The Summit Music Hall

26.02. USA Salt Lake City – In The Venue

27.02. USA Reno – Knitting Factory

28.02. USA Sacramento – Ace Of Spades

* without FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

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For more info on these bands, click on the link below!

Nuclear Blast USA: http://www.nuclearblastusa.com/

Testament: http://www.testamentlegions.com

Overkill: http://www.wreckingcrew.com

Flotsam And Jetsam: http://www.flotsam-and-jetsam.com

4ARM: www.4arm.net

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LONG LIVE GENE HOGLAN.

LONG LIVE THRASH METAL.

LONG LIVE TESTAMENT & OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE FLOTSAM AND JETSAM.

LONG LIVE 4ARM.

Stone.

OVERKILL “HORRORSCOPE” – 1991 Thrash Metal Classic Is: Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands, thrash metal music with tags , , , , , , on October 22, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

OVERKILL – When I think back to 1991, I remember being piss-poor and madly in love with my eventual wife. Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale would stop over my house to play endless hours of Sega Genesis games; with NHLPA Hockey and John Madden Football being insanely addictive to us both! Yeah, 1991 sure seems like a long time ago… then there are days when it seems like 1991 was yesterday. Go figure.

When I did have a ten bill to spend on myself back then, I would usually buy a cassette cause CD’s had cost at least five to seven dollars more. One cassette I bought that I still own to this day is Overkill’s 5th release known as: Horrorscope. What an amazing Thrash Metal listen it still is, after all these (many) years! Man, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve listened to Horrorscope.

That Horrorscope cassette never wore out though. It’s now buried in a box of other cassettes of mine, somewhere  among other boxes of stuff. I would’ve dug it out to take a photo of it for this post, only I got too damn excited to announce Horrorscope as Stone’s METAL Pick Of The Day! I did upgrade my ownership of Horrorscope to CD just a few years ago, believe it or not. My cassette version of Horrorscope boasts the cover you see at the very top of this post. Here is what the alternate cover looks like on my CD version:

Chaly graces this alternate cover for Horrorscope. F’n cool, huh?

This Overkill lineup heard on Horrorscope may not have been the original lineup, still, I’ve appreciated every Overkill lineup over the years. The mainstay duo of Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and D.D. Verni keeping this Overkill Thrash Metal machine thriving, over the decades, is nothing short of spectacular. The non-stop Thrash Metal assault upon my ears, which I’ve enjoyed from Horrorscope, is nothing short of spectacular either!

If you’ve begun compiling an Overkill collection of CD’s, vinyl or cassettes, you absolutely must buy Horrorscope sooner rather than later! Overkill even covers the 1973 Rock instrumental classic from The Edgar Winter Group: Frankenstein. Trust me when I say that this Overkill cover version is killer! I especially love this song (both the original and Overkill cover) during the Halloween season. Makes sense to me.

As with any Overkill album from their gloriously Thrashing catalog, Horrorscope is comfort food to my Metal lovin’ ears and Metal hungry soul. Some things in life were meant to bring me happiness: family, friends, Metal Buddies, Metal, mashed potatoes, cold beer, doritos and of course… Overkill. Metal be thy name.

Above is the back cover of the Horrorscope CD.

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OVERKILL – Lineup On Horrorscope:

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – vocals

D.D. Verni – 4 & 8 string bass, backing vocals

Sid Falck – drums

Merritt Gant – guitars, backing vocals

Rob Cannavino – guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals

HORRORSCOPE – Track Listing:

Coma

Infectious

Blood Money

Thanx For Nothin’

Bare Bones

Horrorscope

New Machine

Frankenstein

Live Young, Die Free

Nice Day… For A Funeral

Soulitude

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Horrorscope was originally released on Atlantic Records.

For more info on OVERKILL, click on the links below!

http://www.wreckingcrew.com

facebook: Overkill

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

Stone.

OVERKILL – KILLFEST 2012 European Dates Announced!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on June 29, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Mighty Thrash veterans OVERKILL have announced the dates of the European run of this years Killfest tour in support of their most recent effort The Electric Age which was released earlier this year.

Commented legendary frontman Bobby Blitz: “It’s the Electric Age and you’re invited! See you on tour this October, let’s tear it up together, AGAIN!”

Also check out the official lyric video for Wish You Were Dead at http://youtu.be/ouQdIR15l-0

OVERKILL:

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – Vocals

D.D. Verni – Bass

Dave Linsk – Lead Guitar

Derek “The Skull” Tailer – Rhythm Guitar

Ron Lipnicki – Drums

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KILLFEST
Presented by: Rock Hard, Blast!, Metaltix, Metalnews.de & Rock It

04.10. D Hannover – Musikzentrum

05.10. D Osnabrück – Rosenhof

06.10. NL Den Haag – Paard Van Troje

07.10. UK London – O2 Islington Academy

08.10. UK Sheffield – Corporation

10.10. IT Milano – Alcatraz

11.10. CH Pratteln – Z7

12.10. D Geiselwind – Musichall

13.10. D Straubing – Metal Invasion Festival

14.10. PL Katowice – Mega Club

15.10. CZ Prague – Meet Factory

16.10. D Saarbrücken – Garage

17.10. D Karlsruhe – Substage

18.10. B Antwerp – Trix

19.10. D Andernach – JUZ

20.10. D Bochum – Zeche

21.10. D Hamburg – Markthalle

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(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on OVERKILL, click on the link below!

http://www.wreckingcrew.com

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

Stone.

OVERKILL ‘The Electric Age’ – Once Again, A Reminder Of Thrash Metal Supremacy

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , on April 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

OVERKILL – Yes that’s Chaly once again on the front cover of this new Overkill album. Another sign of Chaly and another new Overkill release means that the Thrash Metal genre is once again bigger, badder, meaner and stronger than it was before. Our Pit Bull of Thrash is once again unleashed. That’s how important Overkill is to Thrash Metal, in my most honest of Metal opinions. Overkill is THE worldwide leader of Thrash Metal. Why? Pure talent. Consistency. Legitimacy. Quality. Forget longevity… it’s their damn incredible and admirable perseverance that makes this band the iconic leader they are to Thrash Metal… and Metal in general too.

Okay, my ranting as a lifelong Overkill fan is now over. Um, no it’s not. On March 27th, 2012, The Electric Age, the sixteenth studio album from Overkill, was released on eOne Music. From the album opening drum blasts from Ron Lipnicki to the intensified vocals of Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth on Come And Get It, straight on through to this album’s completion, I felt and heard the authority and passion of a Thrash Metal band that boasts a true classic lineup in 2012. Metal as my witness, these five men of Thrash have been together long enough to be considered a “classic” Overkill lineup.

The jaw-dropping guitar licks of Dave Linsk and Derek “The Skull” Tailer cannot be denied, a one-two power-packed punch of guitar grandeur. The all-encompassing Thrash energy I receive from The Electric Age swirls around my senses, making me feel like I’ve landed feet-first in a Thrash Metal field of dreams, with my Metal chick by my side… and kegs of cold beer aplenty. D.D. Verni plays his bass (as usual) with a Thrashing vengeance and his trademark backing vocals are as powerful as ever.

Once I heard Come And Get It, Electric Rattlesnake and Wish You Were Dead, it’s as if the thunder strike had been aimed upon my brain, driving home the clear fact that Overkill is kicking some insane Thrash Metal ass in 2012, almost like they’ve never kicked ass like this before. Seriously. I’m so damn astonished by the totality of this Overkill ambush of Thrash on The Electric Age, that I want to fall to my knees and beg for mercy. Um, forget mercy… I want more.

What’s so damn crazy about Overkill, is there is always melody in them there grooves of Thrash they administer to my ears. Black Daze has the thick Groove Metal and Thrash Metal alliance happening and it’s superlatively played by Overkill on all counts. Whoa and throw some F’n cold water in my face. 21st Century Man is a song that’s ablaze with every fabulous aspect about Overkill that I could possibly think of. Killer vocals. Killer speed. Killer guitar solo. Killer double bass. Killer riffs. Killer everything. Metal be thy name.

If we’re talking about “Metal Album Of 2012″ contenders, I am placing The Electric Age at the very top of my list right now. Overkill could have given up years ago and returned in 2012 as a “reunion band”. Instead, Overkill never went anywhere, this Thrash Metal band has done more than “stood the test of time”, Overkill has established themselves as THE measuring stick within our Thrash Metal community, never letting us loyal fans down. The Electric Age is just another fitting example of this band’s extensive Thrash supremacy. Metallica who?

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THE ELECTRIC AGE – Track Listing:

Come And Get It

Electric Rattlesnake

Wish You Were Dead

Black Daze

Save Yourself

Drop The Hammer

21st Century Man

Old Wounds, New Scars

All Over But The Shouting

Good Night

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For more info on OVERKILL, click on the links below:

http://www.wreckingcrew.com

eOne Metal

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

Stone.

OVERKILL – THE ELECTRIC AGE TOUR 2012: With Support From God Forbid, Diamond Plate and Sudikara

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , on March 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

OVERKILL – Thrash Metal Pioneers. Thrash Metal Legends. Undeniable Metal Influence. OVERKILL. Spanning through 4 decades with unparalleled touring and 16 studio albums, OVERKILL is the Metal epitome of warrior-like consistency and quality. Heading out on the road once again, in support of The Electric Age, releasing on March 26, 2012, via eOne Music, The Electric Age Tour 2012 will fill the months of April and May.

With direct support from God Forbid, Diamond Plate and Sudikara, this looks to be one multi-potent tour of kick-ass Metal. Check the tour dates below and see if The Electric Age Tour 2012 is raging through your area!

APRIL 2012:

20 – Trocadero Theater – Philadelphia, PA

21 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA

22 – Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY

23 – Screamin’ Willie’s – Columbus, OH

24 – Blondie’s – Detroit, MI

25 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, Ill

26 – Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO

27 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

28 – The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

30 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA

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MAY 2012:

01 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR

02 – The Grand Ballroom at the Regency Center – San Francisco, CA

03 – Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA

05 – Emo’s East – Austin, TX

06 – Trees – Dallas, TX

08 – Orpheum – Tampa, FL

09 – Culture Room – Ft. Lauderdale, FL

10 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

11 – Jaxx Nightclub – Springfield, VA

12 – Best Buy Theater – NYC, NY (Special Guest: D.R.I.)

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(Source: The Official Overkill Website)

For more info on OVERKILL, click on the links below:

OVERKILL

eOne Metal

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

Stone.

OVERKILL – Studio Video Online: Reveals Recording Process For ‘The Electric Age’

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Iconic Thrashers OVERKILL have revealed a behind the scenes video that outlines the recording process they used for their upcoming new record The Electric Age. Recorded at GEAR Studios, owned and operated by bassist D.D. Verni, the video outlines specific gear and techniques used and how it had shaped the bands raw unfiltered sound over the last few releases. View the video HERE! The Electric Age is set to be unleashed March 30, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

For more info on OVERKILL, click on the link below:

OVERKILL

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

Stone.

OVERKILL – Details On New Album ‘The Electric Age’ Revealed!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal, thrash metal bands with tags , , , , , on January 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Legendary Thrash band, OVERKILL have announced their next full length entitled “The Electric Age” due out on Nuclear Blast March 30, 2012.

“The Electric Age” was recorded and mixed at Gain Studios in New Jersey, owned and operated by bassist D.D. Verni. This is the bands followup record to “Ironbound” released in 2010 which received much critical praise. Decibel Magazine went as far to add, “Call this Thrash, or whatever: to us, it’s just Metal. And damn good Metal, at that.”

OVERKILL:

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth - (Vocals)

D.D. Verni - (Bass, Backing Vocals)

Dave Linsk - (Lead and Rhythm Guitars)

Derek “The Skull” Tailer - (Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals)

Ron Lipnicki - (Drums)

(Source: Nuclear Blast News)

* For more info on OVERKILL, click on this link: OVERKILL

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

Stone.

THE BRONX CASKET CO. – Announce New Record Details, New Song Streaming Now!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 7, 2011 by Metal Odyssey

(New York, NY) — BRONX CASKET CO. will be releasing their forthcoming record titled “ANTIHERO” on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 via eOne Music. “This Bronx Casket record is the best we’ve done, and we are looking forward to getting out on the road and doing some shows,” says front man DD Verni. The record also features master shredder Mike Romeo from Symphony X. Romeo can be heard on all guitar solos.

The title track “ANTIHERO” is streaming in full here: http://bit.ly/f4EMDn

The record can now be pre-ordered via iTunes as well, click here to get it: http://bit.ly/hAy1g3

The band originally formed in 1998 by Overkill co-founder and bassist DD Verni. Having played in one of the most respected thrash bands ever for over 2 decades, why have another band? Two reason states DD, “the challenge of writing interesting new material and for fun of course!” The bands second release caught the ear of playwright Andrea Lepcio. Soon after, Verni and Lepcio were collaborating with 3-time Tony Winner Hinton Battle to direct and choreograph. Soon the seeds of The “Bronx Casket Co, A New Musical” were planted.

Verni quickly recruited several members from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to perform. The cast consisted of performers from the Broadway shows Hairspray, Rent and Dance of the Vampire. There have been several performances off-Broadway for producers/backers and the show is still in the writing stages. It has a gothic/Broadway score with a twisted love story woven throughout. Songs from the first two Bronx Casket Co. releases are included in the show, as well as 13 new songs D.D. Verni penned just for the musical.

It’s been five years since the BRONX CASKET CO. last released an album and has been well worth the wait.

(Source: eOne Music press release, January 7, 2011)

LONG LIVE THE BRONX CASKET CO.

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OVERKILL – European Killfest Tour 2011 Tour Dates!

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

OVERKILL - My fellow European Metalheads, Thrashers and Old School Metallers… whatever Metal label you go by, the European Killfest Tour 2011 looks to be your destination for the ultimate Thrash Metal experience. Thrash Metal Legends Overkill will be headlining, with fellow Thrash legends Destruction supporting! Thrash veterans Heathen will be on the bill along with After All. The month of March, 2011 is going to be a Thrashtastic one to remember… courtesy of Overkill and their European Killfest Tour!

The following are tour dates for the European Killfest Tour 2011:

03/03/11 – GBR – London @ O2 Islington Academy

03/04/11 – GER - Köln @ Esslgfabrik

03/05/11 – GER – Geiselwind @ Music Hall

03/06/11 – GER – Stuttgart @ Longhorn

03/07/11 – GER – Frankfurt @ Batschkapp

03/08/11 – SWI - Zürich @ Volkshaus

03/09/11 – ITA – Milano @ Live Club

03/10/11 – AUT - Wörgl @ Komma

03/11/11 – HUN – Budapest @ Petőfi Hall

03/12/11 – TCH – Brno @ Fleda

03/13/11 – POL – Warsaw @ Stodola

03/15/11 – GER – Berlin @ Columbia Club

03/16/11 – GER – Hamburg @ Markthalle

03/17/11 – GER - Braunschweig @ Meier Music Hall

03/18/11 – BEL – Antwerpen @ Trix

03/19/11 – NED – Enschede @ Atak

(Source: Overkill official website: http://www.wreckingcrew.com)

* For more info on this European Killfest Tour 2011 and more Overkill news, just click on this link: OVERKILL

LONG LIVE OVERKILL.

LONG LIVE DESTRUCTION, HEATHEN and AFTER ALL.

THRASH METAL REIGNS.

Stone.

OVERKILL Side Project – THE BRONX CASKET CO. Signs To eOne Music

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, rock music, rock music news, Thrash Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

Left to right: Jack Frost/guitar, Rob Pallotta/drums, Charlie Calv/keyboards and DD Verni/vocals & bass

(New York, NY) — eOne Music has signed a world wide deal with NY rock band THE BRONX CASKET CO. “I am totally psyched to be working with eOne for the new Bronx Casket release! They did an amazing job with the Overkill record and I know they will do the same for this. Having a label home where people “get” it and are psyched to work a record is a great feeling”, says front man DD Verni.

The band originally formed in 1998 by Overkill co-founder and bassist DD Verni.  Having played in one of the most respected thrash bands ever for over 2 decades, why have another band? Two reasons, states DD, “the challenge of writing interesting new material and for fun of course!”

The bands second release caught the ear of playwright Andrea Lepcio. Soon after, Verni and Lepcio were collaborating with 3-time Tony Winner Hinton Battle to direct and choreograph. Soon the seeds of “The Bronx Casket Co., A New Musical” were planted. Verni quickly recruited several members from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra to perform. The cast consisted of performers from the Broadway shows Hairspray, Rent and Dance of the Vampire. There have been several performances off-Broadway for producers/backers and the show is still in the writing stages. It has a gothic/Broadway score with a twisted love story woven throughout. Songs from the first two Bronx Casket Co. releases are included in the show, as well as 13 new songs D.D. Verni penned just for the musical.

It’s been five years since THE BRONX CASKET CO. last released an album and has been well worth the wait. Verni concludes, “This Bronx Casket record is the best we have done, and we are looking forward to getting out on the road and doing some shows.” As with every Bronx Casket Co. release, Verni has charted new territory, and stretched his writing boundaries.

* The forthcoming 2011 album, from The Bronx Casket Co. is titled: Antihero

* Antihero has been produced and engineered by DD Verni, at his New Jersey based – Gear Recording Studio.

* For more info on THE BRONX CASKET CO., click on the link below:

THE BRONX CASKET CO. – myspace music

THE BRONX CASKET CO.

DD Verni – Vocals & Bass

Jack Frost – guitars

Charlie Calv - keyboards

Rob Pallotta – drums

Michael Romeo – shredding guitar solos on new album - Antihero

PARTIAL TRACK LISTING FOR ANTIHERO:

Antihero

Bonesaw

Holy Mother

NYC (Devil’s Playground)

You Look Like Hell

I Never Loved You Anyway

Death On Two Legs (Queen cover song)

My Way (Frank Sinatra cover song)

(Source: eOne Music press release, November 22, 2010)

LONG LIVE THE BRONX CASKET CO.

Stone.

OVERKILL KICKS OFF 2010 “IRONBOUND” TOUR APRIL 1ST!! SCHEDULE LISTING!

Posted in 1980's thrash metal bands, 1980's heavy metal music, 1980's metal music, 1980's thrash metal, 1990's thrash metal bands, current thrash metal bands, current thrash metal music, heavy metal music, live thrash metal music, metal music, metal odyssey, Music, new thrash metal albums, old school thrash metal bands, old school thrash metal music, thrash metal albums, thrash metal bands, thrash metal bands 2010, thrash metal concerts, thrash metal legends, thrash metal music, thrash metal music 2010, thrash metal tours with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by Metal Odyssey

OVERKILL – Thrash Metal originators… and Thrash Metal legends. Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and DD Verni lead the Overkill attack with 3 decades of Metal experience together! This is no April fools joke… on April 1st, 2010, Overkill begins their month long Ironbound Tour in Philadelphia, PA, at The Trocadero. Overkill is back on the road to support their newest Thrash Metal album gem – Ironbound. This is Old School. This is Overkill 2010!

April 2010:

1 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
2 Worcester, MA The Palladium
3 Hartford, CT Webster Hall
4 Quebec City, QC Imperial de Quebec
5 Montreal, QC FouFounes
6 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theater
7 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
8 Detroit, MI Blondies
9 Chicago, IL The Metro
10 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11 Minneapolis, MN Station 4
13 Denver, CO Gothic Theatre
15 Vancouver, BC Red Room
16 Seattle, WA El Corazon
17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
18 San Francisco, A The Grand Ballroom
19 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
20 Los Angeles CA House of Blues
21 San Diego, CA House of Blues
22 Phoenix, AZ O.K.’s
23 Tucson, AZ The Rock
24 Farmington, NM Gators
25 Tulsa, OK Marquee
26 Austin, TX Emu’s
27 Houston, TX Scout Bar
28 Dallas, TX Trees
29 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
30 Springfield, VA Jaxx

May  2010:

1 New York City Nokia Theater Times Square

OVERKILL – from left to right: DD Verni (bass), Ron Lipnicki (drums), Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (vocals), Dave Linsk (lead & rhythm guitar) and Derek Tailer (rhythm guitar).

LONG LIVE OVERKILL!

Stone.

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