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OVERKILL – New Studio Album “Scorched” Releases On April 14th

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, news with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2023 by Metal Odyssey

Formidable Thrash Metal pioneers, OVERKILL, will be releasing their 20th studio album, Scorched, via Nuclear Blast Records on April 14th. This is phenomenal Metal news! Long live OVERKILL!!


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


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:


(Source: Nuclear Blast)

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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


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.)


(Source: The Official Overkill Website)

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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)

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Over Kill “The Years Of Decay” – A Thrash Metal album to behold

Posted in 1980's heavy metal music, 1980's thrash metal, Album Review, Extreme Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal album review, heavy metal albums, heavy metal music, Heavy Metal Reviews, heavy metal vocalists, Metal, metal music, Music, Over Kill, Thrash Metal, thrash metal album review, thrash metal music, thrash metal music reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

488378“If it is old school Thrash Metal you are looking for, you have definitely found it! Over Kill does not disappoint, each song is as heavy as the next, TRUE Thrash Metal. This is as great a start as you can get if you are beginning an Over Kill music collection. Over Kill throughout the years have been steadfast and loyal to the Thrash Metal sound and genre, comparing “The Years Of Decay” to their other albums is non sensical, for I admire the entire catalog of albums from this band. “The Years Of Decay” in my opinion, stands out from the vast Thrash Metal album crowd, since it’s release in 1989. For an album that is now twenty plus years old, this brand of Thrash Metal from Over Kill is still Earth shattering, in my Metal opinion. Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth on vocals and D.D. Verni on bass deserve all the accolades. Bobby Gustafson on guitar and “Sid” Falck on drums are both tremendous players on this album as well. I really recommend “The Years Of Decay” to all Metal and Thrash Metal fans alike. New Over Kill fans cannot pass over this heavy hitter.

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