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@ Classic Grand, Glasgow
8th April, 2016
Interview by Pete Mutant
Overkill & Symphony X
September 29, 2015
Review by JP Wood
Photos by Monika Deviat
The last time Overkill was in Calgary was about a decade ago in a small bar. It was the first time the New Jersey thrashers had ever been to Calgary. I had the pleasure of having dinner with a couple of the guys in the band and while happy to be in town they said, realistically they would not come back. The Western Canadian leg is too small and too far to play to small crowds. They wanted to play cities they had never been to before, at least once, but they doubted they would ever come back. Well, as the Overkill songs says, ‘Never Say Never’, as they returned as part of a co-headlining gig with Nuclear Blast label-mates and fellow New Jersey-ites, Symphony X. The last time Symphony X played in Calgary they played in a bigger venue as support to Iced Earth. So it is very likely that Symphony X was perhaps disappointed they played a smaller hall (Capacity: 1000), half the size as last time, and it is possible that Overkill were much happier playing a much bigger venue – four times as big! It’s all about perception.
Interview with Bobby Blitz
8th September 2015
Interview by Jarod Lawley
With the imminent release of their Historikill: 1995-2007 box set we had a chat with Overkill’s iconic vocalist Bobby Blitz to discuss belt buckles, being a tourist, and what’s in store for the fans with this mega, 13 CD box-set.
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Bloodstock Open Air 2015
@ Catton Hall, Derbyshire
6th – 9th August 2015
Review by Demitri Levantis
Photography by Michelle Murphy
Picture the scene: a field in south Derbyshire. One moment, quaint and calm; serene, leafy and undisturbed.
But then, as the sun arises to the midday point one cloudless Thursday in august, thousands upon thousands of heavy metal fans swarmed forth out of the woodwork that is England 2015, to attend the twelfth official Bloodstock Festival (11th open air to be exact).
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New Jersey-based thrash metal veterans OVERKILL recently inked a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band‘s first worldwide release on Nuclear Blast will be a special box set titled, HistoriKill: 1995 – 2007. It is scheduled to be released this fall and will include eleven OVERKILL albums on 13 CDs and a bonus CD (incl. demos, remixes and an unreleased cover song) in digi sleeves.
The box will include the following albums:
- Wrecking Your Neck
- The Killing Kind
- From The Underground And Below
- Hello From The Gutter
- Wrecking Everything
- Killbox 13
Bonus CD tracklist:
- Blood Money (Demo)
- Horrorscope (Demo)
- Soulitude (Demo)
- Killogy (Demo)
- Old School (Remix)
- Skull And Bones (Remix)
- Under One (Tracking Mix)
- Man In Black (JOHNNY CASH cover)
New Jersey’s metal elite are joining forces on August 22nd to play Rock Against Dystrophy’s benefit concert, “Rock Out to Knock Out Muscular Dystrophy”. The event will take place at New Jersey’s rock and metal haven Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. This summer marks the third year of the benefit concert and its second with an All Star lineup. Tattoo Tony of Under My Skin Tattoo is returning for his third year as the event MC.
OVERKILL SIGNS WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH NUCLEAR BLAST; ANNOUNCES BOX SET & NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SYMPHONY X
OVERKILL, New Jersey’s highest-ranking admirals of thrash, are proud to announce their worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. Previously signed to the label in Europe only, a special box set comprised of the band’s entire back catalogue will be their first worldwide release on Nuclear Blast, due out this fall and coinciding with their co-headlining North American tour with fellow Jersey natives & progressive metal juggernauts SYMPHONY X.
“OVERKILL is now a part of the Nuclear Blast family for the entire world,” states band manager John Finberg. “I have worked with the U.S. office on various projects as of late and they have a true understanding of what to do and how to do it. This upcoming box set is the start of the next chapter in the band’s career.”
Nuclear Blast label manager Gerardo commented on the signing of OVERKILL:
“NB is proud to announce a world-wide deal with Overkill. We’ve worked with them outside North America for the past few years, but it was time to extend the deal and have them join the North American family as well. Nuclear Blast America welcomes the legends!” Read the rest of this entry »
Overkill / Prong
The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
September 28, 2014
Review and photos by InfamousButcher
with Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth
at O2 Islington Academy, London
13th March 2014
Interview by Kirsty Birkett-Stubbs
Photos by Graham Hilling
“I’m not sure what the fuck is going on here with these lights!” laughs Bobby, as we board the Overkill tour bus, which does appear to be operating some pulsing disco light setting. “This is like day one for me. I dunno if it bothers you or not – I feel like I’m doing a porn!” He laughs again.
Hang the lights. We got things to discuss. Especially as given that Overkill’s forthcoming new album has been delayed, and with it the rest of the European tour, we’re lucky we’re here at all. With the band about to take in a handful of dates throughout the UK, including a headline spot at Hammerfest, we grab a few moments of frontman Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth’s, one of heavy metal’s nicest guys, time to talk about the new record (It was probably the hardest one to make for me…), the music industry (But for some reason there’s always a want for this stuff. There’s always a need….), seizing opportunities (You know take that chance and if you can and succeed more times than fail you can string days into years and into decades…), and pie…
OVERKILL’s highly anticipated new album, White Devil Armory, is due to be released worldwide in July. In North America it will be released by eOne Music and in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was tracked at Gear Recording and will be mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012’s “The Electric Age”.
The tracklist is as follows:
‘Where There’s Smoke…’
‘Down To The Bone’
‘King Of The Rat Bastards’
‘Another Day To Die’
‘It’s All Yours’
‘In The Name’
70000 tons Of Metal is the biggest heavy metal cruise on the planet. It has gained and created a loyal and fanatical following amongst metal fans around the globe in a short few years. Even though there were a lot of discussions, and even some outrage on the official 70000tons forum and social media, about the long silence while waiting to hear about the booking of the bands. However, the whole cruise was a surrealistic experience for journalists and fans alike. Spirits were not dampened by a rainy day which whipped the Caribbean sea and the ship, Majesty Of The Seas, about. The metallic mayhem on the sea sailed from Miami, Florida to Costa Maya, Mexico and back. Here is the brief write-up of all these bands who appeared on the ship.
Article by Arto Lehtinen and Timo Hanhirova
Pics by Arto Lehtinen
Bass player Russ Bergquist – DuskMachine
Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Massacre Records for providing the promo pics
Here comes an update on what DuskMachine is up to. The band features a lot of well known names like drummer Randy Black, singer Joe Comeau and bass player Russ Bergquist. The interview is with Bergquist, and we spoke about the bands second album entitled DUSKMACHINE, and of course about the brilliant guest appearance on the album. If you are curious about the music of DuskMachine then continue onwards. Read the rest of this entry »
Overkill / Kreator
The Legends of Thrash Tour
The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
October 31, 2013
Review by InfamousButcher, Photos by SheWolf
Jersey Metal legends, OVERKILL are entering the studio on Monday to begin tracking their next record due out sometime next year. The new material will be tracked at Gear Recording and mixed by Greg Reely, who also mixed “The Electric Age.”