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Overkill Announces New Drummer Jason Bittner

Announce New Drummer JASON BITTNER! Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have kept the machine running strong in 2017 with the release of their highly-acclaimed eighteenth album, ‘The Grinding Wheel’,  as well as adding another US tour under their belts. Today, the band welcomes another addition to OVERKILL’s history with their new drummer, Jason ‘Sticks’ Bittner (Shadows …

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Overkill Release Music Video For ‘Shine On’

Release Music Video For ‘Shine On’ With only three months into 2017, legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have already released their highly anticipated album ‘The Grinding Wheel’ followed by a lengthy US trek that ended one week ago. The band has released the music video for new track ‘Shine On’ – check it …

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The American Way: Songs Inspired by Political Unrest

Politics can be a breeding ground of anger, discontent, fear, hatred, and lies: tangents and emotions that punk rock and heavy metal channel oh so well. As we’re aware of by now, the USA just held an election for its 45th President. While the candidate who won was voted into …

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SHREDHEAD release “Devils Race” Video / European Tour with OVERKILL & CROWBAR Announced

Israeli Thrashers SHREDHEAD have released an official video for “Devil’s Race,” courtesy of Metal Underground. The song is taken from 2015 release Death is Righteous.  Check out the video at this location. Purchase Death is Righteous at http://shredhead.bigcartel.com/product/death-is-righteous-cd SHREDHEAD will hit the road in November on a European tour supporting OVERKILL, CROWBAR, and DESECRATOR. Dates …

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Overkill Interview – Bobby Blitz, Leeds 7.4.16

PlanetMosh’s Miley Stevens caught up with Overkill’s Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth at the Leeds date of their anniversary tour. M: So I understand this tour is celebrating 25 years of Horrorscope and 30 years of Feel the Fire. I just wanted to ask what an anniversary tour is like compared to …

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Overkill + Vader + One Machine – Leeds, 7th April 2016

It’s not everyday a reviewer jumps at the chance to go to a gig after working from 6am-4pm, with the very same shift to do the next day, but jump I did when I got the opportunity to see Overkill in Leeds on the 7th April. After arriving a little …

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OVERKILL- Bobby Ellsworth talks new box set and Johnny Cash

Overkill’s first worldwide Nuclear Blast release, their new box set Historikill: 1995 – 2007, is out now and includes eleven Overkill albums across 13 CDs plus an extra bonus CD (incl. demos, remixes and an unreleased cover song) all in digi sleeves. We spoke to frontman Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth about the …

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Overkill Announce Killfest UK IRE Tour 2016

New Jersey-based thrash metal titans Overkill are delighted to announce they will be returning to the UK and Ireland this April for a run of headline shows entitled the ‘Killfest’ tour.   Enigmatic frontman Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth had to say on the announcement; “We are happy to announce we are …

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Bloodstock Open Air Festival – Friday, 7/8/2015

Another year another Bloodstock and 2015 was one of the best I have attended to say the least. All 4 stages threw up some incredible performances although 2 out of the 3 main stage headliners were below par for me. I headed off from my hotel in Tamworth early so …

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[prank] A Compendium of Iris’s Short Reviews

2015 is fun. Here are some ‘Twitter’ Reviews by Iris North The gist: Very freely associate words and phrases with whatever comes to mind first, based on the prompts. Adrenaline Mob – Dearly Departed EP: They’re cursed. Aptly named! Karyn Crisis’ Gospel Of The Witches – Salem’s Wounds: Gospel?! *gasp* Metal …

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OVERKILL Reveal Official Video For New Track ‘Bitter Pill’

Jersey Thrash legends OVERKILL released their seventeenth album White Devil Armory this Monday and in celebration of the release, the band has revealed the official video for new track ‘Bitter Pill’. Check it out here:     Vocalist Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth commented: “Hello world, metal world, thrash world! WDA has landed and you my friends …

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Overkill – White Devil Armory

.@Planetmosh @AnybodyBC reviews “White Devil Armory” by @OverkillBand released via @nuclearblasteu 34 years of very productive existence, 16 studio albums, countless concerts and thrash metal adventures. Yes, they are the thrash metal legends from New Jersey – Overkill. In the middle of the summer of 2014, the band released their …

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OVERKILL unveil cover artwork and tracklisting of ‘White Devil Armory’

Overkill White Devil Armory

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will release their new album, ‘White Devil Armory‘, on 21st July 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’ reads …

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Overkill – The Academy, Dublin – 15/03/2014

@PlanetMosh reviews .@OverkillBand ‘s first ever live show in Ireland. They say that good things come to those who wait, which must mean that Ireland’s thrash heads are among the best rewarded as well as the most patient on the planet of mosh, as they had waited more than 30 …

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Xentrix – The Cathouse, Glasgow – 13/12/2013

Friday, a dark December evening at The Cathouse in Glasgow and I’m surrounded by wandering metalheads, who came here to returning legends of the UK thrash scene, Xentrix. I must admit, I haven’t seen them or even the supporting act before live, so it was both fun and educational evening …

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Warbringer – ‘IV: Empires Collapse’

Over the past half a decade, Los Angeles’ Warbringer have produced three of the best new age thrash albums of recent years – a triptych of work which has taken its inspiration from the sound of genre pioneers such as Exodus, Exciter and Testament and brought it up to date …

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Graspop update: Overkill and WASP out – Iced Earth and Steak Number Eight in

Much to our regret both W.A.S.P. and Overkill have been forced to cancel their Graspop show for Saturday 29 June. W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has suffered a broken leg in a car crash. As a result, W.A.S.P. have been forced to cancel their 2013 European summer festival dates, including their …

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W.A.S.P. and Overkill forced to cancel GMM 2013 appearances

This morning the Graspop Metal Meeting issued the following statement “Much to our regret both W.A.S.P. and Overkill have been forced to cancel their Graspop show for Saturday 29 June. W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has suffered a broken leg in a car crash. As a result, W.A.S.P. have been forced …

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Lost Society – Fast Loud Death

“Our debut album will be an old-school thrash oriented one that’ll surely leave a lasting impression”. Bold, impetuous, some may even say foolhardy, immodest, cocky, precocious… these are words that spring to mind when you read that statement above from Lost Society’s frontman Samy Elbanna when they penned a deal …

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Titan’s Eve – ‘Life Apocalypse’

Now and again, an album comes along that, immediately, on first listen, jumps out of your stereo (or, in this case, a towering 2,000 watt DJ rig), grabs you by your scrawny, hungover little throat and screams at you “bet you weren’t expecting this, muthafucka?”. This sophomore release from Vancouver …

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