Overkill To Release “The Atlantic Years 1986 – 1994” Box Set In October

Overkill will be releasing a new box set titled “The Atlantic Years 1986 – 1994“ on October 29. The set is available to pre-order on CD and vinyl and it will feature the following records: “Taking Over,“ “Under The Influence,“ “The Years Of Decay,“ “Horroscope,“ “I Hear Black,“ and “W.F.O.“

D.D. Verni Offers Update On New Overkill Album: “We’ll Probably Start Mixing In The Fall”

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” D.D. Verni offered an update on the new Overkill album. According to him, the band will “probably start mixing [the effort] in the fall.”

Verni said the following:

“We’re still recording. The record’s done, for the most part, but we’re still recording — still some bass, still some vocals, a good amount of that to be done. We’ll probably start mixing in the fall, is what I would think — something like that. And we have Colin Richardson set up to mix the record. He’s done a few records for us in the past, and we’re psyched about it. He’s done a ton of stuff — SLIPKNOT, MACHINE HEAD… Just a great mix guy. So we’re psyched to get him back on board.”

He continued when asked about release plans:

“We’re probably looking at a record and tour… Like everybody, we’ve had tours all around the time [of the pandemic] that we just keep canceling and moving. So the newest moving one is to be out in the States in March, with the record, and then after that in Europe end of April into May. That’s currently what’s on the books. But as the months go by, as it gets better, as it gets worse — who the hell knows? That’s the current plan.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Overkill Announce “609 F!!kin’ Days Later” New Jersey Show

Overkill have officially announced the rescheduled date for their show at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. The event, which is now being called “609 F!!kin’ Days Later,” will take place on November 13 and it will also feature Demolition Hammer and Sworn Enemy.

Overkill To Begin Recording New Album This Month

Overkill will be hitting the studio this month to start the recording process for their new album. Jason Bittner recently confirmed the news in the below Instagram post. The record is tentatively set to be released in April 2021.

Overkill Planning To Release New Album In April 2021

During a recent interview with A&P-REACTS, Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth offered an update on the new Overkill album. According to him, the band currently have 10 songs for the effort and they are hoping to release it in April 2021.

Ellsworth said the following:

“There’s 10 songs right now. I’m messing around with them, Dave Linsk [guitar] is messing around with them. Listen, there’s no better time to have the old norm for us during a time when the new normal is obviously right around the corner for all of us in the world.

So I think that we’re gonna have more time to write it, and I think this also gives us the opportunity to scrutinize it a little bit more, which we didn’t do on the last record, and I’m happy to have that extra time.”

He went on to discuss the album’s sound:

“I see it as a natural progression from ‘The Grinding Wheel‘ and ‘The Wings Of War‘. It think when we had done the ‘Ironbound‘ record, it almost became like a trilogy in there — it was kind of like ‘Ironbound‘, ‘The Electric Age‘ and ‘White Devil Armory‘, and they seemed to be the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost kind of a thing.

I think we kind of broke the mold a little bit with ‘The Grinding Wheel‘, and then I think a little bit more with ‘The Wings Of War‘. And on this one, I see it way more. And what I mean by that is that we’ve used other tools from our toolshed in the past, and that’s the slow grind that is coupled with that fast gallop. So it feels like a natural progression, but maybe two records ahead of what ‘The Wings Of War‘ is. And that’s probably as objective as I can be.”

He also added the following about release plans:

“April 2021 is what we’re targeting. We’re looking to start mixing it mid-December, so it should be done somewhere around the holidays or delivered in the first week of January type of thing. We’ve also gone so far as to tentatively search out [tour] dates on the release — 2021 in the U.S., or in North America for that matter.

And then Europe would be October of 2021. But we have the whole festival season that’s been canceled from this summer, is gonna be shifted to summer of 2021, so we’re gonna slide over into that Wacken and the Wacken cruise and a bunch of other things that we have on the plate.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Overkill Announce U.S. Tour With Exhorder & Hydraform

Overkill have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Exhorder and Hydraform will open.

Tour Dates:

02/26 Anaheim CA – House of Blues
02/27 San Francisco CA – Slims
02/28 Las Vegas NV – House of Blues
02/29 San Diego CA – House of Blues
03/01 Phoenix AZ – Crecent Ballroom
03/02 Albuquerque NM – Sunshine Theater
03/04 San Antonio TX – Aztec
03/05 Corpus Christi TX – House of Rock
03/06 Houston TX – Warehouse
03/07 Dallas TX – Gas Monkey
03/08 New Orleans LA – House of Blues
03/09 Tampa FL – The Ritz
03/10 Orlando FL – House of Blues
03/11 Atlanta GA – Buckhead
03/12 Charlotte NC – Underground @ The Fillmore
03/13 Silver Springs MD – The Fillmore
03/14 Montclair NJ – Wellmont Theater (with M.O.D. featuring Billy Milano and Demolition Hammer)

Watch Overkill’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth Perform Motörhead’s “Overkill” With A Tribute Band

Overkill’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth joined Motörhead tribute band Headmotör onstage for a cover of Motörhead’s “Overkill.” The performance took place on February 22 in Jamesburg, New Jersey as part of an album release party for Overkill’s new album “The Wings Of War.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Overkill Premiere “Welcome To The Garden State” Music Video

Overkill have premiered a new video for their new song “Welcome To The Garden State.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Wings Of War,“ which was released today (February 22). Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth commented:

“Not before in our video history have we presented something so artistically-seedy. This due to the brilliant yet twisted, vision of the editing room genius, behind the camera magic and damn tenacity of Mr. Tommy Jones; a good standing card carrying Jersey Boy, who did the band and the state proud. We had verbalized the story line to Tommy, who fully got it and we all created something to be proud of. So when you visit the Garden State, see or hear something that is different for you and you think, ‘hmmmm that’s not the way we do it at home.’ Remember this, you’re not at home anymore… are you?”

Watch Parts Five And Six Of Overkill’s “Welcome To The Garden State” Documentary

Overkill have shared part five and part six of their documentary series “Welcome To The Garden State.” You can check those out below. The band’s new album “The Wings Of War” will be released tomorrow (February 22).

Overkill Share Part Four Of “Welcome To The Garden State” Documentary Series

Overkill have shared part four of their documentary series “Welcome To The Garden State.” You can check that out below. The band’s new album “The Wings Of War” will be released on February 22.