Overkill To Release “Live In Overhausen” Blu-ray/DVD In May

Overkill have announced that they will be releasing a new live set called “Live In Overhausen” on May 18, via Nuclear Blast. That effort will include the band’s April 16, 2016 performances at the Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany, which saw the group celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Horrorscope” and the 30th anniversary of “Feel The Fire“ by playing them in full. It will be available as a Blu-ray/2-CD set, a DVD/2-CD set, and on vinyl and digital formats. Bobby Blitz commented:

“From the stage to your eyes and ears! ‘Live In Overhausen‘, celebrating ‘Feel The Fire‘ and ‘Horrorscope‘ in one, filmed/recorded concert, in Germany, from 2016. A rare, two hour look at what has transpired over three decades in one of the world’s hotbeds of Metal. Hang on to your hats kids, it’s going to be a ‘THRASHY-RIDE’!”

“Live In Overhausen” Track Listing:

01. “Coma”
02. “Infectious”
03. “Blood Money”
04. “Thanx For Nothin’”
05. “Bare Bones”
06. “Horrorscope”
07. “New Machine”
08. “Frankenstein”
09. “Live Young Die Free”
10. “Nice Day – For A Funeral”
11. “Soulitude”
12. “Raise The Dead”
13. “Rotten To The Core”
14. “There’s No Tomorrow”
15. “Second Son”
16. “Hammerhead”
17. “Feel The Fire”
18. “Blood And Iron”
19. “Kill at Command”
20. “Overkill”
21. “Fuck You”


Overkill Working On New Music

It looks like Overkill are working on a new music. The band shared the below Facebook photo with the following caption: “Back out to the studio to work on more new demos today!!!! Song 4 is today’s task!!!.”

Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Flotsam And Jetsam) Joins Overkill

Overkill have announced the addition of drummer Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall, Flotsam And Jetsam) to their lineup. Previously, the band’s drum tech Eddy Garcia was filling in for their recent tours in place of Ron Lipnicki.

Here’s the official press release:

“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 the OVERKILL history with their new drummer, Jason “Sticks” Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM).

“OVERKILL would like to announce it’s newest member, behind the kit and steering the ship, Jason “Sticks” Bittner,” comments Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth. “We wholeheartedly would like to thank Eddy “The Mexicutioner” Garcia for holding down the ship and keeping the momentum up for the band over this past year plus. Eddy has and always will be part of the OVERKILL machine.

Jason is a long time friend of the band and his abilities have always spoke for themselves. Let the touring continue…onward-upward!”

Jason “Sticks” Bittner states, “When my phone rang about 2 months ago and Blitz said ‘Hey, me and DD are wondering if you would be interested in joining?’ It really didn’t take much for me to write back a one word answer………ABSOLUTELY! I am extremely excited to be a part, once again, of thrash metal history, and I can not wait to get out on the road and wreck stages across the world with the ‘Mean Green Killing Machine!’”