Overkill To Ignite Thrash Fans With New Album ‘The Electric Age’
Legendary New Jersey thrashers Overkill have just announced details for their highly anticipated follow-up to their 2010 album 'Ironbound.' Titled 'The Electric Age,' the band's 16th, count 'em 16th, release is set for release this March.
For 32 years, wailing vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni have led Overkill to the top of the thrash game. Heavily influenced by punk rock and pre-dating contemporaries such as Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, the band helped pave the way for thrash's launch into the mainstream.
Overkill's critically acclaimed 2010 release 'Ironbound' re-ignited the excitement for Overkill -- introducing a younger generation to their addictive thrash. 'Ironbound' was also the band's first album to crack into the Billboard 200 chart since their 1993 release 'I Hear Black.'
'The Electric Age' was recorded and mixed at Gain Studios in New Jersey, which is owned and operated by Overkill bassist D.D. Verni. If 'Ironbound' is any indication of what the band has to offer for the future, 'The Electric Age' will deliver a punishing classic thrash sound with a fresh, youthful atmosphere.
'The Electric Age' is set for a March 27 release. Overkill are set to launch into their next North American tour with Belphagor, Aborted, Blackguard, System Divide and Diamond Plate on April 20.
Overkill 2012 North American Tour Dates:
April 20 - Trocadero Theater - Philadelphia, PA
April 22 - Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
April 23 - Screamin WIllie's - Columbus, OH
April 24 - Blondie's - Detroit, MI
April 25 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
April 26 - Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
April 27 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO
April 28 - The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
April 30 - El Corazon - Seattle, WA
May 1 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
May 2 - The Grand Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
May 3 - Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
May 5 - Emo's East - Austin, TX
May 6 - Trees - Dallas, TX
May 8 - The Club at Firestone - Orlando, FL
May 9 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
May 10 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
May 11 - Jaxx Nightclub - West Springfield, VA
May 12 - Best Buy Theater - New York, NY