Testament and Overkill Bring the Love to Metal Heads in New York City
What better way to spend Valentine’s Day that with some thrash metal? Testament and Overkill rocked New York City’s Best Buy Theater on Thursday, Feb. 14, along with support from Flotsam and Jetsam and 4arm for the ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ Tour.
Testament got a warm welcome from their very energetic fans who crowd surfed nonstop and belted out songs with frontman Chuck Billy. They began their set with the new track ‘Rise Up’ from their latest record ‘Dark Roots of Earth,’ and also worked in a wealth of other songs from the disc such as ‘Native Blood,’ ‘True American Hate’ and the title track ‘Dark Roots of Earth.’
Guitarist Alex Skolnick shredded like none other as the crowd rocked out throughout the evening to such favorites as ‘Over the Wall,’ ‘Into the Pit’ and ‘New Order.’
Prior to Testament’s set, Overkill gave an incredible performance. Vocalist Bobby Blitz’s force onstage was completely infectious as the band kicked off their set with ‘Come and Get It’ and ‘Rotten to the Core.’ To see Blitz charge the microphone during songs from the side of the stage throughout their set just reinforced the power of their music.
The East Coast natives ended their powerful performance with ‘Elimination’ and their rendition of the Subhumans favorite ‘F— You.’
Arizona rock vets Flotsam and Jetsam and Aussie metallers 4arm began the night with passionate performances, as well.
If you want to catch Testament and Overkill on tour with Flotsam and Jetsam and 4arm as part of the ‘Dark Roots of Earth’ tour, click here for dates.
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