Release Date: 21 July 2014
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Overkill White Devil Armory Limited Black Vinyl 2LP Set
· In the world of New York / New Jersey area thrash metal, it seems certain that Overkill have been around the longest and have never let their fans down, remaining musically consistent and true to their roots for over 30 years.
· Through much hard work and a slew of infamous live performances at New York area clubs like L’Amours, Overkill established a reputation as a blue collar working man’s
metal band. After they released a self-financed EP in 1984 Overkill broke onto the scene in 1985 with ‘Feel The Fire’, a crushing thrash assault from the self-proclaimed
‘Wrecking Crew’ - originally consisting of vocalist Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth, bassist D.D. Verni, guitarist Bobby Gustafson and drummer Rat Skates - borrowing heavily from
punk rock roots while adding a venomous metal crunch that allowed them to compete favourably with peers like Testament, Anthrax and Megadeth.
· Numerous classic albums followed, including ‘Taking Over’ and ‘Horrorscope’, and in 2009 Overkill signed a contract with Nuclear Blast and released the eagerly awaited and acclaimed ‘Ironbound’. Headlining tours (Killfest) across the old continent and successful gigs on almost every big European festival followed.
· 2012 unleashed ‘The Electric Age’, where they refreshed and modernized the Overkill trademark.
· Laid down at Gear Recording studio in NJ and produced by the band and mixed by Greg Reely (Fear Factory, Devin Townsend), Overkill’s 17th studio album sees them in obscenely rude health. Thundering rhythms built on D.D. Verni’s bass and blistering riffs mixed with Blitz’s authentic howl are spread all over the likes of ‘XDM’,
‘Where’s The Smoke’ and ‘King Of The Rat Bastards’.
· Having steamrollered the UK on a March club tour, including a brutal performance at Hammerfest, Overkill remain the real deal live and on record.
Down To The Bone
Where There’s Smoke
Another Day To Die
King Of The Rat Bastards
It’s All Yours
In The Name
The Fight Song