OVERKILL – Release “Welcome To The Garden State” Part 3


Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will unleash their 19th studio record, »The Wings Of War«, on February 22nd, 2019 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band launched part three of their multi-part documentary series entitled “Welcome To The Garden States”.

Watch as the band details their opinion of how the East coast sounds is different from the West coast. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/DpH_W529TsE

Bobby Blitz comments

“This healthy competition, it wasn’t something that had roots it was pretty fucking new, that was the beauty of it. You couldn’t even steal something from someone else it was still being created simultaneous while it was being created in Germany, UK and South America. As time has gone by, it has become a formula but back then it was just this sounds good and it was the same recipe that made it sound good. So that was the cool camaraderie  that we all  kinda knew where the other one came from by looking them in the eyes, they didn’t need to say anything. You just knew.”

If you have missed any of the previous sections, check them out below:

Part I: Band Origin & Name

Part II: Early influences the Genre 

Stay tuned for the upcoming episodes that will detail the journey to the upcoming album, »The Wings Of War«.

Recently, the band released the second single entitled, “Head Of A Pin”. Watch the lyric video here:  https://youtu.be/zniDdYOLYt0

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth comments,

“Head of a Pin” took a long time to come together, it is probably the tune that went through the most changes and the last one I finished. Looking back on it’s development, the time invested was all well worth it. The tonality of the guitar shines on it and the song goes ‘other places’, traditional with a touch of the down-low-dirty riff, and a sing-along chorus…personally, one of my favorites off The Wings of War.”

Watch the lyric video for the first single ‘Last Man Standing’ here: https://youtu.be/uIfUeUCYudo

Pre-order »The Wings Of War« now digitally and receive “Head Of A Pin” and “Last Man Standing” instantly or stream the songs: http://nuclearblast.com/overkill-thewingsofwar

»The Wings Of War« was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida and Jrod Productions with engineering handled by DD and Dave. The album was produced by the band while Chris “Zeuss” Harris.handled the mixing and mastering. Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH…) was once again enlisted to create the artwork for the album.

Below is the track listing for »The Wings Of War«:

1              Last Man Standing

2              Believe In The Fight

3              Head Of A Pin

4              Bat Shit Crazy

5              Distortion

6              A Mother’s Prayer

7              Welcome To The Garden State

8              Where Few Dare To Walk

9              Out On The Road-Kill

10           Hole In My Soul

OVERKILL Tourdates:

»Killfest 2019«


08.03.              I           Bologna – Zona Roveri

09.03.              I           Fontaneto d’Agogna (NO) – Phenomenon

10.03.              D         Munich – Backstage

11.03.              H         Budapest – Barba Negra Music Club

12.03.              PL        Wroclaw – A2

13.03.              PL        Gdansk – B90

14.03.              D         Berlin – Columbia Theater

15.03.              NL        Eindhoven – Effenaar

16.03.              D         Osnabrück – Hyde Park

17.03.              D         Frankfurt – Batschkapp

18.03.              CH       Zurich – Dynamo

20.03.              F          Paris – Le Trabendo

21.03.              UK       London – O2 Academy Islington

22.03.              UK       Pwllheli – Hammerfest

23.03.              IRL       Dublin – The Academy

24.03.              UK       Glasgow – SWG3

03. – 06.07.     D         Ballenstedt – Rockharz Open Air

The gentlemen of OVERKILL are:

Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – Vocals

D.D. Verni – Bass

Dave Linsk – Lead Guitar

Derek Tailer – Rhythm Guitar

Jason Bittner – Drums

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