New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL will embark on the European "Killfest" tour in October.
Commented OVERKILL frontman vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: “It's 'The Electric Age' and you’re invited! See you on tour this October. Let's tear it up together, AGAIN!"
The dates are as follows:
Oct. 04 - D Hannover - Musikzentrum
Oct. 05 - D Osnabrück - Rosenhof
Oct. 06 - NL Den Haag - Paard Van Troje
Oct. 07 - UK London - O2 Islington Academy
Oct. 08 - UK Sheffield - Corporation
Oct. 10 - IT Milano - Alcatraz
Oct. 11 - CH Pratteln - Z7
Oct. 12 - D Geiselwind - Musichall
Oct. 13 - D Straubing - Metal Invasion Festival
Oct. 14 - PL Katowice - Mega Club
Oct. 15 - CZ Prague - Meet Factory
Oct. 16 - D Saarbrücken - Garage
Oct. 17 - D Karlsruhe - Substage
Oct. 18 - B Antwerp - Trix
Oct. 19 - D Andernach - JUZ
Oct. 20 - D Bochum - Zeche
Oct. 21 - D Hamburg - Markthalle
OVERKILL's new album, "The Electric Age", sold 6,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 77 on The Billboard 200 chart.
OVERKILL's previous CD, "Ironbound", opened with 4,100 units to enter the chart at No. 192. The effort landed at No. 4 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
The "Electric Rattlesnake" video was directed by Kevin J. Custer (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, SUFFOCATION), who previously worked with OVERKILL on the "Bring Me The Night" video.
"The Electric Age" was recorded and mixed at Gear Recording Studios in New Jersey, owned and operated by OVERKILL bassist D.D. Verni.
OVERKILL is Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (vocals), D.D. Verni (bass, backing vocals), Derek "The Skull" Tailer (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Dave Linsk (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Ron Lipnicki (drums).
Performance (April 27 at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado):