OVERKILL Frontman Interviewed On 'Talking Metal'
The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy conducted with vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL. Topics include recording the band's new album, "Ironbound"; Blitz's long-standing partnership with bassist D.D. Verni; drummer Ron Lipnicki; and new thrash artists including, WARBRINGER.
Photos as well as the 75-minute podcast can be downloaded at this location. It can also be streamed using the audio player below (please note that the Blitz interview begins around 40 minutes into the episode).
OVERKILL's new album, "Ironbound", sold 4,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 192 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD 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.
OVERKILL's previous album, "Immortalis", opened with 2,800 units back in October 2007 .
OVERKILL's top-selling album of the SoundScan era (1991-) is "Horrorscope", which has shifted more than 120,000 copies in the U.S. since its 1991 release (there is no SoundScan data available for LPs sold prior to 1991).
"Ironbound" was released on February 9 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). The CD, which was issued in Europe on January 29 via Nuclear Blast Records, was mixed by PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren and is described in a press release as "a true thrasher-piece."
OVERKILL filmed a video for the song "Bring Me The Night" on January 9 in Brooklyn, New York with director Kevin Custer (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, SUFFOCATION).
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