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OVERKILL's D.D. VERNI On Next Album: 'I Think It's A Little Bit Of A Continuation Of The Last Record'

Veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will enter the studio next month to begin recording the follow-up to 2017's "The Grinding Wheel" album. The disc will mark the band's recording debut with drummer Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), who joined OVERKILL last year. Speaking to Conny Schiffbauer of WDR's "Rockpalast" at last weekend's Rock ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'OVERKILL Has Never Aired Its Dirty Laundry In Public'

OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth was recently interviewed by "The Classic Metal Show". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On OVERKILL's momentum in recent years, when they've released numerous critically acclaimed albums and delivered strong live performances: Bobby: "I think that for the 30-plus years that ...

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OVERKILL To Release New Album In February 2019

Veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will enter the studio in the next few weeks to begin recording the follow-up to 2017's "The Grinding Wheel" album. The disc will mark the band's recording debut with drummer Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), who joined OVERKILL last year. Asked in a brand new interview with

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Officially Confirms KEN MARY As New Drummer

Veteran Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have officially welcomed Ken Mary (ALICE COOPER, ACCEPT) as their permanent drummer. Mary, who began touring with the group last year after Jason Bittner was invited to join OVERKILL, will join the band on all of their upcoming tour dates, including a short run of European shows that kicks ...

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OVERKILL Is 'In Pre-Production' For Next Album

According to a post on OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner's Facebook page, the band is currently "in pre-production" for the follow-up to 2017's "The Grinding Wheel" album. The veteran New Jersey thrashers revealed in February that at least four new songs were in varying stages of completion at that point, with more to come. In a ...

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OVERKILL: Second Trailer For 'Live In Overhausen'

The second trailer for "Live In Overhausen" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The set will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. Celebrating the band's history, "Live In Overhausen" captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for ...

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BIFF BYFORD Says Timeless Songs Are Key To SAXON's Success

SAXON frontman Biff Byford was recently interviewed by Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Asked what has been the key to SAXON's success, Biff said: "I think just keep releasing great albums, really — trying to make the music that you write as ...

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OVERKILL Bassist Signs Deal With MIGHTY MUSIC; Solo Album Due In October

OVERKILL songwriter and bassist D.D. Verni will release his debut solo album in October through Mighty Music. The effort features guest appearances by a number of guitarists, including Jeff Loomis (ARCH ENEMY), Angus Clark (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), Jeff Waters (ANNIHILATOR), Bruce Franklin (TROUBLE), Mike Romeo (SYMPHONY X), Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB), Steve Leonard (ALMOST QUEEN) and ...

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OVERKILL: First Trailer For 'Live In Overhausen'

The first trailer for "Live In Overhausen" from legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL can be seen below. The set will be released on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. Celebrating the band's history, "Live In Overhausen" captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for ...

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Ex-OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON Slams Former Bandmates, Says Upcoming DVD Is A 'Piece Of S**t'

Former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson says that fans shouldn't buy the band's upcoming "Live In Overhausen" DVD and Blu-Ray because he is "not getting a dime" from the release. Due on May 18 via Nuclear Blast, "Live In Overhausen" was recorded two years earlier in Oberhausen, Germany, where OVERKILL celebrated the 25th anniversary of "Horrorscope" ...

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OVERKILL To Release 'Live In Overhausen' In May

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release "Live In Overhausen" on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. Celebrating the band's history, "Live In Overhausen" captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for the 25th anniversary of "Horrorscope" and 30th anniversary of where it all ...

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KREATOR Frontman: 'I'm Happy If I Can Be The Communicator Between My Emotions And What People Go Through In Their Lives'

ESP Guitars Czech Republic/Slovakia recently conducted an interview with frontman Mille Petrozza of German thrash veterans KREATOR. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he developed his own playing style: Mille: "I came up with my own technique. I was never a big fan ...

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OVERKILL Frontman On 'The Grinding Wheel': 'It Still Has The Feeling That It's A Five-Knuckle Punch'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he feels about the band's latest studio album, "The Grinding Wheel", a year after its release: Bobby: "I think after ...

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OVERKILL Is Working On New Music

Veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have returned to the studio to resume work on demos for their upcoming album. According to a post on the band's Facebook page, at least four new songs are in varying stages of completion at this point, with more to come. In a brand new interview with Australia's 3D Radio, ...

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KREATOR Frontman: 'People Need Borders Because It's In The Human DNA To Separate Instead Of Embracing Differences'

Agoraphobic News conducted an interview with frontman Mille Petrozza of German thrash legends KREATOR prior to their appearance at the Belgrade Metal Meeting, which took place January 19 at Hala Sportova in Belgrade, Serbia. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the reception to the ...

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DEATH ANGEL Guitarist: 'We Pride Ourselves In Being A Little Different From All The Other Thrash Bands'

Darko Rajić of Metal Jacket Magazine conducted an interview with DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar prior to the band's November 26 concert in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia alongside TESTAMENT and ANNIHILATOR. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the variety found on DEATH ANGEL's most ...

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Video: HIRAX Performs At 'X Fest' In Los Angeles

Fan-filmed video footage of HIRAX's January 6 performance at the X Fest at the Regent in Los Angeles, California can be seen below. HIRAX's latest album, "Immortal Legacy", was released in 2014 via SPV/Steamhammer. The disc was produced by Bill Metoyer, known for his work with SLAYER, ARMORED SAINT, W.A.S.P. and SACRED REICH. HIRAX previously ...

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SYMPHONY X To Begin Work On Follow-Up To 'Underworld'

New Jersey-based progressive metallers SYMPHONY X are tentatively scheduled to regroup next month to begin work on material for the follow-up to 2015's "Underworld" album. SYMPHONY X completed an extensive tour behind "Underworld" in 2016, including a U.S. run of shows with OVERKILL and a pair of headlining performances in Australia. Asked in a brand ...

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Former MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist 'FAST' EDDIE CLARKE Dead At 67

Former MOTÖRHEAD and FASTWAY guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke passed away yesterday (January 10) after a battle with pneumonia. He was 67 years old. Clarke was a member of MOTÖRHEAD from 1976 until 1982. He was one-third of the band's classic lineup, which also included drummer Philthy "Animal" Taylor, who died in November 2015 of liver ...

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