Veteran New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have announced the second leg of their Killfest 2010 tour. The trek will consist of stops in markets where the band has not been in a long time, including several dates in the North Carolina and Florida. Support on the tour will come from FORBIDDEN, EVILE, GAMA BOMB and BONDED BY BLOOD.
Confirmed dates are as follows:
Nov. 05 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Nov. 06 - Farmingdale, NY - Crazy Donkey
Nov. 07 - Providence, RI - Club Hell
Nov. 08 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Nov. 09 - Virginia Beach, VA - Gil's
Nov. 10 - Charlotte, NC - Amos'
Nov. 11 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Nov. 12 - Jacksonville, NC - Hooligans
Nov. 13 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
Nov. 14 - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
Nov. 15 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Nov. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
Nov. 17 - Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Nov. 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel Nightclub
Nov. 19 - Manchester, NH - Rocko's
Nov. 20 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
As with the first leg of the tour, there will be a special VIP ticket that will allow fans one hour early access to the venue for a special pre-show meet-and-greet.
Tickets go on sale today exclusively through EnterTheVault.com until May 28 at which point they will be made available through all regular ticketing systems.
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).
FORBIDDEN recently entered Sonic Room/Audio Voyage studios in Livermore, California to begin recording its as-yet-untitled fifth studio album for a late 2010 release via Nuclear Blast Records.
Working songtitles set to appear on the new CD include:
* Intro (not final title)
* Immortal Wounds
* Omega Wave
* Adapt Or Die
* Forsaken At The Gates
* Inhuman Race
* Beyond The Mask
* Dragging My Casket
Check out the band's ongoing studio report at this location.
FORBIDDEN 2010 is:
* Russ Anderson - Vocals
* Craig Locicero - Guitar
* Steve Smyth (NEVERMORE, TESTAMENT) - Guitar
* Matt Camacho - Bass
* Mark Hernandez (HEATHEN, DEFIANCE, VIO-LENCE) - Drums
Demo versions of two new FORBIDDEN songs — "Adapt or Die" and "Hopenosis" — were recorded and mixed last year by Tim Narducci (SPIRALARMS, SYSTEMATIC) and assisted by Brad Barth at Sonic Room/Audio Voyage studios in Livermore, California.
FORBIDDEN's last studio LP, "Green", was released in 1997 on the G.U.N. label.