OVERKILL, DESTRUCTION and HEATHEN will team up for the 2011 European "Killfest Tour". The dates are as follows:
March 03 - London, UK - O2 Islington Academy
March 04 - Köln, Germany - Essigfabrik
March 05 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
March 06 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn
March 07 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
March 08 - Zürich, Switzerland - Volkshaus
March 09 - Milano, Italy - Live Club
March 10 - Wörgl, Austria - Komma
March 11 - Budapest, Hungary - Petofi Hall
March 12 - Brno, Czech Republic - Fleda
March 13 - Warsaw, Poland - Stodola
March 15 - Berlin, Germany - Columbia Club
March 16 - Germany - Markthalle
March 17 - Braunschweig, Germany - Meier Music Hall
March 18 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix
March 19 - Enschede, Netherlands - Atak
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 .
"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).
DESTRUCTION has set "Day Of Reckoning" as the title of its new album, tentatively due in January 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. According to a posting on the band's official web site, the follow-up to 2008's "D.E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N." will be faster and "more turbulent" than its predecessor.
Drummer Marc Reign recently left DESTRUCTION due to "personal and musical differences" caused by "tour stress," according to a statement released by the band. The group added, "Marc will concentrate on his rock project VOLCANO and wants to keep himself open for other musical styles. He wants to thank all the DESTRUCTION maniacs worldwide and the band for all the great fun and support over all those years!"
A replacement drummer has yet to be announced.
"A Savage Symphony - The History Of Annihilation", the new DVD from DESTRUCTION, was released in North America on April 13. The disc was produced by Berlin, Germany's Roax Films and includes footage of the group 25th-anniversary concert at the 2007 edition of the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany (featuring many special guests, including former bandmembers), a band documentary and tons of bonus live material.
HEATHEN's latest album, "The Evolution Of Chaos", was released in the U.S. on February 16. The CD was issued in Japan on December 23, 2009 via King Records and was made available on January 25 in Europe via Holland's Mascot Records.
The band's current lineup includes Lee Altus (guitar), Kragen Lum (guitar; PROTOTYPE), Dave White (vocals), Jon Torres (bass; ANGELWITCH) and returning drummer Darren Minter.