According to a posting on OVERKILL's official web site, the long-running New Jersey thrashers will not take part in the previously announced North American tour featuring ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT and DEATH ANGEL.
Plans for the six-week trek were originally revealed by TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy during an interview with "Metal Zone" host Nikki Blakk of the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone at the second show of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on July 10 in Mountain View, California.
In other news, OVERKILL bassist D.D. Verni has been writing material for the band's next album. The group has six songs demoed so far and is planning to hit the studio in early October, with a new release slated for March/April 2012, followed by a U.S. tour.
OVERKILL's latest 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, 2010 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). The CD, which was issued in Europe on January 29, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records, was mixed by PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tgtgren 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, 2010 in Brooklyn, New York with director Kevin Custer (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, SUFFOCATION).
Fan-filmed video footage of OVERKILL's July 15, 2011 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below.