Metal Injection recently conducted an interview with vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked if he still enjoys touring more than three decades since OVERKILL's inception, Ellsworth said: "I do, yeah. I still, actually, get nervous, and I still get butterflies. And it doesn't matter if there's 200 or 20,000 [people in attendance]. I mean, that's always the way the process has been. I know that the guys have gelled into a great lineup, and we can get out there and we have a great time doing this, but the show is the most important thing. And that's because I think we play every show like it could be our last show. And if you think in those terms, if you think in that daily process, what you're putting into it is going to have those emotions and those physical changes come about you. Your eyes widen and you can't believe you're in Costa Rica, or Berlin, or New York, or in Tokyo. I mean, it's a great feeling. So I really do look forward to the touring."
OVERKILL's new album, "White Devil Armory", was released on July 22 in North America via eOne Music (July 18 in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records). The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and was mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012's "The Electric Age".
OVERKILL's videos for "Bitter Pill" and "Armorist" wre filmed with veteran director Kevin J. Custer (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, SUFFOCATION). Custer previously worked with OVERKILL on the "Electric Rattlesnake" and "Bring Me The Night" clips.
"White Devil Armory" track listing:
01. Freedom Rings
02. Where There's Smoke...
05. Down To The Bone
06. Bitter Pill
07. King Of The Rat Bastards
08. Another Day To Die
09. It's All Yours
10. In The Name
The limited-edition box-set version of "White Devil Armory" includes a digipack CD, a leather belt and buckle plus a certificate of authenticity.