Motor Rock conducted an interview with vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL when the band played in Lima, Peru on November 2, 2011. You can now watch the chat below.
OVERKILL will embark on the “Killfest 2” headlining tour in April/May 2012. Support on the trek will come from BELPHEGOR, ABORTED, BLACKGUARD, SYSTEM DIVIDE and DIAMOND PLATE.
OVERKILL is currently in the studio working on its new album for an early 2012 release.
OVERKILL‘s latest CD, “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 effort 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, 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 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, 2010 in Brooklyn, New York with director Kevin Custer (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, SUFFOCATION).