New Jersey thrah metal veterans OVERKILL will play a special show at the legendary punk rock concert venue 100 Club on August 9 during this year’s Olympic Games in London, England.
Commented OVERKILL singer Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth: “Thrashing at the Olympics this summer is something we are all looking forward to; this is quite the unique opportunity! Being part of a world event at a legendary club and doing what we do best. I think the good money is on OVERKILL in the ‘headbanging 400’… TO BRING HOME THE GOLD! See you in London! Let the games begin!!!“
OVERKILL‘s new album, “The Electric Age”, sold 6,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 77 on The Billboard 200 chart.
OVERKILL‘s previous CD, “Ironbound”, opened with 4,100 units to enter the chart at No. 192. 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.
The “Electric Rattlesnake” video was directed by Kevin J. Custer (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, SUFFOCATION), who previously worked with OVERKILL on the “Bring Me The Night” video.
“The Electric Age” was recorded and mixed at Gear Recording Studios in New Jersey, owned and operated by OVERKILL bassist D.D. Verni.
OVERKILL is Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (vocals), D.D. Verni (bass, backing vocals), Derek “The Skull” Tailer (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Dave Linsk (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Ron Lipnicki (drums).
Performance (April 27 at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado):