OVERKILL Release "Welcome To The Garden State" Part 5: "Hello From The Gutter" Music Video & The Origin Of Their Bat Skull Symbol Friday February 15 2019, 8:09 PM
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OVERKILL Release "Welcome To The Garden State" Part 5: "Hello From The Gutter" Music Video & The Origin Of Their Bat Skull Symbol

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will unleash their 19th studio record, The Wings Of War, on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, the band launched part five of their multi-part documentary series entitled "Welcome To The Garden States". Watch as they discuss making the music video for "Hello From The Gutter" which aired on MTV as well as it was the first appearance of the bands iconic bat skull "Chaly" which was later seen on Beavis and Butt-head. Check it out here:

If you missed any of the previous episodes of "Welcome To The Garden States", check out the various parts below:
Part I: Band Origin & Name
Part II: Early influences the Genre
Part III; East Coast vs. West Coast

Stay tuned for the upcoming episodes that will detail the journey to the upcoming album, The Wings Of War..

Recently, the band announced The Wings Over USA 2019 tour. Kicking off on April 25th in Baltimore, the tour will make stops in Pittsburgh, Chicago and Nashville before concluding in Boston on May 11th. Joining the tour are none other than San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends and label mates DEATH ANGEL and ex-members of Megadeth, Shadows Fall and Scar The Martyr, ACT OF DEFIANCE.

Bobby Blitz comments ""We look forward to bringing 'The Wings' over the USA. It's been a long road but the journey is not over yet. DEATH ANGEL and ACT OF DEFIANCE join us on this jaunt so prepare yourself for a righteous beating. Let the headbanging begin in April!"

Confirmed dates for the OVERKILL Wings Over The USA 2019 Tour with DEATH ANGEL & ACT OF DEFIANCE are:
4/25/2019 Sound Stage/ Rams Head - Baltimore, MD
4/26/2019 Theater of the Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
4/27/2019 Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
4/28/2019 House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
4/29/2019 Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
4/30/2019 St Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
5/01/2019 Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
5/02/2019 House of Blues - Chicago, IL
5/03/2019 Varsity Theater - Minneapolis, MN
5/04/2019 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
5/05/2019 Delmar Hall - St Louis, MO
5/06/2019 The Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN
5/08/2019 Bogarts - Cincinnati, OH
5/09/2019 Anthology - Rochester, NY
5/10/2019 PlayStation Theater - New York, NY **w/ Life Of Agony
5/11/2019 Paradise - Boston, MA
The band also announced they will host a special listening party on February 22nd at Jamesburg Elks Lounge 2180. The night, hosted by Old Bridge Militia Foundation, will include performances by HEADMOTOR and ALEX KAYNE as well as raffles and giveaways.

The Wings Of War was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida, Shorefire Studio and Jrod Productions with engineering handled by DD and Dave. The album was produced by the band while Chris "Zeuss" Harris handled the mixing and mastering. Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH...) was once again enlisted to create the artwork for the album.

Check out them lyric video for the second single entitled, "Head Of A Pin" here:


Watch the lyric video for the first single, "Last Man Standing" here:

The Wings Of War will be available for purchase in the following formats:

CD Digipak
CD Digi + T-Shirt + Poster Bundle
Green Cassette
Grey Vinyl (limited to 1,500)
Green with Yellow Splatter vinyl (limited to 500)

Please note that imported items will ship

Pre-order The Wings Of War now digitally and receive "Last Man Standing" instantly or stream the song: http://nuclearblast.com/overkill-thewingsofwar

Below is the track listing for The Wings Of War
1 Last Man Standing
2 Believe In The Fight
3 Head Of A Pin
4 Bat Shit Crazy
5 Distortion
6 A Mother's Prayer
7 Welcome To The Garden State
8 Where Few Dare To Walk
9 Out On The Road-Kill
10 Hole In My Soul

The gentlemen of OVERKILL are:
Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth - Vocals
D.D. Verni - Bass
Dave Linsk - Lead Guitar
Derek Tailer - Rhythm Guitar
Jason Bittner - Drums


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