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 three of their multi-part documentary series entitled "Welcome To The Garden States". Watch as the band details their opinion of how the East coast sounds is different from the West coast. Check it out here:
Bobby Blitz comments "This healthy competition, it wasn't something that had roots it was pretty fucking new, that was the beauty of it. You couldn't even steal something from someone else it was still being created simultaneous while it was being created in Germany, UK and South America. As time has gone by, it has become a formula but back then it was just this sounds good and it was the same recipe that made it sound good. So that was the cool camaraderie that we all kinda knew where the other one came from by looking them in the eyes, they didn't need to say anything. You just knew."
If you have missed any of the previous sections, check them out below:
Part I: Band Origin & Name
Part II: Early influences the Genre
Stay tuned for the upcoming episodes that will detail the journey to the upcoming album, The Wings Of War..
The band also announced they will play a special release day show 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 band released their second single entitled, "Head Of A Pin". Watch the lyric video here:
Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth comments, "Head of a Pin" took a long time to come together, it is probably the tune that went through the most changes and the last one I finished. Looking back on it's development, the time invested was all well worth it. The tonality of the guitar shines on it and the song goes 'other places', traditional with a touch of the down-low-dirty riff, and a sing-along chorus...personally, one of my favorites off The Wings of War."
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 Digi + T-Shirt + Poster Bundle
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
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.
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
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