Overkill with D.R.I., Belphegor, Aborted, Suidakra, System Divide, and Diamond Plate at Times Square
Type: Music & Concerts
Although everybody seems to have a different account of who came first in the world of New York/New Jersey area thrash metal, it seems certain that New Jerseys Overkill have stayed around the longest, and have never let their fans down by remaining musically consistent and true to their roots for over 20. With a career that launched in 1984 that produced 15 studio albums, Overkill celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of Ironbound, a new album, on E1 Music and a North American tour with support from Vader, God Dethroned, Wabringer, Evile and Woe of Tyrants. Ironbound is a thrash metal masterpiece that features Overkills latest lineup, which, along with founders Bobby Blitz Ellsworth and D.D. Verni, includes guitarists Derek The Skull Tailer and Dave Linsk, as well as the newest member to join the band, drummer Ron Lipnicki. There are few names as well respected as Overkill, and with the resurgence of metal in the music world, this band is poised to return to the top. Overkill are ready to show mature metal heads they still have it and are geared up to teach the new schoolers exactly how its done. The band gained their first major label deal with 1987s Taking Over. They signed to Atlantic and remained with the label for 7 years, based on the strength and consistency of their music.