New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL are proud tounleash their 19th studio record, The Wings Of War, via Nuclear Blast. In celebration of the momentous event, the band offers fans a music video for “Welcome to the Garden State“. Check out the infectious song and video that pays homage to Jersey here: https://youtu.be/ujkLk9pVKwE
Bobby Blitz comments, “Not before in our video history have we presented something so artistically-seedy. This due to the brilliant yet twisted, vision of the editing room genius, behind the camera magic and damn tenacity of Mr. Tommy Jones; a good standing card carrying Jersey Boy, who did the band and the state proud. We had verbalized the story line to Tommy, who fully got it and we all created something to be proud of. So when you visit the Garden State, see or hear something that is different for you and you think, ‘hmmmm that’s not the way we do it at home.’ Remember this, you’re not at home anymore… are you?”
Tonight, the band is hosting a special listening party 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.
OVERKILL kick off their The Wings Over USA 2019 tour on April 25th in Baltimore. The trek 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!”
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 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