Overkill

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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 Jersey’s 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 Overkill’s 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 it’s done.
The band gained their first major label deal with 1987’s Taking Over. They signed to Atlantic and remained with the label for 7 years, based on the strength and consistency of their music. Under The Influence (1988) and 1989’s The Years of Decay (1989) brought Overkill to new heights in their career. Sid Falck would replace founding drummer Rat Skates on drums to bring his own brutal percussive assault to Verni’s already powerful rhythm section. The band had already established a rabid fan base with songs like “Rotten ToThe Core” and “Hammerhead” (as well as their infamous cover of D.O.A.’s “Fuck You”), and new songs like “Evil Never Dies” and “Hello From The Gutter” would become Overkill mainstays as well. A video for “Hello From the Gutter” was garnering much fan response when it received play on MTV’s Headbangers Ball.
The band’s W.F.O. album (1994) would be Overkill’s final album with Atlantic, as they would release their first official full-length live assault, Wrecking Your Neck on CMC in 1995. Overkill released 3 more full length albums (Killing Kind, From The Underground and Below, and Necroshine) by 2000.
Bloodletting (2000) was released on Metal-Is, and the band added guitarist Dave Linsk to the fray. The current Overkill lineup would be completed with the release of the live album Wrecking Everything, recorded in Asbury Park, NJ, and the addition of second guitarist Derek Tailer in 2002.
Overkill released Killbox 13, one of their most well-received albums to date, on Spitfire Records in 2003. ReliXIV and Immortalis followed, continuing the Overkill legacy.
On October 30, 2009, Overkill inked a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's debut album for the label, Ironbound — which was described as a true "thrashter-piece" — was released on February 9, 2010. The album received much acclaim, both critically and fan wise, and described by some as an instant classic, and the same for The Electric Age, released on March 27th, 2012.

The band's latest album, "The Grinding Wheel", is being set for release on Feb 2017

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Copertina The Grinding Wheel (Nuclear Blast / 2017)

1. MEAN GREEN KILLING MACHINE / 2. GODDAMN TROUBLE / 3. OUR FINEST HOUR / 4. SHINE ON / 5. THE LONG ROAD / 6. LET'S ALL GO TO HADES / 7. COME HEAVY / 8. RED WHITE AND BLUE / 9. THE WHEEL ...

7,5
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Copertina Historikill : 1995 - 2007 (Nuclear Blast / 2015)

1. WRECKING YOUR NECK CD 1 / 2. WRECKING YOUR NECK CD 2 / 3. THE KILLING KIND / 4. FROM THE UNDERGROUND AND BELOW / 5. NECROSHINE / 6. COVERKILL / 7. BLOODLETTING ...

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Copertina White Devil Armory (Nuclear Blast / 2014)

1. XDM / 2. ARMORIST / 3. DOWN TO THE BONE / 4. PIG / 5. BITTER PILL / 6. WHERE THERE'S SMOKE / 7. FREEDOM RINGS / 8. ANOTHER DAY TO DIE / 9. KING OF THE RAT BASTARDS ...

7,5
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Sergio 'Ermo' Rapetti
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Copertina The Electric Age (Nuclear Blast Records / 2012)

1. COME AND GET IT / 2. ELECTRIC RATTLESNAKE / 3. WISH YOU WERE DEAD / 4. DROP THE HAMMER DOWN / 5. SAVE YOURSELF / 6. BLACK DAZE / 7. 21ST CENTURY MAN / 8. OLD WOUNDS, NEW SCARS ...

7,5
Recensione a cura di
Roberto Alfieri
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Copertina Ironbound (Nuclear Blast / 2010)

1. THE GREEN AND BLACK / 2. IRONBOUND / 3. BRING ME THE NIGHT / 4. THE GOAL IS YOUR SOUL / 5. GIVE A LITTLE / 6. ENDLESS WAR / 7. THE HEAD AND HEART / 8. IN VAIN / 9. KILLING FOR A LIVING ...

7,5
Recensione a cura di
Roberto Alfieri
Voto medio degli utenti: 4,0
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Copertina Immortalis (Bodog / 2007)

1. DEVILS IN THE MIST / 2. WHAT IT TAKES / 3. SKULL AND BONES / 4. SHADOW OF A DOUBT / 5. HELLISH PRIDE / 6. WALK THROUGH FIRE / 7. HEAD ON / 8. CHARLIE GET YOUR GUN / 9. HELL IS / 10. OVERKILL V

4,5
Recensione a cura di
Luca 'Orphen' Recla
Voto medio degli utenti: 3,5
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Copertina ReliXIV (Regain / 2005)

1. WITHIN YOUR EYES / 2. LOVE / 3. LOADED RACK / 4. BATS IN THE BELFRY / 5. A POUND OF FLESH / 6. KEEPER / 7. WHEELZ / 8. THE MARK / 9. PLAY THE ACE / 10. OLD SCHOOL

5
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Copertina Killbox 13 (Spitfire / 2003)

1. DEVIL BY THE TAIL / 2. DAMNED / 3. NO LIGHTS / 4. THE ONE / 5. CRYSTAL CLEAR / 6. THE SOUND OF DYING / 7. UNTIL I DIE / 8. STRUCK DOWN / 9. UNHOLY / 10. I RISE

7,5
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Copertina Wrecking Everything (Spitfire / 2003) Dvd

1. NECROSHINE / 2. THUNDERHEAD / 3. EVIL NEVER DIES / 4. DENY THE CROSS / 5. WRECKING CREW / 6. POWERSURGE / 7. GASOLINE DREAM / 8. I HATE / 9. COMA / 10. SHRED / 11. HELLO FROM THE GUTTER ...

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Copertina Wrecking Everything (Spitfire / 2002)

1. NECROSHINE / 2. THUNDERHEAD / 3. EVIL NEVER DIES / 4. DENY THE CROSS / 5. I HATE / 6. SHRED / 7. BLEED ME / 8. LONG TIME DYIN' / 9. IT LIVES / 10. BATTLE / 11. THE YEARS OF DECAY ...

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Gianluca 'Graz' Grazioli
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Copertina Bloodletting (Metal-Is / 2000)

1. THUNDERHEAD / 2. BLEED ME / 3. WHAT I'M MISSIN' / 4. DEATH COMES OUT TO PLAY / 5. LET IT BURN / 6. I, HURRICANE / 7. LEFT HAND MAN / 8. BLOWN AWAY / 9. MY NAME IS PAIN / 10. CAN'T KILL A DEAD MAN

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Copertina Coverkill (CMC / 1999)

1. OVERKILL / 2. NO FEELINGS / 3. HYMN / 4. CHANGES / 5. SPACE TRUCKIN' / 6. DEUCE / 7. NEVER SAY DIE / 8. DEATH TONE / 9. CORNUCOPIA / 10. TYRANT / 11. AIN'T NOTHIN' TO DO / 12. I'M AGAINST IT

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Copertina Necroshine (CMC / 1999)

1. NECROSHINE / 2. MY DECEMBER / 3. LET US PREY / 4. 80 CYCLES / 5. REVELATION / 6. STONE COLD JESUS / 7. FORKED TONGUE KISS / 8. I AM FEAR / 9. BLACK LINE / 10. DEAD MAN

Voto: 5,0
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Copertina From The Underground And Below (Steamhammer/Spv / 1997)

1. IT LIVES / 2. SAVE ME / 3. LONG TIME DYIN' / 4. GENOCYA / 5. HALF PAST DEAD / 6. F.U.C.T. / 7. I'M ALRIGHT / 8. THE RIP 'N' TEAR / 9. PROMISES / 10. LITTLE BIT O' MURDER

Voto: 4,5
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Copertina Fuck You And Then Some (Steamhammer/SPV / 1996)

1. FUCK YOU / 2. ROTTEN TO THE CORE (LIVE) / 3. HAMMERHEAD (LIVE) / 4. USE YOUR HEAD (LIVE) / 5. ELECTRO-VIOLENCE(LIVE) / 6. FUCK YOU (LIVE) / 7. HOLE IN THE SKY (LIVE) ...

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Copertina Killing Kind (Edel Records / 1996)

1. BATTLE / 2. GOD-LIKE / 3. CERTIFIABLE / 4. BURN YOU DOWN/TO ASHES / 5. LET ME SHUT THAT FOR YOU / 6. BOLD FACE PAGAN STOMP / 7. FEEDING FRENZY / 8. THE CLEANSING / 9. THE MOURNING AFTER...

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Copertina Wrecking Your Neck (live) (Edel Records / 1995)

1. WHERE IT HURTS / 2. INFECTIOUS / 3. COMA / 4. SUPERSONI HATE / 5. WRECKING CREW / 6. POWERSURGE / 7. THE WAIT/NEW HIGH IN LOWS / 8. SKULLCRUSHER / 9. SPIRITUAL VOID ...

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Copertina W.F.O. (Atlantic / 1994)

1. WHERE IT HURTS / 2. FAST JUNKIE / 3. THE WAIT/NEW HIGH IN LOWS / 4. THEY EAT THEIR YOUNG / 5. WHAT'S YOUR PROBLEM / 6. UNDER ONE / 7. SUPERSONIC HATE / 8. R.I.P. (UNDONE) / 9. UP TO ZERO ...

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Copertina I Hear Black (Atlantic / 1993)

1. DREAMING IN COLUMBIAN / 2. I HEAR BLACK / 3. WORLD OF HURT / 4. FEED MY HEAD / 5. SHADES OF GREY / 6. SPIRITUAL VOID / 7. GHOST DANCE(INSTRUMENTAL) / 8. WEIGHT OF THE WORLD ...

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Copertina Horrorscope (Atlantic / 1991) Past

1. COMA / 2. INFECTIOUS / 3. BLOOD MONEY / 4. THANX FOR NOTHIN' / 5. BARE BONES / 6. HORRORSCOPE / 7. NEW MACHINE / 8. FRANKENSTEIN / 9. LIVE YOUNG, DIE FREE / 10. NICE DAY FOR A FUNERAL ...

8,5
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Luca 'Orphen' Recla
Voto medio degli utenti: 4,5
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Copertina The Years Of Decay (Atlantic / 1989) Past

1. TIME TO KILL / 2. ELIMINATION / 3. I HATE / 4. NOTHING TO DIE FOR / 5. PLAYING WITH SPIDERS/SKULLCRUSHER / 6. BIRTH OF TENSION / 7. THE YEARS OF DECAY / 8. WHO TENDS THE FIRE ...

Voto medio degli utenti: 5,0
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Copertina Under The Influence (Atlantic / 1988) Past

1. SHRED / 2. NEVER SAY NEVER / 3. HELLO FROM THE GUTTER / 4. MAD GONE WORLD / 5. BRAINFADE / 6. DRUNKEN WISDOM / 7. END OF THE LINE / 8. HEAD FIRST / 9. OVERKILL III (UNDER THE INFLUENCE)

Voto medio degli utenti: 5,0
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Copertina Taking Over (Atlantic / 1987) Past

1. DENY THE CROSS / 2. WRECKING CREW / 3. FEAR HIS NAME / 4. USE YOUR HEAD / 5. FATAL IF SWALLOWED / 6. POWERSURGE / 7. IN UNION WE STAND / 8. ELECTRO-VIOLENCE ...

Voto: 4,0
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Copertina !!!Fuck You!!! (Atlantic Records / 1987)

1. FUCK YOU (THE SUBHUMANS COVER) / 2. ROTTEN TO THE CORE (LIVE) / 3. HAMMERHEAD (LIVE) / 4. USE YOUR HEAD (LIVE) / 5. ELECTRO-VIOLENCE (LIVE)

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Copertina Feel The Fire (Megaforce / 1985) Past

1. RAISE THE DEAD / 2. ROTTEN TO THE CORE / 3. THERE'S NO TOMORROW / 4. SECOND SON / 5. HAMMERHEAD / 6. FEEL THE FIRE / 7. BLOOD AND IRON / 8. KILL AT COMMAND / 9. OVERKILL / 10. SONIC REDUCER

Voto medio degli utenti: 4,0
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Copertina Power in Black (1983) Demo

1. OVERKILL / 2. THE BEAST WITHIN / 3. THERE'S NO TOMORROW / 4. DEATH RIDER / 5. RAISE THE DEAD

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Foto Overkill: Killfest 2012 live in Milano (18 ottobre 2012)

Anche dopo anni di frequentazioni live di vario tipo non è facilissimo abituarsi ad assistere ad un concerto metal al “chiuso” in un orario mediamente più adatto alla...

Foto Overkill + Seven Witches – Transilvania Live (MI) - 10.11.2003 (10 dicembre 2003)

Foto di Corrado Breno Grazie ai soliti orari sballati, entro nel Transilvania Live di Milano quando i Seven Witches già hanno iniziato; stando agli orari...

Stati Uniti

Area: Classic Area
Attività: dal 1983
Web: sito web ufficiale
Line up:

  • Bobby 'Blitz' Ellsworth: Vocals
  • Carlos 'D.D.' Verni: Bass
  • Dave Linsk: Guitars
  • Derek Tailer: Guitars
  • Ron Lipnicki: Drums

In vendita su EMP
Copertina
21.99 € / 2-LP (Ed. Limitata)
Copertina
15.99 € / CD
Copertina
21.99 € / 2-LP (Vinile colorato)
Copertina
15.99 € / CD
Copertina
17.99 € / CD (Digipak)
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