Commented singer Bobby Blitz: “Thrashing at the Olympics this summer is something we are all looking forward too, this is quite the unique opportunity! Being part of a world-event, at a legendary club and doing what we do best. I think the good money is on Overkill in the ‘headbanging 400’....TO BRING HOME THE GOLD! See you in London! Let the Games begin!!!“
Overkill have announced the dates of the European run of this years Killfest tour, in support of their most recent effort, The Electric Age, which was released earlier this year.
Commented legendary frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth: “It’s the Electric Age and you’re invited! See you on tour this October, let’s tear it up together, AGAIN!”
4 - Hannover, Germany - Musikzentrum
5 - Osnabrück, Germany - Rosenhof
6 - Den Haag, Netherlands - Paard Van Troje
7 - London, England - O2 Islington Academy
8 - Sheffield, England - Corporation
10 - Milano, Italy - Alcatraz
11 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
12 - Geiselwind, Germany - Musichall
13 - Straubing, Germany - Metal Invasion Festival
14 - Katowice, Poland - Mega Club
15 - Prague, Czech Republic - Meet Factory
16 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
17 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Substage
18 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
19 - Andernach, Germany - JUZ
20 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche
21 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
The Electric Age debuted on the Billboard 200 at #73 with approximately 6,700 units sold. To compare, the band's last release Ironbound sold roughly 4,500 copies first week and debuted at #192 making The Electric Ag" the highest charting first week album since their 1994 record W.F.O.
Check out the official lyric video for 'Wish You Were Dead' below:
Overkill recently released their new video for the single 'Electric Rattlesnake'. Directed by veteran Kevin J. Custer, the video is the first we've seen since the band released the 'Bring Me The Night' video in 2010.
Ellsworth: "Damn, this one BITES hard! Kevin Custer did it again! So plug us in yeah, set us free, this is a thrashing vid the way it’s supposed to be! Here we go kids , 'Electric Rattlesnake'!"