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Overkill

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Below is our complete Overkill news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Overkill To Open For Motorhead In Europe

OVERKILL are confirmed to support MOTÖRHEAD on the following European dates in November/December:

November
20 - Netherlands - TBA
22 - Leipzig, Germany - Haus Auensee
23 - Elmshorn, Germany - Elbmarschenhalle
24 - Bremen, Germany - Pier 2
26 - Stuttgart, Germany - Messe Congresscentrum B
27 - Köln, Germany - Palladium
28 - München, Germany - Zenith
30 - Erfurt, Germany - Thüringenhalle

Dec
1 - Saarbrücken, Germany - E-Werk
3 - Berlin, Germany - Columbiahalle

As previously reported, Overkill recently inked a new deal with Bodog Music, and will release their new studio album, Immortalis, on October 9th.

The album (artwork pictured) features the following tracks: 'Devils In The Mist', 'What It Takes', 'Skull And Bones' (featuring LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe), 'Shadow Of A Doubt', 'Hellish Pride', 'Walk Through Fire', 'Head On', 'Charlie Get Your Gun', 'Hell Is', 'Overkill V'.

Overkill have also scheduled an in-store performance on Saturday, October 6th at 2 PM at Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords, New Jersey (51 Lafayette Rd. - 732.225.7717).

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Overkill To Re-Release DVD

Five years after it faded into oblivion, the 2002 OVERKILL double-DVD "Live: Wrecking Everything, an Evening in Asbury Park" will be re-released, according to MTV.com. The first disc features a 21-song concert shot in Asbury Park in March 2002 and the second DVD offers the 60-minute documentary "Batmen, the Return".

OVERKILL will release its new album, "Immortalis", on October 9 via Bodog Music. The group's collaboration with Bodog reunites OVERKILL with Jonny and Marsha Zazula, previous owners of Megaforce Records, the label responsible for putting metal on the map and bringing OVERKILL's New Jersey thrash metal to the world. The Zazulas are now a part of the Bodog Music team in the United States.

"Immortalis" track listing:

01. Devils in the Mist
02. What it Takes
03. Skull and Bones (feat. LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe)
04. Shadow of a Doubt
05. Hellish Pride
06. Walk through Fire
07. Head On
08. Charlie Get Your Gun
09. Hell Is
10. Overkill V

OVERKILL will take part in an in-store signing on Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey (contrary to a posting on the Vintage Vinyl web site, the appearance will NOT include an in-store performance, according to OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth).

For more information, visit www.vvinyl.com.

Since forming in 1980, OVERKILL has put out over 20 albums. Despite various lineup changes, the band has never gone on hiatus and has continued to stay true to the metal genre it helped create. With Megaforce Records and their management company, CraZed Management, the Zazulas were responsible for the early careers of such bands as METALLICA, ANTHRAX and MINISTRY, among many others.

The upcoming album and corresponding East Coast tour will feature OVERKILL's latest lineup, which along with Ellsworth, includes original bassist D.D. Verni, guitarists Derek "The Skull" Tailer and Dave Linsk, as well as the newest member to join the band, drummer Ron Lipnicki.

OVERKILL released three albums on Megaforce Records before making the jump to Atlantic Records where a string of critically lauded albums, including 1991's quintessential "Horroscope", solidified OVERKILL as one of the best metal bands of all time. In the past few years, the band has released such gems as "Killbox 13" (2003) and "ReliXIV" (2005).

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Overkill Announce Tracklisting For New Album

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will release their new album, "Immortalis", on October 9 via Bodog Music. The group's collaboration with Bodog reunites OVERKILL with Jonny and Marsha Zazula, previous owners of Megaforce Records, the label responsible for putting metal on the map and bringing OVERKILL's New Jersey thrash metal to the world. The Zazulas are now a part of the Bodog Music team in the United States.

"Immortalis" track listing:

01. Devils in the Mist
02. What it Takes
03. Skull and Bones (feat. LAMB OF GOD's Randy Blythe)
04. Shadow of a Doubt
05. Hellish Pride
06. Walk through Fire
07. Head On
08. Charlie Get Your Gun
09. Hell Is
10. Overkill V

OVERKILL will take part in an in-store signing on Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey (contrary to a posting on the Vintage Vinyl web site, the appearance will NOT include an in-store performance, according to OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth).

For more information, visit www.vvinyl.com.

Since forming in 1980, OVERKILL has put out over 20 albums. Despite various lineup changes, the band has never gone on hiatus and has continued to stay true to the metal genre it helped create. With Megaforce Records and their management company, CraZed Management, the Zazulas were responsible for the early careers of such bands as METALLICA, ANTHRAX and MINISTRY, among many others.

The upcoming album and corresponding East Coast tour will feature OVERKILL's latest lineup, which along with Ellsworth, includes original bassist D.D. Verni, guitarists Derek "The Skull" Tailer and Dave Linsk, as well as the newest member to join the band, drummer Ron Lipnicki.

OVERKILL released three albums on Megaforce Records before making the jump to Atlantic Records where a string of critically lauded albums, including 1991's quintessential "Horroscope", solidified OVERKILL as one of the best metal bands of all time. In the past few years, the band has released such gems as "Killbox 13" (2003) and "ReliXIV" (2005).

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Overkill Schedule In Store Appearance

Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL will take part in an in-store performance on Saturday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, New Jersey.

For more information, visit www.vvinyl.com.

OVERKILL's new album, "Immortalis", will be released on October 9 via Bodog Music. The group's collaboration with Bodog reunites OVERKILL with Jonny and Marsha Zazula, previous owners of Megaforce Records, the label responsible for putting metal on the map and bringing OVERKILL's New Jersey thrash metal to the world. The Zazulas are now a part of the Bodog Music team in the United States.

Since forming in 1980, OVERKILL has put out over 20 albums. Despite various lineup changes, the band has never gone on hiatus and has continued to stay true to the metal genre it helped create. With Megaforce Records and their management company, CraZed Management, the Zazulas were responsible for the early careers of such bands as METALLICA, ANTHRAX and MINISTRY, among many others.

The upcoming album and corresponding East Coast tour will feature OVERKILL's latest lineup, which along with Ellsworth, includes original bassist D.D. Verni, guitarists Derek "The Skull" Tailer and Dave Linsk, as well as the newest member to join the band, drummer Ron Lipnicki.

OVERKILL released three albums on Megaforce Records before making the jump to Atlantic Records where a string of critically lauded albums, including 1991's quintessential "Horroscope", solidified OVERKILL as one of the best metal bands of all time. In the past few years, the band has released such gems as "Killbox 13" (2003) and "ReliXIV" (2005).

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The Agonist Tour Schedule

The Agonist will be touring in September and October. Here are the tour dates:

dates w/ Epica, Visions of Atlantis
9/6 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
9/8 Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
9/9 New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom

dates w/ Sonata Arctica, Firewind
9/12 Dallas, TX @ Palladium
9/14 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
9/15 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
9/16 Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
9/17 Santa Ana, CA @ The Galaxy Theatre
9/19 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
9/21 Chicago, IL @ Metro/Smart Bar
9/22 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Concert Theatre
9/23 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
9/24 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
9/26 Quebec City, QC @ Salle Albert Rousseau
9/27 Montreal, QC @ Medley
9/28 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Chance Theater
9/29 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (no Firewind)
9/30 New York, NY @ B.B. Kings Blues Club
10/02 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
10/03 Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
10/06 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
10/07 Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
10/09 Houston, TX @ Meridian

dates w/ Overkill
10/11 Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter
10/12 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
10/13 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
10/14 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
10/15 Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
10/16 Cedar Falls, IA @ Reverb
10/17 Sauget, IL @ Pop's
10/18 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under

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Overkill Frontman Posts New Blog

Overkill frontman "Blitz" has posted a new blog on the bands official Myspace account:

"Welcome aboard...we're back from Wacken...and holding in our greasy, little hands the footage from a night well spent with an international metal crowd, on a chilly August night in Germany. Looks like you are going to get to share in it, even after the fact; as we look to include some of that Waken night in the release of Immortalas, this Oct., 9th.

So what's new kids? Keeping your heads in that up and down? Horns up?
Here too, seems we have a helluva year planned...touring...video...and
your general fucking around all of the planet.

We got underway with the project quite awhile back, before the
Gigantour...but didn't finish until this past July. I think the most
time ever taken for a release, by us....and in our opinion well worth the extra time. Another self-produced project, from the bowels of a dark NJ studio. It's all about the end result....and top notch it is....Randy Blythe stepped in to give the track Skull and Bones, the ultimate hellish vocal duet vibe....man that motherfucker is loud!

We will have some of the footage here...yes here, for you, yes you to see.

As we are revamping this whole page to fit the new release. A ton of new fun features....like "shoot ur least favorite band member" and a hangover section for the wrecked-wreckingcrew :)

Ron stepped up and knocked it out of the park....the best "hands" in OK, hands down! I think when a guy enters this type of situation...the

adrenaline is at such a high level he becomes contagious, like a "good"
disease. He shines throughout the record...and you'll know it from the
opener, Devil's in the Mist.

We look forward to seeing you on the road...OCT!!!!!!!!!
And you can check back with here as the other guys will blog in on
occasion....to keep you all updated.....once they all complete their,
"English, as a second language" course.
Best, from the Gutter,
BB"

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Overkill Cancel Festival Performance

According to Metalhead.ro, OVERKILL's appearance at the Maximum Rock Festival, which is taking place August 10-12 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, has been cancelled due to bad weather. A heavy rain hit the open air festival and technical problems occured. The mixing board was wet and the band's technicians said they were not touching it. Although the members of the group got to Cluj-Napoca, they didn't play but signed autographs for the fans.

A limited-edition version of OVERKILL's new album, "Immortalis", will include a bonus DVD containing footage from the band's August 2, 2007 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. More information will be made available soon.

As previously reported, Bodog Music has set an October 9 release date for "Immortalis". The group's collaboration with Bodog reunites OVERKILL with Jonny and Marsha Zazula, previous owners of Megaforce Records, the label responsible for putting metal on the map and bringing OVERKILL's New Jersey thrash metal to the world. The Zazulas are now a part of the Bodog Music team in the United States.

Since forming in 1980, OVERKILL has put out over 20 albums. Despite various lineup changes, the band has never gone on hiatus and has continued to stay true to the metal genre it helped create. With Megaforce Records and their management company, CraZed Management, the Zazulas were responsible for the early careers of such bands as METALLICA, ANTHRAX and MINISTRY, among many others.

The upcoming album and corresponding East Coast tour will feature OVERKILL's latest lineup, which along with Ellsworth, includes original bassist D.D. Verni, guitarists Derek "The Skull" Tailer and Dave Linsk, as well as the newest member to join the band, drummer Ron Lipnicki.

OVERKILL released three albums on Megaforce Records before making the jump to Atlantic Records where a string of critically lauded albums, including 1991's quintessential "Horroscope", solidified OVERKILL as one of the best metal bands of all time. In the past few years, the band has released such gems as "Killbox 13" (2003) and "ReliXIV" (2005).

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New Overkill Album To Come With Bonus DVD

A limited-edition version of OVERKILL's new album, "Immortalis", will include a bonus DVD containing footage from the band's August 2, 2007 performance at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany. More information will be made available soon.

As previously reported, Bodog Music has set an October 9 release date for "Immortalis". The group's collaboration with Bodog reunites OVERKILL with Jonny and Marsha Zazula, previous owners of Megaforce Records, the label responsible for putting metal on the map and bringing OVERKILL's New Jersey thrash metal to the world. The Zazulas are now a part of the Bodog Music team in the United States.

Since forming in 1980, OVERKILL has put out over 20 albums. Despite various lineup changes, the band has never gone on hiatus and has continued to stay true to the metal genre it helped create. With Megaforce Records and their management company, CraZed Management, the Zazulas were responsible for the early careers of such bands as METALLICA, ANTHRAX and MINISTRY, among many others.

The upcoming album and corresponding East Coast tour will feature OVERKILL's latest lineup, which along with Ellsworth, includes original bassist D.D. Verni, guitarists Derek "The Skull" Tailer and Dave Linsk, as well as the newest member to join the band, drummer Ron Lipnicki.

OVERKILL released three albums on Megaforce Records before making the jump to Atlantic Records where a string of critically lauded albums, including 1991's quintessential "Horroscope", solidified OVERKILL as one of the best metal bands of all time. In the past few years, the band has released such gems as "Killbox 13" (2003) and "ReliXIV" (2005).

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Overkill Film W.O.A. Performance For DVD

OVERKILL's jam-packed one-hour performance last night (August 2nd) on the Hellfest Stage at Wacken Open Air was filmed for a future DVD release.

Overkill's upcoming album Immortalis, will be released in October via their new deal with Bodog Music.

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Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Slayer, among dozens of others.

Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like Deep Purple, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, Pantera, Alice Cooper, Venom, Testament, Rush and Megadeth; the project will be packaged in a box resembling a Marshall guitar amp.

The liner notes will include extensive photos, track commentary and interviews with Ronnie James Dio and Lita Ford.

Here is the track list for "The Heavy Metal Box": More...

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Cynic Added To Maximum Rock Festival

Cynic has been confirmed for Romania's MAXIMUM ROCK FESTIVAL, which is an open air concert that takes place on August 10-12th, 2007 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Cynic will perform on August 12 at the fest.

The current lineup includes the following bands:

OVERKILL / U.S.A.
U.D.O. / Gemany
CYNIC / U.S.A.
TO/DIE/FOR / Finland
ORPHANED LAND / Israel
IRON MAIDNEM (IRON MAIDEN tribute) / Hungary
INNER WISH / Greece
EMERALD SUN / Greece
URKRAFT / Danmark
BURNING POINT / Finland
THE COLD EXISTENCE / Sweden
VOICES OF SILENCE / Romania
PSYCHO SYMPHONY / Romania
INDIAN FALL / Romania
ABIGAIL / Romania
NEXUS / Romania
Dirty Shirt / Romania
N.O.M. / Romania

Camping is free. The ticket pricing is as follows:

Until 1st August 2007:
Day I (10th August): 17 Euro
Day II (11th August): 17 Euro
Day III (12th August): 10 Euro
For 3 Days (10th-12th August): 37 Euro

From 1st August to 12th August 2007
Day I (10th August): 22 Euro
Day II (11th August):): 22 Euro
Day III (12th August 11 Euro
For 3 Days (10th-12th August): 40 Euro

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Overkill Set Release Date For New Album

Bodog Music has set an October 9 release date for the new album from the legendary thrash metal band OVERKILL, entitled "Immortalis". The group's collaboration with Bodog reunites OVERKILL with Jonny and Marsha Zazula, previous owners of Megaforce Records, the label responsible for putting metal on the map and bringing OVERKILL's New Jersey thrash metal to the world. The Zazulas are now a part of the Bodog Music team in the United States.

"Whoever said you can't go home again?" says OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth. "Well, whoever it was, they were wrong, as this reunites OVERKILL with their first and biggest supporters. Here we come — again!"

"I went to meet up with OVERKILL at their recent sold out show in New York City and they were better than ever," says Jonny Zazula. "They're heavy as hell and I loved it."

Since forming in 1980, OVERKILL has put out over 20 albums. Despite various lineup changes, the band has never gone on hiatus and has continued to stay true to the metal genre it helped create. With Megaforce Records and their management company, CraZed Management, the Zazulas were responsible for the early careers of such bands as METALLICA, ANTHRAX and MINISTRY, among many others.

"Now, as it was 20 years ago when we signed OVERKILL, I continue to have the utmost respect for what they have done," Marsha Zazula says.

The upcoming album and corresponding East Coast tour will feature OVERKILL's latest lineup, which along with Ellsworth, includes original bassist D.D. Verni, guitarists Derek "The Skull" Tailer and Dave Linsk, as well as the newest member to join the band, drummer Ron Lipnicki.

Ellsworth says Lipnicki "adds a new dimension of brutality to a proven formula. I was knocked on my ass by his talent. We look forward to debuting him on our upcoming Bodog Music release."

OVERKILL released three albums on Megaforce Records before making the jump to Atlantic Records where a string of critically lauded albums, including 1991's quintessential "Horroscope", solidified OVERKILL as one of the best metal bands of all time. In the past few years, the band has released such gems as "Killbox 13" (2003) and "ReliXIV" (2005).

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Overkill Announce Tour Dates

The following dates have been confirmed by Overkill's official Myspace:

August 2007
8-2 Wacken Open Air Wacken, Germany
8-11 Maximum Rock Festival 11:00 pm

October 2007
10-3 The Amp Elmira, NY
10-4 Jaxx Springfield, VA
10-5 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
10-6 Starland Ballroom Sayerville, NJ
10-7 The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
10-8 The Webster Theater Hartford, CT
10-9 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA
10-10 The Muse Nashville, TN
10-11 The Mad Hatter Covington, KY
10-12 Al Rosa Villa Columbus, OH
10-13 Harpo's Concert Theater Detroit, MI
10-14 The Pearl Room Mokena, IL
10-15 The Rock Maplewood, MN
10-16 Reverb Cedar Falls, IO
10-17 Pops Annex Sauget, IL
10-18 Peabody's Cleveland, OH
10-19 The Chance Theater Poughkeepsie, NY
10-20 Mark's Place Bedford, NH
10-21 BB King's New York City, NY

November 2007
11-17 Mogador Theater Bogata, Columbia - SA

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Overkill Reveal New Album Title

New Jersey thrash metal legends OVERKILL, who recently inked a new deal with Bodog Music, will release their new studio album, entitled Immortalis, this fall.

The signing will reunite Overkill with Jonny and Marsha Zazula, previous owners of Megaforce Records, the label responsible for putting metal on the map and bringing Overkill's New Jersey thrash metal to the world. The Zazulas are now a part of the Bodog Music Team in the United States.

"Whoever said you can't go home again?" said Overkill frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth in a recent press release. "Well, whoever it was, they were wrong, as this reunites Overkill with their first and biggest supporters. Here we come - again!"

"I went to meet up with Overkill at their recent sold out show in NYC and they were better than ever," says Jonny Zazula. "They're heavy as hell and I loved it."

Since forming in 1980, Overkill has put out over 20 albums. Despite various lineup changes, the band has never gone on hiatus and has continued to stay true to the metal genre it helped create. With Megaforce Records and their management company, Crazed Management, the Zazulas were responsible for the early careers of such bands as METALLICA, ANTHRAX and MINISTRY, among many others.

"Now, as it was 20 years ago when we signed Overkill, I continue to have the utmost respect for what they have done," Marsha Zazula says.

The upcoming album and corresponding East Coast tour will feature Overkill's latest lineup, which along with Ellsworth, includes original bassist D.D. Verni, guitarists Derek "The Skull" Tailer and Dave Linsk, as well as the newest member to join the band, drummer Ron Lipnicki.

Ellsworth says Lipnicki "adds a new dimension of brutality to a proven formula. I was knocked on my ass by his talent. We look forward to debuting him on our upcoming Bodog Music release."

Overkill released three albums on Megaforce Records before making the jump to Atlantic Records where a string of critically-lauded albums, including 1991's quintessential Horroscope, solidified Overkill as one of the best metal bands of all time. In the past few years, the band has released such gems as Killbox 13 (2003) and ReliXIV (2005).

There are few names as well-respected as Overkill, and with the resurgence of metal in the music word, this band is poised to return to the top. Overkill is ready to show old metal heads they still have it and to teach the new schoolers exactly how it's done.

Overkill on tour:

October
4 - The Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
5 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
6 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
7 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
8 - Huntington Music Hall - Huntington, WV
9 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
10 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
11 - The Mad Hatter - Covington, KY
12 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH
13 - Harpos Concert Theater - Detroit, MI
14 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
15 - The Rock - Maplewood, MN
16 - Reverb - Cedar Falls, IA
17 - Pops - Sauget, IL
18 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
19 - The Chance Theater - Poughkeepsie, NY
20 - Mark's Place - Bedford, NH
21 - BB King's - NYC, NY

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Overkill Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2007

According to a posting on OVERKILL's web site, the band has been confirmed for this year's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place August 2-4, 2007 in Wacken, Germany. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):

1349
ALL THAT REMAINS
AMORPHIS
ANIMAL ALPHA
BELPHEGOR
BENEDICTUM
BLACK MAJESTY
BLIND GUARDIAN
BLITZKRIEG
CANNIBAL CORPSE
CHTHONIC
COMMUNIC
DESTRUCTION
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
DIMENSION ZERO
DIMMU BORGIR
DIR EN GREY
DISILLUSION
DRONE
ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK
ENSLAVED
FAIR TO MIDLAND
FALCONER
FASTWAY
GRAVE DIGGER
GUTBUCKET
HAGGARD
HATESPHERE
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
IMMORTAL
IN FLAMES
J.B.O.
KAMPFAR
LACUNA COIL
LETZTE INSTANZ
MAMBO KURT
MAROON
MENDEED
MENNEN
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO
MOONSORROW
MOONSPELL
MUNICIPAL WASTE
NAPALM DEATH
NARZISS
NEAERA
NORTHER
OVERKILL
PHARAO
POSSESSED
RAGE & LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTER
ROSE TATTOO
SABBAT
SACRED REICH
SAHG
SAMAEL
SAXON
SCHANDMAUL
SECRETS OF THE MOON
SODOM
SONIC SYNDICATE
STORMWARRIOR
STRATOVARIUS
SUBWAY TO SALLY
SUIDAKRA
SWALLOW THE SUN
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
THE SORROW
THE VISION BLEAK
THERION
TURBONEGRO
TURISAS
TYPE O NEGATIVE
TYR
UNHEILIG
VITAL REMAINS
VOLBEAT
W:O:A FIREFIGHTERS

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Overkill Signs With Bodog Music, TVT Europe

Veteran East Coast thrashers OVERKILL have signed with Bodog Music in the U.S. and TVT in Europe for the release of their follow-up to 2005's "ReliXIV", tentatively due in September/October. A U.S. tour will immediately follow the album's release. Confirmed tour dates so far are as follows:

Oct. 04 - The Webster Theater - Hartford, CT
Oct. 05 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Oct. 06 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
Oct. 07 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 08 - Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
Oct. 09 - Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 10 - The Muse - Nashville, TN
Oct. 11 - The Mad Hatter - Covington, KY
Oct. 12 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus, OH
Oct. 13 - Harpo's Concert Theater - Detroit, MI
Oct. 14 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
Oct. 15 - The Rock - Maplewood, MN
Oct. 16 - Reverb - Cedar Falls, IO
Oct. 17 - Pops Annex - Sauget, IL
Oct. 18 - Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
Oct. 19 - The Chance Theater - Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct. 20 - Mark's Place - Bedford, NH
Oct. 21 - BB King's - New York City, NY

A video clip of OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth discussing how he suffered a stroke in 2002 was recently posted on the web site of "Get Thrashed: The Story of Thrash Metal", the much-anticipated documentary profiling the thrash metal scene of the early Eighties and its impact on the music scene. You can check it out at this location (Windows Media).

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The Agonist Sign Worldwide Deal With Century Media

Century Media announce the signing of montreal's The Agonist:

It is extremely rare to find an up-and-coming metal band taking strong political stands, much less one that’s led by a dominating, beautiful, edgy female. But it is exactly this unique dynamic that led Century Media Records to sign Montreal’s THE AGONIST (formerly The Tempest) to a worldwide deal. This quartet delivers introspective, scathing lyrics, and their debut album Once Only Imagined, which is set for a summer release, will definitely catch people’s attention.

Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz’s vegan roots fuel her need to promote the protection of the planet and its inhabitants, and she does so through this outlet. Along with guitarist Danny Marino, bassist Chris Kells and drummer Simon McKay, each member brings their own rich musical backgrounds to the table, creating the perfect expression of melody and madness. Make no mistake, this is a straight-up metal band that holds nothing back with one goal in mind: to make music that is as catchy as it is heavy; as sweet as it is loud; and as angry as it is melancholy. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/theagonist for new photos and new tracks. A new track, “Rise and Fall,” also appears on Century Media’s free spring sampler.

Alissa states: “We were definitely intrigued when Century Media took notice, simply by chance, after hearing a few unmastered tracks of ours. This partnership with Century gives us the platform to say what we need to say and do what we need to do, and that is promote and educate the public on some fundamental causes that are quickly being forgotten, voiced through provoking music that carries the message home.” More...

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The Cursed Ready Debut Full-Length

Overkill singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and Hades guitarist Dan Lorenzo joined forces in 2006 to form The Cursed, who are readying the release of their debut full-length, "Room Full of Sinners," on May 22nd , via Screaming Ferret.

Along with bassist Job the Raver and drummer Mike Cristi, the group spent much of the spring and summer of 2006 writing and rehearsing new material.

The video for "Evil, in the Bag" will be serviced to all online outlets, with MTV2's Headbanger's Ball having expressed positive feedback to multiple spins.

Songs from "Room Full of Sinners" include:

1. Sweeter
2. Evil, in the Bag
3. Breaking Her Down
4. Best of the Worst
5. Native Tongue
6. Serpentine Slither
7. All's Right
8. Leven Als God in Frankrijk
9. One Time
10. Queen of the Down
11. Generate Her

The band's lineup consists of:

Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth - vocals (from Overkill)
Dan Lorenzo - guitar (from Hades)
Mike Cristi - drums (from Non-Fiction)
Job the Raver - bass (from Murder 1)

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Overkill Release More Tour Dates

More dates have been released for OVERKILL’s U.S. tour later this year:

October 6 - Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
October 14 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
October 17 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
October 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
October 21 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club

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The Cursed Finish Recording New Album

The Cursed have now finished recording their debut album form Screaming Ferret Wreckords entitled "Room Full Of Sinners." The band features Overkill frontman Bobby 'Blitz' Ellsworth, former Hades guitarist Dan Lorenzo, bassist Job The Raver (Murder 1) and drummer Mike Cristi (Non-Fiction).

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