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An Interview With Overkill Frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth

Overkill are one of the bands that have held the flag of thrash metal at it's highest throughout their career, keeping the genre's name alive in the good times and the bad. At the heart of it all is vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni, the only two constant members in a band which has spanned over three decades.

During their recent tour of the United Kingdom with Polish death metal stalwarts Vader (see review here,) I had the pleasure of meeting one of thrash metal's most beloved singers and asking Blitz about the past and present, the upcoming American election and much more. You can watch the interview in two parts below.

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.

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1. Drum_Junkie writes:

Totally awesome interview with Blitz! Sounds like you both enjoyed the conversation. His laugh is truly infectious.

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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Thanks DJ! He was great fun to meet and we had a good laugh before and after the interview too. Really nice guy.

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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

You took the vaseline off the lens!

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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Haha! Yeah, I'm quite pleased with the video quality of this one. Helps that the bus was lit much better too.

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5. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

Cool interview. And you posted it on Bobby's birthday (May 5th) lol

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