Details On New Album "The Final Nightmare" Posted By Overdrive
NWoBHM act Overdrive, having recently signed to Pure Rock Records, posted details on the first studio release in eight years. The album will be entitled "The Final Nightmare" and will be issued on August 22nd worldwide, with pre-orders to commence on August 8th. The album was mastered by Chris Tsangarides, who has worked with legendary act like Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest and Black Sabbath.
The British NWOBHM cult band Overdrive (not to be confused with the Swedish Obscure-Metal band) was formed in 1977 in Grantham and are a misunderstood gem for lovers of the genre. In 1981, the band released a three track single entitled "On The Run" – now a rarity - followed by four studio albums since 1990.
The five gracefully aged men present "nine catchy, driving and moving hard rock songs, very near to the border of classic heavy metal, spiced up with several Deep Purple/Rainbow-like Hammond/Keyboard solos." According to the press release: "the vocals are reminding sometimes a little bit of Saxon front man Biff Byford, while original guitarist Tracey W. Abbott is celebrating simple, catchy riffs that are going straight into the ear. Between faster tracks like 'Glass Game' and 'Wasted' or good mid-tempo songs like 'Twisting My Mind' and 'Lost On A Mountain,' you can also find powerful ballads like 'Taken Young (Ben's song)' or epic tracks like the final title track."
The track list for "The Final Nightmare" is:
1. Invited to Hell
2. Twice Shy
3. Glass Game
4. Twisting My Mind
6. Lost On A Mountain
8. Taken Young (Ben's Song)
9. Final Nightmare
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