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Overkill Singer Bobby Blitz Discusses New Album "The Wings Of War," American VS German Thrash And More

Whenever the conversation turns to the subject of thrash metal, one name which simply can't be left out is Overkill. Unquestionably the great thrash export from New Jersey, Overkill has been going for almost forty years and at the helm every step of the way has been singer Bobby Blitz and bassist D.D. Verni, crafting a distinctive sound in tone and voice which may imitated, but never replicated.

Recently, the band embarked on their European Killfest tour, a fixture which thrashers in Europe always looked forward to as not only do Overkill always put on a stellar show, but they always bring some killer bands with them. This year they were joined by German thrash giants Destruction and Arizona veterans Flotsam and Jetsam, in what might be the best Killfest lineup yet.

Before the madness began, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to Mr. Blitz for the first time since 2016 to discuss their stellar new album, "The Wings Of War," new drummer Jason Bittner and whether there was any rivalry back in the day between American and German thrash metal. You can watch the interview in full below.

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Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com since 2007 and a metal fan since 2001, going as far as to travel to other countries and continents for metal gigs.

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