Formed in 1980, New Jersey Thrash Metal veterans OVERKILL have set “Grinding Wheel” as the title of their eighteenth studio album, due this November via Nuclear Blast. Album artwork for the new album coming soon.

Overkill are known for making ears bleed with their kickass thrash ,groove, and punk elements as frontman Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth stated in a recent interview with Alternative Nation. He also said that they’re just inches away from completing their new album, “The majority of the tracks are finished. We are looking for a first-week-of-November release.”

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Asked how the new OVERKILL album will compare to the previous ones, Blitz said: “At the end of the day, OVERKILL is OVERKILL. Our trademark is that we are always recognizable on every release. For the three decades we have been around, we were always OVERKILL. So, sure, it is a metal record, and like always, it will have sort of a thrash vibe to it with some melody in it.”

He continued “It’s always best to try to make it better, or at least think in your mind that it is going to be better. That becomes the challenge. I think that is what keeps the band rolling.”

“A lot of bands are known for what they have done, but I feel being known for where you are and what you are doing is where true value lies. I feel we accomplished that on the last few albums.”

OVERKILL will embark on a European headlining tour in November. Support on the trek will come from U.S. sludge metal kings CROWBAR, Israel-based metallers SHREDHEAD and Aussie thrashers DESECRATOR.


-Lilas Mayassi

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