Attention head bangers!!!! Bodog Music's Overkill once again raise the bar in hardcore entertainment with their new DVD release, Live At Wacken, out on Bodog Music on Feb. 5, 2008. These thrash titans deliver the live footage DVD, giving metal fans worldwide an instant passport to the pantheon of hard rock events, the Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany. Following the success of their recent release Immortalis, the Live At Wacken DVD features 50 minutes of head-pummeling, circle-pit, fist-thumping thrash with never before seen live performances of the songs "Rotten To The Core," "Elimination," "Necroshine," "Thanx For Nothin'," "Skull and Bones," "In Union We Stand," "Walk Through Fire," "Wrecking Crew," "Old School" and "F@#k You." Over 40,000 rabid metal fans experienced the lights, music and mayhem as Overkill closed the 2007 Wacken Stage. Now, Bodog Music brings it to members of the wrecking crew worldwide. This is your front row look into how Overkill has remained reigning masters of metal for over two decades. So get your horns in the air for the DVD that will turn living rooms into mosh pits and TVs into personal mega metal arenas everywhere.
OVERKILL will embark on a tour of U.S. and Canada this fall. Support on the tour will come from TOXIC HOLOCAUST and WARBRINGER. The dates are as follows: Sep. 25 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar Sep. 26 - San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar Sep. 27 - Dallas, TX @ Ridglea Theater Sep. 28 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory Sep. 29 - Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Sep. 30 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Brickhouse Oct. 01 - West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club Oct. 02 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle Oct. 03 - Mexicali, MX @ El Jardin Oct. 04 - Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk Oct. 05 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater Oct. 06 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon Oct. 07 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy Oct. 09 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock Oct. 10 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Oct. 11 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room Oct. 12 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys Oct. 13 - Toronto, ONT @ El Mocambo Oct. 14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater Oct. 15 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade Oct. 16 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Oct. 17 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Oct. 18 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
The Gauntlet recently caught up with Overkill bassist D.D. Vernie and asked him about recording a track with lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe. "Randy flew in and laid down some vocals for the track Skull & Bones" stated D.D. Vernie. "It was really cool as we have never had anyone else on the previous albums. No guests or anybody; no singers or guitarists. Lamb of God was out with us on Gigantour and we got close with them drinking beers. We got to talking and said they should do a song on our record. It was off the cuff, the stuff that happens when you are drinking on the road. As we started getting closer to recording, Blitz and I were talking and said this song could work with him. Blitz tailored the vocals to have a back and forth kind of thing and we gave Randy a call while he was in Australia. We asked if he was up for it and he said ‘hell yeah!' We sent him the tune and he learned it over a couple days. When they got back from the tour he flew up to my studio. He had some ideas for some of the parts. We sat in with him. It came out really cool. Randy and Blitz's voices are so different. It isn't like you have two guys whose voices are similar. This is as completely different as you could ever imagine and that is what makes it interesting. To me the whole thing works. It is an Overkill song, not a Lamb of God song. We would have done the song with or without Randy singing on it. It is still the style we do with the Overkill vibe. It is just Randy lending his voice on it. He completely killed on it. It has a different kind of riffing and everything. I think the Lamb of God kids and Overkill kids will think that it is interesting. The whole thing works. You'll have to hear it. We love it." Overkill will release its new album, "Immortalis" via Bodog Music on October 9.
OVERKILL have released the following updated U.S. tour dates: October 3 - Elmira, NY @ The Amp October 4 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater October 5 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock October 6 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom October 7 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero October 8 - Huntington, WV @ Huntington Music Hall/The Monkey Bar October 9 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater October 10 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse October 11 - Covington, KY @ The Mad Hatter October 12 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa October 13 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's October 14 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room October 15 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock October 16 - Cedar Falls, IO @ Reverb October 17 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's October 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's October 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance October 20 - Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place October 21 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club
OVERKILL and PRONG will be touring the U.S. early next year. Confirmed dates so far are as follows: Feb. 16 - Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock Feb. 17 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub Feb. 18 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Feb. 19 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre Feb. 20 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club Feb. 21 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade Feb. 22 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall Feb. 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under Feb. 24 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's Feb. 25 - Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock Feb. 26 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues