You’ll have to forgive me for getting to this one a little later than planned but I was out and about our Metal Metropolis supporting a couple of other Nuclear Blast Records artists and wow what an exciting time that was. If you have not yet listened to the bands Epica and Fleshgod Apocalypse yet, do yourself a favor and search them on Spotify since they are outstanding. Now to the task at hand which is to share the press release about the 2017 North American tour by Thrash Metal monsters Overkill and their direct support Nile. Talk about a nuclear blast of a package. Read on.
The Press Release:
Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have announced their 2017 North American trek with Egyptian themed technical death metal champions and labelmates NILE. The 25-date tour will kick-off on February 14th at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, make stops in Chicago, Anaheim, and Washington, DC before ending at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ.
Bobby “Blitz Ellsworth comments, “Can’t wait to roll ‘the wheel’ down the road. This Feb & Mar, USA, coming to a stage near you! Let’s make it another one to remember! Onward! Upward!”
OVERKILL will be touring in support of their upcoming album, The Grinding Wheel, which will be released February 10th via Nuclear Blast. Recently, the band released the video for “Our Finest Hour”. Enjoy an impression of the mighty thrash inferno with this lyric video:
NILE is touring in support of their latest release What Should Not Be Unearthed. Watch the official lyric video for “Evil To Cast Out Evil” on the Nuclear Blast Youtube Channel.
“All of us in NILE are really looking forward to the upcoming USA Tour with OVERKILL. This Tour is going to be Metal as Fuck,” comments NILE Mastermind Karl Sanders.
Joining OVERKILL and NILE for select shows are melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS and melodic doom/death merchants SWALLOW THE SUN. Tickets for the confirmed shows are now available for purchase at Enterthevault.com and all other ticket outlets.
The Tour Dates:
2/14/2017: Trocadero Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
2/15/2017: Agora Ballroom (w/ LORDI) – Cleveland, OH
2/16/2017: Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
2/17/2017: Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL
2/18/2017: The Cabooze – Minneapolis, MN
2/19/2017: Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
2/20/2017: Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
2/22/2017: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
2/23/2017: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
2/24/2016: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
2/25/2017: City National Grove – Anaheim, CA
2/26/2017: Club Red – Tempe, AZ
2/27/2017: Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
2/28/2017: Trees – Dallas, TX
3/1/2017: Scout Bar – Houston, TX
3/2/2017: Alamo City Music Hall – San Antonio, TX
3/3/2017: Southport Music Hall – New Orleans, LA
3/4/2017: The Ritz Ybor – Ybor City, FL
3/5/2017: Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
3/6/2017: The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC **
3/7/2017: The NorVa – Norfolk, VA **
3/8/2017: Howard Theatre – Washington, DC **
3/9/2017: Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY **
3/10/2017: Palladium – Worcester, MA
3/11.2017: Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ **
** With Amorphis & Swallow The Sun
ABOUT OVERKILL: Although everybody seems to have a different account of who came first in the world of New York/New Jersey area thrash metal, it seems certain that New Jersey’s OVERKILL have stayed around the longest, and have never let their fans down by remaining musically consistent and true to their roots for over 30 years. There are few names as well respected as OVERKILL, and with the resurgence of metal in the music world, this band is poised to return to the top. OVERKILL are ready to show mature metal heads they still have it and are geared up to teach the new schoolers exactly how it’s done. The men of OVERKILL are: Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – Vocals, D.D. Verni – Bass, Dave Linsk – Lead Guitar, Derek Tailer – Rhythm Guitar and Ron Lipnicki – Drums.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m pretty sure that I don’t have to tell you this but if I do, Overkill remains one of the constantly satisfying live concert Metal experiences today. That’s no joke whatsoever. You go to an Overkill show and you left with a sense of having been entertained by one of the best Thrash Metal bands in the business. They’ve never compromised or sold out for the sake of experimentation. The circle pit almost beckons you when you hit one of their gigs and its going to be interesting to see how the Death Metal madness of Nile blends in on this tour. Thought there is no proper NYC date for me to attend I might have to pay a visit to the Starland because it seems that Swallow The Sun and Amorphis are doing that one and these are also two bands that I very much enjoy. So tell me dear readers, what do you think of this particular touring report? Let me know in the comments down below.