Tuesday might normally be for tacos, but for the duration today let’s call it “Touring Tuesday” as some great runs are being announced for the soon to arrive 2020 year. First up on my day’s alerts comes the news from Team Overkill. Let’s examine.
The Press Release:
Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL are proud to announce The Wings Over USA 2020 tour. Kicking off on February 26th at the House of Blues of Anaheim, the 17-date tour which will feature special guests EXHORDER and HYDRAFORM will make stops in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Atlanta before concluding in New Jersey. The final date will welcome M.O.D. featuring Billy Milano and DEMOLITION HAMMER.
Hey fiends, while I know you are finalizing your costume for whatever Halloween hootnanny you might be involved in, I’d like to call your attention to the annual NAMM appearance by Metal Allegiance at the House Of Blues. Check it out.
The Press Release:
METAL ALLEGIANCE began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community’s most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and off) that read like a Wikipedia entry on the genre itself.
Historically speaking, the Thrash Metal titans known as Overkill have been wrecking our necks since 1980 and their catalog is rife with tunes that inspire some of the wildest mosh pits ever experienced. 2018 finds the band celebrating two of their bodies of work with the live CD/DVD entitled “Live In Overhausen” which comes care of their label, Nuclear Blast Records. Recently the band unveiled the first trailer about the release. Check it out.
About The Clip: Celebrating the band’s history, Live In Overhausen, captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for the 25th Anniversary of “Horrorscope” and 30th Anniversary of where it all began, “Feel The Fire”. A full night of kill from the past played loud and in its entirety!
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told this is not a big deal of a trailer outside of it sharing the ideas that will be manifested in the forthcoming live video release and its subsequent album. It’s a nice teaser but the band founders who speak (Blitz and D.D.) don’t really outline much more than they decided to do two of their classic albums for the recording. It’s not a bad idea since we haven’t had a live Overkill recording in many, many years. This behind the scenes clip doesn’t even feature any of their sonic live show outside of a quick blink of the stage from the audience. I’ll be watching out for additional trailers and will surely share them here when we are alerted. Did you like this teaser? Chime in below as its always welcome. You can pre-order the release care of the Amazon.com link below.
While many of us are preparing for Halloween, this latest alert will fast forward us to the New Year and one of the special happenings that will take place during the annual NAMM Show. Check it out.
The Press Release:
METAL ALLEGIANCE has announced that they’ll be returning to their second home of Anaheim, California at the House of Blues on Thursday, January 25th for their annual January metal assault! This year marks the introduction of Bobby Blitz (Overkill) and John Bush (Armored Saint / ex-Anthrax) to their ranks in addition to the surprise guests they are known for. Continue reading Metal Allegiance Returns to Anaheim For Their Annual Metal Assault→
Artist: Overkill Title: “Our Finest Hour” (Single) Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: 11/4/2016 Genre: Thrash Metal Rating: 4/5
Views about this latest track from the Thrash Metal Legends Overkill have been making the rounds for a couple of weeks now but I decided to post something on the day of its digital release so fans could order it straightaway after hearing our own thoughts on it. Well, I hope that they do that at least since it’s a cooking number from beginning to end and gives us a nice taste of what is to come from their upcoming album “The Grinding Wheel” which is the band’s first album on Nuclear Blast Records. That said, according to Blitz we’ll have to wait until February of 2017 for the full thing which makes getting this track around into the hands of the masses a paramount effort. Continue reading “Our Finest Hour” (Single) by Overkill→