New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL have inked a multi-album deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's new CD, "Ironbound" — which is described as a true "thrasher-piece" — is scheduled for release on January 29, 2010.
"Good to be with a label that understands what OVERKILL are about and what metal is about in 2010; exciting!" singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth said in a statement.
Added Nuclear Blast A&R representative Jaap Wagemaker: "Growing up with classics such as 'Feel The Fire', 'Taking Over' and 'The Years Of Decay' and seeing the band countless times playing live, it is sure to say that one of our favorite bands of all time has finally found their home at the powerhouse that Nuclear Blast is today! We are very much looking forward to start working with OVERKILL and are eager to release their new album, 'Ironbound', to the masses! A new album on which they have returned to their old-school thrash roots!"
"Ironbound" track listing:
01. The Green And Black
03. Bring Me The Night
04. The Goal Is Your Soul
05. Give A Little
06. Endless War
07. The Head And Heart
08. In Vain
09. Killing For A Living
10. The SRC
* Limited digipak
* CD Jewelcase
* LP (180g vinyl) in gatefold
* LP (180g green vinyl) in gatefold (Nuclear Blast Mailorder exclusive)
* Strictly limited mailorder edition
The band is already working on a new European tour for 2010.
On May 12, Megaforce Records reissued two classic OVERKILL albums on colored vinyl.
* "Feel The Fire" on red/orange marbled vinyl
* "Fuck You And Then Some" (first time on vinyl!!) which is a double LP set — one LP on regular black vinyl and the other on black/yellow marbled vinyl with a big fat middle finger etched into side D.
Both albums are limited to 500 hand-numbered copies
OVERKILL has tapped PAIN/HYPOCRISY mainman Peter Tägtgren to mix the band's new album.
Since 2010 is the 25th anniversary of the release of the debut OVERKILL album, "Feel The Fire", there are lots of plans for next year, including U.S. and European tours.
OVERKILL's second DVD, "Live at Wacken Open Air 2007", came out in February 2008 via Bodog Music. The 50-minute disc was shot during the band's headline set at the festival in front of an audience of 40,000, and features songs that span OVERKILL's 28-year career, including "Walk Through Fire" from the group's latest disc "Immortalis", "Rotten to the Core", "Elimination", "Fuck You", "In Union We Stand", "Necroshine", "Skull and Bones", "Old School" and "Wrecking Crew".