Tag Archives: Bobby Blitz

BPMD (Overkill, ex-Machine Head, etc.) share Eddie Van Halen tribute video with “D.O.A.” cover

Posted by on October 12, 2020

  BPMD, the supergroup featuring Bobby Blitz (Overkill), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Sons of Apollo), Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), and Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, ex- Machine Head) have released a tribute video to the late Eddie Van Halen. The clip features the group’s Van Halen cover of “D.O.A.,” which is taken from the group’s debut […]

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BPMD (Overkill, Vio-lence, etc.) release Aerosmith cover, announce release date for debut album

Posted by on April 16, 2020

  Metal supergroup BPMD, featuring vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (Overkill), guitarist Phil Demmel (Vio-lence/ex-Machine Head), drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs/ex-Dream Theater) and bassist Mark Menghi (Metal Allegiance), has released a video for their debut single. The track is a cover of Aerosmith’s 1975 song “Toys In The Attic.” Wrote Ellsworth in a statement accompanying […]

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As SDR show turns one, co-host Ralph Sutton recaps the year in rock

Posted by on May 13, 2015

While the podcast world is increasingly crowded, a good concept can stick out, and what’s a better concept than Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll? That’s the thought process behind The SDR Show, a podcast hosted by radio vet Ralph Sutton and metalhead comedian Big Jay Oakerson. With the show’s one-year anniversary this week, we […]

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Overkill sign worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast, announce tour, box set

Posted by on March 27, 2015

It’s been 35 years since Overkill first formed, and 30 since their first album, Feel the Fire. Now the New Jersey thrash quintet are commemorating their anniversary with a new label in the United States, Nuclear Blast, and a box set that will consist of their entire back catalog. While the band have been on Nuclear […]

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Bobby Blitz was mistakenly given six months to live

Posted by on August 8, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/TcDI_Aym0FY[/youtube] If you had six months to live, what would you do with that time? That’s a predicament Overkill’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth found himself in that inspired “Another Day to Die” on the band’s White Devil Armory. In an interview with RockSverige, Ellsworth recalls that he was in Hambyrg, Germany when he wound up in the […]

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Overkill release video for ‘Armorist’

Posted by on July 1, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/PWhyOaNBbuQ[/youtube] Well, Overkill certainly aren’t slowing down with age. The band’s 17th studio album, White Devil Armory, will be out later this month on eOne, and the first song on the album, “Armorist,” is as fast and thrashy as anything they’ve put out. Singer Bobby Blitz is on point – just listen to the scream he […]

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