Tag Archives: Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth

Overkill’s Bobby Blitz on embracing the present with ‘The Wings of War’

Posted by on March 31, 2019

Out of all of the thrash bands out there, Overkill has been persistent as they’ve managed to unleash nineteen albums spanning their near-forty year career. What makes these New Jersey thrashers stand out from the rest is, they’ve never given up nor given into anyone else’s style. Meaning: they’ve always stayed true to what they […]

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Overkill’s Bobby Blitz says the “good new days” are here

Posted by on August 26, 2016

It’s no secret that New Jersey thrash machine Overkill has gone through its fair share of lineup changes since the band’s 1980 inception – no less than 21 players have come and gone over the years, including those with brief early stints and live fill-ins (notably including ex-Anthrax guitarist Dan Spitz for a spell). Vocalist […]

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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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Which of the following metal rumors are true?

Posted by on April 1, 2014

Chances are, you spent the better part of the day wondering whether something unbelievable was true or if it was part of an April Fool’s prank (yeah, sorry about that). With that in mind, we decided to play a little game. We’ve compiled eleven “rumors” that have made their way around the metal community over […]

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Overkill reveal details for next album, ‘White Devil Armory’

Posted by on March 24, 2014

It feels like Overkill never take a break; the band’s previous album, The Electric Age, was released almost exactly two years ago, but it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. In any case, there are new details out surrounding Overkill’s upcoming eighteenth album White Devil Armory including album art and track listing, which is available below.  The […]

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Overkill And Kreator Announce Co-Headlining North American Tour

Posted by on April 30, 2013

New Jersey and German thrash metal will collide this fall, as Overkill and Kreator have announced plans to embark on a co-headlining tour. Originally the two were slated for a two-show stint in New York this coming November. However, now Overkill and Kreator will be playing 26 shows together starting on October 30 in Baltimore. […]

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Overkill Drop Off Tour With Testament Due To Illness

Posted by on February 18, 2013

Over the weekend, singer Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth was diagnosed with what’s referred to as “walking pneumonia.” The illness forced Overkill to sit out of a few shows of The Dark Roots Of Thrash Tour with Testament Flotsam & Jetsam and 4ARM, including Friday night’s stop in Huntington, NY. Now it appears that Blitz’s current condition […]

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Photos: Testament, Overkill And More Perform At NYC’s Best Buy Theater, 2/14/2013

Posted by on February 18, 2013

What’s more metal than celebrating Valentine’s Day with Testament and Overkill? Well throw in Flotsam & Jetsam and 4ARM, and it’s safe to assume where most metal couples in New York were on Valentine’s Day last week. All four bands took to the Best Buy Theater’s stage last Thursday night (February 14) as part of […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metal Musician-Backed Businesses

Posted by on July 9, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGnigTJOsS8[/youtube]Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. If there’s one thing any musician, famous or not, should live by, it’s to have a backup plan. Whether industry tastes change, the lineup changes, you get dropped, or your band just sucks, it can’t hurt to have […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Reasons Why New England Metal & Hardcore Fest 2012 Was A Blast

Posted by on April 23, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Killswitch Engage’s performance at this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Festival may have been the most buzzed about set from the weekend (and rightfully so). However, that wasn’t the only highlight from the 3 day festival. Kodi and Zach were […]

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