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Metal By Numbers 3/2: Immolation top the charts

Posted by on March 18, 2022

  Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.     Notable Debuts: Immolation, Acts Of God (Nuclear Blast) Debut #50 1,550 sold The eleventh studio album from the New York death metal act.           Star One, Revel In Time (InsideOut) Debut #95 […]

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Dave Linsk of Overkill pulls himself off US tour due to “personal reasons;” Phil Demmel steps in on guitar

Posted by on February 28, 2022

    According to the Chicago Tribune, Overkill guitarist Dave Linsk will sit out the March 2022 U.S. tour due to “personal reasons.” Stepping in will be former Machine Head and current Vio-Lence guitarist Phil Demmel. Overkill frontman Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth said: “We’ve used Phil in the past when we’ve had issues. We’re prepared. We’re […]

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Metallica, Raven, Anthrax, Overkill, and more react to death of Megaforce co-founder Jon Zazula

Posted by on February 2, 2022

  Metallica, Raven, Anthrax, Overkill, and more have since paid a tribute to Megaforce Records co-founder Jon “Jonny Z” Zazula, who passed away yesterday (1st). Zazula reportedly died from complications of the rare neuropathic disorder chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteopenia. It was also reported, the 69-year-old passed away […]

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Photos/Review: Overkill returns for hometown show w/ Demolition Hammer & Sworn Enemy at Wellmont Theater in Montclair, NJ 11/13/21

Posted by on November 19, 2021

On November 13th, a frigid Saturday evening, Overkill returned home to New Jersey along with Demolition Hammer and Sworn Enemy to play a nearly sold-out crowd at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. Overkill’s first hometown show in quite some time, over ten years to be exact. These thrashers have played close by in New York […]

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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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Dark Tranquillity, Kamelot and Overkill issue statements on John Finberg

Posted by on October 2, 2020

  Dark Tranquillity, Kamelot, and Overkill have issued statements on John Finberg following a MetalSucks report on a history of sexual assault, bullying, harassment, racism, etc. allegations against the concert booker and First Row Talent owner. While there are a few and possibly very few who haven’t addressed the subject, Overkill revealed they cut ties […]

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Alice Cooper, Tyr, Dragonforce, Overkill, William DuVall, Imonolith, etc. cancel shows

Posted by on March 13, 2020

The next batch of show cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic includes Alice Cooper, Dragonforce, Overkill, William DuVall, Imonolith, Tool, Attila, I Prevail, and more.   Tyr’s epic Valor & Folklore North American Tour with Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Metsatoll is now postponed: “Unfortunately the highly anticipated “Valor & Folklore” tour of April 2020 will be […]

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Overkill announce U.S tour w/ Exhorder & Hydraform

Posted by on December 17, 2019

Overkill, one of the hardest working bands around will continue to celebrate their latest effort, The Wings of War in 2020. These New Jersey thrash legends have announced a winter U.S. trek, and this time around, they’re bringing New Orleans metal giants Exhorder and Hydraform as their special guests. The tour is scheduled to kick […]

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Metal Insider’s 225 Best Metal Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

Posted by on December 16, 2019

As each year approaches its end, we share our year-end lists highlighting the best of the best of the year. However, we were taken aback, realizing that not only will 2020 mark a new year, it also marks a brand new decade. It’s true what they say; time flies when you’re having fun, listening to […]

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2019’s Black Friday ‘Record Store Day’ releases include Slipknot, Jinjer, Life of Agony, and more

Posted by on October 9, 2019

The extensive list of albums that are being exclusively released for this year’s annual Black Friday Record Store Day on November 29th have been revealed. We looked over the entire catalog and made a few selections from metal, hard rock and other classic rock albums. Artists include Life of Agony, Jinjer, Slipknot, Overkill, and more. […]

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