January 28, 2023

For over 4 decades, OVERKILL have been trailblazers in producing some of the most signature moments in the world of metal. On April 14th, the New Jersey thrash legends will bludgeon your ears with their twentieth studio album, entitled Scorched via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band now offers fans the first taste of the album with single, The Surgeon. Listeners will enjoy a crash course in OVERKILL featuring blistering vocals, surgically shreddy riffs, galloping drums, and the dirty low-end bass that fans come out of the gutter for. Enjoy the classic sound that has made you love the NJ thrash outfit for 40+ years via the visualizer for The Surgeon below.

OVERKILL‘s Bobby Blitz comments: “Man, it seems like for F-in ever since we chatted!!!! Ha! I tell you what, this is the longest ever between Overkill releases, Feb ’19 to April ’23.
For me, it became my ‘peterpandemic’ go-to. I wrote my part, tore it down, then again and again. I found myself still changing parts while Colin was mixing! It became the normal in a very abnormal time, sanity amongst the insanity. Somewhere in Scorched that is all reflected, a common thread, it is the place I went to get what I needed, maybe what “we” needed. It’s different, that’s for sure, an old-school approach/mix in a modern world… was it worth the wait? You tell me… see ya on the road! Horns up!”

Scorched offered a new recording environment as all members were able to record on their own. The mixing of the record was handled by Colin Richardson and his assistant engineer Chris ClancyJohnny Rodd helped with producing vocals, and finally, Maor Appelbaum took over mastering and adding finishing touches. The band returned to artist Travis Smith to create the album cover art.

Scorched

  1. Scorched
  2. Goin’ Home
  3. The Surgeon
  4. Twist OF The Wick
  5. Wicked Place
  6. Won’t Be Comin Back
  7. Fever
  8. Harder They Fall
  9. Know Her Name
  10. Bag O’ Bones

Available formats

  • CD Jewel case
  • Fluorescent Green Cassette (Limited to 400 worldwide)
  • Longbox (Limited to 1,000 worldwide)
    • CD Jewel
    • Button
    • Sticker
  • Double LP
    • Black
    • Aztec Gold (Limited to 2,500 worldwide)
    • Fresh Green (Limited to 1,000 worldwide)
    • Trans Amber w. Fluorescent Green

OVERKILL are expanding their reach but don’t be fooled, the band will remain the filthy, massive gutter thrashers that we all know and love.

OVERKILL will be hitting our UK soil this year, for a performance at Manorfest, taking place from 26-28th May. Tickets are still available.


OVERKILL is:
Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – Vocals
D.D. Verni – Bass
Dave Linsk – Lead Guitar
Derek Tailer – Rhythm Guitar
Jason Bittner – Drums


OVERKILL online:

Official Website