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Overkill To Release New Album “Scorched” in April, Debut First Single “The Surgeon”


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Tenured New Jersey thrash metal band Overkill have announced an April 14th release date for their twentieth studio album, “Scorched“, via Nuclear Blast. The song “The Surgeon” has newly been launched as the first single from that release and is streaming online below.

While the band took on the production duties of the album themselves, they had Colin Richardson (Machine Head, Carcass) assume the mixing duties alongside Chris Clancy. Speaking of the upcoming release, frontman Bobby Blitz offered:

“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” track listing:

01 – “Scorched
02 – “Goin’ Home
03 – “The Surgeon
04 – “Twist Of The Wick
05 – “Wicked Place
06 – “Won’t Be Comin Back
07 – “Fever
08 – “Harder They Fall
09 – “Know Her Name
10 – “Bag O’ Bones

Pre-orders are available here. In other news, the group have added Heathen to their upcoming spring European tour, see below for the dates:

04/13 Bochum, GER – Zeche
04/14 Zwolle, NET – Hedon
04/15 Osnabrück, GER – Hyde Park
04/16 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
04/17 München, GER – Backstage
04/18 Stuttgart, GER – LKA
04/19 Zürich, SWI – Komplex
04/21 Parma, ITA – Campus Industry
04/22 Fontaneto, ITA – Phenomenon Club
04/23 Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
04/24 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/25 Vorselaar, BEL – De Dreef
04/26 Paris, FRA – Trabendo
04/28 Pamplona, SPA – Totem
04/29 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2

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