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On April 10th, Overdrive sat down with Overkill front man Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth to chat about where the band are in terms of a follow up to the face-melting “White Devil Armory”.  In the interview Bobby talks also about the bands current tour, the relevance of early American east coast Punk and Hardcore to which the band drew influence from. Get the full story on the audio link below!

Overkill Bobby Blitz

We arrive in Dublin’s Academy a short while before the doors open for Overkill’s second ever performance in the Irish capital and are shortly sitting before one of the most iconic front-men in the thrash metal history books! Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth is every bit the gentleman and is particularly fine spirits this Sunday evening. As we get comfortable in the confined backstage dressing room of the Academy, Bobby gives an honest and animated interview looking back over his 30 odd years in the business.

Overkill’s last release White Devil Aromory was released back in July of 2014 and with critical acclaim across the board the legacy of the New Jersey ‘wrecking crew’ continues to smash stages across the globe, putting most of their younger peers to shame.


The bands last official release HistoriKill: 1995 – 2007  was released on October 16th and included eleven Overkill albums on 13 CDs plus an extra bonus CD (incl. demos, remixes and an unreleased cover song) all in digi sleeves. If you wish to order this piece of Thrash Metal history, simply click on this link!

Overdrive caught up with Bobby again recently on their tour of Europe. To access this in depth interview, just click on the Soundcloud audio clip below!

White Devil Armory is available on many formats with exclusive limited vinyl pressings from Nuclear Blast. Click on the graphic link below to get one before they all sell out!

overkill white devil aromory album

We put together some of Overkill’s top tracks in our ‘Wrecking Crew’ playlist! Get involved and turn it up!

For more information on Overkill – click this link.

Post / Interivew  – Oran O’Beirne

Feature Image – Down The Barrel Photography.