Overkill

Overkill

Overkill is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980 in New Jersey. The band has been active since 1984, releasing 16 studio albums, 2 EPs, 2 live albums and a "covers" album. The band also has a notable mascot (named Chaly), a skeletal bat with a skull-like face, bony wings, and green eyes. It has appeared on most of their album covers. Overkill has gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni remaining the only consistent members. Along with Anthrax the band is one of the most successful East coast thrash metal bands.

Vintage Magazines with Overkill

Screamer Magazine November 1993

Screamer Magazine November 1993
Issue: November 1993. Featuring: Layne Staley of Alice in Chains. Also Included Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Green Jelly, VoiVod, Overkill, BulletBoys, Disincarnate, 311 and Much More.

Screamer Magazine February 1992

Screamer Magazine February 1992
Issue: February 1992. Featuring: MSG. Also Included 24-7 Spyz, Armed Forces, Blitzspeer, Hexx, Lillian Axe, Nuclear Valdez, Pyschefunkapus, War Babies and Much More.

Screamer Magazine November 1991

Screamer Magazine November 1991
Issue: November 1991. Featuring: Motley Crue. Also Included Warrant, Sound Garden, Danger Danger, Fates Warning, Fudge Tunnel, Infectious Grooves, Voivod and Much More.

Screamer Magazine October 1991

Screamer Magazine October 1991
Issue: October 1991. Featuring: Ozzy Osbourne. Also Included Van Halen, Bang Tango, Craig Goldy, LA Guns, Napalm Death, Ratt, Richie Sambora, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Sick Of It All, Vinnie Moore and Much More.

Screamer Magazine September 1991

Screamer Magazine September 1991
Issue: September 1991. Featuring: LA Guns. Also Included Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Armored Saint, Dangerous Toys, Nuclear Assault, Overkill, Screaming Jets, Suicidal Tendencies, The Scream, White Trash, XYZ and Much More

Screamer Magazine April 1991

Screamer Magazine April 1991
Issue: April 1991. Featuring: Mr. Big. Also Included Agony Column, Bang Gang, Beggers & Thieves, Dangerous Toys, Kane Roberts, Scorpions, Tad, Trixter, White Lion and Much More.

Screamer Magazine May 1990

Screamer Magazine May 1990
Issue: May 1990. Featuring: Faster Pussycat. Also Included Alice Cooper, Bang Tango, Flotsam and Jetsam, Sacred Reich, Ace Frehley, Balaam and the Angle, Bonham, Circus of Power, Company of Wolves, Death Angel, Dogs D' Amour, Doro Pesch, Enuff Z' Nuff, Stevie Salas and Much More

Screamer Magazine January 1990

Screamer Magazine January 1990
Issue: January 1990. Featuring: The Cult. Also Included Kiss, LA Guns, Mr. Big, Tora Tora, Dangerous Toys, Lord Tracy, Mike Monroe, Raging Slab, Testament, Tim Karr, Voivod, XYZ and Much More.

Screamer Magazine December 1989

Screamer Magazine December 1989
Issue: December 1989. Featuring: Whitesnake. Also Included Bad English, Britny Fox, Dirty Looks, Mr. Big, Princess Pang, Raging Slab, Scorpions, Shark Island, Stage Dolls, Voivod, Wolfsbane and Much More.

Screamer Magazine May 1989

Screamer Magazine May 1989
Issue: May 1989. Featuring: Skid Row. Also Included Black Sabbath, Exodus, Anthrax, Britny Fox, Pretty Boy Floyd, Kingdom Come, Helloween, Brunette, Crywolf, Chastain and Much More.

Articles with Overkill

OVERKILL Announces New Drummer

Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have kept the machine running strong in 2017 with the release of their highly-acclaimed eighteenth album, The Grinding Wheel, as well as adding another US tour under their belts. Today, the band welcomes another addition to the OVERKILL history with their new drummer, Jason “Sticks” Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM). “OVERKILL would like to announce… Read more »


OVERKILL – Keep The Gears Grinding

Since their humble New Jersey beginnings in the early ‘80s, instilled with a solid blue collar East Coast work ethic and desire to make heavy, catchy, riff-driven thrash that crowds around the world have moshed to, Overkill vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and bassist D.D. Verni have stayed true to themselves, their fans and their hometown… Read more »


OVERKILL & NILE – Grind Through Columbus

Ancient Egypt and East Coast Jersey invaded Columbus Thursday, February 16 as Nile and Overkill smashed through The Park Street Saloon on night three of their 26 date U.S. tour.  Nile, with newly acquired vocalist and guitarist Brian Kingsland took their trademark technical death assault from the crypts to the mosh-ready minions with the full… Read more »


Photos – OVERKILL & NILE – Grind Through Columbus

Photos – OVERKILL & NILE – Grind Through Columbus CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.


OVERKILL – Third Track-By-Track Trailer For The Grinding Wheel Launched

Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, will unleash their upcoming studio album, The Grinding Wheel, on February 10th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band reveals their third and final track-by-track trailer! Check this video to get informed about “Red White And Blue”, “The Wheel” and “The Grinding Wheel” Check out the first two parts here: Track-by-track #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9sq74ttiE&feature=youtu.be Track-by-track #2:… Read more »


OVERKILL – Release Lyric Video For “Our Finest Hour”

Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, will release their brand-new single, Our Finest Hour, on November 4th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the fitting lyric video for the title track has been launched. Check it out here: The 7″ single will be available black, green, and splatter vinyl. Pre-order now: http://nblast.de/OverkillFinestHourNB “Looks like the ‘machine’ is up… Read more »


Members Of Accept, Overkill, And Metal Allegiance To Play “Rock Against Dystrophy” Benefit Show On August 21st

On Sunday, August 21st 2016 the Rock Against Dystrophy All Star Edition 2016 benefit concert will be at The Headliner in Neptune, New Jersey. The show will have TattooTony return to MC the event. The benefit will feature performances by High Octane, Broken Past, New Day Dawn, a special set from New Jersey’s metal legends… Read more »


SYMPHONY X – UNDERWORLD OUT NOW!

New Jersey’s progressive metal masters, SYMPHONY X, released their new masterpiece, Underworld,  July 24th, via Nuclear Blast. Order your copy of SYMPHONY X‘ new album Underworld at the Nuclear Blast Webshop: http://nblast.de/SXUnderworldNB Amazon: http://nblast.de/SXUnderworldAMZMP3 iTunes: http://nblast.de/SXUnderworldAMZMP3 Google Play: http://nblast.de/SXUnderworldGP “Musically, Underworld has things reminiscent of the bands previous albums but this one definitely has its own individuality,” stated… Read more »


OVERKILL TO RELEASE HISTORIKILL: 1995-2007 BOX SET!

New Jersey-based thrash metal veterans OVERKILL recently inked a new worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band‘s first worldwide release on Nuclear Blast will be a special box set titled, HistoriKill: 1995 – 2007. It is scheduled to be released this fall and will include eleven OVERKILL albums on 13 CDs and a bonus… Read more »


Overkill Live at the Trocadero Theatre February 13, 2013

Live Photos of Overkill Live at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Pa on February 13, 2013 http://wreckingcrew.com http://www.facebook.com/OverkillWreckingCrew https://twitter.com/OverkillBand