Album Review: Overkill – The Wings of War

Almost two years to the day since their last LP, the awesome The Grinding Wheel, old-skool thrashers Overkill have returned to get the patched denim jacket masses' heads banging again. If the band's knack for consistently crafting thrashterpieces is anything the go by, the latest album - The Wings of War - is certain to … Continue reading Album Review: Overkill – The Wings of War

Gig Review: Overkill / Destruction / Flotsam and Jetsam – SWG3, Glasgow (24th March 2019)

A lineup featuring three thrash legends is bound to bring the battle jacket headbangers out to mosh. Descending upon the fitting industrial backdrop of SWG3 is Overkill bringing their Killfest tour featuring fellow thrash heroes Destruction & Flotsam and Jetsam. Unfortunately I arrive a lot later than expected and only catch the last song from … Continue reading Gig Review: Overkill / Destruction / Flotsam and Jetsam – SWG3, Glasgow (24th March 2019)

Gig Review: HRH Hammerfest XI – Day 2 (22 March 2019)

It's Friday morning and I’m raring to go, very much looking forward to the eclectic mix of metal, doom, sludge, and thrash on offer here today at Hammerfest XI. I head down early so I don't miss anything and spend some time looking round the wares at the merch stalls. Plenty of choice with almost … Continue reading Gig Review: HRH Hammerfest XI – Day 2 (22 March 2019)

2017 Crew Review: Sean Merrigan, Writer/Reviewer

It's that time of year again. As 2017 draws to a close, rock and metal media folk everywhere are reflecting on everything hard and heavy from the past year and sharing their thoughts with their respective readership. Now it's my turn! Best New Album Choices, choices! As with every year there's been a multitude of … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review: Sean Merrigan, Writer/Reviewer

MTV Headbangers Ball 2017: Max and Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots / Overkill / Insomnium / Deserted Fear – Kentish Town Forum, London (12th December 2017)

Now in its second year of nostalgia revival, the heavy metal travelling circus that is MTV Headbangers Ball has brought us the likes of Iced Earth, Kataklysm, Ensiferum, Unearth and in its original incarnation, Anthrax, Exodus and Helloween. This time around we've got thrash/death/nu/tribal metal overlords Max and Iggor Cavalera playing their last booked "Return … Continue reading MTV Headbangers Ball 2017: Max and Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots / Overkill / Insomnium / Deserted Fear – Kentish Town Forum, London (12th December 2017)

Overkill announces new drummer Jason Bittner

Jason 'Sticks’ Bittner has been revealed as the newest cog in the finely oiled machine that is Overkill. Earning his stripes playing with the likes of Shadows Fall and Flotsam And Jetsam, Jason is more than well-equipped for this role and will no doubt give the New Jersey thrashers a new lease of life on stage. The … Continue reading Overkill announces new drummer Jason Bittner