The name of the band Overkill always manages to get nods of respect in the Metal world and this is rightly so because the band has never ceased their output of Metal albums and are one of the biggest thrill rides in concert to see. After the lights have gone up and the crowds have made their way home, you know you were at an Overkill show based on the amount of bruising and punishment your Metal self had taken for the past couple of hours. Tonight the band was back in NYC and delivering the goods with Accept as the direct support along with Sabaton and Cypher Seer starting it off. I got there for most of the bands and to see the full on concert report just click the logo below to be taken to the main PiercingMetal.com website. Then we encourage you scroll down to enjoy some of the videos captured from the audience for your viewing pleasure.
“Killfest” was in NYC and while the guys in Overkill originally hail from New Jersey, it’s pretty safe to call them one of New York’s most popular bands as well. Tonight the band would be bringing their traveling Metal circus to the Nokia Theatre in Times Square and as the night progressed we would learn that the Metal was not the only excitement brewing in the city that evening. The show itself featured Woe Of Tyrants, Evile, Warbringer, God Dethroned and Vader as support for the band and WOW, was that a lineup to sink one’s teeth into. Click the bands logo below to be taken to the complete concert article on the main PiercingMetal.com site.
Overkill is one of the legends in the Thrash Metal annals of history and the band while going through a number of guitarist lineup changes has remained the core of D.D. Verni and Blitz for decades. Consistent touring and album releases prove that the band still has what it takes to entertain the fans and having just caught a smoldering gig at B.B. King Blues Club, we made plans to speak to the bands enigmatic front man at his earliest convenience. We caught up with him on the telephone in the beginning weeks of 2008 and found him eager to talk about a wide number of topics that ranged from the bands beginnings all the way up until today. To read our entire conversations transcription just click the bands logo below to be taken to the item on the main PiercingMetal.com site.
Overkill are one of the truest legends of Thrash Metal and still deliver the goods in concert. This appearance found the band bringing along After Forever from Holland and they were another band that I really enjoy so I would not miss this show. If you want to read more just click the logo below to be brought to the article on the main PiercingMetal.com site.
The place is always insanity when Overkill comes a knocking and tonight would be no different as the band took to the stage at B.B. King Blues Club. This would be only my second show into the Metal Year 2007 and the exciting time found Joey Belladonna and Metal Church opening the show. Meliah Rage appeared as well but we sadly missed them. Photos and comments about what we did catch are easy to find, just click the logo below to be taken to our article on the main PiercingMetal.com site.
Here’s a shot of some of the members of Overkill doing a sound check. We can see Derek Tailer, D.D. Verni, and Dave Linsk getting their sound under wraps. Bobby was not there for that, but its common for the singers to be saving their voice for the main show. Drummer Ron Lipnicki is there as well but obscured by the other folks working on the stage.
I was fortunate to be able to catch legendary former Anthrax vocalist Joey Belladonna with the new screamer for Metal Church Ronny Munroe. The guys were both excited to be performing for a sold out NYC Metal crowd.
Megadeth was full steam ahead with the second go round of their proven popular “Gigantour” that kicked off last year and had given us an amazing roster of bands. To be honest this was much more of an evenly placed Metal show as opposed to some of the Prog and Industrial Metal that the last one gave us and given the distance to travel for the event we would not catch it from the beginning. Click the logo below to enjoy what we were able to see as well as some great photos from the mighty Nell.
Overkill is an exciting live experience without question and while I really enjoy their shows I was equally excited to be able to enjoy the Finnish band Sonata Arctica for the very first time in the live sense. The bands would be playing B.B. King Blues Club which is striking me as the place to be for shows these days. To enjoy the full report and lots of photos just click the logo below. That will take you to the article on the main PiercingMetal.com website.