Tuesday might normally be for tacos, but for the duration today let’s call it “Touring Tuesday” as some great runs are being announced for the soon to arrive 2020 year. First up on my day’s alerts comes the news from Team Overkill. Let’s examine.
The Press Release:
Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL are proud to announce The Wings Over USA 2020 tour. Kicking off on February 26th at the House of Blues of Anaheim, the 17-date tour which will feature special guests EXHORDER and HYDRAFORM will make stops in Las Vegas, New Orleans and Atlanta before concluding in New Jersey. The final date will welcome M.O.D. featuring Billy Milano and DEMOLITION HAMMER.
Sure it was great to see the news earlier today about the 25th Anniversary celebrations for the Vans Warped Tour (seen HERE just in case you didn’t scroll too far back), but this is the kind of news that makes the morning coffee all the more enjoyable. The Masters of Thrash in Overkill will tour for their new album and you can check out the full press release, poster and dates down below.
The Press Release:
Legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL are proud to announce The Wings Over USA 2019 tour. Kicking off on April 25th in Baltimore, the tour will make stops in Pittsburgh, Chicago and Nashville before concluding in Boston on May 11th. Joining the tour are none other than San Francisco Bay Area thrash legends and label mates DEATH ANGEL and ex-members of Megadeth, Shadows Fall and Scar The Martyr, ACT OF DEFIANCE.
Bobby Blitz comments “”We look forward to bringing ‘The Wings’ over the USA. It’s been a long road but the journey is not over yet. DEATH ANGEL and ACT OF DEFIANCE join us on this jaunt so prepare yourself for a righteous beating. Let the headbanging begin in April!” Continue reading Overkill Announces “Wings Over The USA” Tour→
Historically speaking, the Thrash Metal titans known as Overkill have been wrecking our necks since 1980 and their catalog is rife with tunes that inspire some of the wildest mosh pits ever experienced. 2018 finds the band celebrating two of their bodies of work with the live CD/DVD entitled “Live In Overhausen” which comes care of their label, Nuclear Blast Records. Recently the band unveiled the first trailer about the release. Check it out.
About The Clip: Celebrating the band’s history, Live In Overhausen, captured not one but two album anniversaries. Fans assembled on April 16, 2016 at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany for the 25th Anniversary of “Horrorscope” and 30th Anniversary of where it all began, “Feel The Fire”. A full night of kill from the past played loud and in its entirety!
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told this is not a big deal of a trailer outside of it sharing the ideas that will be manifested in the forthcoming live video release and its subsequent album. It’s a nice teaser but the band founders who speak (Blitz and D.D.) don’t really outline much more than they decided to do two of their classic albums for the recording. It’s not a bad idea since we haven’t had a live Overkill recording in many, many years. This behind the scenes clip doesn’t even feature any of their sonic live show outside of a quick blink of the stage from the audience. I’ll be watching out for additional trailers and will surely share them here when we are alerted. Did you like this teaser? Chime in below as its always welcome. You can pre-order the release care of the Amazon.com link below.
Shadows Fall was promoting a brand new release with a special in-store appearance at the great J&R Music World. That appearance was discussed in length on THIS LINK. Now please enjoy a larger photo gallery from the set.
Artist: Shadows Fall Venue: J&R Music World (New York, NY) Opener: n/a Date: 6/19/2009 Label: Everblack Industries
Wow, what a way to start off one’s weekend and if you don’t know what I mean then I am referring to the treat that New York City had this past Friday as the mighty Shadows Fall took to the stage at J&R Music World in Downtown, Big Apple. I know you might be confused about such a setting being used for a throttling Metal performer but the occasion was rather special as the music and electronics retailer was celebrating the Grand Opening of their musical instruments store. It is clear that now the consumer can pretty much find everything at this place and that’s a very good thing to know if you have some disposable income that you are wondering what to do with. I know that the store has held host to musical acts in the past but I don’t recall many bands like Shadows Fall participating because its just such an overpowering kind of sound that one wonders how the store would look after the band and their fans relinquished control to the management once again so I was very interested and curious as to how this was going to play out. When I arrived at about 5pm, there were already a few dozen fans in the place and the band was set to play at about 6pm for an abbreviated set. Here’s how it went down.