Overkill will release their twentieth studio album, Scorched, on April 14th through Nuclear Blast Records. The official the visualizer for the LP’s first single, The Surgeon, can be seen below.

Singer Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth comments, “Man, it seems like for F-in ever since we chatted. Ha! I tell you what, this is the longest ever between Overkill releases, Feb ’19 to April ’23. For me, it became my ‘peterpandemic’ go-to. I wrote my part, tore it down, then again and again. I found myself still changing parts while Colin [Richardson] was mixing. It became the normal in a very abnormal time, sanity amongst the insanity. Somewhere in Scorched that is all reflected, a common thread, it is the place I went to get what I needed, maybe what ‘we’ needed. It’s different, that’s for sure an old-school approach/mix in a modern world….was it worth the wait? You tell me…….see ya on the road! Horns up.”

Scorched track listing:

1.  Scorched
2.  Goin’ Home
3.  The Surgeon
4.  Twist Of The Wick
5.  Wicked Place
6.  Won’t Be Comin Back
7.  Fever
8.  Harder They Fall
9.  Know Her Name
10. Bag O’ Bones

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    1. Dana, their voices are indeed similar. Personally, I enjoy Blitz’s voice more, as I’m not much into Zetro’s voice. But my favorite voice for Exodus was Rob Dukes.

      This new Overkill song crushes! I love it! I look forward to getting the new album upon its release. I enjoy Overkill’s last few thrash albums just as much as their early thrash albums….proof dudes late in their musical career are still capable of crushing it…..as long as the heart is fueled to do so.

    1. RPS, Overkill was the last band I saw right before the pandemic shut everything down. They were awesome! Loud, brutal, chugging….just like a thrash band should be.

      As for Exodus, I know Paul Baloff is often considered THE VOICE for Exodus, even though he only performed on Exodus’ debut album, “Bonded by Blood”(and it’s my favorite debut album by a thrash band), but I like Rob Dukes’ voice alot more. I think Dukes’ voice adds more power to the music. The song “The Ballad of Charles and Leonard” is my favorite Rob Dukes era song. It’s just a skull crusher!

  1. Been waiting for this for a long time. Blitz, and the band, are hard working and put out music I enjoy. Being from Jersey, I knew these guys growing up. The song they previewed are killing. As soon as I heard the release date, I pre ordered it on Amazon.

    As for new Metallica, I am not impressed with what they showcased thus far, and if I could only buy one album, it would be Overkill. I lost interest in Metallica after the black album. Though, with Death Magnetic, and Hardwire…, I thought I could step back in, but this new album, doesn’t look like it. I never said that about Overkill.

    1. Charles, I concur with your comment re: Overkill vs Metallica….although I lost interest in Metallica after the “…Justice” album. The “Blah-k album” is a solid rock album, but it certainly is not a ‘metal up your ass” heavy metal album. The only two songs I like off it are the ballads, “The Unforgiven” and “Nothing Else Matters”. I think those two songs are just beautiful and full of emotion.

  2. I agree that the “Black album” is where I thought they stopped being a thrash metal band. Didn’t like “Justice” much cause there was no Bass. So, in reality, the last good album they made was, “Puppets.”

    As for Overkill, their albums have gotten better through the years, like a fine wine.

    1. Charles,

      I never liked …And Justice For All, either, save for maybe Blackened? Also, One depresses the heck out of me.

  3. Dana,

    Blackened is probably the only thing from Justice I liked. If only Cliff Burton was still alive, I am sure the album would be differentand with bass. He would of never allowed Lars to do what he did to the Bass…

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