New Jersey thrash legends Overkill will release their new album Scorched on 14 April 2023 via Nuclear Blast Records. The first track, The Surgeon, is out now, with its blistering vocals, surgically shreddy riffs, galloping drums, and the dirty low-end bass that fans come out of the gutter for.
“Man, it seems like for F-in ever since we chatted,” says Bobby Blitz. “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 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 offered a new recording environment, as all members were able to record on their own. The mixing of the record was handled by Colin Richardson and his assistant engineer Chris Clancy. Johnny Rodd helped with producing vocals, and Maor Appelbaum took over mastering and adding finishing touches. The band returned to artist Travis Smith to create the album cover art.
Scorched is available to pre-order at https://bfan.link/Overkill-Scorched.
Overkill hit UK soil this year for a performance at Manorfest, taking place from 26-28th May.
Overkill – Scorched
- Goin’ Home
- The Surgeon
- Twist OF The Wick
- Wicked Place
- Won’t Be Comin Back
- Harder They Fall
- Know Her Name
- Bag O’ Bones