Overkill Drop New Ripper “The Surgeon,” To Tour Europe with Exhorder and Heathen


Long-running thrashers Overkill are tentatively planning to drop a new record, titled Scorched, this spring, and they’ve given us a taste of it with new single “The Surgeon.” The song is a high-energy romp with thrashy riffs, operatic vocals and a really good guitar solo at the end.

In addition to the new song, Overkill will be hitting the road with groove OGs Exhorder and Heathen. Drummer Jason Bittner posted on social media last year that the album will be called Scorched. In 2022, singer Bobby Blitz gave an update:

 “Well, I wrote the record three times — my end of the record, I wrote it three times — and I destroyed the first two of them, because it was being influenced by the pandemic, and I don’t think we’ve ever been those type of people. I started listening and I said… I’m not the most upbeat person when it comes to the presentation of music, but I think that if you compare Overkill to other bands in this scene, we don’t always take the negative road; we try to take the positive road for things. And the pandemic led me to go on a different path, and I didn’t wanna do that. So I tore the whole record down and rewrote it once I saw that stuff was opening… But it made me feel more comfortable with the fact that, okay, this is fresh, it’s current. It’s not something that was written in 2020. It was written in fucking ’22, and it’s gonna be recorded in ’22. So it’s a good feeling right now.”

Check out the tour dates and new song below.

April 13 – Bochum, DE – Zeche
April 14 – Zwolle, NL – Hedon
April 15 – Osnabruck, DE – Hydepark
April 16 – Berlin, DE – Huxleys
April 17 – Munchen, DE – Backstage
April 18 – Stuttgart, DE – LKA
April 19 – Zurich, CH – Komplex
April 21 – Parma, IT – Campus Industry
April 22 – Fontaneto, IT – Phenomenon Club
April 23 – Saarbrucken, DE – Garage
April 24 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
April 25 – Vorselaar, BE – De Dreef
April 26 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
April 28 – Pamplona, ES – Totem
April 29 – Barcelona, ES – Apollo
April 30 – Madrid, ES – But

Overkill Drop New Ripper “The Surgeon,” To Tour Europe with Exhorder and Heathen
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