How Overkill’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth Used the Dutch Language to Salvage His Worst Show Ever


Sometimes, your worst show can become a great memory. At least that’s the case for Overkill’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, who remembers a “throw and go” show in the Netherlands where absolutely nothing went right. With the natives getting restless and shit turning from bad to worse, the New Jersey native drew upon his Dutch language skills to not only cool things down in the room, but eventually get the entire place singing a classic tune and having a good time.

So check out the clip below and learn from a true road dog with more than four decades of experience kicking ass and taking names.

Overkill are currently out on tour in Europe for their “Killfest” European Tour with Heathen. You can find the full list of dates below. And don’t forget to pick up their new album Scorched, released today via Nuclear Blast Records.


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

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