New Jersey thrash metal veteran Overkill has announced that the band will be releasing a special limited tour edition of their latest album, “The Electric Age”, via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was originally released last year and charted well, in addition to being met warmly by fans of the band who longed for a bit of their old sound from the 80s.
The limited tour edition will featured altered artwork in addition to a second CD. The second CD will contain four live tracks that were recorded in Sidney, Australia on September 25, 2010. Those four tracks are as follows:
02. Long Time Dyin'
04. Walk Through Fire
“The Electric Age” was Overkill’s highest charting album in the band’s history, debuting at number 77 on the Billboard 200 chart—although in truth that is as much a reflection on the state of the music industry as it is on the band’s current popularity. The album sold 6500 in the United States in its first week of sales.
A music video was made for the song “Electric Rattlesnake”, the lead single off of “The Electric Age”.
Earlier in the year, Overkill embarked on a tour with fellow veteran thrash metal band Testament, dubbed the “Dark Roots of Thrash” tour, which was named after Testament’s latest album, “Dark Roots of the Earth”.
Overkill was forced to drop off of the bill last month, however, due to health issues, as vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth wound up battling pneumonia on stage during the several nights leading up to the band’s decision to pack up.
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