Thursday, November 10, 2016
new Overkill music
New Jersey, U.S. thrash veterans Overkill have a new single called "Our Finest Hour," the lyric video for which you can see below and also the live version from Germany. They are back to wreck your neck with a new album for 2017 called The Grinding Wheel. Brian Aberback did an interview (for Patch.com) with the vocalist Bobby "Blitz" and asked how they have made 18 albums, the answer was: "When it first happens, getting a record deal and going on tour, you're just happy to get anything. But to have longevity, you have to separate the passion of what it's all about and what the business is. I think somewhere in the early 90s, when we saw everything changing, that the grunge stuff was coming in, that there was much less interest from the major labels, we had to start reinventing ourselves. Not musically, but with regards to business, and search out the right deals and the right gigs. We took on self-management. I think that's when I realized hey, this is actually sustainable. Maybe that's part of the Jersey hard work thing. You think, there's always a way. Let's figure this thing out. We had the experience to self-manage. We were brought up under good wings. There's the passionate side of being a kid in a metal band and you have to keep that throughout your entire career. You have to think that somewhere inside you, even in your 50s, you're 19 again. But there's another side of yourself that realizes you've got to balance the books."