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Overkill is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980 in New Jersey. The band has been active since 1984, releasing 16 studio albums, 2 EPs, 2 live albums and a "covers" album. Despite their first album being released in 1985, most of the songs appearing on their first two albums were written between 1981 and 1984, and as such, they are often hailed as one of the inventors of thrash metal.

The band also has a notable mascot (named Chaly), a skeletal bat with a skull-like face, bony wings, and green eyes. Read more on Last.fm

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Album: Overkill – White Devil Armory

July 17th, 2014

Overkill 2014 promo photo Thrash Hits

Overkill
White Devil Armory
Nuclear Blast
18 July 2014

by Rob McAuslan

SEVENTEEN albums. Overkill have to be the most constant and consistent thrash band by absolutely frigging miles. Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and DD Verni have been the only vocalist and bassist they’ve ever had in all that time, too. There must be some sort of prize out there for this kind of longevity.

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Hammerfest 2014: Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

March 16th, 2014

Hammerfest 2014 Thrash Hits

It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Hammerfest 2014. All of our coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need. Yep. That means individual band coverage (photos, setlists and so on), all the dodgy rumours and awful gossip our team overhears, and every single photo of Wales-based debauchery that Gary Wolstenholme and Jenn McCambridge snap will be here.

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Live: Overkill, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Safety Fire + Wet Nuns @ London 100 Club – 09 August 2012

August 22nd, 2012

Converse Represent 100 Club Overkill Thrash Hits

When financial pressures and rising rent costs threatened to close London’s infamous (an yes, it’s one of the few venues that probably deserves such an epithet) 100 Club, Converse trainers stepped in with their chequebook to make sure the venue kept its doors open. This Summer, Converse also presented a series of curated nights at the venue, under the banner of ‘Converse Represent’. When it got to the heaviest of the shows – headlined by none other than Overkill – we sent that skinny punk beanpole, Tom Doyle, down to see what was what.

Six things we learnt when we sent Tom Doyle to Converse Represent at the 100 Club:

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