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OVERKILL To Issue First-Ever DVD

OVERKILL will issue their first-ever DVD, entitled Wrecking Everything – Live, on November 19th via the Spitfire label. Recorded in March 2002 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, the DVD will contain the following track listing: 01. Necroshine 02. Thunderhead 03. Evil Never Dies 04. Deny The Cross 05. Wrecking Crew / Powersurge 06. Gasoline Dream ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY "BLITZ" ELLSWORTH: "Can't Kill A Dead Man"

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth has posted the following message regarding the "minor stroke" he suffered about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th: "Well, slapped by the hand of fate...God? "Hmmm, regardless, I don't write the script, just act it out, like the rest. "The deal is....boom, ...

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OVERKILL: Our Old Record Label Is Trying To Steal From Our Fans

OVERKILL have released an official statement regarding the plans by the group's former label, SPV/Steamhammer Records, to issue a "best of" two-CD set entitled Hello From The Gutter — Best Of later this month. The band's statement reads as follows: "OVERKILL's old label SPV is trying to release a compilation album in July that you ...

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OVERKILL To Issue "Best Of" CD Through SPV/Steamhammer Records

SPV/Steamhammer Records is reportedly issuing a "best of" OVERKILL album without the band's knowledge or consent. Entitled Hello From The Gutter — Best Of, the two-CD set will contain the following track listing: CD1 01. Hello From The Gutter (live) 02. Necroshine 03. God-Like 04. Powersurge (live) 05. Never Say Die 06. Coma' (live) 07. ...

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UPDATE: OVERKILL Frontman Suffers "Minor Stroke"

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth collapsed onstage about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th after suffering a "minor stroke", according to a message posted on the group's web site. "As most of you know, Blitz collapsed on stage at a show in Nürnberg and was taken to ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Collapses Onstage In Germany

OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth reportedly collapsed onstage about 30 minutes into the band's headlining performance in Nürnberg, Germany on Thursday, June 27th. Although no official word has yet come down on the matter, it appears that dehydration was the likely cause of the singer's condition, for which he reportedly received treatment at a nearby ...

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SYMPHONY X Pull Out Of Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

SYMPHONY X have pulled out of their scheduled appearance at Germany's Bang Your Head festival after frontman Russell Allen was found to be suffering from stomach/intestinal bleeding, thus necessitating immediate medical treatment. Taking their place at the event will be German hard rockers BONFIRE. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at Bang ...

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BLAZE Joined By DORO/BRITNY FOX Drummer For European Tour

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, are utilizing the services of DORO/BRITNY FOX drummer Johnny Dee for the remainder of the group's European tour with OVERKILL after regular skinsman Jeff Singer's brother became very ill, thus causing the band to cancel their appearance with at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sunday, ...

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DORO Added To Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

DORO has replaced MAGNUM on the bill of this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 28th and 29th in Balingen, Germany. MAGNUM had reportedly cancelled their appearance due to the failing health of guitarist Tony Clarkin. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at the event ...

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BLAZE Cancel Belgian Gig, Fate Of Remaining Dates In Doubt

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, were forced to cancel their appearance with OVERKILL at Biebob in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sunday, June 16th after drummer Jeff Singer's brother became very ill, thus causing the band to return to their homebase earlier than expected. Although BLAZE reportedly went ahead and performed at ...

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BANG YOUR HEAD Festival: Final Running Order Announced

The final running order for this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th is as follows: Friday, June 28th: RIVAL MÄGO DE OZ RHAPSODY JAG PANZER SYMPHONY X CANDLEMASS OVERKILL GAMMA RAY FOZZY NIGHTWISH SAXON Saturday, June 29th: S.A. ADAMS TANKARD VANDEN PLAS ...

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BLAZE To Support OVERKILL In Europe

Britain's BLAZE, led by former IRON MAIDEN/WOLFSBANE frontman Blaze Bayley, will be supporting OVERKILL on the latter's upcoming European tour. BLAZE's upcoming schedule now looks like this: Jun. 09 – Milan, ITA @ Gods Of Metal w/OVERKILL Jun. 14 - Ingolstadt, GER @ Ohrakel Jun. 15 - Offenbach, GER @ Hafenbahn Jun. 16 - Vosselaar, ...

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"THE OSBOURNES": The Media Overkill Continues

The following article appeared in today's edition of New York Daily News: Ozzy Osbourne should be worried. After years of cultivating his image as rock's Prince of Darkness, the former BLACK SABBATH singer has been hailed by Dan Quayle as a swell dad. In a speech marking the 10th anniversary of his trashing of Candice ...

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ARCH ENEMY Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

ARCH ENEMY are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock festival, which is scheduled to take place in Burgum, Holland on Saturday, June 22nd. The complete list of artists currently set to appear at the event is as follows: MOTÖRHEAD KREATOR OVERKILL ARCH ENEMY WITHIN TEMPTATION D.R.I. AGNOSTIC FRONT DESTROYER 666 ...

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OVERKILL Confirmed For Holland's WALDROCK Festival

OVERKILL are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Waldrock festival, which is scheduled to take place in Burgum, Holland on Saturday, June 22nd. Also set to appear at the event are MOTÖRHEAD, WITHIN TEMPTATION, D.R.I., AGNOSTIC FRONT, DESTROYER 666, TRISTANIA and IMMORTAL. More acts will be announced shortly. (Thanks:

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EDGUY's TOBIAS SAMMET: AVANTASIA Part II Coming In August

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet is currently hard at work on the second part of his metal opera project dubbed AVANTASIA, which released a highly-acclaimed debut effort, entitled simply The Metal Opera, in November 2000. According to Sammet, touring with my main band EDGUY is such big fun, [but] in between traveling to the different continents, ...

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FOZZY Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

FOZZY, featuring WWF wrestler Chris Jericho, former members of STUCK MOJO and producer Andy Sneap, are the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the ...

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OVERKILL To Record Live CD/DVD This Weekend

OVERKILL will be recording a new live record and filming a new live DVD on Saturday, March 23rd at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, New Jersey. OVERKILL will reportedly be playing for over two hours and will be doing a lot of songs that have not been done in years. In addition, WNEW's (102.7) ...

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HALFORD Confirmed For BANG YOUR HEAD

HALFORD is the latest act to have been confirmed for this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: BRUCE DICKINSON CANDLEMASS HALFORD SLAYER GAMMA RAY IRON SAVIOR JAG ...

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IRON MAIDEN Frontman Confirmed For BANG YOUR HEAD Festival!

IRON MAIDEN frontman BRUCE DICKINSON will reportedly appear as a “special guest” at the upcoming Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th. The full list of artists currently scheduled to appear at the event is as follows: BRUCE DICKINSON CANDLEMASS GAMMA RAY IRON SAVIOR ...

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SLAYER Confirmed For Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD Festival

SLAYER have been confirmed as one of the co-headliners at this year's Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place in Balingen, Germany on June 28th and 29th. Two more co-headlining acts have yet to be confirmed for the event, which will be preceded by a “warm-up” show at Rockdisco WOM in Balingen ...

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NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL Takes Shape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 2 FOR FOURTH ANNUAL NEW ENGLAND METAL AND HARDCORE FESTIVAL WORCESTER, Mass. - MassConcerts is proud to announce that the fourth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return to the Palladium in Worcester, Mass., on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. Individual day tickets ...

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CANDLEMASS Confirmed For Bang Your Head

The reunited CANDLEMASS have been added to the list of artists performing at the Bang Your Head festival, which is scheduled to take place on June 28-29 in Balingen, Germany. The following acts have thus far been confirmed to appear at the event: GAMMA RAY MAGNUM SYMPHONY X TITAN FORCE CANDLEMASS RHAPSODY NIGHTWISH NEVERMORE OVERKILL ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Speaks Out

OVERKILL frontman Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth has posted the following update on the band's activities via the group's official web site at www.wreckingcrew.com: “Well, seems like a long time sine I've written/updated you guys...it has. The truth of the matter is 'no rest for the weary', had a bunch of shit in the ...

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OVERKILL Ink Deal With Spitfire Records

Veteran New York metallers OVERKILL have officially signed to Spitfire Records after releasing one album, Bloodletting, on the Metal-Is label, according to Digital Metal. Initial plans for OVERKILL are to issue a live album and DVD that's expected to follow in the footsteps of 1988's F.ck You EP and 1995's Wrecking Your Neck ...

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B/C: An OVERKILL/SAVATAGE Collaboration!

B/C is the provisional band name for the new project of OVERKILL vocalist Bobby Blitz Ellsworth and SAVATAGE guitarist Chris Caffery, who have reportedly completed work on a four-track demo that is said to rock powerfully. No details about a forthcoming album release have yet been divulged. More information as it becomes available. ...

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Archive News Dec 04, 2001

METALLICA have posted the following update on the present condition of frontman James Hetfield via their official web site at www.metallica.com:

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“Yes folks, we have word from James, and the news is all good. His recovery has gone exceedingly well, he is back out, about and feeling rather ...

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