The official lyric video for the song "Last Man Standing" from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will be released on February 22, 2019 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in New Jersey, SKH Studio in Florida and Jrod Productions with engineering handled by bassist D.D. Verni and guitarist Dave Linsk. The album was produced by the band while Chris "Zeuss" Harris took care of the mixing and mastering. Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH) was again enlisted to create the artwork for the album."The Wings Of War" marks OVERKILL's recording debut with drummer Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM), who joined the band last year.Vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth comments: "The time has come for a first taste, 'Last Man Standing'.This cut got the unanimous nod to open 'The Wings Of War', all the way back to the first demos in March, so much so it was mock-titled 'Opener' up until the recording.Sometimes everyone is on the same page, WTF!So dig into some old-school thrash with a side order of Jersey made, headbanging.""The Wings Of War" track listing:01. Last Man Standing02. Believe In The Fight03. Head Of A Pin04. Bat Shit Crazy05. Distortion06. A Mother's Prayer07. Welcome To The Garden State08. Where Few Dare To Walk09. Out On The Road-Kill10. Hole In My SoulEllsworth said: "It was a blast making 'The Wings Of War'! It is something old feeling new again, as our chemistry was altered by the addition of Jason Bittner. I was curious from the get-go, how would it pan out? I think what we accomplished here is a new, upgraded OVERKILL that embraced the new chemistry, while taking our roots into the present. The new formula produced not only more raw power, but more places to go with melody, a win, win. The key is being not only interested in the change, but part of it. I'll tell you what, it's still fun as hell making OVERKILL records.Earlier this year, Ellsworth told Brian Aberback of Patch.com about the musical direction of OVERKILL's new material: "What I notice about it is that there are parts of it that delve into really classic heavy metal that are spawned off the riff. There's kind of a brutal metal riff and then there's a heavy metal riff. The brutal riff being more in the modern sense of OVERKILL but the classic riff goes back into the feel of 'Feel The Fire', 'Taking Over', 'The Years Of Decay' kind of influence."I think what we're doing is staying with that classic riff but adding the brutality after," he continued. "So it has the vibe of classic heavy metal with that spawned aggression off of it. Obviously, we're not going to be progressive or off the tracks with where we're going. It's OVERKILL. But the internal end of that is really exciting because we notice every little different nuance in it."Asked what Jason has brought to the band, Ellsworth said: "He's put a lot of work into the album and his excitement has spread to all of us. He's the first person in this band who's deeply, technically trained. That's one of the most exciting things about this project. This guy is pretty close to a virtuoso when hitting the skins."OVERKILL released the "Live In Overhausen" DVD and Blu-Ray on May 18 via Nuclear Blast. The set was recorded more than two years ago in Oberhausen, Germany, where OVERKILL celebrated the 25th anniversary of "Horrorscope" and 30th anniversary of "Feel The Fire" by performing both albums in their entirety.OVERKILL is:Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth - VocalsD.D. Verni - BassDave Linsk - Lead GuitarDerek Tailer - Rhythm GuitarJason Bittner - Drums
Groove, power and fire — these are all qualities that Brazilian/American thrash metal veterans SEPULTURA have been adding to their music since they first started out. Gourmets already know that these are elements that a good wine needs as well. As pioneers of the scene, the members of SEPULTURA have been active for over three decades, but now they're also putting their skills and knowledge into two great wines. Together with MusiConsult, the business management of the band, Portuguese wine producers Roquevale and Dutch importers Drankgigant, they have created a full-bodied, powerful red wine and a pleasant and playful white wine, which are going to dance on the tongues of every wine enthusiast. But whoever thinks that this is just another gimmick by a legend... they couldn't be more wrong!SEPULTURA not only emphasises quality in its music and the finer details, but has also ensured the best grapes for their wine. They've been aged in the Region Alentejo, a Portuguese vineyard that is well-known for its hot temperatures and low settlement. Also, in terms of production, they don't do things by half — handcraft is the key. The wine isn't only an eye-catcher, but also a must-taste and completely unique. And of course, only organic ingredients have been used and no chemicals!The first very first gourmets had the chance to experience the wines at Rock In Rio Lisbon as both were available for a debut tasting. Now you will also have the chance to do so: on December 20, an official release party will take place at Amsterdam's BR20, the bar of SEPULTURA bassist Paulo Xisto Pinto Jr.SEPULTURA is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Machine Messiah", which was released in January 2017 via Nuclear Blast.
The Guilherme Henriques-created video for "Decimated", a brand new song from Florida death metal veterans MALEVOLENT CREATION, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The 13th Beast", which will be released on January 18, 2019 via Century Media."The 13th Beast" introduces a new lineup consisting of Phil Cincilla (drums), Josh Gibbs (bass), Phil Fasciana (guitar) and vocalist/guitarist Lee Wollenschlaeger (THRONE OF NAILS, IMPERIAL EMPIRE).Wollenschlaeger states: "'Decimated' encapsulates the feeling of 'The 13th Beast' in the best way possible: fast, aggressive and relentless. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do. See you on the road soon!""No one can destroy this MALEVOLENT CREATION" is a legendary line by the late, great Bret Hoffmann, who passed away on July 7, 2018. Renowned and revered for his vicious vocal style and unique onstage presence, Hoffmann is impossible to replace, but co-founder Phil Fasciana decided to face the challenge and affirm the truth behind this lyric from the group's 1991 debut "The Ten Commandments"."This is the biggest honor I could ever be given," says Lee. "The opportunity to front one of my all-time favorite bands, and an even bigger pleasure of jamming with such great people."We have created one of the most relentless albums of MALEVOLENT CREATION's history. As a fan, I know we are going to shock a lot of people at how intense this new album is. Done in a way only MALEVOLENT CREATION can."I can't wait to see all you guys on the road in 2019 and beyond, playing songs from all the albums, including our new album, 'The 13th Beast'!""Lee was the missing link when I was searching for a new vocalist and guitarist," adds Fasciana. "Each new member is a solid musician and songwriter sharing the same passion for extreme music MALEVOLENT CREATION has been striving for since 1987."I'm very proud of this album and look forward to present it live as well as songs from our massive back catalog, including stuff that hasn't been played live in a long time or ever."Musically, "The 13th Beast" expands upon 2014's "Dead Man's Path" yet also incorporates a brutality known from albums such as "The Will To Kill" and "Eternal", which is further accentuated by Wollenschlaeger's understandable-yet-deeper vocal tone and songwriting contributions. Just like "Dead Man's Path", the record offers artwork by German Latorres, and was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound."The 13th Beast" will be released as black and limited colored LP plus four-page LP booklet, CD, and digital album.Track listing:01. End The Torture02. Mandatory Butchery03. Agony For The Chosen04. Canvas Of Flesh05. Born Of Pain06. The Beast Awakened07. Decimated08. Bleed Us Free09. Knife At Hand10. Trapped Inside11. Release The SoulMALEVOLENT CREATION is (from left to right in photo):Lee Wollenschlaeger - vocals / guitarsPhil Fasciana - guitarsPhil Cincilla - drumsJosh Gibbs - bass