Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2003 / 2016




More than a decade after their previous appearance, American thrash veterans Overkill are returning to Graspop Metal Meeting. With Bobby ‘Blitz’ Elsworth, whose voice only seems to get richer with age, and D.D. Verni, two founding members remain from the line-up responsible for such classic albums as ‘Taking Over’ and ‘Under the Influence’. Overkill’s popularity waned somewhat over the years but ‘Ironbound’ (2010) and ‘The Electric Age’ (2012) reaffirmed the band’s status as one the genre’s legends. Ripping it up in true Overkill fashion, ‘White Devil Armory’ (2014) was universally hailed as one of the high points of their long career. It picks up where ‘The Electric Age’ left off: thrash at its most uncompromising, bone-crunching and riff-spewing best. (Text: Nick Tronckoe / Translation: Nick Devos)