OVERKILL Announce New Drummer Jason “Sticks” Bittner


Legendary New Jersey thrashers, OVERKILL, have kept the machine running strong in 2017 with the release of their highly-acclaimed eighteenth album, »The Grinding Wheel«, , as well as adding another US tour under their belts.

Today, the band welcomes another addition to the OVERKILL history with their new drummer, Jason “Sticks” Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM).
“OVERKILL would like to announce it’s newest member, behind the kit and steering the ship, Jaso…n “Sticks” Bittner,” comments Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth. “We wholeheartedly would like to thank Eddy “The Mexicutioner” Garcia for holding down the ship and keeping the momentum up for the band over this past year plus. Eddy has and always will be part of the OVERKILL machine.
Jason is a long time friend of the band and his abilities have always spoke for themselves. Let the touring continue…onward-upward!”

Jason “Sticks” Bittner states:
“When my phone rang about 2 months ago and Blitz said ‘Hey, me and DD are wondering if you would be interested in joining?’ It really didn’t take much for me to write back a one word answer………ABSOLUTELY! I am extremely excited to be a part, once again, of thrash metal history, and I can not wait to get out on the road and wreck stages across the world with the ‘Mean Green Killing Machine!'”

»The Grinding Wheel« made it’s debut at #5 on the UK Rock Top 40 as well as secured #10 in Germany and #14 on the UK Indie Top 40!

Below are the worldwide chart placements for »The Grinding Wheel«:

#5 UK Rock Top 40
#10 Germany
#14 UK Indie Top 40,
#17 Sweden Rock/Metal
#23 Switzerland
#44 Finland
#55 Australia
#145 UK

United States
#26 Top Current Albums
#69 Top 200
#2 Hard Music
#4 Independent Label
#6 Rock

#4 Hard Music
#50 Current
#65 Top Albums

Order the physical formats of »The Grinding Wheel« here:

Or get the digital album here: http://nblast.de/OverkillDownloads

»The Grinding Wheel« was produced by the band and mixed by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS) and the artwork was created again by Travis Smith (NEVERMORE, OPETH, SOILWORK, DEATH…).

More on »The Grinding Wheel«:


‘Mean, Green, Killing Machine’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:

‘Goddamn Trouble’ OFFICIAL VIDEO: https://youtu.be/GSbgxG-jLMU
Track-By-Track #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9sq74ttiE
Track-By-Track #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XuMrEp9d6w
Track-By-Track #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETB2f-aBfmY
Trailer #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieuZx-wffsQ
Trailer #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B65O3asbMj8
Trailer #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzxRR5-i6j0
Trailer #4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHWf27VTpDs
Trailer #5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdebklniwJE
Trailer #6: https://youtu.be/GFbUC1-g_CQ


22.06.             RUS      St. Petersburg – Opera Concert Club
23.06.             RUS      Moscow – Stereo Hall
24.06.             DK        Copenhagen – Copenhell
09. – 12.08.     E          Villena – Leyendas Del Rock
10. – 12.08.     D          Schlotheim – Party.San Open Air
12.08.             NL        Leeuwarden – Into The Grave
01./02.12        D          Geiselwind – Christmas Bash
08./09.12.       D          Oberhausen – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting

More info: