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KREATOR – BETRAYER -METAL REWIND

Kreator-band

Today we take a trip back to 1989 to a song from the fourth album by the German band Kreator called “Extreme Aggression” for the song “Betrayer.”

Kreator released a video for the song which was heavily featured on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball and “Extreme Aggression” was the first album by the band to be released on Epic Records in the United States. While the band had gained a large fan base from touring with D.R.I. in 1987, the video helped to put them on the map and secure a spot on tours with Suicidal Tendencies and Coroner throughout North America.

Although the lineup has changed over the years, their current lineup has been the same since 2001 and in 2010 signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast. To date the band has released 14 albums, including the album “Gods of Violence” in 2017. In an interview with “Guitar Interactive” in 2018, singer/guitarist Mille Petrozza said that the band plans to take 2019 off to record their new album with an anticipated summer 2020 release date.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “BETRAYER”

OVERKILL – UNDER THE INFLUENCE – METAL REWIND

overkill old band pic

Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we’re going to take a trip back to 1988 to the third studio album by Overkill called “Under the Influence” released on Megaforce Records.

Produced by Alex Perialas, “Under the Influence” reached #142 on the Billboard 200 chart and remained there for 12 weeks. The track “Hello From The Gutter” was released as a single and the video was played in heavy rotation on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball while the band toured constantly in support of the album. The lineup for “Under the Influence” includes: Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth – vocals, Bobby Gustafson – guitars, D.D. Verni – bass and Sid Falck – drums. The track listing is as follows:

1) Shred
2) Never Say Never
3) Hello from the Gutter
4) Mad Gone World
5) Brainfade
6) Drunken Wisdom
7) End of the Line
8) Head First
9) Overkill III (Under the Influence)

Overkill has gone through several lineup changes and singer Bobby ‘Blitz’ has had a few health issues over the years but has rebounded from them.  The band released their 19th album this past week called “The Wings of War” and will be headlining the 2019 Killfest Tour as well as a tour of North America with Death Angel and Act of Defiance in the spring.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “HELLO FROM THE GUTTER”