Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel is set to fill in for Dave Linsk at OVERKILL's November 13 gig at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. It will mark 609 days since OVERKILL's last performance since they we're supposed to play at the same venue before the pandemic.
Ellsworth comments: "We had a few issues getting this rescheduled show together. But to hell with the issues, we all have problems. And wouldn't you know it, our bro and yours Phil Demmel to the rescue. The show must and will go on. See you at the Welmomt Jersey..."
Demmel adds: "So excited to jam with my bros in OVERKILL in New Jersey. I'm neck-deep in learning the parts and expect a raging show."
Bittner states: "Even though I am disappointed that our very own Dave Linsk can not participate in this show, I am more than psyched and confident that my longtime friend Phil Demmel will get the job done for us. We have a long history together playing a bunch of NAMM events and have toured together in the past, so this should be a lot of fun."
OVERKILL has spent the last few months recording its new studio album for a tentative early 2022 release.
In November 2020, OVERKILL bassist D.D. Verni told MetalAsylum.net that the band's new LP would be mixed by Colin Richardson. "He did a couple of records for us, and he's great," Verni said.
Richardson previously worked with OVERKILL on 1997's "From The Underground And Below", 2000's "Bloodletting" and 2003's "Killbox 13".