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Overkill Brings 30 Years of Metal Music to the House of Blues This Weekend

Thrash metal power group Overkill is headlining the House of Blues this weekend. Get tickets here.

Bobby Blitz seems to defy all PRECONCEIVED age barriers. The 60-year-old just kicked off a North American tour with his band Overkill, in a promotion for the group’s 19th album.

An integral part of the blooming thrash metal scene in the early ’80s, Overkill planted the musical roots that would eventually bloom into mega-acts like Metallica and Anthrax. This weekend, the group plays the House of Blues with local New Orleans group Exhorder.

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Despite over 30 years of lineup changes and label issues, they’ve remained one of the East Coast’s most successful and versatile metal bands. From industrial and stoner metal to doom and thrash – the group has earned critical claims for a large amount of their discography. 

Overkill released Wings of War early last year. While their current tour is heavily geared towards promoting their latest record, fans can expect a largely encompassing, career-spanning set this Sunday.

Opening the night is New Orleans’ own Exhorder. In the late ’80s, they helped shape the “Louisiana sound” in metal, a subgenre defined by chugging and technically tight riffs with a rigid structure. It’s said that their 1990 album Slaughter the Vatican paved the way for Pantera’s iconic album Cowboys from Hell.

The group’s latest album, 2019’s Mourn the Southern Skies, is the band’s first release since 1992.


Metal fans are sure to love these iconic performances. Supporting the bill is the Denver four-piece Hyrdaform. Overkill headlines the House of Blues on Sunday, March 8th.

The show starts at 7 PM. Get tickets quick! 


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