Overkill Explore Some ‘Goddamn Trouble’ in New Music Video
We're one week away from the release of The Grinding Wheel, Overkill's 17th studio album. With "Our Finest Hour" and "Mean, Green, Killing Machine" already representing a bit of what's to come, the New Jersey thrashers have released a music video for the new track, "Goddamn Trouble."
The song's message embodies the attitude of thrash's scrappiest band, opening with a swinging rhythm accented by heavy string bends. Bobby Blitz's charming and instantly identifiable voice takes on a playful delivery as Overkill get down to business, showing no cracks in their armor after more than 30 years.
As for the video, it follows the debaucherous night time activities of a degenerate, leather jacket clad, long-haired man in a Misfits shirt who finds himself in, well, some "Goddamn Trouble!" Breaking into cars, making out with another guy's woman and stealing beer highlight just a handful of what this shady character does after the sun goes down. Unfortunately for him, the cops become savvy to what he's been doing and throw him in the slammer at the end.
Commenting on the video, Blitz said, "We hooked up again with Kevin Custer, the director behind the videos 'Armorist', 'Bitter Pill', 'Rattlesnake' and 'Bring Me The Night.' It was an all-day event in the great state of New Jersey and Kevin shot two vids for us on that cold January day, 'Goddamn Trouble' and 'Shine On.' A long day but well worth it as he captured the metal chaos and energy. So hit 'Play' and get some 'Trouble.'"
The Grinding Wheel will be out on Feb. 10 on Nuclear Blast and can be pre-ordered at the label's webstore. Catch Overkill on tour with Nile starting Feb. 14 with a list of stops found at our 2017 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours.
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