Overkill put the hammer down on new track Head Of A Pin

Overkill have released a lyric video for their new track Head Of A Pin.

It’s the latest material taken from their upcoming album The Wings Of War, which will arrive on February 22 through Nuclear Blast.

The band previously revealed Last Man Standing (opens in new tab), along with a mini-documentary where original members, bassist DD Verni and frontman Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth, talked about their early days (opens in new tab).

Speaking about the new track, Ellsworth says: “Head Of A Pin took a long time to come together – it’s probably the tune that went through the most changes and the last one I finished. 

“Looking back on its development, the time invested was all well worth it. The tonality of the guitar shines on it and the song goes 'other places', traditional with a touch of the down-low-dirty riff, and a sing-along chorus.

“Personally, one of my favourites off The Wings Of War.”

Overkill will head out on tour across the UK and Europe in March, where they’ll be joined by Destruction, Flotsam And Jetsam and Meshiaak.

Overkill: The Wings Of War
1. Last Man Standing
2. Believe In The Fight
3. Head Of A Pin
4. Bat Shit Crazy
5. Distortion
6. A Mother's Prayer
7. Welcome To The Garden State
8. Where Few Dare To Walk
9. Out On The Road-Kill
10. Hole In My Soul

Overkill: The Wings Of War (opens in new tab)

Overkill: The Wings Of War (opens in new tab)
Overkill return with The Wings Of War – the follow-up to 2017's The Grinding Wheel. It's the band's first record with new drummer Jason Bittner and includes the lead single Last Man Standing.

Overkill, Destruction, Flotsam and Jetsam and Meshiaak - Killfest 2019 tour dates
Mar 08: Bologna Zona Roveri, Italy
Mar 09: Bergamo Palosco Arcadia, Italy
Mar 10: Munich Backstage, Germany
Mar 14: Berlin Columbia Theater, Germany
Mar 16: Osnabrück Hyde Park, Germany
Mar 17: Frankfurt Batschkapp, Germany
Mar 20: Paris Trabendo, France
Mar 21: London O2 Academy, UK
Mar 22: Hammerfest, UK (Overkill only)
Mar 23: Dublin O2 Academy, Ireland
Mar 24: Glasgow SWG3, UK

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