Overkill is one of the greatest thrash bands of all-time. Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth is the best thrash frontman. Period. There is no one better than him. His voice is powerful and unique, his presence on stage is unrivaled, and his love for his fans knows no bounds. As far as I’m concerned I’d rather they be a part of The Big Four than Metallica.
Following up their excellent debut on Spinefarm, 2013’s ‘Screaming For Adrenaline’, Santa Cruz return to the scene with a tonne of attitude, some great tunes, and the power and raw energy sadly lacking in a lot of modern bands that often put image before effort.
Richie was standing by my side and he wanted to finish the second album that we had started. We already had some great tracks of which they used three of them on “The Battle Rages On”They are great tracks but I think that the messages were not so good in my opinion. That’s just my opinion but what really happened was very aware to me. I got frustrated with the whole thing and I quit before I was fired so to speak. I wasn’t really fired I was “let go “because Richie wanted to still hang onto me but the rest was a business deal