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OVERKILL's BOBBY "BLITZ" ELLSWORTH Interviewed On 'The House Of Zazz' (Audio)
On the July 2 edition of WWUH Radio's "The House Of Zazz" metal program, host Sam Hatch spoke at length with OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth. You can now listen to the chat below. "The House Of Zazz" airs Tuesday nights/Wednesday mornings from midnight until 3:00 a.m. Eastern Time on 91.3 FM WWUH (in Connecticut) and is available for streaming live via the Internet at www.wwuh.org. OVERKILL's new album, "White Devil Armory", was released on July 22 in North America via eOne Music (July 18 in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records). The effort was tracked at Gear Recording and was mixed by Greg Reely, who also worked on 2012's "The Electric Age". OVERKILL's videos for "Bitter Pill" and "Armorist" wre filmed with veteran director Kevin J. Custer (HATEBREED, TESTAMENT, SUFFOCATION). Custer previously worked with OVERKILL on the "Electric Rattlesnake" and "Bring Me The Night" clips. "White Devil Armory" track listing: 01. Freedom Rings 02. Where There's Smoke... 03. Pig 04. Armorist 05. Down To The Bone 06. Bitter Pill 07. King Of The Rat Bastards 08. Another Day To Die 09. It's All Yours 10. In The Name The limited-edition box-set version of "White Devil Armory" includes a digipack CD, a leather belt and buckle plus a certificate of authenticity. Speaking about what OVERKILL was trying to accomplish with "White Devil Armory", Ellsworth told Artisan News: "My personal motivation, and I can probably speak for my partner D.D. [Verni, bass], is that you don't want repetition. Obviously, we are what we are — a thrash metal band — [and] we fall into, let's say, a subgenre of this metal community, but the idea is that you wanna stay interested with it, you want to try, to some degree, to reinvent yourself. And I think the thing I'm most proud of when it comes to a record like Number 17, being 'White Devil Armory', is that that's the push for it. No repetition. Let's get in there and let's define that line between repetition and what style is. I write all these notes in my office where I have my little studio — 'Don't repeat yourself,' 'Don't use this,' 'Don't use that' — and that becomes kind of the flavor of the writing: Stay relevant, great execution, modern presentation. Make Number 17 relevant in 2014."
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ROB ZOMBIE Rewrites French Revolution for 'Assassin's Creed' Animated Video
Rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie has teamed up with "The Walking Dead" artist Tony Moore to create an animated film about the French Revolution, which is the setting for the upcoming "Assassin's Creed Unity" video game. Check out the short film below. Said Zombie about his involvement with the project: "When the 'Assassin's Creed' thing came up and it was all taking place during the French Revolution, I thought that was incredibly attractive, because that is such a dark, weird time yet so visually stunning. "At first, it seemed like an odd thing for a video game, but after getting deeper into it, I realized that it was perfect. "Tony Moore is helping to imagine some of this, doing the story boards and the layout art. And I thought, 'Well, he's fantastic, so that'll be a great combination.' "If you look at the reality of what went on in the French Revolution and the way things were done, I just thought, you know, it's not like there's tons of film footage of all this going down. Other things could have happened. And I would just look at each situation and kind of put my own twist on it." Asked how his collaboration with Zombie came about, Moore told Game Informer: "I had worked with Rob before. I did some covers for his 'Spookshow International' comics right after 'The Walking Dead'. My friend Angry Blue is a poster artist. He did all the finishing on the artwork [in the short] and he had actually been talking to [the producers] before I was ever brought in. They wanted someone who had more of a storytelling background and Angry Blue and I were friends. He's from Kentucky, too. So we hit it off and he reached out to me and they brought me in, and… yeah. I knew it was going to be fun because I had worked with Rob before and was familiar with his work. I knew it was going to be a good time."
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