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May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Overkill at the House of Blues Chicago with Death Angel on Thursday, May 2, 2019

Overkill, w/:

  • Death Angel
  • Mothership

@HOB Chicago
Doors = 5:30 pm
Show = 7:00 pm
Ticket starting price = $30


An integral part of the early-’80s thrash metal movement that spawned acts like Metallica and Anthrax, New Jersey’s Overkill garnered a reputation for brutal, pounding speed and technique. Emerging in 1985 with the punishing Feel the Fire, the band built up a strong following in the metal underground with subsequent outings like Under the Influence (1988) and Years of Decay (1989). Despite enduring myriad label and lineup changes — bassist D. D. Verni and lead vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth have been the group’s sole constant members — Overkill have remained one of the East Coast’s most successful and versatile metal outfits, dabbling in doom, industrial, and stoner metal, while releasing an abundance of critically acclaimed albums like Ironbound(2010), White Devil Armory (2014), and The Wings of War (2019). (Source)

Death Angel

Death AngelSan Francisco’s Death Angel were a product of the bustling Bay Area thrash metal scene of the 1980s. Combining serious guitar crunch and speed with a fair amount of technical expertise, they created complex thrash metal filled with time changes and tricky arrangements that, although generally loved by critics, usually failed to translate beyond a very specialized buying public. But Death Angel weren’t just a band, they were family. Formed in the early ’80s by cousins Mark Osegueda (vocals), Rob Cavestany (lead guitar), Gus Pepa (rhythm guitar), Dennis Pepa (bass), and Andy Galeon(drums), the group was also precocious; the bandmembers recorded their 1986 Kirk Hammett-produced “Kill as One” demo while still in their teens. In fact, drummer Galeon was only 14 when Death Angel issued their first album, 1987’s astoundingly mature The Ultra-Violence via Enigma Records. The following year’s sophomore Frolic Through the Parkoffered a few slight refinements, most notably in the uncharacteristically humorous and accessible single “Bored.” (Source)


Supersonic intergalactic heavy rock trio Mothership based out of Dallas, Texas give a real sense of hope that all is well in the universe, and that pure honest rock and roll has once again returned to this planet on a mission to unite true believers. Consisting of brothers Kyle Juett on bass/lead vocals, Kelley Juett on guitar/vocals, and Judge Smith on drums, these guys have created a unique sound that satisfies like a steaming hot stew of UFO and Iron Maiden, blended with the southern swagger of Molly Hatchet and ZZ Top, paired with a deadly chalice of Black Sabbath. Mothership’s goal from the beginning has been to carry on the tradition of the classic rock style of the ’70′s, updated and amped up for the modern day. The band has been non-stop road warriors since the release of their debut album in February 2013 on Ripple Music successfully invading the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe playing either on festival stages, night clubs, or outdoors under the sun at motorcycle parties. This heavy rock juggernaut has only just begun their tear across the universal cosmos and have no plans of ever slowing down. Do not miss your chance to hop on board and Trip on the Ship. (Source)