Jason Bittner Joins Overkill
Legendary New Jersey thrashers Overkill have kept the machine running strong in 2017 with the release of their eighteenth album, The Grinding Wheel, as well as adding another US tour, the band welcomes another addition to the Overkill history with their new drummer, Jason “Sticks” Bittner (Shadows Fall, Flotsam and Jetsam).
“Overkill would like to announce its newest member, behind the kit and steering the ship, Jason Bittner,” comments Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth. “We wholeheartedly would like to thank Eddy ‘The Mexicutioner’ Garcia for holding down the ship and keeping the momentum up for the band over this past year plus. Eddy has and always will be part of the Overkill machine. Jason is a long time friend of the band and his ability has always spoken for itself. Let the touring continue onward-upward!”
Bittner states, “When my phone rang about two months ago and Blitz said ‘Hey, me and DD are wondering if you would be interested in joining?’ it really didn’t take much for me to write back a one word answer: absolutely! I am extremely excited to be a part, once again, of thrash metal history, and I cannot wait to get out on the road and wreck stages across the world with the ‘Mean Green Killing Machine!’”