NewsJuly 7, 2008 4:52 PM ET6,152 views

Metal Blade to release Overcast album

Official press release: Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the addition of legendary Boston Mass metal act Overcast to its roster. On August 19th Overcast will release their Metal Blade debut, "Reborn to Kill Again," a collection of eleven re-recorded classic tracks and 2 unreleased tracks produced by Adam Dutkiewicz. "Finally, after much waiting and wondering if it would ever see the light of day, Overcast is Reborn to Kill Again! We are all very excited to be working with Metal Blade Records for this release. It is a legendary label that has been home to some of the most influential bands in metal history. It was actually Metal Blade who gave Overcast our first release on CD as part of one of the Metal Massacre comps way back in the day so it seems as if everything is coming full circle. The time has come once again for the beast known as Overcast to rise again. You have been warned," comments Brian Fair. "We are greatly honored to be able to work with and put out such a legendary artist as Overcast," comments Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records. Started in August 1991, Overcast disbanded in November 1998 after years of being turned down by labels, skimped out on by promoters, and a general sense of the band being too much of an albatross to continue. Heartbroken and emotionally taxed, each of the members went their separate ways. Brian joined Shadows Fall (a band who had opened for Overcast on many occasions), Mike D started working on a project called Killswitch Engage, Pete continued writing and ended up in a band called Seemless, Scott began playing bass in Transient, and Jay formed and played in many bands, finally settling down in the band Tunnel Drill. Now 10 years has passed since Overcast was an active band. All of a sudden the stars have aligned, the planets have shifted, and old friends find themselves back home with substantial amounts of free time. Overcast is reborn. Overcast's "Reborn to Kill Again" available everywhere Tuesday August 19th. Overcast is: Brian Fair – vocals Mike D'Antonio – bass Pete Cortese - guitar Scott McCooe – guitar Jay Fitzgerald - drums

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