NewsMay 4, 2017 11:58 AM ET7,612 views

Shadows Fall drummer Jason Bittner joins Overkill

Official press release: Legendary New Jersey thrashers, Overkill, have kept the machine running strong in 2017 with the release of their highly-acclaimed eighteenth album, The Grinding Wheel, as well as adding another U.S. tour under their belts. Today, 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 'Sticks' 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 abilities have always spoke for themselves. Let the touring continue...onward-upward!" Bittner states, "When my phone rang about 2 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!'"

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anonymous 5/4/2017 9:09:23 AM

terminator 2 fans are stoked, also warhammer fans

anonymous 5/4/2017 9:31:02 AM

Jason also recorded drums for Troy N.Y.'s "Stigmata"

anonymous 5/4/2017 10:11:05 AM

Why would he write back a one word answer over the phone?

anonymous 5/4/2017 10:22:49 AM

So that means Shadows Fall is done and now brian can focus fully on the other over...OVERCAST.

anonymous 5/4/2017 11:15:58 AM

anonymous59 minutes ago Why would he write back a one word answer over the phone? Haven't you thought of, "alright let me ponder that for a bit and get back to you via text or email?"

anonymous 5/4/2017 11:17:54 AM

The flying skull mascot is the only cool thing about this band. In fact...why don't that skull fly into a more cooler video?

anonymous 5/4/2017 11:25:04 AM

Congrats Bittner!!!! WOOHOO!!!!

anonymous 5/4/2017 11:55:34 AM

So that means Shadows Fall is done and now brian can focus fully on the other over...OVERCAST ^^^^^^ Shadows Fall has been done for years. Overcast is never coming back. Also, it's not 1999 anymore.

anonymous 5/4/2017 11:55:43 AM

So that means Shadows Fall is done and now brian can focus fully on the other over...OVERCAST. Been done for a while. Guitarist is in Anthrax. Brian should do overcast but I heard he's got some other new crap band.

anonymous 5/4/2017 12:56:16 PM

DUDE this is awesome, I've been waiting for Overkill to get back together for almost two decades now, even better than shadows fall IMHO

anonymous 5/4/2017 2:36:18 PM

Lmao the cat out of his cradle and well the silver spoon? XD SHAVO and den Mlkn pawn for gas $ haha keep tellin them to manage they finances thru me but that why they crashin on my couch still :/ haha anway, srj tmkn-sod fame. Now it ture the "man pouring sweat, unkempt braid" Brian "shadow fell" bitter is out the cage and well who will pick up the sticks now? Lol no idea what im talkin about haha idk anythin bout this band! XD I hear for the baby blues and to promote "electing dead" new album!

anonymous 5/4/2017 3:48:02 PM

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anonymous 5/4/2017 4:20:18 PM

My cousin (New Jersey native) has been to some of these guys rehearsals. Theyre new songs - holy fck. The vocals were shit. Drummer couldn't drum for shit. Guitars were generic and bland. Trust me.

anonymous 5/4/2017 4:35:53 PM

THEY ARE INCIRPORATIONG SOME EMO ELEMENTS LIKE THICK RIMMED GLASSES LIKE LAMB OF GOD DID

anonymous 5/4/2017 5:56:21 PM

Trax east is stoked

anonymous 5/4/2017 7:55:36 PM

Sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks sticks

anonymous 5/4/2017 10:19:27 PM

The flying skull mascot is the only cool thing about this band. In fact...why don't that skull fly into a more cooler video? Maybe into an inspirational hardcore video.

anonymous 5/5/2017 2:42:32 AM

Overtoilet

anonymous 5/5/2017 6:41:46 AM

Jason "Toilet" Bittner

anonymous 5/5/2017 4:09:55 PM

Shadows Fall has been done for years. Overcast is never coming back. Also, it's not 1999 anymore. ^^^^ Are you sure about what year is it? Last time I checked it is 1999...so not sure what you are typing aboot.




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