The Electric Age

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The Electric Age
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Studio album by Overkill
Released March 27, 2012 (2012-03-27)
Recorded September 2011–January 2012
Studio Gear Recording Studio, Shrewsbury, New Jersey
(see Studios)
Genre Thrash metal
Length 50:27
Label eOne Music (North America)
Nuclear Blast (Europe)
Producer Overkill
Overkill chronology
Ironbound
(2010)Ironbound2010
The Electric Age
(2012)
White Devil Armory
(2014)White Devil Armory2014

The Electric Age is the sixteenth studio album by the American thrash metal band Overkill, which was released on March 27, 2012 in the U.S. on eOne Music and in Europe three days later on Nuclear Blast.[1]

Reception and sales[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth.net 9.5/10[3]
Exclaim! favorable[4]
Metal Storm 8.9/10[5]
Metal Forces 9/10[6]

The album sold about 6,700 copies in the United States during the first week of release, beating the band's first week sales of their previous record, Ironbound, which totalled 4,100 copies.[7] The Electric Age was also the first Overkill album to crack the top 100; the album peaked at #77 on the Billboard 200,[8] making it their third highest chart position in their career (their subsequent albums, White Devil Armory and The Grinding Wheel, peaked at #31 and #69 respectively).[9] In its second week The Electric Age sold 2,950 copies and dropped to #170 on the Billboard 200, bringing the sales total to a little under 10,000 copies.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Verni and Ellsworth.

No. Title Length
1. "Come and Get It" 6:17
2. "Electric Rattlesnake" 6:19
3. "Wish You Were Dead" 4:19
4. "Black Daze" 3:55
5. "Save Yourself" 3:43
6. "Drop the Hammer Down" 6:25
7. "21st Century Man" 4:12
8. "Old Wounds, New Scars" 4:11
9. "All Over but the Shouting" 5:30
10. "Good Night" 5:36
Total length: 50:26

All bonus tracks from Australian Ironbound Tour. These tracks were also released as an EP by the label in 2013.[11]

Credits[edit]

Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[12]

Personnel[edit]

Overkill
Production
Artwork and design

Studios[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[13] 73
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 34
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[15] 35
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[16] 89
Korean International Albums (Gaon)[17] 30
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 41
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 62
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[20] 23
US Billboard 200[21] 77
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[22] 13
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[23] 7
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[24] 22
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[25] 15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Overkill: New Album Title, Cover Artwork Unveiled". Roadrunnerrecords.com. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  2. ^ Heaney, Gregory. The Electric Age - Overkill at AllMusic
  3. ^ Van Horn, Jr., Ray. "CD Reviews - The Electric Age Overkill". www.blabbermouth.net. Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved April 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ Pratt, Greg (March 24, 2012). "Overkill The Electric Age". exclaim.ca. Retrieved April 17, 2015. 
  5. ^ Daniell (March 3, 2012). "Overkill - The Electric Age review". www.metalstorm.net. Metal Storm. Retrieved April 17, 2015. 
  6. ^ Not, Neil. "OVERKILL – The Electric Age (2012)". www.metalforcesmagazine.com. Metal Forces. Retrieved April 17, 2015. 
  7. ^ Neilstein, Vince. "Neilstein Soundscam: A Kolossal Debut". MetalSucks. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  8. ^ "The Electric Age - Overkill - Awards". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  9. ^ "Overkill's 'White Devil Armory' Cracks U.S. Top 40". Blabbermouth.net. 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ "OVERKILL To Release 'Live From Oz' On Copper-Colored Vinyl". Blabbermouth.net. March 18, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  12. ^ The Electric Age (booklet). Overkill. Nuclear Blast. 2012. 
  13. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Overkill – The Electric Age" (in German). Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  15. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2012. 14. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ.
  16. ^ "オーバーキルのアルバム売上ランキング - ORICON STYLE". 
  17. ^ "South Korea Gaon International Album Chart". On the page, select "2012.04.01~2012.04.07", then "국외", to obtain the corresponding chart. Gaon Chart
  18. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Overkill – The Electric Age". Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Overkill – The Electric Age". Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Overkill – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Overkill.
  22. ^ "Overkill – Chart history" Billboard Independent Albums for Overkill.
  23. ^ "Overkill – Chart history" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Overkill.
  24. ^ "Overkill – Chart history" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Overkill.
  25. ^ "Overkill – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Overkill.

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