The Electric Age

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The Electric Age
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Studio album by Overkill
Released United StatesMarch 27, 2012
EuropeMarch 30, 2012
Recorded September 2011–January 2012
Studio Gear Recording Studio, Shrewsbury, NJ
(see Studios)
Genre Thrash metal
Length 50:27
Label eOne Music (North America)
Nuclear Blast (Europe)
Producer Overkill
Overkill chronology
Ironbound
(2010)
The Electric Age
(2012)
White Devil Armory
(2014)

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 second highest chart position so far (their next album, White Devil Armory, peaked at #31).[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 songs written and composed 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.[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]

  • Gear Recording Studio, Shrewsbury, NJ – recording
  • JRod Productions – additional recording
  • SKH Recording Studios, Stuart, FL – additional recording

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
US Billboard 200[20] 77
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[21] 13
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[22] 7
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[23] 22
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[24] 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 - The Electric Age - Encyclopaedia Metallum". The Metal Archives. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  12. ^ The Electric Age (booklet). Overkill. Nuclear Blast. 2012. 
  13. ^ "Overkill – The Electric Age" (in German). Austriancharts.at. 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. LightMedia.
  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. ^ "Overkill – The Electric Age". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Overkill – The Electric Age". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Overkill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Overkill.
  21. ^ "Overkill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Independent Albums for Overkill.
  22. ^ "Overkill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums for Overkill.
  23. ^ "Overkill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rock Albums for Overkill.
  24. ^ "Overkill Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Overkill.

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