Speaking in a recent interview with The Metal Voice, Overkill frontman Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth said that the band will be released a new album in early 2019.

Here’s the statement:

“I think we caught a wave on the last four records part of that wave was Ron Lipnicki behind the drums and now Ron is now gone so now I don’t know what to expect.

The beauty of it is that when you are inside the writing team that’s what becomes motivational. Obviously the new album is going to be a heavy metal record we don’t deviate so much from our formula but what is that record going to sound like?

At this point it sounds like a metal record to me. Jason Bittner’s [Shadows Fall, Flotsam and Jetsam] addition to the band as the drummer is going to make it bombastic in some cases he is the state of the art when it comes to hitting the skins.

So I really think that we have an opportunity here to make something here that is great. I’m not going to say out do anything but who knows it can be a new chapter of Overkill.”

You can watch the entire interview below.