Overkill to Headline Rock & Shock

Overkill to Headline Rock & Shock

WORCESTER, MA (September 23, 2014) – More than 30 years into a formidable career filled with international acclaim and fueled by the unrelenting passion of a diehard fanbase, Overkill has not only stood the test of time – their modern creative output continues to shine. And now they will be bringing that content, both old and new, to the Rock & Shock stage. Replacing Machinehead, who were forced to cancel their tour plans at the last moment, Overkill has stepped up to headline day one of the 11th annual horror and music convention; the only Massachusetts date on their 2014 tour.

From thrash classics like “Elimination,” “Rotten to the Core,” “In Union We Stand,” “Electro-Violence” and the Headbanger’s Ball staple, “Hello from the Gutter” to new standouts like “Electric Rattlesnake” and “Come and Get It,” Overkill will be rocking the Palladium stage with a collection of anthems that is bound to make any band as green with envy as the Overkill logo itself.

Joining Overkill will be The Rocking Dead, a supergroup featuring Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, formerly of the Misfits, Ace Von Johnson of Faster Pussycat, Kriz Dk of Dead Star Assembly and Genitorturers and Virus of Device, Dope and Lords of Acid. The group originally came together to simply sign autographs and meet fans at Rock & Shock, thanks to famed rock photographer Jeremy Saffer. However, the all-star group has decided to band together for a one-off performance that is sure to thrill audiences with a true once-in-a-lifetime performance. Please note, although Wednesday 13 is set to sign as part of The Rocking Dead, he is not currently set to perform with the band.

Rounding out the mainstage will be Battlecross, Jasta, Avatar Disguise the Curse and a local band who will be selected by Break Thru Music’s Battle for Rock & Shock. A second stage is set to feature performances by Zire’s War, Carnivora, My Missing Half, The Rivers, Red Equals Meltdown, The Devil Inside Us and Rock & Shock favorites Mongrel.

Tickets for Rock & Shock 2014 may be purchased at ticketfly.com, FYE stores or at the Palladium box office. There are still plenty of celebrity guest, musical acts and events yet to be announced so make sure to follow Rock & Shock on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit rockandshock.com. –

Rock & Shock 2014 Guest List: Brad Dourif (Child’s Play. Halloween, The Lord of the Rings), Tara Reid (Sharknado 1 & 2, Urban Legend, American Pie series), John Ratzenberger (Motel Hell, Cheers, Toy Story 1-3), Victoria and Jody Price (Vincent Price’s daughter and grandson), Roddy Piper (WWE, They Live), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, The Frighteners, Star Trek), Andrew Divoff (The Strain, Wishmaster, TV’s Lost), Bill Moseley (Devil’s Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) Sid Haig (Devil’s Rejects, Hatchet III), Dee Wallace (The Frighteners, Halloween), Jake Busey (The Frighteners, Starship Troopers), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet), William Forsythe (Devil’s Rejects, Halloween), Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy frontman, Repo! The Genetic Opera), Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky, TV’s True Blood), Tom Savini (Special FX Master, From Dusk Til Dawn, Django Unchained), Kristina Klebe (Halloween ’07, TV’s The Following), Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado 2, Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula), Alex Vincent (Child’s Play 1 & 2, Curse of Chucky), Lynn Lowry (The Crazies, Cat People), John A. Russo (Co-Creator/Writer (Night of the Living Dead, TV’s Scare Tactics), Joe Knetter (Writer, Strip Club Slasher, Room), Sarah French (Shriek of the Sasquatch), Jack Bennett (Nerdist’s Cantina Karaoke and Blood & Guts with Scott Ian), Justin Beahm (Silk, Sharknado), Steve Gonsalves (TV’s Ghost Hunters), Linnea Quigley (Return of the Living Dead) and Mike Aloisi (Writer, Tales From a Mortician). Performers are set to include King Diamond, Overkill, GWAR, Life of Agony, Twiztid and many more!2014-rock-shock-overkill8x11flyer-1_Chaly_