Texas Thrash Metal - FFO: Slayer, Pantera & Sepultura
Formed in 2013 Overt Enemy is the perfect storm, a hybrid act that can deliver razor sharp originals and the best Slayer tribute show in Texas. Their distinct performances and potent songs have them well on their way to becoming Texas's go to thrash metal band. The band’s relentless work ethic and the release of two critically acclaimed EP's in 2018 & 2019 has seen Overt Enemy rapidly rise in popularity across the USA and in over 65 countries worldwide. Once a one-off tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman they now pack venues & festivals throughout Texas.
2019 was a huge year for Overt Enemy. In collaboration with "DIY Co-op" label Confused Records, the band rapidly sold out of the first pressing of their sophomore EP, 'Possession’ bolstered by the support of their local rock station KFRQ 94.5FM, Castledown FM in the UK, Banger TV in Canada, publications like Metal Hammer, Power Play and Metal Injection as well as dozens of blogs, zines and internet radio stations worldwide. The EP's 2nd single 'Blood God' was selected as the title track for the So Cal Cinema Studios film 'Apex Predators'. Simultaneously, Overt Enemy's cover of Slayer fan favorite 'At Dawn They Sleep' has entered regular rotation on Sirius XM Liquid Metal and was selected as one of the station’s 'Top 15 Covers of 2019’.
2020 was set to be a banner year on the road promoting “Possession”, but with tour dates canceled due to COVID 19 restrictions, Overt Enemy has focused on family and writing their next album and other upcoming releases. In addition, they are releasing "Inception x Possession”, a remastered full-length CD + Limited Edition Vinyl with bonus content including instrumentals and demo recordings.
With new original music planned for 2021, tour dates being locked in around Texas and a booming social media presence, Overt Enemy is on track to conquer the Lone Star State while continuing to build an engaged global fan base. They have honed their thrash sound into something fresh, thought provoking and crushingly heavy. The Texas metal scene has always been thirsty for blood and Overt Enemy plan to give it to them!
“We are extremely excited to finally release both of our EP’s as one full length Vinyl LP. Fans have been asking for a record since we put out our first song and we hope everyone enjoys the extra bonus instrumental & demo tracks. A lot of metal love went into this release & Joshua Lopez did an outstanding job remastering all the songs including the demos. We’ll see you on the road in 2021 with a new album. Ya’ll stay safe out there!” – Overt Enemy