Modern Texas Thrash Metal
FFO: Slayer, Pantera, Soulfly, Fear Factory & Sepultura
Formed in 2013 in Mission TX on the US/Mexico border Overt Enemy is the perfect storm; an act that is fun, intense & thought provoking delivering the next evolution of Thrash Metal. Instead of imitating or following trends, Overt Enemy stands on the shoulders of metal legends tapping a wide range of influences distilling their own unique, smokey blend of spicy & infectious metal they dub “Modern Texas Thrash”.
Overt Enemy’s distinct performances and potent songs have them well on their way to becoming leaders in the resurgent global “NWOTM” New Wave of Thrash Metal movement and Texas’s go to thrash metal band. The band’s relentless work ethic and the release of two critically acclaimed EPs in 2018 & 2019 has seen Overt Enemy rapidly rise in popularity across the USA and in over 65 countries worldwide. Once a Slayer Tribute band formed as a one-off tribute to late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, they now pack venues & festivals throughout Texas and ship their original music and merch to fans worldwide.
2019 was a huge year for Overt Enemy. In collaboration with their “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. Two of the EP’s songs were selected for sync placement and used as title tracks in So Cal Cinema Studios Film’s ‘5G Zombies’ (Possession) & ‘Apex Predators’ (Blood God). 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 stations “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 focused on family and writing their next album and other upcoming releases. In addition, they released “Inception x Possession”, a remastered full-length CD & Limited-Edition Vinyl combining both of their EPs with bonus content including instrumentals and demo recordings. This release sold out of the initial pressing rapidly and consistent engagement with fans on social media tripled their fanbase during a global pandemic without the ability to tour. They landed an endorsement with Sawtooth Guitars & Chromacast in 2021 and Overt Enemy’s version of ‘At Dawn They Sleep’ was recently featured on “Forever Reigning” a 2022 Tribute to Slayer Compilation album released by US based Satyrn Studios.
Over Enemy emerged from the pandemic ready for war and immediately hit the road with metal legends Soulfly on the Texas portion of their 2022 North American tour. With new music planned for release in 2022, tour dates being locked in around the US 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 Thrash 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 2022 with a new album. Ya’ll stay safe out there!” – Overt Enemy