The Electric Age

The Electric Age
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 27, 2012 (2012-03-27)
RecordedSeptember 2011–January 2012
StudioGear Recording Studio, Shrewsbury, New Jersey
GenreThrash metal
LabeleOne Music (North America)
Nuclear Blast (Europe)
Overkill chronology
The Electric Age
White Devil Armory

The Electric Age is the 16th 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[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Metal Storm8.9/10[5]
Metal Forces9/10[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 third highest chart position in their career (their subsequent albums, White Devil Armory and The Grinding Wheel, peaked at #31 and #69 respectively).[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[]

All tracks are written by Verni and Ellsworth.

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
2013 deluxe ion bonus tracks
11."Horrorscope" (live)5:32
12."Long Time Dyin'" (live)4:11
13."Necroshine" (live)7:27
14."Walk Through Fire" (live)4:53
Total length:1:12:28

All bonus tracks from Australian Ironbound Tour. These tracks were also released as an EP by the label in 2013.[11]


Writing, performance and production crs are adapted from the album liner notes.[12]


Artwork and design



Chart (2012) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[13] 73
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[14] 34
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[15] 35
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[16] 89
South Korean International Albums (Gaon)[17] 30
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[18] 41
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[19] 62
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[20] 23
US Billboard 200[21] 77
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[22] 13
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[23] 7
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[24] 22
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[25] 15


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  2. ^ Heaney, Gregory. The Electric Age - Overkill at AllMusic
  3. ^ Van Horn, Jr., Ray. "CD Reviews - The Electric Age Overkill". Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  4. ^ Pratt, Greg (March 24, 2012). "Overkill The Electric Age". Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Daniell (March 3, 2012). "Overkill - The Electric Age review". Metal Storm. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  6. ^ Not, Neil. "OVERKILL – The Electric Age (2012)". 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". Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  9. ^ "Overkill's 'White Devil Armory' Cracks U.S. Top 40". 2014-07-30. Retrieved 2014-07-30.
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  11. ^ "OVERKILL To Release 'Live From Oz' On Copper-Colored Vinyl". March 18, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  12. ^ The Electric Age (booklet). Overkill. Nuclear Blast. 2012.CS1 maint: others (link)
  13. ^ " – Overkill – The Electric Age" (in German). Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH.
  15. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2012. 14. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ.
  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". Hung Medien.
  19. ^ " – Overkill – The Electric Age". Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  21. ^ "Overkill Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  22. ^ "Overkill Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  23. ^ "Overkill Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  24. ^ "Overkill Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  25. ^ "Overkill Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.

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