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8/19/2008
 
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Overcast Post New Track Online
July 30, 2008
Massachusetts metallers Overcast have posted the track, "Root Bound Apollo", online. The track comes off the band’s upcoming Metal Blade debut 'Reborn to Kill Again', which will be available everywhere August 19th, 2008. Check out the track on the Metal Blade website or on the band's Myspace page.

Overcast will be playing a string of dates along the east coast in conjunction with the release of 'Reborn to Kill Again'. Tour dates are listed below.

Overcast Tour w/ Dissolve:
08/21 - S. Hackensack, NJ - School of Rock
08/22 - Albany, NY - Valentine's (w/ Enemy Reign)
08/23 - Providence, RI - Living Room (w/ Jasta, Bloodwitch 666)
08/24 - S. Burlington, VT - The Showcase Lounge (w/ Jasta)
08/29 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (w/ Thy Will Be Done)
08/30 - Waterbury, CT - Bobby Allen's (w/ Thy Will Be Done)

Overcast is offering members of their Internet Community a Pre Sale Ticketing System. Go here for details.

'Reborn to Kill Again', a collection of 11 re-recorded classic tracks and 2 unreleased tracks, was produced by Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage, Unearth).

For more information head on over to www.overcast.cc, or www.myspace.com/overcastrocks.
 
 
 
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Overcast To Play 6 Shows In Support Of Upcoming Release
July 26, 2008
Legendary Boston Massachusetts metal act Overcast is scheduled to play six dates in support of their Metal Blade Records release 'Reborn to Kill Again', which hits stores every where August 19th 2008.

Overcast is reborn to tour again!! Well maybe not tour, but at least play a bunch of shows on the East Coast. With the upcoming release of 'Reborn to Kill Again' on Metal Blade, it was time to hit the stage again and throw it down like the old days. For all the old school dudes out there, it’s time to grab the knee brace and come out of mosh retirement. All you young-uns that missed us the first time around, come on down and see what Overcast was all about. I don't know when the next time we will be playing shows again so be there!!” Brian Fair - Overcast

Overcast is offering members of their Internet Community a Pre Sale Ticketing System. Go here for details.

Overcast Tour w/ Dissolve:
08/21 S. Hackensack, NJ School of Rock
08/22 Albany, NY Valentine's (w/ Enemy Reign)
08/23 Providence, RI Living Room (w/ Jasta, Bloodwitch 666)
08/24 S. Burlington, VT The Showcase Lounge (w/ Jasta)
08/29 Worcester, MA The Palladium (w/ Thy Will Be Done)
08/30 Waterbury, CT Bobby Allen's (w/ Thy Will Be Done)

To keep current with all things Overcast, fans can head over to the band’s MySpace page and sign up for the Overcast mailing list.

'Reborn to Kill Again', a collection of 11 re-recorded classic tracks and 2 unreleased tracks, was produced by Adam Dutkiewicz (Killwsitch Engage, Unearth).
 
 
 
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Metal Blade Records Signs Overcast
July 7, 2008
Metal Blade is proud to announce the addition of legendary Boston Mass metal act Overcast to its roster. On August 19th, Overcast will release their Metal Blade debut 'Reborn to Kill Again', a collection of 11 re-recorded classic tracks and 2 unreleased tracks produced by Adam Dutkiewicz.

“Finally, after much waiting and wondering if it would ever see the light of day, Overcast is Reborn to Kill Again!!! We are all very excited to be working with Metal Blade Records for this release. It is a legendary label that has been home to some of the most influential bands in metal history. It was actually Metal Blade who gave Overcast our first release on CD as part of one of the 'Metal Massacre' comps way back in the day so it seems as if everything is coming full circle. The time has come once again for the beast known as Overcast to rise again. You have been warned” comments Brian Fair.

“We are greatly honored to be able to work with and put out such a legendary artist as Overcast” comments Brian Slagel of Metal Blade Records.

Started in August 1991, Overcast disbanded in November 1998 after years of being turned down by labels, skimped out on by promoters, and a general sense of the band being too much of an albatross to continue. Heartbroken and emotionally taxed, each of the members went their separate ways. Brian joined Shadows Fall (a band who had opened for Overcast on many occasions), Mike D started working on a project called Killswitch Engage, Pete continued writing and ended up in a band called Seemless, Scott began playing bass in Transient, and Jay formed and played in many bands, finally settling down in the band Tunnel Drill.

Now 10 years has passed since Overcast was an active band. All of a sudden the stars have aligned, the planets have shifted, and old friends find themselves back home with substantial amounts of free time. Overcast is reborn.

Overcast’s 'Reborn to Kill Again' willl be available everywhere Tuesday, August 19th.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1991
HOME TOWN: Boston, MA
MEMBERS:
Brian Fair - Vocals
Mike D'Antonio - Bass
Pete Cortese - Guitar
Scott McCooe - Guitar
Jay Fitzgerald - Drums

From August 1991 to November 1998 we five had an obsession with music entitled OVERCAST. Motivated by having fun and playing songs that went against the grain, we stayed true to ourselves by writing music we wanted to play ... fashionable or not. Money was never an issue back then mainly because there wasn't any to be had. Sometimes we would play for gas money, most times for far far less. Only through sacrifice and perseverance did we make it work. First hand experience and trial and error provided our path. We had no one to rely on but ourselves. Years and years of weekend warrior tours took us places we normally would never have gone or seen. It was indeed a time we still reflect on and a time we will never forget.
But all things come to an end. After years of being turned down by labels, skimped out on by promoters, and a general sense of the band being too much of an albatross to continue ... in 1998 we disbanded. Heartbroken and emotionally taxed, we went our separate ways. Brian joined Shadows Fall (a band who had opened for OVERCAST on many occasions), Miked started working on a project called Killswitch Engage. Pete continued writing and ended up in a band called Seemless. Scott began playing bass in Transient. Jay formed and played in many bands, finally settling down in the band Tunnel Drill.

Now 8 Years has passed since OVERCAST was an active band. All of a sudden the stars have aligned, the planets have shifted, and old friends find themselves back home with substantial amounts for free time. OVERCAST is reborn.

OVERCAST is proud to announce the following:

1. OVERCAST will be playing this year's New England Metal And Hardcore Fest (Saturday, April 29th - on Mainstage)

2. OVERCAST will be re-recording 10-14 classic tracks and 2 unreleased songs for a full length album entitled "Reborn To Kill Again", in May 2006. Adam Dutkiewics has signed on as producer of this endeavor and we could not be happier. As far as a label - talks are still currently in negotiation (more as it comes).

Why, do you ask, is OVERCAST re-recording classic material?

Simply put, we are having the time of our lives hanging together and playing these old songs again. We feel as if we are breathing new life into this dead material. Suddenly the ambition to "one up" ourselves has returned, more thirsty than ever. But most importantly, our main reason is due to the overwhelming excitement of the old skool fans, even to this day. For the kids who have shown us MUCH love over the years by coming up to us at shows and telling us how much they appreciated OVERCAST. These people have provided us with the greatly needed encouragement and enthusiasm we have been lacking. They have given us a vision to try this band one more time.

For them we dedicate our new found time and energy towards this recording. We consider it an honor that some of you still care.