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OVERTHRUST Botswana

OVERTHRUST - Overthrust - Slay the Spectator.mp3

Bio

Overthrust was formed in 2008 in Ghanzi, Botswana. The band currently consists out of vocalist and bassist Tshomarelo "Vulture Thrust" Mosaka, lead guitarist Shalton "Spencer Thrust" Monnawadikgang, rhythm guitarist Tshepho "Dawg Thrust" Kaisara and drummer Gakeitse "Suicide Torment" Bothalentwa. Overthrust self-produced and self-released their first full-length album Desecrated Deeds to Decease on April 8, 2008. The band is supported by the national government, for example in organizing the small metal festival Overthrust Winter Mania which is a charity event for the local AIDS-campaign. The band toured Germany and Switzerland for the first time in Summer 2016 and played Wacken Open Air and the International Sommerfestival in Hamburg. The band performs onstage in black leather clothes, bandanas, belts and cowboy hats. The lyrics deal with witchery, ghosts, but also about death and morbid horror stories, and are seen as a satanic metal band. The musicians say they play oldschool death metal. The musicians were inspired to form their own band by artists like Deicide, Morbid Angel, Broken Hope, Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Carcass and Autopsy. The music is comparable with Florida death metal bands like Mantas, Aggressor and Dead. The vocals are compared to Cannibal Corpse, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead is considered an influence. Kilmister was one person who helped the Botswana metal scene to rise.

Discography

Release date Release name Media
2018 Overthrust/Katutura split EP
2015 Desecrated Deeds To Decease CD

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