The recordings of the J.D. Overdrive’s sophomore studio album have been officially completed. This southern metal band from Poland plan to release the album in late May and today reveal its title – “Fortune Favors The Brave”.
The mixing and mastering duties for the album was held by Piotr Gruenpeter who’s best known for providing electronics, noise and production quality for the post-black phenomenon THAW, as well as from bands Searching For Calm and Sun For Miles. Wojtek ‘Suseł’ Kałuża, the band’s vocalist comments: “First results are simply amazing and we can’t wait to show you the final album. It’s gonna be heavy, raw and crushing!”
The new album will feature two guest appearances – a fantastic guitar solo is provided by Piotr “Dziki” Chancewicz from the Polish band MECH and Hammond parts by Piotr “Voltan” Sikora from Leash Eye and Exlibris.
You can watch another video from the recording studio HERE.
The album “Fortune Favors The Brave” is scheduled for a release on May, 27th in Europe and July, 4th in USA (via MVD).
The band was formed in 2007 when guitarist Michal “Stempel” Stemplowski (along with drummer Luksus and bassist Kuba) recruited vocalist Wojciech “Susel” Kaluza for his new rock project dubbed Jack Daniels Overdrive. They self-released their debut EP called “Pure Concentrated Evil”, which received a bunch of great reviews in various webzines and magazines. They played their very first show supporting Jesus Chrysler Suicide (a legendary Polish act) and the following two opening for Beatallica. In the meantime the band experienced two line-up changes, welcoming in their ranks drummer Lukasz “Jooras” Jurewicz and bassist Lukasz “Peo” Pomietło. In March 2009 they were given the honor of performing in Krakow with the living legend of stoner metal – Phil Anselmo’s Down. In the following months came the inevitable – they changed their name to J. D. Overdrive to avoid legal problems with the Tennessee tycoon. And just when they thought that nothing can surprise them – on March 9th, 2011 they opened for Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society in Warsaw. After over three years of gathering experience at numerous live shows and sharpening their material, J.D. Overdrive were proud to release their debut album. The album entitled “Sex, Whiskey & Southern Blood” was released by Metal Mind Productions in June 2011. This year and the following brought more live performances and the band supported such acts as Blood Ceremony, Whitesnake and Soulfly. Now, in 2013 they are ready to return with their new album!
Wojtek „Suseł” Kałuża – vocal
Michał „Stempel” Stemplowski – guitar
Łukasz „Joorek” Jurewicz – drums
Łukasz „Peo” Pomietło – bass