J.D. Overdrive, a southern metal band from Poland, are currently working on the material for their sophomore studio album. The as yet untitled album is scheduled for release in late May via Metal Mind Productions.
As the band reveal: “Work on the new album is well underway – drum parts are already recorded, we are giving the finishing touches to the guitar and bass parts. Vocals will be recoded in early February. This time around we invited a few guests to be a part of the new album. The material will be heavier, more metal than on our first release.”
You can watch a short video from the recording studio HERE. Full details about the new album to be announced soon!
photo by Marcin Pawłowski
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