New Jersey thrash legends Overkill have been working on the follow-up to their 2012 full-length, 'The Electric Age.' However, the band unfortunately revealed that the new record, which was originally slated for March, will be pushed back to July. On top of that, Overkill have postponed all of their March tour dates except for the band's U.K. shows.

Overkill have been touring hard since 'The Electric Age,' hitting the road with fellow thrash staples such as Testament and Kreator. As one of thrash's best live acts, the postponement of Overkill's tour dates isn't the best of news, but next time you see Overkill hit the stage, they'll likely be assaulting you and your fellow concert attendees with some new material.

Overkill released the following statement:

We are still working on the new record, but this is gonna be worth the wait, with more old school face-melting thrash!

"The new record has a blend of what we've done over the past half decade," singer Bobby Blitz recently told Steppin' Out Magazine. "I'm noticing it's a more punchy heavy metal record with more dimension than the last record had. Where is it going to end up on the food chain? I really don't know. But my feeling is it's an eclectic collection of moments from us. 'The Electric Age' came across, to me, as kind of a two-dimensional thrash record. This one is punchy but has a whole different bunch of ways to go and things to hear on it." [via Blabbermouth]

Stay tuned for more news on Overkill's upcoming album and tour dates.