Overkill singer Bobby Ellsworth in a recent interview with Jhofffilms talked about the fact that Avenged Sevenfold “stole” his band’s logo.
He said: “That’s obviously a form of flattery, to some degree. And the fact that those guys sell a lot of records, the fact that we’ve been mentioned in the same sentence many times now for over a decade, it gives us, let’s say a light that we wouldn’t normally get, gives us the attention we wouldn’t normally have.
So I really don’t have any problems with any of that stuff.”
Eddie Trunk went on to add that A7X would pay Overkill to use the famous Deathbat so they would not have any problems:
“Overkill got some sort of settlement from Avenged Sevenfold over the use of their bat logo. For years, Overkill had a sort of mascot on their records that they called Chaly, which is a bat.
“And all of a sudden, when Avenged Sevenfold comes out, they had a similar bat; intentional or not, they did. Overkill were paid out on that because they had a copyright on that bat and they were paid out on it by Avenged Sevenfold.
“The terms to this day cannot be revealed and have not been disclosed. Even privately, Avenged or Overkill will not tell – I know both of them will not tell me what the settlement was. But now they can both use it. But Overkill got paid on that.”