J.D. Overdrive
Fortune Favors the Brave

  • Format: CD
  • Band: J.D. Overdrive
  • Title: Fortune Favors the Brave
  • Band's Origin: PL
  • Style: Southern Metal, Stoner Rock, English lyrics
  • Rating: 4
  • Release Year: 2013
  • Recording Year: 2013
  • Production Year: 2013
  • Record Company: Metal Mind Productions
  • Item's Number: MMP CD 0722 DG
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  • Extras: digipak
  • EAN: 5907785037885
  • Weight: 77 g
  • Visual: new
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  • Cover: new

Metal Mind Productions Release Information

J. D. Overdrive, one of the most promising southern metal bands from Poland, returns with their sophomore studio album entitled “Fortune Favors the Brave”. The new album features two guest appearances – a fantastic guitar solo is provided by Piotr “Dziki” Chancewicz from the Mech and Hammond parts by Piotr “Voltan” Sikora from Leash Eye and Exlibris. The mixing and mastering duties for the album were held by Piotr Gruenpeter who is best known for his work with the post-black phenomenon Thaw, as well as from the bands Searching for Calm and Sun for Miles. Wojtek “Suseł” Kałuża, the band’s vocalist comments: “The 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 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 the legendary Polish act Jesus Chrysler Suicide and the following two openings 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, at 9 March 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 acts as Blood Ceremony, Whitesnake and Soulfly. Now, in 2013 they are ready to return with their new album.


1. Bad Karma
2. Born to Destroy
3. Funeral Stopper
4. Beware the Boozehound
5. Call of the South
6. Standing Tall
7. Shadow of the Beast
8. The Revelation
9. Like Heroes to the Slaughter
10. Hope for the Best, Prepare for the Worst