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Although everybody seems to have a different account of who came first in the world of East-Coast thrash metal, it seems certain that NewJersey’s Overkill have stayed around the longest, and have never let their fans down by remaining musically consistent and true to theirroots for over twenty years.

With a career that launched in 1980 that produced 15 studio albums, Overkill celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of Ironbound,a new album, on E1 Music and a North American tour with support from Vader, God Dethroned, Wabringer, Evile and Woe of Tyrants.Ironbound i ...read more

Although everybody seems to have a different account of who came first in the world of East-Coast thrash metal, it seems certain that NewJersey’s Overkill have stayed around the longest, and have never let their fans down by remaining musically consistent and true to theirroots for over twenty years.

With a career that launched in 1980 that produced 15 studio albums, Overkill celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of Ironbound,a new album, on E1 Music and a North American tour with support from Vader, God Dethroned, Wabringer, Evile and Woe of Tyrants.Ironbound is a thrash metal masterpiece that features Overkill’s latest lineup, which, along with founders Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and D.D.Verni, includes guitarists Derek “The Skull” Tailer and Dave Linsk, as well as the newest member to join the band, drummer Ron Lipnicki.

There are few names as well respected as Overkill, and with the resurgence of metal in the music world, this band is poised to return to thetop. Overkill are ready to show mature metal heads they still have it and are geared up to teach the new schoolers exactly how it’s done.

The band gained their first major label deal with 1987’s Taking Over. They signed to Atlantic and remained with the label for 7 years, basedon the strength and consistency of their music. Under The Influence (1988) and The Years of Decay (1989) brought Overkill to newheights in their career. Sid Falck would replace founding drummer Rat Skates on drums to bring his own brutal percussive assault to Verni’salready powerful rhythm section. The band had already established a rabid fan base with songs like “Rotten ToThe Core” and “Hammerhead”(as well as their infamous cover of D.O.A.’s “Fuck You”), and new songs like “Evil Never Dies” and “Hello From The Gutter” would becomeOverkill mainstays as well. A video for “Hello From the Gutter” was garnering much fan response when it received play on MTV’sHeadbangers Ball.

The band’s W.F.O. album (1994) would be Overkill’s final album with Atlantic, as they would release their first official full. length live assault,Wrecking Your Neck on CMC in 1995. Overkill released 3 more full length albums (Killing Kind, From The Underground and Below, andNecroshine) by 2000.

Bloodletting (2000) was released on Metal-Is, and the band added guitarist Dave Linsk to the fray. The current Overkill lineup would becompleted with the release of the live album Wrecking Everything, recorded in Asbury Park, NJ, and the addition of second guitarist DerekTailer in 2002.

Overkill released Killbox 13, one of their most well-received albums to date, on Spitfire Records in 2003. ReliXIV and Immortalis followed,continuing the Overkill legacy. « hide

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LPs
White Devil Armory
2014

3.7
118 Votes
The Electric Age
03/27/2012

3.9
278 Votes
Ironbound
2010

4.1
397 Votes
Immortalis
2007

3.2
149 Votes
Relix IV
2005

2.9
109 Votes
Killbox 13
2003

3.2
111 Votes
Bloodletting
2000

3
106 Votes
Necroshine
1999

3.2
123 Votes
From the Underground and Below
1997

3.3
103 Votes
The Killing Kind
1996

3.2
99 Votes
W.F.O
1994

3.5
126 Votes
I Hear Black
1993

3
139 Votes
Horrorscope
1991

4.3
328 Votes
The Years of Decay
1989

4.3
429 Votes
Under the Influence
1988

3.8
230 Votes
Taking Over
1987

4
239 Votes
Feel the Fire
1985

4.1
272 Votes
EPs
6 Songs
03/28/2012

2.6
4 Votes
!!!Fuck You!!!
1987

4.1
31 Votes
Overkill
1984

3.4
15 Votes
Power In Black
1983

3.6
12 Votes
Live Albums
Extended Versions
2002

4
4 Votes
Wrecking Everything
2002

3.9
21 Votes
Wrecking Your Neck
1995

4.1
11 Votes
Compilations
Devil by the Tail
2005

3.5
3 Votes
Unholy
2004

3.2
3 Votes
Hello From the Gutter
2002

3.5
4 Votes
Then and Now
2002

2.5
7 Votes
Coverkill
1999

2.9
28 Votes
!!!Fuck You!!! and Then Some
1996

3.7
12 Votes

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