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Overkill

Although everybody seems to have a different account of who came first in the world of East-Coast thrash metal, it seemscertain that NewJersey’s Overkill have stayed around the longest, and have never let their fans down by remaining musicallyconsistent 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 releaseof Ironbound,a new album, on E1 Music and a North American tour with support from Vader, God Dethroned, Wabringer, Evileand Woe of Tyrants.Ironbound is a thrash m ...read more

Although everybody seems to have a different account of who came first in the world of East-Coast thrash metal, it seemscertain that NewJersey’s Overkill have stayed around the longest, and have never let their fans down by remaining musicallyconsistent 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 releaseof Ironbound,a new album, on E1 Music and a North American tour with support from Vader, God Dethroned, Wabringer, Evileand Woe of Tyrants.Ironbound is a thrash metal masterpiece that features Overkill’s latest lineup, which, along with foundersBobby “Blitz” Ellsworth and D.D.Verni, includes guitarists Derek “The Skull” Tailer and Dave Linsk, as well as the newestmember 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 poisedto return to thetop. Overkill are ready to show mature metal heads they still have it and are geared up to teach the newschoolers 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 7years, 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 ownbrutal percussive assault to Verni’salready powerful rhythm section. The band had already established a rabid fan base withsongs like “Rotten ToThe Core” and “Hammerhead”(as well as their infamous cover of D.O.A.’s “Fuck You”), and new songslike “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 TheUnderground 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 lineupwould becompleted with the release of the live album Wrecking Everything, recorded in Asbury Park, NJ, and the addition ofsecond guitarist DerekTailer in 2002. Overkill released Killbox 13, one of their most well-received albums to date, on Spitfire Records in 2003. ReliXIV and Immortalisfollowed,continuing the Overkill legacy. « hide

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LPs
The Grinding Wheel
2017

3.5
121 Votes
White Devil Armory
2014

3.7
235 Votes
The Electric Age
03/27/2012

3.9
382 Votes
Ironbound
2010

4.1
523 Votes
Immortalis
2007

3.2
200 Votes
Relix IV
2005

2.9
161 Votes
Killbox 13
2003

3.2
157 Votes
Bloodletting
2000

3
156 Votes
Necroshine
1999

3.1
171 Votes
From the Underground and Below
1997

3.2
150 Votes
The Killing Kind
1996

3.1
149 Votes
W.F.O.
1994

3.4
195 Votes
I Hear Black
1993

3
206 Votes
Horrorscope
1991

4.3
490 Votes
The Years of Decay
1989

4.3
649 Votes
Under the Influence
1988

3.8
337 Votes
Taking Over
1987

4
352 Votes
Feel the Fire
1985

4.1
399 Votes
EPs
6 Songs
03/28/2012

2.9
7 Votes
!!!Fuck You!!!
1987

4
43 Votes
Overkill
1984

3.4
19 Votes
Power In Black
1983

3.9
19 Votes
Live Albums
Live in Overhausen
2018

3.9
4 Votes
Extended Versions
2002

3.7
6 Votes
Wrecking Everything
2002

3.9
29 Votes
Wrecking Your Neck
1995

4.2
20 Votes
Compilations
Historikill: 1995 - 2007
2015

4.6
4 Votes
Devil by the Tail
2005

3.8
2 Votes
Unholy
2004

3.6
4 Votes
Hello From the Gutter
2002

3.6
7 Votes
Then and Now
2002

2.6
6 Votes
Coverkill
1999

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

3.6
16 Votes

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