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OVERKILL (1984–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth (vocals), Bobby Gustafson (guitar), D. D. Verni (bass), Sid Falck, (drums). One of the longest-running thrash metal bands from New York City, the four members of Overkill—vocalist Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth, guitarist Bobby Gustafson, bassist D. D. Verni, and drummer Sid Falck—first came together in 1984. They quickly earned a deal with Atlantic’s Megaforce subsidiary on the basis of their pounding yet precise version Read more [...]


OVERDOSE (1985–PRESENT). Pedro Alberto “Bozó” Amorim (vocals), Claudio David (lead guitar), Jairo Guedz (rhythm guitar), Gustavo Monsanto (bass), Andre Marcio (drums). Overdose has long been one of the top thrash metal bands in Brazil, although their albums were for many years unavailable outside of the country. The band, who are outspoken advocates for social justice within Brazil, have a unique take on thrash metal, which includes the use of percussion and tribal rhythms of their native Read more [...]
Ozzy Osbourne


OZZY OSBOURNE (1948–PRESENT). Having achieved worldwide success with Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne (born John Michael Osbourne) has gone on to be as successful if not more so as a solo artist. Initially partnering with guitarist Randy Rhoads for the hugely successful Blizzard of Ozz band, Ozzy’s name went on to become a household word, going on, like Kiss, to make heavy metal safe for mass consumption and becoming an MTV reality show star in The Osbournes, even as he battled the demons of his Read more [...]


ORGY (1998–PRESENT). Jay Gordon (vocals), Amir Derakh (guitar/synthesizer), Ryan Shuck (guitar), Paige Haley (bass), Bobby Hewitt (drums). An industrial metal group from L.A., Orgy play a particularly melodic brand of electronic-laden metal. Featuring L.A.-mainstay ex-Rough Cutt guitarist/synthesist/ producer Amir Derakh, along with vocalist Jay Gordon, guitarist Ryan Shuck, bassist Paige Haley, and drummer Bobby Hewitt, the band adopted a glam/electronica image in the late nineties, releasing Read more [...]