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SLAYER (1981–PRESENT). Tom Araya (vocals/bass), Kerry King (guitar), Jeff Hanneman (guitar), Dave Lombardo (drums, replaced by Paul Bostaph, John Dette, Lombardo again). Slayer are one of the key bands of the thrash metal scene and have been considered by some critics to be categorized in either the black or death metal scenes as well. Slayer are certainly one of the more ferocious and dark bands of the eighties and their music’s obsession with death, darkness, the satanic, and evil made them Read more [...]


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 [...]