Overkill is an American thrash metal band formed in 1980. Though they would go on to become
one of the proginitors of east coast Thrash metal, several founding members had roots in the New
York punk scene. Since 1980, Overkill has released 17 studio albums, three live albums, four
compelation albums and three EPs (through February, 2014). Although Overkill has taken a few
short breaks, they are one of relatively few bands of the genre who have remained continuously
active for over 30 years. Bobby (Blitz) Ellsworth (vocals) and D..D. Verni (bass) are the two
remaining original members.