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->''"Welcome to the gutter, we've been expecting ''you!'' HAHAHA!"''
-->-- '''"Hello from the Gutter"'''

'''Overkill''' is a ThrashMetal band from NewJersey. They rose to prominence in the early 80's due to their energetic performances and speedy punk-influenced music. They are usually described as "blue-collar" and "working man's group", for their steady schedule of releasing albums and live-tours.

They released ''White Devil Armory'' in July 2014, which makes it their third straight album released bi-annually.
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!!!Members:
* Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth – lead vocals (1980–present).
* D.D. Verni – bass, backing vocals (1980–present).
* Dave Linsk - lead guitar, backing vocals (1999-present).
* Derek "The Skull" Tailer – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2002–present).
* Ron Lipnicki – drums (2005–present).

!!!Former Members:
* Rat Skates – drums (1980–1987)
* Robert "Riff Thunder" Pisarek – guitar (1980–1981)
* Anthony Ammendola – guitar (1981)
* Dan Spitz – guitar (1981)
* Rich Conte – guitar (1981–1982)
* Mike Sherry – guitar (1981–1982)
* Joe – guitar (1982)
* Bobby Gustafson – guitar (1982–1990)
* Mark Archibole – drums (1987)
* Sid Falck – drums (1987–1992)
* Rob Cannavino – guitar (1990–1995)
* Merritt Gant – guitar (1990–1995)
* Andy Jones – drums (1992–1993)
* Tim Mallare – drums (1993–2005)
* Joe Comeau – guitar, vocals (1995–1999)
* Sebastian Marino – guitar (1995–1999)

!!Discography:
* ''Overkill'' (1984, EP)
* ''Feel the Fire'' (1985)
* ''Taking Over'' (1987)
* ''Fuck You'' (1988, EP)
* ''Under the Influence'' (1988)
* ''The Years of Decay'' (1989)
* ''Horrorscope'' (1991)
* ''I Hear Black'' (1993)
* ''W.F.O.'' (1994)
* ''The Killing Kind'' (1996)
* ''From the Underground and Below'' (1997)
* ''Necroshine'' (1999)
* ''Coverkill'' (1999)
* ''Bloodletting'' (2000)
* ''Killbox 13'' (2003)
* ''[=ReliXIV=]'' (2005)
* ''Immortalis'' (2007)
* ''Ironbound'' (2010)
* ''The Electric Age'' (2012)
* ''White Devil Armory'' (2014)

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!!This band provides examples of:

* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: On the cover of ''Under the Influence'', as seen above.
* AnimatedMusicVideo: Some parts of "Hello from the Gutter."
* AngstDissonance: "Drunken Wisdom" appears to be from the perspective of someone experiencing this in real life and telling the angster where to shove it.
--> ''Why don't you get yourself a life? Just get the fuck out of here!''
* AudienceParticipationSong: "We don't care what you say! ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLZPo2m2Qvs FUCK YOU!]]''"
* BadassCreed: "In Union We Stand" from ''Taking Over''.
* {{Callback}}: "Overkill III" opens with same acoustic piece which "Overkill II" ended with.
* CoolOldGuy: D.D. and Blitz are both in their fifties, but they are kicking more ass now than they have in years.
* CoverVersion: They have covered "Sonic Reducer" by Dead Boys, "Fuck You" by The Subhumans (the Canadian one), "Frankenstein" by Edgar Winter, "We Gotta Get Out of This Place" by Animals and "Under the Blade" by Music/TwistedSister.
** CoverAlbum: ''Coverkill'', natch. It features covers of Music/{{Motorhead}}, Music/SexPistols, Music/JethroTull, Music/BlackSabbath, Music/DeepPurple, Music/{{Kiss}}, Music/{{Manowar}}, Music/JudasPriest, Dead Boys and Music/TheRamones.
* EpicRocking: "The Answer", "Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues," "Fatal If Swallowed," "End of the Line," "Playing With Spider/Skullkrusher," "Who Tends the Fire," "Years of Decay," "Gasoline Dream," "Burn You Down/To Ashes."
* ExecutiveMeddling: A positive example; When they sent one of their demos to Metal Storm it was released as an extended play.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: D.D.
** TheLancer: Blitz
** TheSmartGuy: The Skull
** TheBigGuy: Dave
** [[SixthRanger Fifth Ranger]]: Ron
* FunWithAcronyms: ''W.F.O.'' (Wide Fucking Open) and "The SRC" (Subterranean Resistance Cult) from ''Ironbound''
* GreatestHitsAlbum: They have two: ''Hello from the Gutter: The Best of Overkill'' and ''Then and Now''.
* {{Instrumentals}}: "Frankenstein", "Ghost Dance", "R.I.P. (Undone)" and "Feeding Frenzy"
* IntercourseWithYou: "Fatal If Swallowed", "Head First."
* InTheStyleOf: According to Blitz, the ''White Devil Armory'' bonus track "The Fight Song" is apparently very much in the vein of Music/TheRamones, Music/NewYorkDolls, and Sham 69.
* LastChorusSlowdown: "In Union We Stand", from ''Taking Over''.
* LeadBassist: D.D. Verni is equal parts Type A and C; not only is he known for his aggressive and technical playing style, but he is also one of the two founding members.
* LongRunner: With 17 studio albums released, they are one of thrash metal's longest recording bands.
* LongRunnerLineup: They have not had a lineup change since Ron Lipnicki joined in 2005.
* LyricalDissonance: "Hello from the Gutter" (from the third album) is an upbeat song about living in piss poor conditions in the sewers of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.
* {{Mascot}} / MetalBandMascot: Chaly, a horned skull with bat wings.
** They have gotten in arguments with Music/AvengedSevenfold for their [[OlderThanTheyThink similar-looking]] Deathbat, going so far to send them shirts with Chaly and the words "Get Your Own Fucking Mascot" on them.
* MetalScream: Blitz loves it.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most of their stuff is around a 7 or 8, while their occasional softer songs drop down to a 5 or 6.
* NamesTheSame: There was a short-lived Thrash Metal band named Overkill from Los Angeles. They were forced to change their name to Overkill LA to avoid confusion with this band.
** Also, due to them covering Motörhead's "Overkill" (which was where the band's name came from) on ''Coverkill'', they now have two songs with that exact name (five if you count {{sequel}}s "Overkill II" through "Overkill V"). There would be six, but the fourth one was called "E.vil N.ever D.ies" instead.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''I Hear Black'' introduced band's GrooveMetal sound for the 90's.
* NumberedSequels: "Overkill" from from self-titled EP and ''Feel the Fire'' has currently four sequels.
** Also, ''Killbox 13'', ''[=ReliXIV=]'', and ''Immortalis'' (look at the last two letters) are the 13th, 14th, and 15th releases in the band's main discography.
* ObsessionSong: "Certifiable" from ''The Killing Kind''.
* {{Portmantitle}}: Song titles "Soulitude" and "Genocya" and the albums ''Coverkill'' and ''[=ReliXIV=]''.
* {{Sampling}}: "The Wait/New High in Lows" from ''W.F.O.'' opens with the "Here comes the pain!" quote from ''Film/CarlitosWay''.
* StageNames: Several founders had stage names, all of which were references to their favorite punk acts:
** Robert Ellsworth = Bobby Blitz (reference to Johnny Blitz from the Dead Boys)
** Carlos Verni = D.D. Verni (reference to Dee Dee Ramone)
** Lee Kundrat = Rat Skates (reference to Rat Scabies from The Damned)
* StrictlyFormula: Put in an Overkill album, and you pretty much know exactly what you're getting.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Due to the way their logo is styled, some people write the band's name as "Over Kill."
* SubduedSection: "In Union We Stand," "Electric Rattlesnake" (compared to the rest of the song), and "Good Night"
* TitleOnlyChorus: Elimination
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