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Music / Nuclear Assault

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Nuclear Assault is a Thrash Metal band from New York City that was formed in 1984 by former Anthrax members Dan Lilker and John Connelly. The band rose to fame in the mid-to-late 1980s with albums such as Game Over, Survive, and Handle with Care.


  • Game Over (1986)
  • Survive (1988)
  • Handle with Care (1989)
  • Out of Order (1991)
  • Something Wicked (1993)
  • Third World Genocide (2005)

  • After the End: "Letter After the Holocaust" from Game Over
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  • Atomic Hate: One of the driving themes of the band, especially in the late 1980s.
  • Brutal Honesty: Dan Lilker is one the chief writers of the band. Of course the lyrics are going to be like this!
  • Instrumental: "Live, Suffer, Die", "Mr. Softee Theme" both from Game Over.
  • Take That!: "Butt Fuck (You Figure It Out)" is a gigantic one to Vince Neil, specifically his infamous car crash in December of 1984.
  • Thrash Metal: One of the most successful examples of East Coast thrash metal.