The Atlantic Years (1986 - 1994) (6LP Box Set)

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Release Date: 12/03/2021
Format: 6 X LP
Label: Atlantic – 538677060, BMG Rights Management
Release type: Reissued/Remastered 180 Gram 6LP Vinyl Box Set

Overkill, the seminal American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They are often called 'the Motörhead of thrash metal', based on their unique playing style, which was influenced by punk rock and the new wave of British heavy metal. They were also one of the first thrash metal bands to sign to a major label (having signed to Atlantic Records in 1986), and rose to fame as part of the genre's movement of the mid-to-late 1980s, along with the 'big four' (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax) as well as Exodus and Testament. Overkill achieved their first mainstream success with their second studio album and Atlantic debut, Taking Over (1987) which acclaimed global praise & chart success. The band's next five studio albums were also on Atlantic -Under the Influence (1988), The Years of Decay (1989), Horrorscope (1991), I Hear Black (1993) and W.F.O. (1994) and were also successful on a global scale, making them one of the most successful East Coast thrash metal bands. Overkill now have nineteen studio albums under their belt and continue to tour the world to huge audiences still to this day. This 6LP vinyl box set includes : Taking Over, Under The Influence, The Years Of Decay, Horrorscope, I Hear Black & W.F.O. All Overkill's Atlantic Albums back on vinyl after being out of print for many years. Half speed mastered for dynamic range and pressed on 180g vinyl.

Taking Over

  1. Deny The Cross
  2. Wrecking Crew
  3. Fear His Name
  4. Use Your Head
  5. Fatal If Swallowed
  6. Powersurge
  7. In Union We Stand
  8. Electro-Violence
  9. Overkill II (The Nightmare Continues)

Under The Influence

  1. Shred
  2. Never Say Never
  3. Hello From The Gutter
  4. Mad Gone World
  5. Brainfade
  6. Drunken Wisdom
  7. End Of The Line
  8. Head First
  9. Overkill III (Under The Influence)

The Years Of Decay

  1. Time To Kill
  2. Elimination
  3. I Hate
  4. Nothing To Die For
  5. Playing With Spiders / Skullkrusher
  6. Birth Of Tension
  7. Who Tends The Fire
  8. The Years Of Decay
  9. E.vil N.ever D.ies


  1. Coma
  2. Infectious
  3. Blood Money
  4. Thanx For Nothin'
  5. Bare Bones
  6. Horrorscope
  7. New Machine
  8. Frankenstein
  9. Live Young, Die Free
  10. Nice Day...For A Funeral
  11. Soulitude

I Hear Black

  1. Dreaming In Columbian
  2. I Hear Black
  3. World Of Hurt
  4. Feed My Head
  5. Shades Of Grey
  6. Spiritual Void
  7. Ghost Dance
  8. Weight Of The World
  9. Ignorance & Innocence
  10. Undying
  11. Just Like You


  1. Where It Hurts
  2. Fast Junkie
  3. The Wait - New High In Lows
  4. They Eat Their Young
  5. What's Your Problem
  6. Under One
  7. Supersonic Hate
  8. R.I.P. (Undone)
  9. Up To Zero
  10. Bastard Nation
  11. Gasoline dream

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