OVERKILL - Under the Influence Megaforce 12" LP ALBUM VINYL


Collectors information & Description:


"Under the Influence" was the first Overkill album to feature Sid Falck on drums. The album spawned the single "Hello From The Gutter", and the music video achieved regular airplay on MTV's Headbangers Ball.


Music Genre:

Thrash Metal 
Production information:

The album: "OVERKILL - Under the Influence Megaforce" was produced by: Overkill, Alex Perialas (Alex Perialas is an American audio engineer, mixer, and record producer, best known for his extensive work during the "golden age" of thrash metal in the mid–1980s to early–1990s. Having worked with many of the genre's top acts, including Overkill, Testament, Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, S.O.D., and Flotsam & Jetsam)

Executive Producers: Jon and Marsha Zazula ( Jon Zazula is founder of the Megaforce record company and discovered and promoted Metallica.)

This album was recorded at: Pyramid Studios, Ithaca, New York
March-April 1988

Mixed by: Michael Wagener for Double Trouble Productions (Michael Wagener is a music producer, mixer, and engineer from Hamburg, Germany, best known for his work with many top hard rock and heavy metal bands in the late 1980s. Michael Wagener is president of Double Trouble Productions His productions include records from the bands: , Accept , Alice Cooper , Dokken , Extreme , Great White , Janet Jackson , Kane Roberts , Keel , King's X , Lordi , Megadeth , Metallica , Mötley Crüe , Outrage , Overkill , Ozzy Osbourne , Raven , Renegade , Sergeant Steel , Skid Row , Smashed Gladys , Stryper , Testament , The Rasmus , Warrant , White Lion )

Mastered by: George Marino, Sterling Sound, New York City (George Marino was Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound and has been mastering albums for dozens of artists and bands)

Album cover Artwork: Fastner & Larson (Rich Larson, Steve Fastner: )

Album photography: Dan Muro, Ron Akiyama, Frank White

Notes: Dun Muro is an American photographer and graphic designer, born in 1956. Played as guitarist in a band called "White Tiger" in New Orleans from 1978 to 1982, when he changed career to become a photographer. Now owns and runs the design agency Fast Forward Unlimited.
RON AKIYAMA – For over 35 years, Ron Akiyama has found the perfect combination of photography and music.
What started as a hobby to provide a visual reminder of sitting close to his favorite rock bands eventually became much, much more.
"I always felt there was a major difference between taking pictures and "capturing" the feeling of actually being there" says Ron. "The results of a great shot should make anyone feel like they are right there, front row center, enjoying the show the way I did.
During his career Frank White has photographed by Heavy Metal bands, some of these include: Anthrax, Nasty Savage, Aerosmith, Hades, Nuclear Assault, Blood Feast, Overkill, Cro-Mags, Vio-Lence, Exodus and many others.

  Jon Zazula is founder of the Megaforce record company , is a record producer and discovered and promoted Metallica.

  Marsha Zazula ( Executive ) Producer and together with her husband Jon Zazula founder and owner of Megaforce records company. During the 1980s she has produced two dozen of albums for bands like Hades, Overkill, Raven, Anthrax and others.

George Marino (1947-2012)  Senior Mastering Engineer at Sterling Sound N.Y.C., he was probable the most experienced sound mastering engineer in the world and has mastered hundreds of discs in all music genres. Jump to a list that covers the Heavy Metal albums he has mastered during the 1980s


Label Information:

Megaforce Worldwide 781 865-1, Atlantic 781 865-1

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1988 Europe

High Quality Photo of Album Front Cover  "OVERKILL - Under the Influence Megaforce"

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Album Back Cover  Photo of "OVERKILL - Under the Influence Megaforce"

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Photo of "OVERKILL - Under the Influence Megaforce" 12" LP Record - Side One:

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Photo of "OVERKILL - Under the Influence Megaforce" 12" LP Record - Side Two:

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Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: OVERKILL - Under the Influence Megaforce

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth - vocals
  • D.D. Verni - bass, backing vocals
  • Bobby Gustafson - guitar
  • Sid Falck - drums

Complete Track-listing of the album "OVERKILL - Under the Influence Megaforce"

The detailed tracklist of this record "OVERKILL - Under the Influence Megaforce" is:

  1. Shred 4:05
  2. Never Say Never 5:58
  3. Hello From the Gutter 4:12
  4. Mad Gone World 4:31
  5. Brainfade 4:08
  6. Drunken Wisdom 6:18
  7. End of the Line 7:03
  8. Head First 6:02
  9. Overkill III (Under the Influence) 6:28

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