"Taking Over" was the second album recorded by Overkill, released by Megaforce records in 1987. 


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Music Genre:

Speed Thrash Metal 

Album Production information:


The album: "OVERKILL - Taking Over" was produced by: Alex Perialas, Overkill, Jon Zazula

Stephen Innocenzi - Mastering Engineer

Tom Coyne - Mastering Engineer

Christie Mullen - Photographer

Ron Akiyama - Photographer

Daniel Muro - Album Artwork

Mike Vayenes - Photographer

William Benson - Album Artwork

Extra information on the people responsibe for the production of "Taking Over"

Alex Perialas is an American Producer and sound engineer, and owner of the "Pyramid Sound Recording Studios" in Ithaca, and has been responsible for the production and engineering of dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s. Alex Perialas and Carl Canedy have been working both together on the albums: Anthrax's "Spreading the Disease" , "Fistful of Metal", Overkill's "Feel The Fire", "E-X-E - Stricken by Might"

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

  Tom Coyne is a mastering engineer from New Jersey who has mastered dozens of Heavy Metal albums during the 1980s.

Ron Akiyama (His Name Is Somtimes Misspelled As "Ron Akiama") Is A Photographer And Has Done Photography For The Albums Of "Anthrax", "M.O.D." And "Overkill".

Daniel Muro Worked For The Producer Todd Gordon On Several Heavy Metal Bands. Bands He Has Photographed Include Overkill, Hades And Many Others.

Label Information:

Megaforce Worldwide 81735  

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1987 Made in USA

Band Members and Musicians on: OverKill Taking Over

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth - Lead Vocals
  • D.D. Verni - Bass
  • Bobby Gustafson - Guitar
  • Rat Skates - Drums

Notes on the musicians of Overkill band

Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (realname: Robert Joseph Ellsworth) Lead singer with the American Thrash Metal band Overkill since 1980

Bobby Gustafson (real-name Robert Wayne Gustafson) - Guitar, timeline:
- 1980-1982 The DropOuts
- 1982-1990 Overkill

D.D. Verni (real-name Carlo Verni) lead singer with Overkill since 1980. Previously (1979-1980) he was in a band called "The Lubricunts" together with "Rat Skates".

Rat Skates - Drums, timeline:
- 1978-1980 The Lubricunts
- 1980-1987 Overkill
- 1990-1993 Bomb Squad


Track Listing of: "Taking Over"

The Song/tracks on "Overkill Taking Over" are:

    Side One:
  • Deny The Cross
  • Wrecking Crew
  • Fear His Name
  • Use Your Head
  • Fatal if Swallowed
    Side Two:
  • Powersurge
  • In Union We Stand
  • Electro-Violence
  • OverKill II (The Nightmare Continues)

Album cover photos of : OverKill Taking Over

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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.

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