"The Years of Decay" is considered Overkill's breakthrough album, It featured one of the bands best known songs "Elimination", which had a popular music video. Many fans and critics consider this to be one of their best albums. "The Years of Decay" is the fourth studio album by thrash metal band Overkill. It was released in 1989 on the Megaforce label, with distribution handled by Atlantic Records.
Megaforce Worldwide - 782 045-1, Atlantic – 782 045-1
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
1989 European Release
Overkill - Producer
Terry Date - Producer
Terry Date is an American Music producer and sound recording engineer, specializing in the rock genres, specially heavy metal. He is well known for his work with Overkill , Metal Church , Slipknot, Pantera, Soulfly, White Zombie, Deftones, Dark Angel , Dream Theater, Slayer , Soundgarden and Limp Bizkit.
Jon and Marsha Zazula - Executive Producers
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.
Terry Date - Sound Engineer
Matt Lane - Sound Engineer
Matt Lane has been producer or engineer for records of: Overkill, Fates Warning, Liege Lord, Evoken.
The "Years of Decay" was ecorded at: Carriage House Studios, Stamford, CT, June/July 1989
Mastered at: Masterdisk, NYC by Howie Weinberg
Howie Weinberg has during his career mastered hundreds of records in all kinds of musical genres. For the Heavy Metal music genre he has mastered for bands like: Anthrax, Celtic Frost, Cro-Mags, Danzig, Manowar, Meliah Rage, Overkill, Ozzy Osbourne, Riot V, Scorpions, Sepultura, Slayer, White Zombie and many many others.
Fastner & Larson - Album Artwork
Michael Paras - Photographer
Michael Paras (Photographer) for the Overkill albums: Years of Decay and Horrorscope
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".
Sid Falck (real-name: Robert Falck) - Drums, played drums in the band "Battlezone" in 1986, before joining "Overkill" in 1987. He left "Overkill" in 1992.