Origin: USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
Page online: June 29, 2022
Last update/review: June 29, 2022


American Made brings four well-known metal guys together to bash out a set of covers of mostly 70's rock songs (Van Halen, Ted Nugent, Blue Oyster Cult, Aerosmith, and others), with the project name simply being the initials of the guys involved. It's pretty much what one would expect, with Bobby Ellsworth sounding just like he does in Overkill and Phil Demmel lending a more thrashy take on the tunes. Most of these songs are instantly familiar to all yet are not often covered, so in that sense it's a bit of a novelty -- the guys do a good job of treading the line between note-for-note redos and straying too far from the originals. This has all the earmarks of a one-time, just-for-the-hell-of-it operation, but who knows, maybe they'll come together again in the future.

Current Members

Bobby Ellsworth

vocals (ex-The Cursed, Overkill)

Phil Demmel

guitars (Kerry King, Machine Head, ex-Technocracy, ex-Torque, ex-Vio-lence)

Mark Menghi

bass (Metal Allegiance)

Mike Portnoy

drums (ex-Adrenaline Mob, guest for Avenged Sevenfold, guest for Bigelf, Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Metal Allegiance, guest for O.S.I., Sons Of Apollo)


American Made  
2020 Napalm
  1. Wang Dang Sweet Poontang
  2. Toys in the Attic
  3. Evil
  4. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
  5. Saturday Night Special
  6. Tattoo Vampire (featuring Buck Dharma of Blue Öyster Cult)
  7. D.O.A.
  8. Walk Away
  9. Never in My Life
  10. We're an American Band
  • Bobby Ellsworth
  • Phil Demmel
  • Mark Menghi
  • Mike Portnoy

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