Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
Page online: August 10, 2009
Last update/review: August 10, 2009


This short-lived Los Angeles band is no relation to the much more popular thrash band Overkill, though the two bands came into being around the same time, and in fact there was enough confusion to force this band's record label, SST Records, to name the band "Overkill L.A." on later pressings of their album. That album, Triumph Of The Will, was released posthumously, as the band had already broken up due to the usual personal issues, as well as founding member Ron Cordy leaving to join Bitch. The bands punk root's are quite evident on Triumph, the band mixing prime punk with an rough, early thrash edge. Their other claim to fame was once opening for Trauma, at the very gig where Trauma's then-bassist Cliff Burton was recruited to join Metallica.

Last Lineup

Merrill Ward


Felice LoCoco


Ron Cordy

bass (Bitch)

Kurt Markham



Triumph Of The Will  
1985 SST
  1. What Do You Want
  2. Triumph Of The Will
  3. American Dream
  4. Slaughter
  5. No Holds Barred
  6. Victimized
  7. Ladies In Leather
  8. Bad Boy
  9. Chains
  10. Addict
  11. Lost Life
  12. On The Loose
  13. Don't Need A Reason
  14. Head On
  • Merrill Ward
  • Felice LoCoco
  • Ron Cordy
  • Kurt Markham

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