Origin: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
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Last update/review: October 18, 2015


Powermad was one of the bands that signed on to Combat Records for their so-called Bootcamp Series, releasing an EP that managed to win them a major label contract, rare for thrash metal bands at that time. The band gained some notoriety by having a bit part in the David Lynch movie "Wild At Heart" (there is a scene with them performing their song "Slaughterhouse"). Anyway, Absolute Power is an decent enough album, though they score points here since they actually have a song entitled "B.N.R."! By the late eighties they were done, but after a successful reunion appearance in Germany in 2007, they decided to put the band back together. With much-respected drummer Dirk Verbeuren hooking up with the band, they now hope to record in late 2011.

Current Members

Joel DuBay


Todd Haug


Jeff Litke


Dirk Verbeuren

drums (guest for Aborted, ex-Devin Townsend Project, ex-Lyzanxia, guest for Malevolence, Megadeth, guest for Naglfar, guest for No Return, ex-One-Way Mirror, ex-Phazm, The Project Hate, ex-Scarve, ex-Soilwork, ex-Yyrkoon)

Former Members/Guests

Bill Hill


Adrian Liberty



Powermad  EP
1987 Combat
  1. Chasing The Dragon
  2. Terminator
  3. Plastic Town
  4. Nice Dreams
  5. Blind Leading The Blind
  • Joel DuBay
  • Bill Hill
  • Jeff Litke
  • Adrian Liberty

The Madness Begins ...  EP
1988 Warner Bros.
  1. Terminator
  2. Hunter Seeker
  3. Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
  4. Blind Leading THe Blind
  • Joel DuBay
  • Todd Haug
  • Jeff Litke
  • Adrian Liberty

Absolute Power  
1989 Warner Bros.
  1. Slaughterhouse
  2. Absolute Power
  3. Nice Dreams
  4. Return from Fear
  5. Test the Steel (Powermad)
  6. Plastic Town
  7. B.N.R.
  8. Failsafe
  9. Brainstorms
  10. Final Frontier
  • Joel DuBay
  • Todd Haug
  • Jeff Litke
  • Adrian Liberty

2015 independent
  1. Army of One
  2. By a Thread
  3. Forest
  4. My Day of Demons
  5. Souls Descending
  6. I am Infinite
  7. Hypocrite
  8. An Imperfect Day to Die
  9. The Earth is Turning Without You
  10. Irrelevant
  • Joel DuBay
  • Todd Haug
  • Jeff Litke
  • Dirk Verbeuren

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