|Origin||Tucson, Arizona, U.S.|
|Past members||James Gulotta
Atrophy, originally named Heresy, was formed in 1986 by Chris Lykins, James Gulotta, and Brian Zimmerman. Tim Kelly and Rick Skowron later joined the band.
In 1987, the band produced two cassette demos and were subsequently picked up by thrash metal label, Roadrunner Records. They recorded two albums: Socialized Hate in 1988 and Violent By Nature in 1990. They toured the U.S. and Europe with another Arizona band, Sacred Reich, and Swiss band, Coroner. Following the European tour, Lykins left the band. Atrophy was subsequently dropped by their record label.   
- Brian Zimmerman - vocals
- Chris Lykins - guitar
- Rick Skowron - guitar
- James Gulotta - bass
- Tim Kelly - drums
- Chemical Dependency demo (1987)
- second demo (1987)
- Demolition - Scream Your Brains Out! (1988) - Metal Forces compilation with the songs "Chemical Dependency" and "Preacher, Preacher"
- Stars On Thrash (1988) - Roadrunner Records compilation with the song "Chemical Dependency"
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- Atrophy at Roadrunner Records
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