Atrophy (band)

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Also known as Heresy (1986–1987)
Origin Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Genres Thrash metal
Years active 1986–1990, 2015–present
Labels Roadrunner Records
Past members James Gulotta
Tim Kelly
Chris Lykins
Rick Skowron
Brian Zimmerman

Atrophy is a thrash metal band formed in Tucson, Arizona.


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 bands like Sacred Reich, Forced Entry and Coroner. Following the European tour, Lykins left the band. Atrophy was subsequently dropped by their record label.[1] [2] [3] [4]

The band reformed in 2015.[5]

Former members[edit]

  • Brian Zimmerman - vocals
  • Chris Lykins - guitar
  • Rick Skowron - guitar
  • James Gulotta - bass
  • Tim Kelly - drums


Studio albums[edit]


  • 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"


  1. ^ "Atrophy". Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Atrophy". Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Atrophy - Discography - Metal Kingdom". Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Retro Recommendation: Atrophy - Socialized Hate - Heavy Metal". Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Thrash Underdogs Atrophy Return!". Worship Metal. July 19, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 

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