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OriginMillersville, Pennsylvania, United States
Years active1989–1997
Associated actsAnthrax
Birds of Prey
Brutal Truth
Burnt by the Sun
Discordance Axis
Extra Hot Sauce
Harter Attack
Holy Moses
Human Garbage
Human Remains
Municipal Waste
Nuclear Assault
Overlord Exterminator
Skeleton of God
Stormtroopers of Death
The Ravenous
Total Fucking Destruction
Venomous Concept
White Heat
MembersBill Yurkiewicz (vocals)
Bliss Blood (vocals)
Steve O'Donnell (guitar)
Dan Lilker (bass, piano, vocals)
Richard Hoak (drums, piano, vocals)
Past membersDave Witte (drums)
Pat McCahan (drums)
Bill Schaeffer
Joel DiPietro (bass)
Scott Lewis (drums)

Exit-13 was an American grindcore band from Millersville, Pennsylvania, United States. The band were formed in 1989 by Relapse Records founder and co-owner Bill Yurkiewicz (vocals), guitarist Steve O'Donnell and bassist Joel DiPietro.[1] Their early recordings, including the Disembowelling Party, The Unrequited Love of Chicken Soup and Eat More Crust demos (all 1989), their debut full-length Green Is Good (1990) and the EPs The Unrequited Love of Chicken Soup (1990) and Spare the Wrench, Surrender the Earth (1991) featured a line-up of Yurkiewicz, O'Donnell and DiPietro, with drum duties being shared between Bill Schaeffer and Pat McCahan.

Exit-13 underwent a line-up change prior to 1994's Ethos Musick, and recruited the rhythm section of Dan Lilker, famous for his work with Anthrax, Nuclear Assault and Brutal Truth on bass guitar, and his Brutal Truth bandmate Scott Lewis on drums.[1] Brutal Truth's vocalist Kevin Sharp also provided backing vocals. Future line-ups were to include Bliss Blood (of Pain Teens), Richard Hoak (of Brutal Truth) and Dave Witte (of Burnt by the Sun, Discordance Axis and Municipal Waste), amongst others.[2][3]

The band's lyrics mainly focused on environmental issues (with open support to radical groups like Earth First!), but also concentrate on social issues.[1] The band also supported the decriminalization of marijuana.[citation needed]


Last recording line-up[edit]

Other members[edit]

  • Scott Lewis (drums)
  • Joel DiPietro (bass)
  • Pat McCahan (drums)
  • Bill Shaeffer (drums)
  • Dave Witte (drums)


  • 1989: Disembowelling Party (demo)
  • 1989: The Unrequited Love of Chicken Soup (demo)
  • 1989: Eat More Crust (demo)
  • 1990: Green Is Good (Ecocentric Records)
  • 1990: The Unrequited Love of Chicken Soup EP (Thrash Records)
  • 1991: Spare the Wrench, Surrender the Earth EP (Relapse)
  • 1993: Don't Spare The Green Love compilation (Relapse)
  • 1994: Ethos Musick (Relapse)
  • 1995: Split 7" EP with Multiplex (HG Fact)
  • 1995: ...Just A Few More Hits (Relapse)
  • 1996: Split CD with Hemdale (Visceral Productions)
  • 1996: Gout d'Belgium/Black Weakeners (Relapse)
  • 1996: Smoking Songs (Relapse)
  • 2004: Relapse Singles Series Vol. 4, split with Phobia, Goreaphobia and Amorphis (Relapse)
  • 2007: High Life! compilation (Relapse)


  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who’s Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 125. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.
  2. ^ Official Exit-13 homepage Archived 2007-08-09 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Exit-13 biography at Rockdetector". Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2008-09-02.

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