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Studio album by Overkill
Released February 23, 1999 (1999-02-23)
Recorded November–December 1998
Studio Carriage House Studios, Stamford, Connecticut
Genre Thrash metal, groove metal
Length 51:03
Label CMC
Producer Overkill, Andy Katz
Overkill chronology
From the Underground and Below
(1997)From the Underground and Below1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Necroshine is the 10th studio album released by the thrash metal band Overkill in early 1999, on CMC International records.

It is the first Overkill album to feature a guest vocalist, with singer Blitz's sister Mary Ellsworth performing background vocals on "Let Us Prey" and a duet with Blitz on "Revelation". The title track is an almost permanent addition to Overkill's live set, being played at almost every live performance since its release.[2] Necroshine was reissued along with From the Underground and Below (1998) as part of a box set in 2003.[3] As of November 1999, Necroshine sold over 20,500 copies in the United States.[4]

Necroshine marked the first time in Overkill's career that they did not make any personnel changes after more than two studio albums, although guitarist Sebastian Marino left the band shortly before its release.

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks written by D.D. Verni and Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth
2."My December"5:01
3."Let Us Prey"6:40
4."80 Cycles"5:50
6."Stone Cold Jesus"5:19
7."Forked Tongue Kiss"4:02
8."I Am Fear"4:30
9."Black Line"4:43
10."Dead Man"4:16


  • D.D. Verni – Bass
  • Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth – Vocals
  • Joe Comeau – Guitars, Vocals
  • Sebastian Marino – Guitars
  • Tim Mallare – Drums
  • Mary Ellsworth (background vocals)
  • Recorded and mixed November – December, 1998 at Carriage House Studio, Stamford, Connecticut, USA
  • Produced and mixed by Overkill and Andy Katz
  • Engineered by Andy Katz
  • Mastered by Roger Lian at Masterdisk
  • Pre-production at Gear Rehearsal Studios, Shrewsbury, New Jersey, USA


Chart (1999) Peak
Billboard Top Heatseekers 37[5]


  1. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Overkill Necroshine review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  2. ^ "Overkill Tour Statistics". Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  3. ^ "Overkill - Necroshine". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-02. Retrieved 2013-10-21. 
  5. ^ "Necroshine - Overkill : Awards". AllMusic. 1999-02-23. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 

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