He was awesome and just let me go with it and we just had a ball. We talked about the old Power in Black demo, the new The Bronx Casket Co. CD and (hopefully) upcoming tour. We talked about some of his favorite Overkill albums and his favorite songs to play live. He was pretty candid and opened up completely.
Words cannot describe how important Overkill was to me growing up. In high school, the “metalheads” had their own clique. We marched to our our drum those days. All we did was talk metal and swap cassettes. During my high school years, the three biggest albums that we swapped were Metallica – Kill ’em All, Testament – The New Order and Overkill – Taking Over. Those were some good days. Whenever your friends told you about a new band that they were into, you listened. Of course, back then, we would be telling each other about bands such as Exodus, Death Angel and more great bands like that. We did not have information overload like there is now. Most of the bands that we listened to became legendary.
Let’s get back to the topic at hand. I did get to talk to D.D. Verni, and below you can listen to the interview.