User Tools


Overdrive

Porgressive/Power Metal
Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Overdrive was a Christian progressive power metal band from Blacksburg/Radford, Viginia. They existed in some incarnation from around 1985 until around 1992. They played a style that was an amalgamation between Barren Cross, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Deliverance, Metallica, Queensryche, Anthrax, and other various 80's Metal bands.

Guitarist Bobby Collins had this to say:

“Overdrive was a Christian Heavy Metal Band that I was a part of from 1988 to 1991. Joe, Stacy and I met in 1985. I had known Doug since we were kids. We played together in bands with names like: “Damascus”, “White Knight”, and “Heaven Quest.” When we finally found Jimmy Prior, we knew we had the perfect line up.

I believe we named ourselves Overdrive because we were driven by the One OVER us!!! We recorded two tapes together: “Overdrive” in 1989,and “A Grave Mistake” in 1990. All good things must come to an end, and so did Overdrive. We all have moved on to other things in our lives now, but we still keep in touch.”

Discography

1987 Sacred Heart
1989 Overdrive
1990 A Grave Mistake
2006 Remembering the Basher

Sacred Heart

1987 Independent

  1. Gotta Have Faith (4:09)
  2. Shelter and Strength (4:27)
  3. Never Too Soon (2:54)
  4. Child of the Father (4:53)
  5. High on God (4:03

Overdrive

1989 Independent

  1. Big Guns (3:42)
  2. Hellbound (4:25)
  3. Slow Song
  4. Living Sacrifice (4:40)
  5. Mark My Words (4:35)
  6. Rodent of the Piper (6:22)
  7. Crusade (4:34)

A Grave Mistake

1989 Independent

Doug Levy – Lead vocals, harmony vocals, backing vox
Bill Goodwin – Bass guitar, backup vocals
Jimmy Prior – Rhythm guitar, leads, harmony vocals, backing vox
Stacy Puckett – Rhythm guitar, harmony leads, acoustic, keys, baking vox
Bobby Collins – Drums and percussion

  1. When the “Saints” Go Marching In
  2. Standing in Line
  3. Light a Candle for Me
  4. You Need a Friend

Remembering the Basher

2006 Independent

Disc 1
  1. Bring Out the Big Guns (3:42)
  2. Hellbound (4:25)
  3. Shelter and Strength (3:57)
  4. Living Sacrifice (4:40)
  5. Mark My Words (4:35)
  6. Rodent of the Piper (6:22)
  7. Crusade (4:34)
  8. When the Saints (4:52)
  9. Standing in Line (5:08)
  10. Light a Candle for Me (6:36)
  11. You Need a Friend (5:37)
  12. Applause (0:46)
Disc 2
  1. Gotta Have Faith (Sacred Heart 1987) (4:09)
  2. Shelter and Strength (Sacred Heart 1987) (4:28)
  3. Never Too Soon (Sacred Heart 1987) (2:54)
  4. Child of the Father (Sacred Heart 1987) (4:53)
  5. High on God (Sacred Heart 1987) (4:03)
  6. Animate (Damascus 1985) (4:15)
  7. Think of Me (Damascus 1985) (3:18)
  8. Don't Worry (Damascus 1985) (3:13)
  9. Rock 105 Interview (5:02)