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.”
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