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OVERDOSE

overdose_0073Overdose timeline begins in october 2010, when Matteo and Davide meet each other for the common passion for the Seattle Sound, none of whom actually wanted to form a band at the time but soon was clear what was going to happen..
When they met in a rehearsal room, after a day spent playing Nirvana’s songs, they wrote their first songs, Joe Blow and Alone Again.

Soon they met Manuel who, completing the formation as a bass player, gave to the band the chance to record their first tunes and demos “To Fill the Vaginal Walls” and “Welcome to Topicon” with Dork Records. In the first 3 years of life the band performed several times on stages promoting its original songs in Verona and outside, with the first “out of home” date in Sardinia, the group took part in the composition of several songs until March 2013 where, for the anniversary of the band’s birth, Overdose organized their first festival, the OverFest in which the band presented the second demo, Welcome to Topicon.The trio had has enough materials for the planning of their first album and to create the Overacoustic project, in which they presented in acoustic version some of their original tunes and classic from the 90s of Seattle Sound revisited. At the beginning this project involved two acoustic guitars, an acoustic bass, cello and 3 voices, two male and one female, then becoming an acoustic duo. The first acoustic gig was on March 23, 2014, next they had several appointments in various live shows both in acoustic and electric version in whole northern Italy.

overdose_0071The year 2014 was very rich and productive for the band with a lot of live shows, appearances on TV, radio and newspaper articles, after winning as a prize a participation at the television program Area Zero and on April 9th 2014 the first official video, Enemy, was published. On March 28th the first compilation by Azzura Music where Overdose apears, “Tribute To Kurt Cobain And Nirvana” performing “Breed” by Cobain, was published. In the same period the band also had the opportunity to play on important stages and being the opening act of various musicians including Phil Palmer (Dire Straits) and Sasha Torrisi (former Timoria).

In summer 2014 the recording of their first album “1991” started, it was recorded in 5 sessions during the end of “Welcome to fucking damn rotten shitting Topicon Øver tour” and the beginning of “Ridingtour” (2015) and in the following winter the videoclip for the single Riding to the Groove was done along with the Overdose opening to Richie Ramon’s live show in Pisa, the Ramones’ drummer from 1983 to 1987.

On January 30th 2015 the first official single of the band, Riding to the Groove, by Vrec label was published.

Live, opneing for Gilby Clarke (ex Guns n' Roses)This marked a turning point for the band, in this period of national tours and openings to musicians like Gilby Clarke (Guns’n Roses), L.A. Guns, Exilia, Vision Divine feat Mike Terrana, Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Enuff Z’Nuff, Silver Dust, Chris Slade (AC / DC), Elya, Alteria, backing band for Mistonocivo in the “Superego tour”, for the Italian part of the European tour of Caitlin Koch and Devon Mayson, part of the Italian tour of Jiro Okabe, Alex Kane and Timothy Jimenez, American Hitmen, Shameless / Tuff .. The band was able to promote the debut album “1991”, published in pre-sale digital on November 18, 2015 and preceded by the publication of the second official video clip Death’s Eve (July 11, 2015), the album was available in physical version on March 5, 2016 for the anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain followed by the publishing of their third and fourth singles and videoclips, Endless Sleep (6/12/2016) and Brimful of Asha cover of Cornershop (March 23, 2018).