Ex-Anvil And Overkill Guitarist Sebastian Marino Has Passed Away

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As reported by Blabbermouth, ex-Anvil and Overkill guitarist Sebastian Marino has passed away. He was 57 years old.

Sebastian played in Anvil from 1989 to 1995; his work is featured in the following releases: Worth the Weight and Anthology of Anvil.

He played in Overkill from 1995 to 2000; while in the band, he worked on the following releases: The Killing Mind, From the Underground and Below, and Necroshine. He was also featured on the compilation Hello from the Gutter – The Best of Overkill.

Over on Facebook, Sebastian’s friend Bruce Pilato wrote the following:

“FAREWELL to my dear friend Sebastian Marino, who died suddenly in the early hours of today after being rushed to a hospital while doing a sound job on New Year’s Eve in Florida. ”

“Sebastian owned and operated AUDIO IMAGES one of the most acclaimed audio & video production companies in the country. He and I go back to the 1980s and in the mid 1990s we worked together with Linda Rutherford & Celtic Fire, which featured his first wife. It was Sebastian who I approached for a road crew when I first started working with Carl Palmer in 2005.

“Sebastian essentially brought a slew of top quality production people who made up the road crews of Carl Palmer’s band; ASIA; YES and other platinum level acts around the globe. A brilliant musician in his own right (he played guitar for OVERKILL and ANVIL among others)- he was like a best friend to any working musician or road tech’s who interacted with him.

“He always treated them fairly and often working for less than he should have just so the music could survive. Sebastian… you were a diamond whose legacy will shine on forever. RIP, pal.”

Over on Twitter, Steve Kudlow of Anvil posted the following tweet:

“Condolences to my friend Sebastian Marino’s family and friends. Seby was a dear friend and I will miss him profoundly!! Worth the Weight was an extremely special Anvil album and it will keep Seby alive through our history forever! RIP SEBASTIAN MARINO”

We send all our love to Sebastian’s family, friends, and loved ones. Rest in peace Sebastian <3