Guitarist Sebastian Marino Passed Away At 57, Overkill Members Pay Him Tribute

Most fans recognize Sebastian Marino for his tenure with Anvil and Overkill. The guitarist appeared in Anvil’s 1991 record ‘Worth The Weight’ and played on Overkill’s three releases from 1996 to 1999. Unfortunately, the news of his sudden death shocked everybody, including his former bandmates, who shared a post on their Instagram account.

“It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of our good friend and great musician, Sebastian Marino,” wrote the Overkill members in the caption. They then recalled Marino’s work with them to honor the late musician, saying, “Seb was an asset in the studio as well as on the stage for the three releases he did with us.”

Overkill’s members didn’t only mention the late guitarist’s contributions to the band’s music. They also named him ‘a great friend’ by saying, “Most importantly, he was a great friend who remained a great friend beyond the band. The music world has lost one of the good ones.”

Sebastian Marino’s other former band bid farewell to the musician as well. Anvil singer Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow shared a post on Twitter. The frontman said, “Condolences to my friend Sebastian Marino’s family and friends. Seby was a dear friend, and I will miss him profoundly!” He later remembered the album Marino played on and wrote, “‘Worth The Weight’ was an extremely special Anvil album, and it will keep Seby alive through our history forever! RIP Sebastian Marino.”

Marino’s close friend Bruce Pilato broke the news of his passing via a post on Facebook. He penned, “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.” After this devastating news, many fellow musicians, including his former bandmates, said their last goodbyes to the guitar player.

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