Overkill’s D.D. VERNI To Release First Solo Album With Guests Including Jeff Loomis, Bruce Franklin, Jeff Waters & More; Lyric Video Premiere

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)

After decades as Overkill bassist and primary songwriter (along with side project The Bronx Casket Co.), D.D. Verni is branching out with plans for his first-ever solo album release.     

It is planned to arrive in 2018 and will include a mix of all of Verni’s diverse musical influences. Currently, the group is looking for a label to call home.  Says D.D.:

There’s some metal, punk, and classic rock…..its all in there, from Queen to Green Day to Metallica, I think we covered all the basses!

I’m psyched to get this disc out,” states Verni. “We had a lot of fun and a lot of great players contributed“.

Verni utilized an incredible host of guitarists for guest spots on the record including:

  • Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy),
  • Angus Clark (Trans-Siberian Orchestra),
  • Jeff Waters (Annihilator),
  • Bruce Franklin (Trouble),
  • Mike Romeo (Symphony X),
  • Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob),
  • Steve Leonard (Almost Queen), and
  • Andre “Virus” Karkos (Dope) who also contributed rhythm guitar.

Rounding out the group is former Overkill drummer Ron Lipnicki.  The record was mixed and mastered by Chris “Zuess” Harris (Demon Hunter, Queensrÿche, Throwdown).

Check out the Lyric Video premiere of “Fire Up” below and for more information, visit ddverni.com.