Best East Coast Thrash Metal Bands

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East Coast Thrash are bands from the 80s centered in New York. They were extremely influential in terms of Thrash, but also added Hardcore Punk elements, giving birth to a new subgenre called Crossover Thrash.

The Top Ten

1 Overkill Overkill Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They have gone through many line-up changes, with singer Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and bassist D.D.
2 Anthrax Anthrax Anthrax is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
3 Toxik Toxik Toxik is an American thrash metal band originally from Peekskill, New York. Initially active from 1985 to 1992, in 2013 it was announced that Toxik would reform again and start work on its third album.
4 Nuclear Assault Nuclear Assault Nuclear Assault is an American thrash metal band from New York City, formed after bassist Dan Lilker left Anthrax in 1984. After releasing five full-length albums and touring relentlessly throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Nuclear Assault split up in 1995. They briefly reunited in 1997 and again ...read more.
5 Crumbsuckers Crumbsuckers Crumbsuckers was an American crossover thrash band originally formed by bass player Gary Meskil in 1982, in his home town of Baldwin, Nassau County, New York.
6 Ludichrist
7 SOD SOD
8 Whiplash Whiplash Whiplash is an American thrash metal band. The band was founded in 1984 in Passaic, New Jersey by the three Tonys: Tony Portaro, Tony Scaglione and Tony Bono.
9 Scatterbrain
10 Fallout

The Contenders

11 Demolition Hammer Demolition Hammer Demolition Hammer is a thrash metal band from the Bronx, New York. The band formed in 1986 and released three full-length albums between 1990 and 1994. Century Media Records made a complete anthology available in 2008.
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