Onetime OVERKILL and ANVIL guitarist Sebastian Marino has passed away at the age of 57
According to the guitarist’s friend Bruce Pilato, Marino died early January 1 after being rushed to a nearby hospital while doing sound for a New Year’s Eve gig in Florida.
Sebastian’s album credits include ANVIL‘s 1991 release “Worth The Weight” as well as OVERKILL‘s “The Killing Kind” (1996), “From The Underground And Below” (1997) and “Necroshine” (1999).
ANVIL frontman Steve “Lips” Kudlow tweeted: “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“.
Pilato had mentioned in his social media post that “Sebastian owned and operated AUDIO IMAGES, which is one of the most acclaimed audio & video production companies in the country.” He also added: “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.”
Pilato finished by saying: “Sebastian… you were a diamond whose legacy will shine on forever. RIP, pal.”
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
— LIPS ANVIL (@LIPSANVIL) January 1, 2023