Sebastian Marino, who played guitar in Overkill and Anvil, has died at the age of 57.

As Loudwire reports, Anvil singer/guitarist Steve “Lips” Kudlow confirmed the news on New Year’s Day (January 1). “Condolences to my friend Sebastian Marino’s family and friends,” he tweeted.

“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.”

In a joint message, Overkill later wrote: “It’s with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of our good friend & great musician, Sebastian Marino.

“Seb was an asset in the studio as well as on the stage for the 3 releases he did with us. The music world has lost one of the good ones.”

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

It’s with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of our good friend & great musician, Sebastian Marino.
Seb was an asset in the studio as well as on the stage for the 3 releases he did with us.
The music world has lost one of the good ones. https://t.co/3A8LI0hiUv

— OVERKILL (@OverkillBand) January 2, 2023

According to one of Marino’s associates, Bruce Pilato, the late musician passed away “suddenly” after being hospitalised while working on a sound technicion job on December 31 in Florida. A cause of death is not yet known.

Pilato went on to note that Sebastian owned and operated Audio Images, “one of the most acclaimed audio & video production companies in the [US]”.

He continued: “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.”

Later, Pilato hailed Marino as “a brilliant musician in his own right”, adding: “Sebastian… you were a diamond whose legacy will shine on forever. RIP, pal.”

Marino served as a member of Canadian metal band Anvil between 1989 and 1995, and featured on their 1991 album ‘Worth The Weight’. He then joined the New Jersey-formed thrash group Overkill in 1995, remaining with them until 1999.

The late guitarist contributed to three Overkill records overall: ‘The Killing Kind’ (1996), ‘From The Underground And Below’ (1997) and ‘Necroshine’ (1999).

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