Yet again, the world has lost a talented musician. Metal band Overkill announced the death of guitarist Sebastian Marino, who also used to play for Canadian metal band Anvil. He also toured with bands like Yes and Asia.
Marino died at the age of 57 on January 1st of 2023. Several reports have shown that Marino was on his job on New Year’s Eve, arranging and assembling sound systems for the Florida event.
The cause of the guitarist’s death is yet to be revealed. As he played for both Anvil and Overkill, they announced Marino’s passing on their Twitter handles with a few words of condolence.
Anvil and Overkill paid tribute to the guitarist
All of the fans know Sebastian from Anvil and Overkill, as he played guitar for Anvil’s 1991 album titled “Worth The Weight” and played for Overkill’s three albums, “The Killing Kind, From the Underground, and Below, and Necroshine.” Since Marino was only 57 years old, it was only natural that his abrupt passing shocked not only fans but his former bandmates as well.
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
Saddened by the loss of their old pal, Overkill wrote on Twitter, “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
Likewise, Anvil also wrote that Seby was their dear friend and they are going to miss him.
Sebastian owned Audio Images
Loudwire mentioned, according to one of Seby’s friends, Bruce Pilato, he owned and ran a highly commended audio/video production company in the United States. Pilato further explained that Seby was like a best friend to every working musician, and most of the time he worked for less than he should have charged for the sake of music.