Phil Demmel to join Overkill on their March US tour after guitarist Dave Linsk pulls out due to “personal reasons”

[L-R] Phil Demmel and Dave Linsk
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Former Machine Head guitarist Phil Demmel will assume guitar duties for thrash metal giants Overkill on their forthcoming US tour, after electric guitar player Dave Linsk announced that he'll be sitting the trek out due to “personal reasons."

The announcement comes after Demmel covered for Linsk during Overkill's first show back since the start of the pandemic, on November 13, 2021 at the Wellmont Theater in New Jersey.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.