Witness OVERKILL’s 18th album of blistering yet precise and thought-provoking thrash magic, »The Grinding Wheel«, a record on which thrash’s ultimate team of five machined parts shows up and executes to perfection… with a little punk thrown in for bad measure.
This is not just another sharpener; Jet has done their homework on this one and loaded it with features. Features include: Enclosed motor housing to keep debris and water from the interior of the tool. Variable speed control to maintain optimum outer wheel speed. Torque adjustment that applies consistent pressure to the drive shaft. Oversized water tray with a flared edge and molded top to capture water runoff during sharpening. Built-in storage tray for easy access to sharpening accessories (which are interchangeable with Tormek). Diameter scale that provides a quick visual reference of the wheels diameter.
An integral part of the early 1980s thrash metal movement, New Jersey quartet Overkill were formed in 1980 by vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and guitarist Bobby Gustafson, and also included bassist D.D. Verni and drummer Rat Skates (later replaced by Sid Falck). The band garnered a reputation for brutal, pounding speed and technique, but lacked the musical diversity to compete with heavy hitters like Metallica; still, Overkill built up a strong following in the metal underground with albums like 1985's Taking Over and 1988's Under the Influence…
The Catherine Wheel is David Byrne's musical score commissioned by Twyla Tharp for her dance project. The Catherine Wheel premiered September 22, 1981, at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.