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Mike Taylor takes up the helm on the drums.

Donnie Cranmer has decided to leave Overload for mysterious personal reasons.

After playing numerous shows under "Pantheon" We set off in the studio again to record Chapter IV "...Only the Strong Survive..." at Taylor Sound. It was Released April 26, 2014


Overload Presents Pantheon, Saturday Feb 23, 2013 the third studio album.


Cheyenne Powell takes over Lead Guitar duties in Overload and helps write our third album.

Wrote, recorded and toured BLOOD FOR BLOOD with Jacob Smith on guitar. Had to excuse him of his duties due to some personal issues.


September: Writing for a 2nd Album!

June: Mike Vaughn decides to leave Overload without notice pr professionality on the day of a show...

Jacob Smith takes his place.

March: Go to Homefront Studios to record Debut Album "Overload By Overload"

Febuary: Overload Plays first show for Allen Ashbaugh and Thus far Overloads Louisville and Surrounding areas!


November: Michael Ray Vaughn Enlisted to Make Overload™ what they are and need to be...

August: Ryan disbands...

Overload™, consisting of Mark Jackson, Donnie Cranmer, and Ryan Tomes are quickly moving towards a goal of world domination with their machine gun sound in "Seasons of Anarchy" and the ear-bug lyrics to "Treat Queens Like Whores". They have since, played at Headliner's Music Hall, and Hard Rock Cafe.


After Debuting in March of 2009, Overload™ then "No™" (Test name) would play a few shows at Bulldog's, Shooter's.


Donnie and Chuck were writing away waiting for a bassist to come down and sign on to the band and he did, it was Mark. After a year of practice they made a log awaited debut in 2009.

For more Overload™ Info, See the Family Tree (Coming Soon!)

Among being an ORIGINAL BAND, Overload™ also does some covers or a better way of putting it is a reinvisioning of someone else's song:

◦ Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
◦ Motorbreath - Metallica
◦ Seek and Destroy - Metallica
◦ Ace Of Spades - MOTORHEAD
◦ Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf
◦ Goin' Blind - Kiss
◦ Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart - Stone Temple Pilots
◦ Suicide Solution - Ozzy Osbourne and the Blizzard of Ozz Band
◦ My My - Seven Mary Three
◦ Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
◦ Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight - Spinal Tap
◦ In Bloom - Nirvana
◦ Dreamwarriors - Dokken
◦ Down On Me - Jackyl
◦ Twist of Cain - Danzig
◦ Sleep Now In The Fire - Rage Against the Machine
◦ Rockin in The Free World - Neil Young
◦ Rape Me - Nirvana
Overload™ Uses and Endorses the following:

Mark - Bass/Vocals

Mark uses: Spector Basses, Ibanez Basses, Gibson Basses, Ernie Ball Power Slinky Strings, Hartke Cabinets, Behringer Amplification, Modtone Effects, Juice Goose Power Supplies, SKB Road Cases, Korg Tuners, Danelectro Pedals, Jim Dunlop Pedals, Dunlop Picks, Audio Technica Cables, Shure Mics, and Nady Microphones.

Cheyenne Powell - Guitar

Cheyenne uses: Arbor Guitars, Ibanez Guitars, Fender Amplification, Marshall Amplification, EMG Pickups, PJ MARXX Pickups, Shure Microphones, Dunlop Picks, Fender Strings, Ernie Ball Strings, D'Addario Strings.

Mike Taylor - Percussion

Mike uses Tama Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Zildjian Cymbals. Vic Firth Sticks.

Overload™ plays in the Tunings of: CGCFAD, DGCFAD, EADGBE, DADGBE. So if you want to learn here are the tuning for the first few songs.

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General Info

Band Members
Mark Jackson, Donnie Cranmer JR, Cheyenne Powell
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Metal / Thrash / Rock

Contact Info

Louisville, KY
Mark Jackson

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