Origin: Tuscon, Arizona, USA  
Genres: Thrash Metal
Last update/review: April 28, 2023


Hailing from Arizona, Atrophy fit right in with contemporaries such as Exodus and Forbidden, playing energetic, crunchy thrash on Socialized Hate (1988) and Violent By Nature (1990). A third album was in the works but never materialized, and by around 1992 they were done, though several of the guys continued playing a similar style in a band called Head Circus. In 2015 a mostly original lineup rematerialized and played for several years, but when vocalist Brian Zimmerman decided to quit, the remaining members forged on, eventually renaming themselves as Scars Of Atrophy. Zimmerman eventually recruited an all-new lineup in 2021 and may yet record again someday.

Current Members

Brian Zimmerman


Mark Coglan


Nathan Montalvo


Josh Gibbs

drums (Malevolent Creation)

Sage Johnson

drums (ex-Master)

Former Members/Guests

Chris Lykins


Rick Skowron


James Gulotta


Tim Kelly

drums (Scars Of Atrophy)


Socialized Hate  
1988 Roadrunner
  1. Chemical Dependency
  2. Killing Machine
  3. Matter Of Attitude
  4. Preacher, Preacher
  5. Beer Bong
  6. Socialized Hate
  7. Best Defence
  8. Product Of The Past
  9. Rest In Pieces
  10. Urban Decay
  • Brian Zimmerman
  • Chris Lykins
  • Rick Skowron
  • James Gulotta
  • Tim Kelly

Violent By Nature  
1990 Roadrunner
  1. Puppies And Friends
  2. Violent By Nature
  3. In Their Eyes
  4. Too Late To Change
  5. Slipped Through The Cracks
  6. Forgotten But Not Gone
  7. Process Of Elimination
  8. Right To Die
  9. Things Change
  • Brian Zimmerman
  • Chris Lykins
  • Rick Skowron
  • James Gulotta
  • Tim Kelly

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