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Biography

We started out in 2007 when guitarist Michal "Stempel" Stemplowski (along with drummer Luksus and bassist Kuba) recruited vocalist Wojciech "Susel" Kaluza for his new rock project. Soon, out of a few loose ideas came a material that felt like the stench of the muddy waters of Louisiana mixed with a warm breeze of the wind traveling across the Nevada deserts. The American style of stoner rock and southern metal dominated our music completely, eventually giving life to JACK DANIELS OVERDRIVE - a band that we never meant to be in the first place. A lot has happened since then. We self-released our debut EP (pride still forbids us to call it a shitty demo) called "Pure Concentrated Evil, which received a bunch of great reviews in various web zines and magazines such as Metal Hammer, Hard Rocker, Gitarzysta and Heavy Metal Pages. We played our very first show supporting JESUS CHRYSLER SUICIDE and the following two opening for BEATALLICA. In the meantime we experienced two line-up changes, welcoming in our ranks drummer Lukasz "Jooras" Jurewicz and bassist Lukasz "Peo" Pomietło. In March 2009 we were given the honor of performing in Krakow with the living legend of stoner metal - Phil Anselmo's DOWN. This show turned out to be one of the most spectacular things we had ever experienced. In the following months came the inevitable - we changed our name to J. D. OVERDRIVE to avoid legal problems with the Tennessee tycoon. And just when we thought that nothing can surprise us - on March 9th, 2011 we opened for Zakk Wylde's BLACK LABEL SOCIETY in Warsaw. Pure awesomeness.

Now, after over three years of gathering experience at numerous live shows and sharpening our material, we are proud to bring you our debut album called "Sex, Whiskey & Southern Blood" - ten tracks (plus a fancy intro) filled with American dirt, including our own interpretation of Jimi Hendix' classic - "Purple Haze".

Evil came into town and it's here to stay…

J. D. Overdrive
Wojtek 'Suseł' Kałuża - vocals
Michał 'Stempel' Stemplowski - guitars
Łukasz 'Joorek' Jurewicz - drums
Tomasz 'Tommy' Cedzyński - bass guitar

Former band members:

Łukasz 'Peo' Pomietło - bass guitar
Kuba 'Oldboy' Pawlewski - bass guitar
Maciek 'Luksus' Rutkowski - drums
Grzegorz Klimas - bass guitar

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