Billy Milano

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Billy Milano with MOD at the Metalfest Loreley 2014

Billy Milano is an American musician from New York City . He was best known for SOD and MOD .


Milano's musical career began with the punk band Psychos , where he succeeded Roger Miret and played bass . He can be heard on the 1984 demo , the group's only release. He also worked as a roadie for Anthrax . As a songwriter he participated in the crossover album Cause for Alarm by Agnostic Front . He wrote the song Bomber Zee for her .

With Scott Ian and Charlie Benante from Anthrax and ex-member Dan Lilker (later Nuclear Assault ) he founded the fun project Stormtroopers of Death, which is often abbreviated to SOD . After the great success of the debut album, he founded MOD as a follow-up project , with which he released a total of eight albums from 1987 onwards.

In the mid-1990s, Milano acted as the manager and producer of the crossover project Rhythm Trip . At the beginning of the 1998 reunion of Agnostic Front, he also acted as their manager for some time and also co-produced the 1998 album Something's Gotta Give .

Milano was involved in both SOD reunions (1997, 2007). In 2008, however, he announced that he would never work with SOD again. He justified this with differences between the other members and himself. He also put MOD on hold for an indefinite period of time. A final concert took place on January 30, 2009 in Austin ( Texas ), where Milano lives for some time, instead. He then joined Enough About the King and also took care of a spoken word and comedy project.

Since 2012 Milano has been active again with Dan Lilker and two other musicians in the band United Forces .


As a producer

Guest Posts

  • 1994: Channel Zero : Unsafe
  • 1998: Agnostic Front: Puro Des Madre (single, as a sound engineer)
  • 1998: Korzus: KZS
  • 1999: Agnostic Front: Riot, Riot, Upstart
  • 2001: Vanilla Ice : Bi-Polar
  • 2005: Soulfly : Dark Ages

Individual evidence

  1. band history on
  4. News article on