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Excel is a crossover thrash band from Venice, California, founded in 1983 by singer Dan Clements and guitarist Adam Siegel. They were influenced by famous 1970s punk rock musicians like the Germs and Black Flag, and heavy metal bands like Black Sabbath, Trouble, Slayer, Corrosion of Conformity and Cryptic Slaughter.
Excel came out of the West Side Los Angeles crossover thrash scene as did many others in California like No Mercy, Beow¸lf, Suicidal Tendencies and Cryptic Slaughter.
Excel has recorded three studio albums, two live albums, and contributed to various compilation and split LPs. The band broke up in 1995 and reformed in 2012 and continues to perform all over the world.