|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|2||The Joke's On You||11||Audio||1989||Caroline Records|
|4||The Joke's On You||12||Audio||1989||Caroline Records|
|5||The Joke's On You||11||Audio||1989||Caroline Records|
|6||The Joke's On You||11||Audio||1989|
|7||Blaze Some Hate||2||Audio||1989||Caroline Records|
|8||Split Image||26||Audio||2000||Rotten Records|
|9||Seeking Refuge||9||Audio||1994||Malicious Vinyl|
|10||Message In A Bottle||2||Audio||1989||Caroline Records|
|13||Seeking Refuge||9||Audio||1995||Malicious Vinyl|
|17||The Joke's On You||11||Audio||1989||Caroline Records|
|18||Split Image||25||Audio||2014||Southern Lord|
|19||Split Image||30||Audio||2014||Southern Lord|
Excel is a now-defunct punk/metal fusion band from Venice, California. The band never achieved commercial success during their years of performing and recording, but they are considered to be one of the first crossover thrash bands to come out of Venice, along with their hometown heroes [a=Suicidal Tendencies].
They started in 1983 under the name Chaotic Noise and members at that time were Dan Clements (vocals), Adam Siegel (guitars), Rickey Palamino (bass) and Evan Warech (drums). In 1985, they changed their name to "Excel" and Palamino and Warech left the band since then. Their replacements were Shaun Ross and Greg Saenz.
After releasing two albums, Split Image in 1987 and The Joke's on You in 1989, Siegel joined [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Mike+Muir]Mike Muir[/url]'s [a=Infectious Grooves] in 1991. However, during this time, Excel had already started working on new material for what would become their third and last album, but was put on hold several times, due to Siegel's tour schedule with Infectious Grooves. The album, titled Seeking Refuge, was not released until 1995. After that, Excel broke up.