Exit-13 was a grindcore band from Millersville, Pennsylvania. The band were formed in 1989 by Relapse Records founder and co-owner [a=Bill Yurkiewicz], guitarist [url=https://www.discogs.com/artist/479389-Steve-ODonnell-2]Steve O'Donnell[/url] and bassist [a=Joel DiPietro]. Their early recordings, including the [url=https://www.discogs.com/Exit-13-Disemboweling-Party/release/9201777]Disembowelling Party[/url] tape, [url=https://www.discogs.com/Exit-13-The-Unrequited-Love-For-Chicken-Soup/master/179634]The Unrequited Love of Chicken Soup[/url] 7" and the [url=https://www.discogs.com/Exit-13-Eat-More-Crust/release/9201864]Eat More Crust[/url] tape, their debut full-length [url=https://www.discogs.com/Exit-13-Green-Is-Good/master/400959]Green Is Good[/url] and the EP [url=https://www.discogs.com/Exit-13-Spare-The-Wrench-Surrender-The-Earth/master/182014]Spare the Wrench, Surrender the Earth[/url] featured a line-up of Yurkiewicz, O'Donnell and DiPietro, with drum duties being shared between [a=Bill Schaeffer] and [a=Pat McCahan].
Exit-13 underwent a line-up change prior to 1994's [url=https://www.discogs.com/Exit-13-Ethos-Musick/master/24474]Ethos Musick[/url], and recruited the rhythm section of [a=Danny Lilker], famous for his work with [a=Anthrax], [a=Nuclear Assault] and [a=Brutal Truth] on bass guitar, and his Brutal Truth bandmate [a=Scott Lewis] on drums. Brutal Truth's vocalist [a=Kevin Sharp] also provided backing vocals. Future line-ups were to include [a=Bliss Blood], [a=Rich Hoak] and [a=Dave Witte], amongst others.
The band's lyrics mainly focused on environmental issues, but also concentrate on social issues. The band also supported the decriminalization of marijuana.