Monday, July 14, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Overlord SR, Power Metal from North Carolina

In the early 80's, Overlord SR (Then known simply as Overlorde) became the first metal band in the state of North Carolina to be signed. They quickly were put onto the Metal Massacre VI compilation album, with their song, Keeper of the Flame. They gained notoriety from that song and a couple others, and toured the nation as supporting acts for bands like Savatage and more. However, they never really got headlining status nationwide. However, they own their hometown of Fayetteville, NC.

Now, fast forward to 2014, they have released a greatest hits album of sorts. Signed to Heavy Forces Records, Medieval Metal Days is a collection of the band's best known material with both the original version and a modernized updated version of the songs. They are also putting the finishing touches on a brand new album, with all new songs. They are shopping record companies, and the new album should be out very soon. Look for reviews of it.

Overlord SR was part of a wave of power metal in the early 80's that included bands like Warlord, Virgin Steele, Jack Starr's Burning Starr, with the most popular being the iconic Manowar. Most of the bands used Dungeons and Dragons style graphics on their album covers, and songs about battles, magic, etc. This genre was very talented, but sadly overlooked due to the popularity of the radio friendly glam bands. Now, the time seems to be right for a reemergence as the genre seems to be gaining traction because of the popularity of bands like Kamelot, Nightwish, and Epica. 

On July 22, 2014, Overlord SR will be on the Will and Thunder Show. <Ca-Ching!>
On July 26, 2014, Overlord SR will be playing at the NC Metal Fest at the Rock Shop Concert Hall in Fayetteville, NC.

Be sure to catch them, contact them via Facebook to buy their album, and keep an eye out for the new album!

Overlord SR's Website, Facebook page, Reverbnation Page

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