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The New Jersey based metal band Overlorde is claiming trademark infringement against the North Carolina metal band Overlorde SR and the latter's label, Heaven and Hell Records. A month ago, we had reported to you that Overlorde stated that the two names were too similar and the logos would cause confusion.
Heaven and Hell Records even ceased and desisted from selling Overlorde SR's latest release, "Medieval Metal Too," until the matter could be peaceably resolved. The petition, in which Overlorde SR is trying to get 500 signatures, and a more detailed account of recent occurences can be found by heading over to change.org. More...
Heaven and Hell Records recently released a limited 1000 unit pressing of Fayetteville, NC band Overlorde SR's CD "Medieval Metal Too," and has ceased sales of the album on its website due to claims of copyright infringement. New Jersey metallers Overlorde had contacted the label and claimed that the similar monikers will create confusion, so Heaven and Hell Records is ceasing and desisting with the promotion of Overlorde SR until a mutually beneficial resolution between both bands can be arrived at.
Overlorde SR started out in the 70's in North Carolina, having its song "Keeper of the Flame" featured on Metal Massacre VIII and the EP "Medieval Metal" released in 1985. The New Jersey band Overlorde formed in 1985, releasing a five song EP on vinyl via Strike Zone Records in 1987. One band is power metal and the other is traditional U.S. heavy metal.
North Carolina traditional metal act Overlorde has reformed under the moniker Overlorde SR (which apparently stands for "Still Rocking" and distinguishes them from Overlorde of New Jersey) and signed a recording deal with Heaven & Hell Records (also out of North Carolina). The band started in 1987 and was best known for the song "Keeper of the Flame," which appeared on Metal Blade's "Metal Massacre 8" compilation. The track originated on the band's only demo "Medieval Metal" in 1987. A remastered version of the demo will be reissued in 2012 with previously unreleased songs and new artwork.
The band is currently in the studio recording its debut record for Heaven & Hell. The current lineup for Overlorde SR is:
Rick Lewis (Bass)
Graig Dunham (Guitars, Backing Vocals)
George "Wildman" Koerber (Guitars, Backing Vocals)
Steve V. Sosa Jr. (Vocals)