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Birds of Prey

Formed: 2006
From: Richmond, VA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Birds of Prey News

Below is our complete Birds of Prey news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

First Bands Announced For Maryland Deathfest 2010

The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest has announced the first batch of bands for the next edition of the festival. More bands will be announced shortly, including the headliners.

The first bands to be announced are as follows:

ENTOMBED
OBITUARY
PENTAGRAM
EYEHATEGOD
SINISTER
INCANTATION
PORTAL
HAEMORRHAGE
IMPALED
GRIDLINK
INGROWING
GRIDE
MASSGRAVE
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BIRDS OF PREY
FUCK THE FACTS
TOMBS
HOWL

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Stream Birds of Prey's New Album In Its Entirety

BIRDS OF PREY's new full-length album, "The Hellpreacher," is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. "The Hellpreacher" saw its North American release on April 28th on CD and LP and will be released internationally on Monday, May 4th.

"The Hellpreacher," the follow-up album to last year's Sulfur & Semen, was recorded last fall at Sniper Studio in North Carolina. BIRDS OF PREY, who's members include those of ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY, BEATEN BACK TO PURE, BARONESS, and MUNICIPAL WASTE, recently posted the album's opening tracks "Momma" and "Juvie" as preview tracks on the band's MySpace page.

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Birds Of Prey Streaming Another New Song Online

Birds of Prey have posted a second preview track, “Juvie”, from their third full-length album "The Hellpreacher." The song can be heard on the band's MySpace page.

"The Hellpreacher" is a full concept album that tells the story of an inmate-turned-priest, and is set for a April 28th North American release date through Relapse Records (May 4th internationally.)

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Birds of Prey Posts New Song, "Momma," Online

Virginia death metallers, Birds of Prey, have posted a new song, "Momma," from their upcoming album, "The Hellpreacher," on their MySpace page. "The Hellpreacher" [cover], a full concept album that tells the story of an inmate-turned-priest, is set for a April 28th North American release date (May 4th internationally) via Relapse Records. More...

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Birds Of Prey Reveals New Album Details

Birds of Prey has issued the following update about their upcoming studio album:

"BIRDS OF PREY (Erik Larson - guitars, Bo Leslie - guitars, Ben Hogg - vocals, Summer Welch - bass, Dave Witte - drums) have completed work on their third full-length album, The Hellpreacher. The Hellpreacher, a full concept album that tells the story of an inmate-turned-priest, is set for a April 28th North American release date (May 4th internationally.)

"The Hellpreacher, the follow-up album to last year's Sulfur & Semen, was recorded last fall at Sniper Studio in North Carolina. Advance song titles include: "As The Field Mice Play", "Tempt The Disciples", "False Prophet", "The Owl Closes In", and "Giving Up The Ghost". Preview tracks taken from The Hellpreacher will be posted on the BIRDS OF PREY MySpace page."

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Birds Of Prey Completes New Album

Virginia metal band Birds Of Prey, featuring drummer Dave Witte among many others, has completed their third full-length album. Tracked by Vince Burke at Sniper Studio in Moyock, North Carolina, the effort is tentatively titled "Hell Preacher" and will hit streets next spring via Relapse Records. According to Witte, "This one packs a wallop."

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Birds of Prey Unveil New Music

BIRDS OF PREY, the band featuring Erik Larson (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY), Bo Leslie (THE LAST VAN ZANT), Summer Welch (BARONESS), Ben Hogg (BEATEN BACK TO PURE) and Dave Witte (MUNICIPAL WASTE), has posted two new tracks, "Turning Big Rocks into Little Rocks" and "Lice Halo," on the group's MySpace page. The songs come off BIRDS OF PREY's forthcoming album, "Sulfur and Semen", which is due on January 22 via Relapse Records.

"Sulfur and Semen" was recorded at Sniper Studio in Moyock, NC with producer Vince Burke and contains 11 songs; ten originals and a cover of IRON AND WINE's "Show Him the Ground". More...

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Birds of Prey Announce New Album Release Date

BIRDS OF PREY, the band featuring Erik Larson (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY), Bo Leslie (THE LAST VAN ZANT), Summer Welch (BARONESS), Ben Hogg (BEATEN BACK TO PURE) and Dave Witte (MUNICIPAL WASTE), will release its second full-length album, "Sulfur and Semen", on January 22 via Relapse Records. The CD was recorded at Sniper Studio in Moyock, NC with producer Vince Burke and contains 11 songs — ten originals and a cover of IRON AND WINE's "Show Him the Ground". The tentative track listing is as follows (in no particular order):

01. Bleed Blister or Cum
02. Show Him the Ground (IRON AND WINE cover)
03. Mentoring the Mongoloids (Return to the Attic)
04. Turning Big Rocks into Little Rocks
05. Murder the Homeless/Burn the Upper Class
06. Where Black Lungs Don`t Breathe
07. Lice Halo
08. Satisfy the 45
09. To My Victims Families
10. Overfucked and Underage
11. Liquor Blisters

"Sulfur and Semen" follows up the band's debut album, "Weight of the Wound".

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Birds of Prey Sign To Relapse Records

BIRDS OF PREY has inked a deal with Relapse Records to release its debut album, Weight of the Wound.

BIRDS OF PREY is a studio project featuring the creative collective of Erik Larson (ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY) and Bo Leslie (THE LAST VAN ZANT / ex-THROTTLEROD) on guitars, Summer Welch (BARONESS) on bass, Dave Witte (BURNT BY THE SUN, MUNICIPAL WASTE) on drums and Ben Hogg (BEATEN BACK TO PURE) on vocals. The quintet holed up at the Karma Productions studio in Richmond, VA with Cory Smoot (aka Flatus Maximus of GWAR) this past December to record Weight of the Wound.

Leslie comments; "”Excited" isn't a very kvlt, true, or metal thing to say, but I'm excited to be a part of the Birds Of Prey and I am waaaaaayyy into "Weight Of The Wound" being a Relapse release. We set out with the intentions of writing and recording an "old school" type record and this is what came out. Hope y'all dig it, and to quote MORRIAH, let the sword descend.”

Weight of the Wound is expected to see a late July 2006 release date.

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Birds of Prey Finish Recording Debut Album

BIRDS OF PREY, the studio project featuring Erik Larson (ALAMABA THUNDERPUSSY) on guitars, Bo Leslie (THROTTLEROD) also on guitars, Summer Welch (BARONESS) on bass, Dave Witte (MUNICIPAL WASTE) on drums and Ben Hogg (BEATEN BACK TO PURE) on vocals, spent time at the Karma Productions studio in Richmond, VA this past December recording their debut album, "Weight of the Wound", with Cory Smoot, who will also mix and master the record. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Mangled by Mongoloids (Ripped Apart by the Retarded)", "Hustling the Coroner (To Overlook the Strychnine)", "Buttfucked with a Shotgun Barrel", "Landfill Burial", "Filth Farm of Washington State", "Front Lawn Filled with Family Members", "Murder of an Off-Duty Cop", "The Old Lady Rots (But the Checks Keep Coming)", "Cokemule" and "To Kill a Co-Worker (You Ain't My Fucking Boss Man)".

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