Overlorde Looking For Resolution With Overlorde SR On Trademark Infringement
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.
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