This is the brand new website for OVERLORD SR based out of Fayetteville, North Carolina. This is the Hard Rock Featured band from the 80's on the Metal Blade release Metal Massacre Vol. 8!

 

The band OVERLORD SR was formed in 1980 out of the ashes of a cover band called Rheagan, named after Linda Blairs role in the movie The Excorist. The band did not want to be associated with the newly inducted president Ronald Reagan. since the band was headed in a hard rock/ metal direction and wanting to do original material. Founding members Wildman George Koerber on guitar and Darrell Collins on Bass changed the name to Overlorde and got thier long time friend Steven V. Sosa Jr. to front the band and added Stanley Draughon a long time friend on guitar and through several auditions found Larry Bledsoe on drums. The band quickly started on material and playing clubs and outdoor concert events and building a reputation of a heavy rock band with a castle and dungeon looking stage show. This band was always a two guitar band with duo leads and harmony lead solos. This established the "Power Metal" sound of the band early on in the early to mid 80's.

 

OVERLORD SR released thier first four song demo called Medieval Metal only on cassette in 1985. The demo sold over 10,000 copies through sales at live shows and local record stores throughout North Carolina. This demo was sent to several record labels and Metal Blade Records wanted the song "Keeper of the Flame" for thier up coming release in thier Metal Massacre series. This series has spawned bands such as Metallica, Black and Blue just to name a few. The song was remixed and added guitarist Robbie Green on first solo and redid all of Stanley Draughon's guitar parts after Stanley had left the band. The band Overlorde was the featured hard rock band on the Metal Blade release of Metal Massacre Vol. 8 in 1987, now known as Overlord SR.

 

This signing of the band and the song "Keeper of the Flame" getting played all over the world and all over the United States gave the band the chance to open for several signed touring bands at the time. Robbie Green left the band to go to GIT in southern California and was replaced by a long time friend Lewis Hernandez on guitar. Lewis played with the band and even went into the studio where the Medieval Metal release was recorded in Zebulon,NC. Lewis left the band shortly after the studio and was replaced by Craig Dunham from the NC band Wizard.

 

After Craig  Dunham joined the band long time bassist and founding member Darrell Collins left the band,but still was very active in the band with art work and photos. Darrells replacement was Gary Fisher. The Overlorde sr band with Steven V. Sosa Jr. on vocals, Wildman George Koerber on guitar, Craig Dunham on guitar, Larry Bledsoe on drums and Gary Fisher on bass went to Los Angeles in 1989 to play the world famous Trubadour for many labels encluding Metal Blade Records.

 

The band is currently in the studio recording material that was never recorded or released back when the band was touring in the 80's opening for such bands as KIX,  Frehleys Comet,  Leatherwolf, Warlock, Savatage, Great White, Maxx Warrior,  Maddam X, and more, too many to list.

 

The current lineup for the band is Steven V. Sosa Jr. on lead vocals, Wildman George Koerber on guitar, Craig Dunham on guitar, Bob Durocher on bass, and Zip on drums. Playing outdoor festivals this current line up is recording material that never got recorded in the 80's.

The new stage show has castle back drops and the OVERLORD SR banner as the one you see when you first log on to this web site. The show has added flames,sword props with medieval helmets, and yes lots of fog! Every show will have new and more props added to it so you will want to come out and see what OSR has added to thier live show!

 

Heaven and Hell Records will release the bands Demo material on CD in thier Relics Series the CD is called is called  "Medieval Metal Too". The band is currently signed to Heavy Forces Records with a release of demo and rehersal material on LP and CD called "Medieval Metal Days-The Demo Years". The New recordings of songs that never got recorded back in the 80's and newly written songs will be released once a record label picks the material up.. The band is currenly shopping the latest recorded material with the current band line up to record labels looking for a deal for the New CD "Still Standing". Stay tuned for updates on when and where OVERLORD SR is playing near you soon. 

 

The  CD "Still Standing" is out and on our web site store. This CD  you can get yours in our Store here on this site. Up date as of Jully 1, 2016 Still Standing CD's from us are sold out!  You can get yours on line through Audio Ferox Records on Amazon, Spotify, itunes, Google Play or at Audio Ferox Records on line.

 

The New Live  CD release  "Still Alive and Standing" is on Exitus Stratagem Records. Digital release is on 11-11-16 and the CD's will be released on 12-09-16.

 

The band is in their studio working on new songs for their next studio release LP. Stay tuned for the release update once the album is ready.