March 20, 2014

Overlorde guitarist Mark "M.E." Edwards will be performing  an afternoon show of his solo instrumentals at the recently opened Allstar Music Empire in Flemington NJ. The date is  Saturday, March 29th, 2014. Doors open at 12:30, first band at 1:00.

Allstart Music Empire is a cool mix of music store, live venue, and clothing store.  The event features live music from  Krown Point Mark "M.E." Edwards, and Escape From Crete. Plus an in store Chili Custom Guitars clinic by Jac Harrison

All Ages.  Tickets $10 @ Door

Allstar Music Empire 17 Minneakoning Rd Flemington, NJ 08822    (908) 788-9800

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February 20, 2014

Hello everyone.  NAMM 2014 was great this year.  It's always cool to try out new gear, catch up with friends and endorsers, and make new memories. Especially when it means leaving the snowy east coast for sunny Anaheim. Pictures are up at my Facebook music profile.

Also, it brings me great pleasure to announce I am now an official member of the Morley family. I purchased my first Morley wah in 1980 and have been an avid user ever since. So it is great to be one of their featured artists!  My thanks to Bill and Randy at Morley.

And finally, if anyone is in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ area this Sunday Feb 23rd, stop by the VINTAGE VARIETY SHOP where there will be free food, friends, and some jamming by yours truly....

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January 13, 2014

Thanks to Jon Hernandez and  Jac Harrison of GEAR GUYS RADIO for airing some of M.E.'s tunes during their hour long show Tuesday, January 7th. Their  guests were the folks at INDIGO AMPS and they discussed the amplifier line in detail. During the show, they worked in two Overlorde tunes and a solo instrumental.

The full hour can be streamed at any time using this link:

The songs aired are as follows:  MY DISEASE (11:00), SNOW GIANT ( 46:40), LUNCH BREAK BOOGIE (58:15)

Tune into GEAR GUYS RADIO every Tuesday night at 8:00pm.

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January 7, 2014

Happy New Year everyone!  M.E. here, checking in with some things that happened last year which had not been previously posted.

To start with, the second  video from my demo performances at the SONIC CORE GMBH exhibit during NAMM 2013 has been uploaded. This time I am joined by the very talented German singer Cinja Pausewang as we perform my arrangement of the Rolling Stones classic "Jumping Jack Flash".

Second, here are some new endorsements:

As a long time user of DR STRINGS for more than 15 years, I am glad to be part of their artist family now. Especially since the company hails from my home state of New Jersey!

I am also part of the FLYING V LEATHER GUITAR & BASS ACCESSORIES artist family. Their  FLYING V LEG REST allows me to sit with my Flying V. Check them out!   

And finally,  ANDROID smartphone users can now download a free app to access songs, videos, and news from my ReverbNation profile.

OK, that's all for now. Hope to see some of you at NAMM later this month!

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                    August 24, 2013

CANCELLED!  THE SUMMER BASH ROCK'N'ROLL CAR SHOW AND CONCERT slated for Sugust 25th has been canceled. The event lost its venue and was trying to find another with no luck. Full statement here:  

Hence, the performance by Mark "M.E." Edwards has also been canceled.

Per M.E.: "I am disappointed but hopefully will get another opportunity to perform on Long Island at some point. But there is good news. In preparation for the show, I brushed off a cool original I hadn't performed since the late 90's titled GEARS-A-SHIFTIN'. So this will now be added to my standard setlist!"

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                     August 16, 2013 (CANCELLED!)

On Sunday, August 25th, 2013, guitarist Mark "M.E." Edwards will be headlining THE SUMMER BASH ROCK'N'ROLL CAR SHOW AND CONCERT in Nesconset, NY (Long Island ).
Presented by Black Wolf Entertainment and Wizard of Wax, the event will feature over 175 show cars, custom rods, hot rods, muscle cars, imports, monster trucks, 7 live bands, great food, ice cream, street vendors, crafts.
 M.E.'s song SUMMER CRUISIN' is the official song of the event. You can now download a free MP3 of the song at his Reverbnation page and his other websites.
 His performance begins at 3:00pm. Get more information about the show  here:

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May 9, 2013

The first video from M.E.'s demo performances at NAMM 2013

Filmed over the four days of NAMM in January 2013, M.E. performed at the SONIC CORE GMBH exhibit to demo their SCOPE EXITE audio interface.

He was also utilizing Steinberg's CUBASE 7, which is playing back his rhythm tracks and also serving as his guitar processor and amplifier simulator.

Known as the VST AMP RACK, all of the guitar sounds except for the Wah are being generated by this Cubase VST plugin. When Cubase 7 was released a month earlier, Steinberg had included a set of custom VST Amp Rack presets that Mark had designed. He utilized those presets here.

Dates: January 24th thru 27th, 2013.

Copyright Armored Force Publishing / ASCAP

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February 9, 2013

Hey everyone! M.E. here checking in after a very busy few weeks. First I was out in Anaheim for NAMM 2013, where I got to perform some cool demos at the Sonic Core Booth,  catch some  great sets, and talk shop with some very cool artists. You can see pictures (even more to follow) at my Facebook page.


Then this week I recreated my NAMM demos during a mini "Club Cubase" tour of the tri-state New York area. I joined Steinberg rep Sal Peláez as we hosted Club Cubase users group meetings at Sam Ash in New Haven, Connecticut,  Guitar Center in Totowa, NJ, and Guitar Center in Manhattan. And after the Totowa gig, I stopped by Tony Portaro's place to record a radio interview to be aired today, Saturday February 9th. Hope you can tune in! Here are the details.


Listen online today, Saturday 2/9/2013, at 3:00 pm EST as Tony Portaro (Whiplash) interviews Overlorde's Mark "M.E." Edwards. Tony will be airing THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH from the Overlorde 1987 EP as part of his 1987 special. He also airs SNOW GIANT from RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT, M.E.'s solo tune LUNCH BREAK BOOGIE, and the unreleased Overlorde cover QUEEN OF THE REICH. Discussion even touches on an upcoming Overlorde performance!

Tune into Tony's show, SONIC ASYLUM, at

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January 21, 2013

Stop by the Sonic Core GmbH booth during NAMM 2013 as M.E. demos the Cubase VST Amp Rack emulation plug-in. He will be performing a few of his original instrumental songs, and one cover tune featuring Germany's Cinja Pausewang on vocals.

Sonic Core produces the legendary SCOPE DSP AUDIO PLATFORM DSP-powered Music and Audio Production System.

The recent Version 7 release of Cubase includes VST Amp Rack presets designed by M.E., along with presets from other guitarists including Wolf Hoffmann, Ty Tabor, Ihsahn, and Fredrik Thordendal.

Sonic Core
Hall B Booth 5406

Thursday 3:30pm
Friday 4:30pm
Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday 3:30pm

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September 24, 2012

The third video from M.E.'s performance at the Artmore Hotel in Atlanta, GA  is now posted!  Featuring guest vocalist Paul LaPlaca, the song is the UFO classic LIGHTS OUT, written by Schenker, Mogg, Parker, and Way.

The video is from the Artmore Hotel, the official hotel of PROGPOWER USA metalfest, during PROGPOWER USA XII weekend  in Atlanta, GA September 16, 2011.

This is M.E.'s "One Man Show", where he performs to sequenced backing tracks that he programmed using a Roland R-70 in the 1990's. Joining him on vocals is Brooklyn, NY based vocalist Paul LaPlaca, whom has performed with M.E. on other occasions. Paul is a member of Danger Danger's touring line-up, the Ted Poley Band and the Chris Caffery band.

Per Paul:  "ProgPower USA is a legendary event and it was an honor to perform nearby for the attendees."

Per M.E.: "Paul and I have had the pleasure to perform this song a few times live, and it is great to finally have a good video of this song. Great job, Paul!"

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August 22, 2012

The second video from M.E.'s performance at the Artmore Hotel in Atlanta, GA during PROGPOWER USA XII weekend  is now posted!  Featuring guest vocalist Urban breed, the song is the M.E. original titled TEARS OF ALLAH.

The video is from the Artmore Hotel, the official hotel of PROGPOWER USA metalfest, during PROGPOWER USA XII weekend  in Atlanta, GA September 16, 2011.

This is M.E.'s "One Man Show", where he performs to sequenced backing tracks that he programmed using a Roland R-70 in the 1990's. Joining him on vocals is Swedish vocalist Urban breed. This was the first time that M.E. had performed TEARS OF ALLAH since 1991, and the two of them had no opportunity to rehearse together prior to the performance.

Per M.E.: "Urban had the burden of not only performing with me unrehearsed, but also singing around noon. Not the best time for a vocalist. I think everyone will agree, he did an excellent job on the song. Thanks Urban!"

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July 21, 2012

Edited 7/26/2012 for proper song credits.

The first video from M.E.'s performance at the Artmore Hotel in Atlanta, GA during PROGPOWER USA XII weekend  is now posted.  This show took place September 16th, 2011. He is performing the song BLINDER written by Craig Gruber and originally recorded/released by Gary Moore.

Be sure to check out his updated Youtube page which now has organized playlists of his solo videos, Overlorde's videos, cool equipment videos, and more!

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March 31, 2012

The video from M.E.'s performance with ZO2 on August  5th, 2011 at the CANAL ROOM in Manhattan has been posted.



And to catch up on other news:






2) Pictures from M.E.'s show at the Artmore Hotel in Atlanta during ProgPower USA XII weekend Sep 2011 are posted on his band Facebook page.



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September 10, 2011

On Sunday, September 18th, Atlanta's PATHFINDER PROMOTIONS presents MARK "M.E." EDWARDS of Overlorde  and  DROPDOWN SUZI at THE LOCAL at Sidelines in Marietta, Georgia. This show is in addition to M.E.'s show at the Artmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta during ProgPower weekend.

Vocalist Urban breed (Pyramaze, ex-Tad Morose, ex-Bloodbound) will be joining M.E. for a few songs.

It is an early show. M.E. goes on first followed by local favorites DROPDOWN SUZI.

Doors open 7:30.  M.E. on at 8pm. Dropdown Suzi on at 9:30.PM. Ages 18+   Admission: $5.00

RSVP at Facebook

THE LOCAL at Sidelines

1440 Roswell Road

Marietta, GA 30062



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August 3, 2011

Overlorde guitarist Mark "M.E' Edwards will be joining Brooklyn's ZO2 this Friday. August 5th at the Canal Room in Manhattan during their "ZO2 Karaoke" night. He will be performing their song DIRTY WATER, from their critically acclaimed debut CD titled "Tuesdays and Thursdays". A night not to be missed!


Its a late show. Doors open at 11pm, show time is 11:30pm.


Facebook fans can enter to win free single tickets from PIERCING METAL by liking their Facebook page and then posting a comment  asking to be entered into the ZO2 drawing. Click here to go to the  Piercing Metal Facebook Page.


Further show information can be found here:



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July 27, 2011

URBAN BREED announced to join M.E. onstage at his upcoming Atlanta solo performance during PROGPOWER USA XII weekend.


Mark "M.E." Edwards (Overlorde) has announced that vocalist Urban breed (Pyramaze, ex-Tad Morose, ex-Bloodbound) will be joining him onstage September 16th at the ARTMORE HOTEL during PROGPOWER USA XII weekend.  

M.E. noted: "I have attended the fest as a fan on multiple occasions and Urban has been there most of those times. So having Urban join me onstage for this performance, in addition to Paul LaPlaca, will make it a very special show" 

Urban contributed the following statement: "I am going to thoroughly enjoy taking part in this unusual and thus special event."

  M.E. with Urban during PROGPOWER VI in 2005.


The show is on Friday September 16th, 2011 at the Artmore hotel, which is the official hotel of Progpower USA XII and only a block away from the venue. It starts at noon with a free BBQ hosted by the event sponsor, DataReport Consulting LLC. Show time is 12:15. M.E.'s "one man show" consists of him on electric guitar backed by sequenced drums and bass programmed himself in a unique style. Visit and listen to LUNCH BREAK BOOGIE for an idea.   RSVP at  Facebook

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July 19, 2011

M.E. checks in with news about his upcoming ATLANTA show...

"Planning for my outdoor show at the ARTMORE HOTEL on the opening day of Progpower USA XII is really kicking into high gear. My set is going to be 90+ minutes, and will feature my unique "one man show". This is my first opportunity to perform in Atlanta, and I look forward to it!"

"Besides my usual set of instrumentals, I will be joined by Paul LaPlaca (Chris Caffery Band, Ted Poley Band, October Thorns, Zandelle) on vocals. Paul has joined me onstage a few times in the NY area. Norman Skinner was also scheduled to join me onstage to sing, but unfortunately he had to bow out late last week. While this is a disappointment to me for sure, luck has it that another vocalist is coming onboard. Keep an eye out for a special announcement later this week..."

The show is on Friday September 16th, 2011 at the Artmore hotel, which is the official hotel of Progpower USA XII and only a block away from the venue. It starts at noon with a free BBQ hosted by the event sponsor, DataReport Consulting LLC. Show time is 12:15. M.E.'s "one man show" consists of him on electric guitar backed by sequenced drums and bass programmed himself in a unique style. Visit and listen to LUNCH BREAK BOOGIE for an idea.   RSVP at  Facebook.

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April 20, 2011

M.E. will be performing at the beautiful outdoor courtyard of  the Artmore Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, September 16, 2011. The Artmore is the official hotel of the long running annual PROGPOWER USA power and progressive metal music festival. His performance will occur during the festival weekend, now in it's twelfth year.

Below is the official news release, which can also be found at

DataReport Consulting LLC is proud to announce an exclusive music-filled BBQ within the beautiful open-air courtyard at none other than the renowned Artmore Hotel on Friday, September 16th.  In celebration, beginning at noon, the first 100 attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary lunch!

Guests will be treated to a special live performance by guitarist and songwriter Mark “M.E.” Edwards of the veteran U.S. Power Metal band Overlorde. The performance will feature his unique and not to be missed “One Man Show” consisting of both original and cover heavy rock & metal instrumentals. He will also be joined by singers for a number of songs.  Special guest vocalists confirmed to join M.E. onstage include the acclaimed Norm Skinner (Imagika) and much-admired Paul LaPlaca (Chris Caffery Band). Some of these songs will be original music that hasn’t been performed live in 10 or 20 years. 

The following video is from M.E.’s recent show opening for ZO2. Here, Paul LaPlaca comes together with M.E. to perform the FREE song “WISHING WELL”; an adaptation primarily based upon the version by the legendary Gary Moore and fatefully performed just 8 days before his passing.

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April 17, 2011

Video is now available of M.E. demoing the new VST AMP RACK plugin for Cubase 6. Filmed during the NYC Club Cubase event at GUITAR CENTER on 14th street in Manhattan, M.E. is performing his instrumental ballad LOVERS. The demo features a rare public appearance of his 1968 Gibson ES-335. Thanks to Sal Pelaez of Steinberg and Club Cubase for creating the new "epic" arrangement of the backing tracks specifically for the event, as well as creating and posting the video.

Catch M.E. live at Dingbatz in New Jersey for the makeup of the snowed-out show with the Iron Maiden tribute band Sanctuary. The show will occur Saturday. April 23rd, 2011. M.E. and Bobby 'Leather Lungs' Lucas (the singer for both Overlorde and Sanctuary) will be performing some songs together. This will mark the first time they have ever performed together outside of Overlorde, and the first time they have performed together since Overlorde's show in Chicago in May 2005. This will also be one of Bobby's final shows with Sanctuary. So don't miss it!


February 25, 2011

Steinberg USA has invited M.E. to design custom presets for the new VST AMP RACK plugin  that comes with their new CUBASE 6 DAW software. This is a great honor for M.E. These presets will be made available via download from the Steinberg website in the coming months.

Meanwhile. M.E. will be demonstrating the VST AMP RACK during two New York City area CLUB CUBASE events during the first week of March. They will be held at GUITAR CENTER stores. Dates and information can be found at: or SHOWS

And a video has been uploaded to Youtube showing M.E. working on his presets with Steinberg's Sal Pelaez at G&S Recording Studios in New Jersey. Check it out at:  And screen shots from one of M.E.'s presets can be viewed at his Facebook page:

On a final, and sadder, note... below is M.E.s statement regarding the recent passing of Gary Moore.


On February 6, 2011, the world lost a legendary guitarist. Ireland's Gary Moore. When I read the news, I was in shock.


I am a huge fan of Gary's rock/metal work, and had the pleasure to see him live on the WILD FRONTIER tour. For about 205years, I have been referring to Gary as "my favorite living guitarist". He influenced me greatly. Just a week before his death, I had performed two of his tunes live. His instrumental BLINDER, and his version of Free's WISHING WELL. And his influence from tunes like  PARISIENNE WALKWAYS and THE MESSIAH WILL COME AGAIN can be found in a number of my songs, specifically  LOVERS.


R.I.P. Gary Moore. We lost you far too soon....but your music will not only live on forever in your own recordings, but also in the inspiration you have given other players who will continue to speak your praises. - Mark "M.E." Edwards  Guitarist/Overlorde

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January 24, 2011

Guitarist Mark 'M.E.' Edwards of Overlorde has been added as the opening act for the Friday, January 28th, 2011 show at Dingbatz featuring headliners ZO2. M.E. will be performing his instrumental "One Man show" and joining M.E. onstage for a few vocal tunes will be Paul LaPlaca (Chris Caffery, October Thorns, Zandelle). Paul is good friends with ZO2, who are coming off of great shows at the Whisky in L.A. and the ROCK ASYLUM at the Canal Room in Manhattan. So it promises to be a special evening.

M.E. performs at 9:00pm, followed by PYRAMADA and MAXIMUM AMERICA, with ZO2 headling and ending the evening.

RSVP via Facebook 

Tickets are $12.00  Door open 8:00 pm    21 & Over  show

Dingbatz  620 Van Houten Ave. Clifton NJ 07013


January 9, 2011

Just in time for NAMM 2011, Mark ''M.E.'' Edwards, the guitarist for Overlorde, releases a revised, professionally manufactured version of his promotional 8-Song Sampler CD! Available for free!

As described by "M.E."....

"I have recorded a number of different heavy metal/heavy rock/hard rock styles. Including instrumentals in the vein of Joe Satriani. With the exception of Overlorde, most have been demos or music that is awaiting release pending a record label signing or other distribution decision. In 2009, I started self-manufacturing an 8-song sampler CD for friends and music contacts to highlight these recordings and display my range both as a songwriter and guitarist. I wrote the music and lyrics for all the songs on this CD (*), and performed all the guitars. For the instrumental recordings, I also programmed the drums, bass and synth sounds.

I brought a number of these CDs to NAMM 2010 in January 2010 and other events. This CD directly led to my first endorsement deal, with Graph Tech Labs.

During 2010, I tweaked the CD and mastered songs 5 through 8, as those had never been professionally mastered.  I was learning how to use Steinberg CUBASE and WAVELAB and used these software programs to perform the mastering myself.  

Recently, I felt comfortable enough with the CD tweaks and mastering that I decided to have it professionally manufactured. Not only for a more professional look, but also to save me the time and effort  of burning and printing them myself. I will have them with me this week when I attend NAMM 2011 in Anaheim.

It is my intent that this CD help promote my skills and recordings, and help obtain distribution for my unreleased music. I also hope it will lead to my music, especially the instrumentals, being utilized in Film, TV and Video Games. Interested parties can drop me a line at or ask me for a copy at NAMM and other events."

Song Listing:

From OVERLORDE: RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT  U.S Power Metal/Heavy Metal (Sonic Age Records 2004)




From MARK ''M.E.'' EDWARDS: Forthcoming Self Titled CD  Instrumental Heavy Rock - Recorded 1995

3) DANCE  



From MARK ''M.E.'' EDWARDS: G.W.A.(Guitar with Attitude)  Instrumental Heavy Rock - Demo 1994, 2003


6) CEREMONY (note: this is a song with strings meant as an alternative to "Pomp & Circumstance". A great tune for use in Film and TV).


From BREAKER M.E.: Self Titled Demo  Heavy Rock - 1990



(*): With the exception of the intro to TRAPPED BY MAGIC, which was written by Overlorde drummer David Wrenn.

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January 7, 2011

The show with Mark 'M.E.' Edwards (of Overlorde) and Sanctuary (Iron Maiden Tribute)  tonight, January 7, 2011 at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ has been cancelled due to inclement weather. So neither band will be performing. Dingbatz is arranging for M.E to perform during the next Sanctuary show there on April 23rd. This way, M.E. and Bobby 'Leather Lungs' Lucas (the singer for both Overlorde and Sanctuary) can perform together as planned. They may also be adding M.E to a show before that date. So keep an eye and ear out!

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January 4, 2011

Overlorde guitarist  Mark ''M.E.’' Edwards  will be performing a set of original and cover instrumentals this Friday, January 7th 2011, at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ. He will be opening for the Iron Maiden Tribute band SANCTUARY, featuring Mark’s Overlorde bandmate Bobby ‘’Leather Lungs’’ Lucas on vocals.
And as a special treat, Bobby will join Mark at the end of his instrumental set for some vocal covers. They plan to perform LIGHTS OUT by UFO and LONG LIVE ROCK & ROLL by Rainbow. This will be the first time ever that Bobby has joined his Mark onstage outside of Overlorde, and the first time they have performed together since Overlorde's show in Chicago in May 2005. BE THERE FOR A "FIRST"!

Doors open at 8:00pm, and ''M.E.'' starts at 9:30pm. There is a $10.00 cover charge. You must be 21 and older for admission. Don't miss Sanctuary and instrumental guitarist Mark ''M.E.'' Edwards, Friday January 7th!

For more information and directions to the show, contact Dingbatz at (973) 471-1145, or visit their web site at

RSVP via Facebook at

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October 20, 2010

M.E. proudly announces his first product endorsement agreement. He endorses GRAPH TECH GUITAR  LABS


I've been using Graph Tech String Saver Saddles since about 1996. I use them with the Kahler whammy bars on both of my Flying V's, and also the Wilkinson trem on my Stratocaster. Dave Dunwoodie has made a fantastic product.  I have my whammy bars set to "pull up"a good bit, and I was breaking my .009 E string weekly. Especially when playing out with Overlorde in the 80's. Thanks to Dave,  I immediately ceased breaking strings. It was with great pleasure that I met his daughter Tarina who was representing the company at the 2010 NAMM show and am proud to say that Graphtech is my first endorsement. - Mark "M.E." Edwards 10/19/2010

Visit M.E.'s Graph Tech page here.

Picture Right: Tarina Dunwoodie with M.E. at NAMM 2010.

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October 17, 2010 

M.E. is joining forces with METAL FOR A CAUSE to raise money for Children's Cancer Research. The show runs from 4pm to 9pm at the DUBLIN PUB in New Hyde Park, NY and also features comedian Ray "Gootz" Guttierez and Long Island's premiere tribute to Ozzy Osbourne, Off The Railz. JUST ADDED:. A HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST AT THE SHOW!

And  be sure to tune in on Sunday, October 17th to, where the special guests from 8:00pm to 10:00pm on Heavy Metal Sundays w/Billy & Pete will be Michael Lamothe of Fred's Team, Mark Edwards of Overlorde, & Lou Mavroudis of Off The Railz to promote "Metal for a Cause! In Union We Stand!" We will be live on the air! Plus Matt of Rising Forces USA is calling in. 

See the flyer here and RSVP via Facebook.

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April 20, 2010 

Two more videos from the March 26th Parkside Pub show have been added to the VIDEO page. These feature Joe Caravella on vocals as well as special guests Paul LaPlaca and Erin Michelle.

And catch M.E. on Wednesday June 16th on WSOU as he and Bobby "Leather Lungs" Lucas do a live interview. Click here for more info and to listen online.

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April 20, 2010

M.E. is participating in the RECORD YOUR NEXT RECORD WITH SLASH contest from Guitar Center. Please register and vote for his song LUNCH BREAK BOOGIE every day until the contest ends. And check out lots of other great new bands also!

And since Overlorde is currently between record labels, look for a profile for them soon also.

In other updates....

Check out pictures and the blog from M.E.'s show on March 26th at . Karl made the six hour round trip to see the show and wasn't disappointed! The show went great and M.E. expects to do another show with Joe Caravella in the near future.

The first video, STUMPGRINDER, from M.E.'s set at the show is now available here:  and also on the
VIDEO page

For anyone on Facebook, join the M.E. page at:!/MEFlyingV

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March 23, 2010

M.E. will be performing a special evening in Whitestone Queens NYC on Friday March 26th, sharing the night with Joe Caravella of Late Model Jesus. Vocalist Paul LaPlaca will also be performing. Click  Shows  for details.

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November 25, 2009

New video of M.E. performing BIG RED PUMPER has been posted to the VIDEO page. Check it out...


November 21, 2009

Overlorde guitarist Mark 'M.E.' Edwards performing in Connecticut as guest of SANCTUARY

Overlorde guitarist Mark 'M.E.' Edwards will be performing a set of his heavy rock instrumentals this Saturday, November 28, 2009. He will be opening for the tri-state area's ultimate Iron Maiden tribute band, SANCTUARY. Sanctuary features Mark's Overlorde band mate Bobby "Leather Lungs" Lucas on vocals (ex- Seven Witches, Exhibition), and Jimmy Peruta (ex-Exhibition, Eternity X) as well. 

The show is at COOKS CAFE in Naugatuck, CT. M.E.'s set begins 10:00pm sharp and Sanctuary begins their "Multi-Media Stage show" at 11:00. 

(203) 729-3760

For more info:

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November 19, 2009

M.E.'s Music to be featured in Indie film DEFECTIVE MAN

Debuting at the TROMADANCE New Mexico 2009 film festival on November 21st will be the independent film DEFECTIVE MAN! (SB-Films). It is the first film to feature songs written and recorded by Mark 'M.E.' Edwards as a solo artist, and the second release featuring a song written by him (the straight to DVD release ALTITUDE SICKNESS: INTO THIN AIR by Ace in the Hole Productions featured Mark's song SNOW GIANT performed by his heavy metal band OVERLORDE)

DEFECTIVE MAN! is the story of two co-workers who, after being injured in a chemical accident, become not-so-super heroes... The film will air at 2:45 pm.

The movie features his songs FUNKENSTEIN and STING OF THE V.

The full music listing is here:

More info can be found at:


September 8, 2009

Last minute show added!

M.E. will be playing a one-hour set of his instrumentals, opening for LONG GONE DAY. Show time 10:00 at KROGHS in Sparta, NJ. A presentation of REBEL MUSIC. See SHOWS link for details.

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August 20, 2009

M.E.'s song SUMMER CRUISIN' (appropriate for this time of year) is going to be aired on HARD ROCK RADIO LIVE this Saturday, August 22nd. You can tune in online or on your iTOUCH/iPHONE at.

DJ POWERMAKER will be broadcasting ...from Vegas and his show starts 11 pm EST, 8 pm PST. He hopes to air the song in the midnight EST, 9 pm PST hour if anyone wants to tune in.


July 19, 2008

Many thanks to WDHA 105.5 FM's LINDSAY KLEIN for airing SUMMER CRUISIN' recently.
Look for Lindsay to air more M.E. solo tunes, as well as Overlorde, in the coming weeks.


Tune into WDHA online here:

SUMMER CRUISIN' will also air on other NJ/NY area FM radio stations soon...

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June 2, 2008

1) OVERLORDE is seeking a new vocalist. For more info, read the news on Overlorde's webpage.

2) Overlorde's namesake song, OVERLORDE, was added to their Myspace Music player.

3) Coming soon! M.E.'s own SNOCAP music page. You will be able to purchase and download all the songs from his CD demo GUITAR WITH ATTITUDE here at!

4) The repair of M.E.'s White Flying V continues. Here are the most  recent pictures.

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January 9, 2008

Wow, all of 2007 without a news update. Doesn't mean M.E. wasn't busy. Will catch up soon!

Other site updates: Shows, Main, Portal, Releases, Photos


July 28, 2006


M.E. once again performs his "One Man Show", this time during SUMMER POWER MADNESS in Brooklyn, NY!!

See SHOWS for more details and advance tickets.

Other site updates: Shows, Main, Sounds


July 1, 2006

Note from M.E.

My thanks to everyone who came out and supported me, or saw me for the first time, on June 24, 2006 during the BROOKLYN METALFEST at THE HOOK!

It was a great night. Lots of great bands, the crowd was cool, and it was my first time playing out in over a year. And of course I was also celerating my birthday. I did three "One man show" solo sets between bands (me on guitar accompanied by programmed drums and bass) and I also performed with headliners MAGUS BEAST during their set. We performed KILL WITH POWER by Manowar and it went great. As a special note, former Manowar guitarist ROSS THE BOSS was in the audience during the song.

My sincere thanks to all the guys in Magus Beast. The jam was great guys!

It was also cool to see so many people from the NYC TriState Metal meetup group (see below left) come out in support of the fest.

Now as many of you know, I performed my "One Man Show" on the floor, off to the right of the stage. And as you know, a drunken audience member walked into my equipment between my first and second sets. He knocked over my Marshall stack, which fell both onto me and crushed my Flying V.

I of course was OK, as I continued performing the rest of the night. But as you see in the below picture, the Flying V broke into two pieces.


I knew upon seeing the break that, a bad as it seemed, my repairman could return it to its original condition. And yes, I have delivered the guitar (as well as a Marshall amp head and cabinet which were also damaged) to him and he has promised IT WILL BE FIXED!

Who is this miracle worker? Rich Koerner at TIME ELECTRONICS in Union NJ. Rich will be photodocumenting the repair as it happens and I will post pdates as they go online.

My thanks to the management of THE HOOK and the festival organizers for their professional handling of this unfortunate situtation.

Untiil next time, LONG LIVE ROCK & ROLL! - M.E.


May 16, 2006

M.E. Flying V MySpace page now up! Hear more tunes! Check it out and send your ADD FRIEND request at


March 21, 2006

Overlorde News:

Live Interviews


KPAC: On Tuesday March 21st M.E. joins KPAC Program Director Aidan Gray for a live interview on-air and online. The show airs starting 11:00pm EST, 8:00 PST
Tune in on-air at 89.7FM KPAC Stockton, CA or online at: . Aidan and M.E. will discuss their mutual interest in World War Two, how that war figures into Overlorde's history, and will also air their song THE LONGEST DAY (about D-Day) from Overlorde's 1987 EP.


WHUS: On Wednesay March 22nd, M.E. calls into the studios of THE METAL FORTRESS in the very metal Kingdom of Connecticut to join Mistress Vivian for a live interview on-air and online. The show airs from 1:00PM to 3:00pm EST. Tune in on-air at 91.7 FM WHUS Storrs, CT or online at:


From now until April 11th, 2006, you can order RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT and  the KEEP IT TRUE IV DVD directly from Overlorde! And get a free OVERLORDE Poster!

This offer is a great opportunity for North American fans who have not purchased the CD or the DVD yet for lack of a credit card or Paypal. You can order from Overlorde using a U.S. Postal Money Order. Click here for details.


New Song Posted

For a few years now, we have mentioned that Overlorde recorded a cover of QUEEN OF THE REICH which is

to be featured on the forthcoming "WARNING: Minds of Raging Empires...Vol.2 / A Tribute to Queensryche" -  coming soon!

Keith Menser of Siegen Records has approved the posting of the song on Overlorde's MySpace page (streaming version only, no downloads) for a limited time. So head on over and check it out! Thee song will be available only from March 11th to April 11th, 2006!

If any distributors are interested in carrying the tribute CD, contact and we will hook you up with Siegen Records. Our special thanks to thanks to Keith Menser for allowing us to bring you this preview.


Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles Magazine

Issue # 94, out now (April 2006), features the first major North American advertising campaign by our label, Sonic Age Records. It centers around Overlorde, and celebrates the new EXCLUSIVE LABEL distribution deal between Sonic Age and THE END RECORDS DISTRIBUTION! See the quarter page full color ad on Page 79 and hear the song SNOW GIANT on the Knuckletrack CD that accompanies each issue! Spread the word! Tell your friends to check it out! And a mighty HAIL to all our new fans from BRAVE WORDS & BLOODY KNUCKLES MAGAZINE!


New Interview Posted

The very cool new site SWORDMETAL.COM has posted its debut interview. It is with Overlorde's Mark "M.E. Edwards. This is a cool and different interview for sure, and has been made more so by the inclusion of never before posted Overlorde photos.

At the bottom of the interview is a link to the Overlorde profile. Read member reviews of RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT and be sure to also post your own review! Read the interview here.


Other site updates  :  Shows


February 11, 2006


M.E. News:

M.E.'s CDr demo G.W.A.(GUITAR WITH ATTITUDE) is now available at the Sonic Age Records online store. This makes it much easier to order for those who live outside of North America, especially Europe. Until now the CD was available only from the BUY link on  If ordering from the Sonic Age store, be sure to also pick up Overlorde's RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT and the KEEP IT TRUE IV DVD featuring Overlorde


Overlorde News:

New Interview Posted

The very cool new site SWORDMETAL.COM has posted its debut interview, and it is with Overlore's M.E.!.  This is a cool and different interview for sure, and has been made more so by the inclusion of never-before-posted Overlorde photos. At the bottom of the interview is a link to the Overlorde profile. Read member reviews of RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT and be sure to also post your own review! You can also read or make comments about the interview. Read the interview here.


Upcoming Online Radio Interview

Overlorde's M.E. will be interviewed at HARD ROCK RADIO LIVE at 9:00pm EST. This streams worldwide!  Click here to tune in


January 11, 2006

Happy New Year to all!

M.E. News:

Check out the recent article about M.E. at GUITAR NINE, one of the top Guitar sites on the web! There are two full length MP3s of his solo instrumental tunes at the bottom of the article for you to hear.

Overlorde News:

Just a reminder that with the holidays over, be sure to take a last listen to M.E.'s guitar solo of GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN before it is taken off the Overlorde MySpace page.

While you are there, head over to the Overlorde page at GUITAR NINE to hear 60-second hi-fi samples of SEVEN of the songs from RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT. You can also get the CD for just $13.50 (this price INCLUDES shipping within the USA!)

Other site updates: Main, Sounds, Reviews



December 22, 2005

Well its been awhile since the last update. That doesn't mean things have been slow, though! Onward...

M.E. News:

G.W.A. Review posted




M.E. has been asked to judge an international band contest sponsored by and Revolver Magazine. Mark joins other judges such as Lemmy (Motorhead), Don Dokken (Dokken) and Jani Lane (ex-Warrant). The initial phase of the contest has fans voting for their favorite bands, then the judges will choose from the finalists. The contest is in process. Bands can still enter, and fans can vote, here.


Overlorde News:

DVD Released, Video posted

The official DVD of KEEP IT TRUE IV has been released. This features four of Overlorde’s songs (20 minutes) from our debut European gig in April 2005. This is the first EVER DVD release featuring Overlorde footage. We are glad to report that the DVD came out excellent. Great audio and video.

Since the DVD will be difficult to get in the USA, we may be offering it via mailorder to all our fans. The DVD would come with a free full size promotional poster. So if you have any desire to buy the DVD, contact us right away so we can be sure to contact you directly one we decide to proceed with the offer.

Click here to see the new promo video for Overlorde's songs on the official KEEP IT TRUE IV compilation DVD!


New Christmas tune posted

The Overlorde MYSPACE PAGE (click here) has been updated for Christmas, including a short guitar solo version of GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN recorded live on Dec 26, 1986. Check it out.


New MP3/Single Posted

HELL HATH NO FURY, as chosen by Overlorde's fans, is the second single/MP3 from RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT. It is available for streaming and download from The downloadable file is a high quality 192k bit-rate, so anyone wishing to use it for radio airplay (either broadcast or streaming) should find it to be exceptional quality.


ProgPower VI

M.E.reprsented Overlorde for an official MEET AND GREET session with fans during PROGPOWER USA VI metalfest in Atlanta, Georgia. View the slideshow here!


Sonic Age Records Announces Expanded North American Distribution

Beginning January 1st, Overlorde and all Sonic age Records artists will be available in more North American stores! Read the announcement here


Those are the highlights. Be sure to go to the CURRENT NEWS section of to read more news since September.

Other site updates: Main, Buy, Reviews, Links, Video



September 8, 2005 (Overlorde news)

Temporary MP3 Posted: The very excellent Norway-based online radio station/webzine METAL EXPRESS has posted a streaming version of Overlorde's Colossus (Island of the Cyclops) MP3 for all to hear! But hurry, it will only be available for a limited time. Check it out here in their JUKEBOX section.  Feel free to leave a comment under the song like so many others have!  Then try tuning in the Metal Express radio stream. Once you successfully stream the station, request Overlorde when you see THE DJ IS ONLINE in the top right corner. If you do not yet own RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT, request a song you haven't heard yet! Choose from the song titles from the below tracklist.


Live interview with guitarist Mark "M.E." Edwards: Overlorde's Flying V slinger will call into HIGH VOLTAGE metal radio show in Oslo, Norway on Sunday, September 11th to talk about RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT, the band's 20th anniversary, and his Norwegian heritage. While the show itself is in Norwegian, the interview will be in English. The show airs locally on FM 101.1  and can also be heard live over the internet worldwide. So be sure to tune in between 3:00pm and 5:00pm East Coast USA (9:00pm-11:00pm CET) time. Force Recon Pathfinder Curt Sigurdsen will be the host! Note: Try tuning in a day in advance to be sure the stream works OK for you.


The Metal Maniacs/Overlorde contest has ended. The winners will be picked and announced in the near future. Good luck! Meanwhile, check out the current (November 2005) issue of METAL MANIACS MAGAZINE hitting news stands September 13th to read the great review of RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT which includes the following quote:

"…an hour-long epic ode to all that is and ever was heavy metal."

-Quote from Sue Nolz' upcoming review of Overlorde's RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT in the November 2005 issue of Metal Maniacs


Poll:  Overlorde has started a poll to choose its next singel/MP3. The race is tight between two songs, with a third also gaining. So be sure to vote, it will count for sure!  Click here and take the poll....


MySpace page: Overlorde's new MySpace page, after just one month, registered its 2,000th new fan! A hearty HAIL AND HUZZAH to all the new members of the Overlorde legions!


Other site updates  : Main


AUGUST 15, 2005

Well there's been no update here  June but that doesn't mean things have been slow. Oh no! The Overlorde CD has really been gaining steam, and a ton has been going on. Here are all the announcements so far:


1) Overlorde announces that guitarist Mark "M.E." Edwards will represent Overlorde for an official MEET AND GREET session with fans during PROGPOWER USA VI metalfest in Atlanta, Georgia. M.E. will be the guest of THE END RECORDS on Saturday, September 17th. Fans can get full sized Overlorde promo posters signed by M.E. and can also pick up the bands highly praised Sonic Age Records debut CD titled RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT. Including the new vinyl gatefold edition!

Signs will be posted at the festival starting Friday, Sept 16th, announcing the exact time of the MEET AND GREET.

M.E. will also have copies of his solo release G.W.A. (GUITAR WITH ATTITUDE) for sale. To learn more about this Joe Satriani style release, visit

Note: Members of the Metal Media that may be attending the festival and would like to arrange an interview with M.E. during the fest, please make arrangements in advance by contacting  


2) Overlorde announces the launch of its MySpace Music page at! Guitarist Mark "M.E." Edwards explained the importance of this:

"The metal community has really flourished at MySpace. Especially the American fans. We just recently became aware of MySpace Music, which allows bands to post songs and interact in a positive way with fans. It really is a great place to bring the bands and fans together, and I think its going to go a long way in rejuvenating the classic/heavy/power metal scene here in the states.  The response has already been great. The page has only been up for about 10 days and we have already hooked up with over 500 new fans!"

The site is found at Anyone who already has a MySpace profile is invited to send an ADD FRIEND REQUEST to the band. For everyone else, you don't need to be registered to check it out but it is required to access all sections of the Overlorde page. Registration is free.

"People visiting the site will find some cool things and surprises on our MySpace Music page in the coming weeks". Edwards explained. "And right now there is information regarding a contest to win free shirts and posters. You can also post to a blog wishing some of Overlorde's band members a happy birthday. If anyone out there likes what he or she sees, be sure to tell all your other MySpace friends! See you there!"


3) Overlorde launches contest with METAL MANIACS magazine! Yes, one of America's top Metal Magazines has teamed up with Overlorde and Sonic Age Records in a contest to give away 5 prize packages. To enter the contest, click here.

As previously reported, Germany's HEAVY, ODER WAS!? magazine featured Overlorde's CD in its SOUNDCHECK feature. The CD came in an amazing #2 out of 73 CDs reviewed! Now see the list yourself here.


4), the online home of FOX affiliate FOX56 WOLF-TV, marked Overlorde's 20th Anniversary with an interview featuring Overlorde's Kong. Music and metal critic Mark Uricheck talks to Kong (a local resident of the FOX56 broadcasting area) about the man and the band.  The site welcomes viewer feedback using the CONTACT US button at the end of the article.


5) Pictures from Overlorde's in-studio 20th Anniversary interview at WDHA-FM in New Jersey are now online! Go here


Other site updates  : Main, Shows


JUNE 23, 2005

OVERLORDE's 20th ANNIVERSARY is here! The band was named June 6, 1985 and played its first show in November 1985. The first event to mark the anniversary is this Friday, June 24th.

OVERLORDE will be live in-studio at WDHA-FM in New Jersey this Friday, June 24th. The band will be talking about RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT and celebrating its 20th anniversary with some give-aways.The show airs on 105.5 FM in Northern New Jersey and can also be streamed live at (be sure to test the stream well in advance). So fans world wide can tune in!

The show is METAL MANIA, hosted by Matt Murray. It airs from 11:00 pm Eastern US Time to 1:00 am. The interview will probably occur between 11:15 and midnight. Metal ON!

CHICAGO SHOW: Read the first review here....

DISTRIBUTION UPDATE: Sonic Age Records (Overlorde's record label) has arranged new and expanded Italian Distribution. It is now handled by Adrenaline. And Scandinavian distribution is now in place via Twilight Distribution.

Other site updates  : Main, Shows

MAY 17, 2005

 M.E. heading to Chicago to perform May 28th with Overlorde !  Click the poster for info.





See for concert and offstage pictures from Overlorde's great debut show in Europe! Additional pictures will be posted here at in the near future.

New interview at with M.E. featuring previously unpublished pictures! Be sure to rate the interview if you'd like after reading it (top of page).

Other site updates  : Main


MARCH 10, 2005

Check out the CURRENT NEWS updates at including news about two major metal magazine interviews with M.E.!


FEBRUARY 21, 2005

The new year has been nuts, M.E.'s been doing lots of interviews for major metal magazines worldwide among other promo for RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT! Leaving little time to help with updating the site. But here it is!

WDHA FM's METAL MANIA aired SNOW GIANT on Friday, Feb 11th. Overlorde thanks DJ Matt Murray for continuing the tradition of Metal Mania's support for Overlorde, which began when Metal Mania's Cheryl Richardt supported the band in 1987.  If you live in the WDHA listening area (Northern NJ) be sure to listen and request Overlorde each Friday night during the show!

There have been a few updates at (see current news, updates since January 12th). Also, there is talk of more Overlorde shows both in the USA and Europe. This in addition to the fast approaching Overlorde performance at KEEP IT TRUE metalfest in Germany on April 2nd!  So hopefully M.E. will be performing at a venue near you...

There is lots more to report but that's all time allows for now.

Other site updates  : Main


JANUARY 10, 2005

The New Year begins with a life long goal of M.E.'s fulfilled. The worldwide professional release of a CD featuring his playing. This occurred December 17th, 2004. M.E. thanks all those who have supported him in this endeavour over the years. You all rock!

But now is not the time to rest. Lots of work remains to ensure the CD is a success.

The release of the CD in Germany, Austria and Switzerland was delayed from December 17th to today, January 10th! North American, Polish, and Scandinavian distribution to follow soon. 

M.E. invites everyone to a special worldwide web event this coming Saturday, January 15th. This being an "Online CD Listening Party and Chat Session". Chat with M.E. and the other members of Overlorde, as well as Overlorde fans from around the world, while the CD is streamed online. Drop in on for the exact time or click here to drop M.E. a line and keep you advised of the details.

Check in at also to see CURRENT news updates, including links to online interviews with M.E.!

Other site updates: Portal, Links, Sounds


DECEMBER 24, 2004

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from M.E.!

Overlorde news....

RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT was released in Europe December 17th!  Lots of new reviews, radios stations, interviews, etc, added. Visit and see CURRENT NEWS for December 19th and 24th news.

The new CD continues  to make a great impression with  true metal critics with reactions like:

"A complete masterpiece...", "an absurdly great album of American Metal ..." (Metal Gospel)

"...a sonic firestorm of epic proportions, one that rivals everything else in sheer power and might(Maximum Metal).

In a specific quote about M.E.'s performance, Maximum Metal wrote: "Mark Edwards' guitar playing is absolutely extraordinary."

M.E. news...

Tracks from M.E.'s CD G.W.A. (GUITAR WITH ATTITUDE) are now available to request (along with Overlorde tunes) at BAD ATTITUDE RADIO. Streaming metal radio 24/7. Register (its free) and request online!

If you prefer less heavy listening, you can tune into GUITAR CENTRAL to hear all-guitar instrumentals, all the time. Some of M.E.'s tunes are currently in rotation along with the greats like Satriani, Morse, Vai and more!  And here's a cool quote from a recent Guitar Central e-mail ...

"Lyrics are just filler, while you are waiting for the guitar solo."

 Other site updates: Main, Links, sounds



DECEMBER 12, 2004

M.E. and Overlorde joins the world metal community in mourning the loss of ''Dimebag' Darrell Abbott on December 8th. A true great has been taken from us far too soon.  May he Rest in Peace and kick out the jams in Heaven!

Overlorde news....

Big update at! A new section has been created called REALM OF THE SNOW GIANT tracking reviews, interviews, and more related to the CD release!

The reviews of RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT are coming in and they are EXCELLENT. Perfect and high ratings, "CD of the Month", "CD of the Year" and similar praises are in abundance!  Quotes regarding M.E. include "... great riffs and fluid leads" ( , "crunchy, catchy, and some of the solos are quite wicked if I may say" (Metal Crypt).


Other site updates:  Main


NOVEMBER 26, 2004

Overlorde news....

Overlorde announces first ever European show date! KEEP IT TRUE IV metal festival in Lauda, Germany on April 2, 2005. The full lineup includes:

KEEP IT TRUE IV  -  "Masters Of Metal"


Plus co-headliner and support act to be announced.

Visit for more updates!


Demand for the SNOW GIANT MP3  was so great that the Sonic Age Records website was unavailable for most of October 31st. But since then the site has been up and the MP3 has been downloaded over 900 times!

Lyrics for the song MARK OF THE WOLF have been posted here.


M.E. news...

New photo from Overlorde's show at METAL NATION: NORTHERN AGGRESSION I posted here...


Other site updates: Shows, Main, Photos


OCTOBER 30, 2004:

Overlorde news....

The Sonic Age Records website is up and running.

Mastering has been completed and a release date for Overlorde's RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT set for December 17, 2004!  Here is the CD booklet cover (click to enlarge):

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See (Current News link, Oct 30, 2004) to...

    ... download the first MP3 from the new CD (the song "Snow Giant")

    ... read the final CD song order.

    ... read additional lyrics from RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT.

    ...view photos of Overlorde at METAL NATION: NORTHERN AGGRESSION I


Other site updates: Shows, Photos , Main, Press Release, Links, releases , bio


SEPTEMBER 12, 2004:

Overlorde news....

METAL NATION: NORTHERN AGGRESSION I metal fest website now open. Check the schedule, get directions, and buy advance tickets for $20.00. . Advance ticket buyers will recieve a special laminate ticket similar to a band ID badge as a special souvenir.

Additional lyrics from RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT posted. Visit, see LYRICS link.

Photos from the August 15th and 23rd recording sessions posted here.


Other site updates: Shows


SEPTEMBER 1, 2004:

Overlorde news....

First live appearance in over two years announced! METAL NATION: NORTHERN AGGRESSION I metal fest Oct 1, 2004 in Manchester, NH USA. Appearing with SEVEN WITCHES!  Read more here.M.E. and engineer Eric Kvortek

Photos from the August 14th recording session posted here.

CULT METAL CLASSICS records joins with SONIC AGE RECORDS, and Overlorde's debut RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT will now be released under the Sonic Age label. More news to follow when the Sonic Age website is launched.

Visit for more news!


Other site updates: Shows, Main, Press Release, Portal


AUGUST 10th,   2004:

M.E. at Trax East Recording Studio on Day two


Overlorde news....


Photos from Day Two posted!


Other site updates: Photos



AUGUST 2ND, 2004:

M.E. news....


Metal Maniacs Magazine, out now at Barnes & Noble, features picture of and short blurb about, M.E. in its "Band Shorts" section. Page 94, October 2004 issue. Photo Credit for photo published: Karl Hiller



"All this variety shows that Mark is well versed in music and can shred with the best of them (Joe Satriani for example). I will also be as bold to say that I enjoy Mark´s guitar playing a helluva lot better than boring Yngwie."  Read the full review here.

M.E. at Trax East Recording StudioOverlorde news....


Recording for RETURN OF THE SNOW GIANT began July 25th.

Overlorde Force Recon Pathfinder Greg Smith (OFR# 96-P) was on-hand to video document it. Photo at left is M.E. in the studio (photo by Greg Smith). More still photos are here .

Also, check out Greg's online report, which is found in the Overlorde ezboard forum (you don't have to be a registered user to post a reply).


Other site updates: Links, reviews , photos




             JULY 13, 2004:

Overlorde news....

OVERLORDE PRESS RELEASE: Recording Update For immediate distribution 7/13/2004

Overlorde enters the recording studio on July 25th to begin recording its debut CD for Cult Metal Classics Records, titled "Return of the Snow Giant".

The recording is being done at Trax East, located in South River NJ. The recording sessions will be engineered by Eric Kvortek, and the mixing sessions will be engineered by Eric Rachel.

The sessions are also being video-documented by Overlorde Force Recon Pathfinder Greg Smith (OFR# 96-P). 

The following songs are being recorded for release on the CD (note: not in exact song order):
1) Snow Giant
2) Overlorde
3) Blackness
4) Hell hath No Fury
5) Ogre Wizard
6) Metallic Madness
7) When He Comes
8) My Disease
9) Trapped by Magic
10) Starcastle
11) Colossus (Island of the Cyclops)
12) Mark of the Wolf

Song lyrics for some of the songs are already posted at, see the LYRICS link. Additional lyrics will begin to be posted in the future.

Overlorde guitarist M.E. has been documenting guitar pre-production for the recording sessions in the Musicians forum at Exisiting Snakenet members can check it out here (not a Snakenet member already? Registration is free!).

In other news:

....To commemorate the band's signing with Cult Metal Classics and the coming release of the CD, the band has made a special "Limited Edition" T-shirt (and other items) available at its Cafe Press webstore Check it out here:

...Force Recon Ranger Damian Smolko (OFR# 107-R) has been working on an interactive video game featuring Overlorde music. Once it is ready, it will be available as a free download.


M.E. news...


New Review posted: posts its review of G.W.A. (Guitar With Attitude). "...any fan of good guitar playing ought to listen when Mark works on something". Read it here.


Other site updates: Links, reviews , releases



APRIL 25, 2004:


OVERLORDE signs record deal with CULT METAL CLASSICS Records!

Read the Overlorde Press Release Read the Cult Metal Classics Press Release


February 29, 2004:

METTLE PSYCHOSURGERY reviews   G.W.A. (Guitar With Attitude)"Guitar Master at work ", "Makes me wish I could create with a guitar even more". Read it  here

Other site updates: Links, reviews, bio


January 23, 2004:

The third review of G.W.A. (Guitar With Attitude) is posted by FIGHT FOR ROCK, writing "...51 minutes running time, and chock full of smoking guitar instrumentals ". Read the full, in-depth review here.  And remember, you can request and listen online to M.E. tunes while at FIGHT FOR ROCK!

Other site updates: Links, reviews, bio


January 7, 2004:

The second review of G.W.A. (Guitar With Attitude) is posted by UNSTOPPABLE FORCE WEBZINE. Anthony DeLuca writes "...New Jersey's premier shred machine!!! G.W.A. will kick your ass!!" and gives it a "9 out of 10" rating.

Read the full, in-depth review here (go to REVIEWS, RECORD, 2004 (third review down).

Other site updates: Links, reviews


January 3, 2004:

Happy New Year!

Starting the New Year off right, FIGHT FOR ROCK has added many of the tunes from G.W.A. (Guitar With Attitude) to its streaming request database, along with two other tunes from the 6-song samplerRequest the songs and listen online here.

Also, the re-release of G.W.A.(Guitar With Attitude) gets its first review! Unchain The Underground's Al Kikuras gave the release a 8.5/10 rating and said "Guitar players everywhere should pick the album up for inspiration, and anyone looking for 50+ minutes of just plain rocking music will find G.W.A. to be equally rewarding ". Thanks Al ! Click here for the full review.

Other site updates: Links, reviews


October 31, 2003:

FIGHT FOR ROCK adds M.E.'s tune "Sting of the V" to its request database. Request the song and listen online  here. The song features guest keyboard appearance by Steve Ferreira.

Site updates: Links, buy, sounds


October 28, 2003:

The official launch of Please sign the guestbook and sign up for the e-mailing list!  The site launch corresponds with the CD-R demo re-release of G.W.A. (Guitar With Attitude).

Expanded from eight songs to thirteen, the demo is now 52 minutes of hard and heavy rock instrumental material in the vein of Joe Satriani. Digitally mastered at M.E.'s DAS BUNKER STUDIO.

Packaged in a jewel case with full color gloss booklet, it comes in a resealable clear "poly bag".


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Some quotes about the original 1994 demo:

Guitarist Network Magazine "...a very versatile player, with an aggressive yet melodic style... ...very Satriani like, as is much of Mark's playing, but he also has his own voice on the instrument... ...taste and technique..." 

The East Coast Rocker "...drivin', uplifting... ...stunning quitar playing... ...ecstatically rhythmic..."

See full tracklist and hear some MP3 samples here. Buy the CD here (dealers & distributors, be sure to inquire about bulk pricing).







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