April 26, 2004

American power metal band OVERLORDE have inked a deal with Greece's Cult Metal Classics. The band are tentatively set to enter the recording studio in July to record the 12-song, 60-minute effort titled "Return Of The Snow Giant". This will be the first-ever full-length release by the band, whose reputation is based on its five-song "1987 EP" self-release (Strike Zone Records) in addition to the four-song OVERLORDE 2000 demo.

"OVERLORDE has been one of my favorite U.S. metal bands ever since I got hold of the classic 'Overlorde' EP back in 1996," stated Cult Metal Classics founder and co-owner, Manos Koufakis. "17 years after the original release, we take pride in having this band releasing an album for Cult Metal Classics Records, with Bobby Lucas [ex-SEVEN WITCHES] on vocals. Mark Edwards (guitar) and I have been discussing the terms of a possible recording deal the last couple of months. It's been such a pleasure to deal with these guys, as they're professionals in what they're doing, great musicians and above all great guys. Expect nothing more and nothing less than one of the most powerful comebacks of the last ten years. 'Return of the Snow Giant' is going to be an instant favorite. The album is expected to be out sometime in Autumn of 2004. Keep your eyes and ears open, for the Snow Giant is coming BACK!"

OVERLORDE reunited in 2000 due in great part to the efforts of Koufakis. Original members Edwards, John "Kong" Bunucci (bass) and Dave Wrenn (drums) recruited Lucas to round out the lineup.

More details, including studio info and track listing, to follow in the near future.

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