April 24, 2006


Overloaded plays music the way it was meant to be played - raw, sexually charged, and in your face. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan Overloaded puts the hellfire back into heavy metal with the greasy screams of vocalist Chris Gillen, the old school guitar attack of ERiK Kluiber and John Sullens, and the neck snapping rhythms of bassist Michael Massie and drummer Lorenzo Gonzalez.

Formed in August of '04, Overloaded has taken Detroit by storm. WRIF proclaimed Overloaded one of the top four Detroit bands on their year end 2005 Motor City Riffs program. The band performed at Motley Crue's 2005/2006 Detroit New Year's Eve show at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Overloaded have also shared the stage with Alter Bridge, BobaFlex, Brand New Sin, Dirty Americans, Dope, Enuff Z Nuff, Fastback, Future Leaders of the World, LA Guns, Jani Lane, Kings X, Krokus, Mike Tramp's White Lion, Mushroomhead, Paradime, Peppermint Creeps, Skid Row, Slaughter, Slunt, Stephen Pearcy, Submersed, and Tuff.

Overloaded's single "Feeling Overloaded" was selected by the Scooter Trash International eXtreme Stunt Cycle team to be featured on their stunt dvd release "Streets of Chaos 3". Overloaded is officially endorsed by Jagermeister, Axis Drums, Ayotte Drums, and Ghs Strings.

"Hail the Kingdom", Overloaded's 7 song debut cd, was released in April of 2004. The cd was recorded at Midwest Studio and mastered by Tom Morris at Morrisound Studio. Hail the Kingdom is distributed by Perris Records, Else's Metal Mail Order, and Hellion Records. Hail the Kingdom has been received well by webzines and magazines world wide. Japan's Burrn! gave the debut an impressive 82/100. Martin Brandt of Germany's "Heavy" magazine was so enamored with "Hail the Kingdom", he got the single "Cyclone" placed on the magazine's bi-annual "Best Unsigned Bands" cd with a circulation of 30,000 copies. Frank Nailer from Maximum Metal webzine ranked Hail the Kingdom as the #1 independent release of 2005 in his year end awards column. Radio has responded well to the debut earning spins from Patrick de Sloover, host of Belgium's longest running metal show "Overdrive". In May of 2005, Radio host and Vh1 personality Eddie Trunk called Hail the Kingdom "the best submission he had been sent".

The band returned to Midwest studios July 9th and recorded a 4 song follow up ep entitled "Hellfire" officially released November 23, 2005. The single "Hellfire" was included on the Knuckle-Tracks compilation which was included with every issue of Canada's Brave Words and Bloody Knuckles #92.

2005 - Hail the Kingdom
2005 - Hellfire ep

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