Guitarist of the metal band Overlorde, Mark "M.E." Edwards submitted his instrumental CD-R, G.W.A. (Guitar With Attitude). Using a drum machine as a rhythmic foundation, Edwards delivers thirteen instrumental tracks which showcase a variety of rock and metal themes, and features some of his hottest playing to date. Covering the sonic ground of a Joe Satriani with perhaps an early, Megadeth-era Chris Poland sensibility, Edwards should attract some of the many thousands fans of his vocal band Overlorde over to the instrumental side for a guitaristic side trip. Plenty of tapping, whammy bar and mega-heavy riffage can be heard up and down G.W.A. (Guitar With Attitude). Check it out! Mark "M.E." Edwards was originally profiled in the December-January, 2005 edition of The Undiscovered.
Mark is a native of Central New Jersey, growing up in Scotch Plains. Mark took his first guitar lesson in 1971 when he was ten years old. Lessons went on until he graduated High School in 1979. During that time he was a member of two rock bands as well as a member of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School jazz band. While attending Old Dominion University, Mark played in that school's jazz ensemble, and later joined his first metal band. 1984 saw Mark purchase his trademark white Flying V, and meet John Bunucci, with whom he formed Overlorde. It wasn't until twenty years had passed however, that Overlorde's debut full-length CD "Return Of The Snow Giant" was finally released in 2004. Mark had busied himself with solo projects in the meantime, as an Overlorde EP had garnered a cult following in Europe.
Edwards plans to promote his instrumental material for use in movies and TV shows. He plans to re-release his demo "What You Hear Is What You Get" on CD-R as well as license his recordings to record labels. And having written or co-written approximately 100 songs over a range of hard and heavy music styles, Edwards hopes to eventually record and release other material utilizing his home studio.
Mark "M.E." Edwards
P.O. Box 8211
Piscataway, NJ 08855