MARTYR DE MONA are a band that blend the finest elements of rock and metal. A group that are comfortable keeping pace with the best metal acts around and in equal measure can slow things down and show a mellow side with well crafted rock anthems. Their collective abundance of intensity and technical appetite results in a profound assault on the senses.
'...undoubtedly the Midlands hottest band at the moment' Midlands Rocks
Following the release of the hit single Eva in 2010 the band went on to release their eponymous debut album in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. Band of the year awards and nominations ensued; and following three years of touring including headline shows in Wolverhampton, London, Birmingham, Leeds and Dublin and performances at the LG Arena in support of Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Black Sabbath and Alter Bridge, MDM set about writing their defining album.
'The delicious complexity and epic seductiveness of this album makes it one that will, without any doubt, take Martyr de Mona to an international stage. Exceptionally imagines, executed, and crafted.' TBFM Magazine
Consisting of founding member Louis Hale (Vocals/Guitar), Joshua Jones (Guitar/Vocals), Josh Wooldridge (Bass/Vocals) and Ashley Leatherland (Drums); Martyr de Mona are on the brink of a major breakthrough with the release of ‘Impera’, produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Funeral For A Friend, Motorhead). Released to huge acclaim in March 2014, the album hit the top 10 on the Amazon download charts. The lead single ‘Influence & Persuasion’ reached the Kerrang! Radio top 40 and received mass national airplay in the UK and also featured prominently on US radio as did the singles 'Siege Mentality' and the hit 'Gravity Breaks' which was featured on Planet Rock, Team Rock and Total Rock Radio!
'...short on subtledy and high on pure unadulterated raw energy' The Musical Outcast
Following two UK tours in support of ‘Impera’ and performances with Black Stone Cherry & Slash, the band dubbed the ‘...UK’s answer to Alter Bridge’ became self signed and launched their own label Eagle Two Records, enabling the band to take control and re-release their back catalogue!
The band set about promoting the record and the new single; the ferocious album title track 'Impera'. Bloodstock Open Air had been taking note and invited the band to perform in 2015 marking a first major festival appearance for MDM. The bands never stop work ethic continues with new videos and music in the making and the band will tour again in 2016.
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