Martyr De Mona’s hearty list of accomplishments is certainly impressive. Since their incarnation in 2010, the Midlanders have won ‘Best British Band of the Year’, performed in support of Guns N’ Roses, Black Sabbath, Avenged Sevenfold, Slash, Black Stone Cherry, Skillet and Alter Bridge, and their last single reached the Top 40 at Kerrang! Radio.
Formed in Stourbridge and consisting of founding member Louis Hale (Vocals & Guitar) along with Joshua Jones (Guitar & Vocals), Josh Wooldridge (Bass) and Ashley Leatherland (Drums), Martyr De Mona released their new album Impera to widespread critical acclaim right across the board. Produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Funeral For A Friend) and featuring the singles ‘Influence & Persuasion’, ‘Impera’, and ‘Gravity Breaks’, which all received massive rotation on national UK and US radio, the record has placed Martyr De Mona as one of the leading lights of the UK scene. Aided by two UK tours in support of the album and performances with Black Stone Cherry & Slash, along with a blistering set at this year’s Bloodstock, there is just no stopping this band.
Already dubbed the ‘UK’s answer to Alter Bridge’, MDM are set to take 2016 by the scruff of the neck with the explosive new video and single ‘Siege Mentality’. The track showcases the quartet at their very best, ‘Siege Mentality’ brims with technical proficiency, webbed around intense dynamics, and a hook that will stick in your head for aeons.
Note that the band are also headlining the SOPHIE Fest Coventry event in 2016 as well. Definitely worth a day trip!