MARTYR DE MONA are currently cracking skulls across the nation with their huge anthemic grunge tinged metal, setting the trend for the next wave whilst tipping an appreciative hat to their illustrious predecessors from the Midlands; BLACK SABBATH & LED ZEPPELIN
The band have performed at SOLD OUT shows for Kerrang! DJ, ‘Live UK Magazine’ and ‘Pure Rawk’ Promoter of the Year EMMA SCOTT in Wolverhampton and Birmingham and also winning coveted support slots with SONIC SYNDICATE, AMPLIFIER and VOODOO JOHNSON.
Producer Greg Chandler (Esoterica) produced their debut album MARTYR DE MONA which released to widespread acclaim on 25th July 2011, preceded by the single THE JACKAL on 11th July 2011.
The band have toured the UK, headlining shows in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Plymouth and Dublin and took part in their first summer festivals. They also had the privilege of playing at the Live Forum at the LG ARENA before ALTER BRIDGE took to the main stage.
Martyr De Mona finished 2011 with the record ticket sales for the year with top Birmingham Promoters Emma Scott Presents and The Catapult Club whilst also earning a nomination for BAND OF THE YEAR at the PURE RAWK AWARDS 2012. The band also recorded their debut video for PROTECT WHAT’S YOURS with acclaimed Director Adam Barker (Video INK).
Another performance at the LG Arena Forum followed; this time with GUNS N’ ROSES before the band undertook a third UK Tour before the eagerly awaited release of two new singles MEMENTO and CONTAGION in December 2012. Radio stations both sides of the Atlantic featured the tracks on playlists and a sold out launch show at Birmingham Ballroom proved Martyr De Mona are here to stay.
With a brand new album in the making for their new home here at IN AT THE EYE RECORDS and another UK Tour being planned for 2013 the buzz is circling; the crowds are gathering, turn a blind eye at your peril!