Formed by Irish vocalist and principal songwriter, Gary Kelly, and lead guitarist Steven Andre, MOLYBARON are an alternative metal band, based in Paris. They are joined by Sébastien de Saint-Angel on bass and Camille Greneron on Drums.
MOLYBARON arrived on the scene in mid 2017, with the release of their eponymous debut album. Soon afterwards, they began playing their first concerts in venues around Paris.
Their debut album did not come out of the blue, it was a piece of work crafted note by note over a three year period. After long hours spent in day jobs, during the night, they set about recording an album with a huge melodic sound that will leave others to analyse, how a body of work of such quality and production was achieved from a small bedroom studio.
On its release, the album was widely praised by critics: RockHard magazine named MOLYBARON 'Best Discovery Act of 2017'. Hard Force - Top 5 albums of the year, and many more.
By day, Kelly is a graphic designer, so naturally he designed MOLYBARON’s own illustrative album sleeve. The ambiguous monochrome cover features a small orb hovering ominously over a near-empty landscape, it’s energy pulling a man, transfixed to a TV, from the comfort of his armchair.
Stylistically the album takes its cue from the intelligent, melodic, powerful sounds that influence this band: from Alter Bridge, to Muse, through to the soundscapes of U2 or Radiohead.
In a short time, the band have played a number of notable concerts, including the legendary Elysée Montmartre in Paris, Metal Days, Slovenia, Raismes Fest...
In October 2019 MOLYBARON joined A Pale Horse Named Death (ex Type O Negative) on a thirteen date European tour.
The band is set to release their second album early in 2020. Watch this space!
ROCK HARD Magazine
"MOLYBARON, BEST DISCOVERY ACT 2017"
ROCK HARD Magazine n°180
"It is MOLYBARON's turn to come and give us a good slap, this quartet deploys real writing treasures and very quickly turns out to be as addictive as it is essential"
"MOLYBARON (the album) is a jewel, the first more-than-perfect album that every young band dreams of releasing"
"With a great first album that has received only positive reviews, we would be wrong to deprive ourselves of enjoying more of what this Irish-Franco quartet offers us."
"MOLYBARON raise the bar"
ROCK HARD Magazine
"MOLYBARON recently created a surprise with a dense and beautiful first album. Sometimes dark, sometimes bright, always fascinating, this music seduces"
"I knew in advance that MOLYBARON were excellent musicians, after listening to their album on the web, but they also proved it to me on stage."
"As interesting on the album as they are live, this combo understand the art of making themselves desirable. Those who saw them recently supporting the Psychedelic Furs at the Elysée Montmartre would agree. You should follow them closely"
"The music created by this quartet is a whirlwind of inventive and varied pure rock, as seductive as it is addictive"
"We would be happy to discover such bands every day, a band capable of marrying breathtaking sound, unstoppable melodies and a production that allows us to push the volume so as not to miss a crumb"
"A perfect album from start to finish. Intelligent lyrics that make you think. Angry guitars and a perfect rhythm. You need to get urgently"
"Inspiring energetic compositions and a powerful production gets straight to the point"