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, specialising in music design, working with acts like U2, The Script, Leonard Cohen among others, 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!