Molybaron:Proggressive Post-Metal from France.
In divided times, the power of music is undeniable. When that music is ferociously original and defiantly uplifting, the impact is even greater. Formed in Paris, December 2014, by Dublin-born singer/guitarist Gary KELLY and Parisian guitarist Steven ANDRE, MOLYBARON have become one of the most talked-about bands in the modern metal scene. With a sound that encompasses everything from state-of-the-art tech-grooves and anthemic metal to multi-layered atmospherics and giant, muscular hard rock riffs beyond, the band’s eccentric flair always sets them apart from the rest.
“The most common thing I read when critics describe our music is their difficultly placing us in a genre: is it rock, is it metal, progressive metal, groove metal?” posits KELLY. “Well in fact, just like the critics say, I believe it’s all of the above.”
Released in 2017, MOLYBARON’s self-titled and self-released album provided a startling showcase for this new musical force. Willfully eclectic but still brimming with powerhouse melodies and moments of mind-bending metal dexterity, the album received widespread acclaim and led the band to be offered a series of high profile support slots and festival appearances, including a European tour with NYC goth metallers A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH in 2019. Meanwhile, the band’s next artistic plan was being plotted, the spectacular results of which can be heard on MOLYBARON’s extraordinary second album, “The Mutiny”. Like its predecessor, it offers innumerable hidden depths, both musical and lyrical.
The band’s current line-up consists of Gary KELLY (vocals, guitars), Steven ANDRE (guitar), Sebastien de SAINT-ANGEL (bass) and Camille GRENERON (drums).