The Graham Bonnet Band have finalized their touring and recording line-up
with the addition of Mark Zonder on drums. The band is now comprised of:
Graham Bonnet - Vocals Conrado Pesinato - Guitars Beth-Ami Heavenstone - Bass Jimmy Waldo - Keyboards Mark Benquechea – Drums
The first release from the band will be a 2 song E.P. titled "My Kingdom
Come" , The title track being written by none other than Russ Ballard,
who has had a long association with Graham dating back to Rainbow's
"Down To Earth" (Since You've Been Gone) and Graham's own "Line-Up"
solo outing from 1981 (S.O.S, Liar) Graham says: "It's really great to have Russ contribute a song on our first
release as a new band , I have a great history with him, having recorded
several of his songs for bands and projects i have been involved in over the years". Additionally track features renowned progressive rock/metal drummer Mark Zonder (Warlord/ex-Fates Warning) performing all drum duties. The other track on offer, a full original band composition titled "The Mirror Lies", is a powerful song that will certainly please fans of Graham's celebrated career in hard rock.
The E.P. (mixed and mastered by Alessandro Del Vecchio) will be released in time for the Japanese tour the band are undertaking this coming June with Michael Schenker's 'Temple of Rock'. And as a special treat for fans of Graham and Michael's 1982 M.S.G. release "Assault Attack", Graham will be joining Michael's band for a song or two from that album on each date of the tour.
Graham adds : "We know that this record holds a very special place for many fans, especially in Japan , so this will make the debut shows of the new band even more special"
Bookings are coming in for Graham's new band which will see the group touring extensively over the next year in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and the USA . Meanwhile in May Graham will be partaking in the "Living Legends of Rock" tour of the Czech Republic , Russia and the Ukraine, alongside John Lawton (Uriah Heep) and Dan McCafferty (Nazareth)
are a female-fronted British metal band based in and around the London area who bring the sound of traditional, classic metal into the modern age with a mix of killer riffs, searing power chords and melodic vocals!!!
EVYLTYDE was established in August 2013 by Danny Merton (guitars) and Hannah Delany (vocals) after both were recruited for a project to reform a cult UK metal band from the 80s.
However, when that project fell through they were left with nothing but some studio time, so they set about using it productively - recording a number of tracks for independent release.
"Fight To Be Free" was the first of these tracks and is a homage of sorts to classic British metal bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. "Fight To Be Free" was released during the traditional Christmas Chart period in 2013 and is currently available for download.
Due to it's lyrical content being inspired by events such as the Arab Spring, Libya and the war in Syria, EVYLTYDE are dedicated to giving all profits from the sales of the single to charity.
In late 2013, bassist Paul James (formerly Virus) permanently joined EVYLTYDE to add even greater depth to what was already an extremely powerful core.
Within a relatively short amount of time EVYLTYDE have been lucky enough to share the stage with some other great independent UK metal acts including DETHONATOR and SKREAMER.
In July 2014, EVYLTYDE released their second single "Killer", the video for which received over 1,000 views on YouTube in it's first few weeks.