Formed in late 1982, Chrome Molly made a bid for stardom in the mid to late 1980’s (being hailed as ‘the next
Def Leppard ‘ in the music press) releasing four albums, opening for Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne amongst
many others, playing the legendary Marquee Club over 20 times and headlining CBGB’s in New York.
Kerrang cover stars with their ‘Britain Strikes Back’ tour concept and signed to IRS records and Music For
Nations, the band were back then renowned for their incendiary live performances. Shows at Wembley Arena,
Paris Zenith, NEC, Brixton Academy and right across Europe were all received enthusiastically and they were
once touted by Kerrang as one of the hardest touring acts in the UK.
Despite drifting apart in the early 90’s the band never officially split and began to play together regularly since the
mid 90’s in various projects, although no attempt to tour or record was made. The re release of their critically
acclaimed debut album, ‘You Can’t Have It All…. ‘and its follow up ‘Stick It Out’ last year on Cherry Red brought
the band back to the public eye and they decided the time was right to record.
Working with Little Angels and Fastway/Dio’s Disciples singer/producer (Saxon/Fastway) Toby Jepson, Chrome
Molly have produced a new album that early reports suggest is their finest hour. Bringing a fresh and heavy sound
to their hook and riff-laden songs, Jepson has brought the Mollies back with a vengeance. The result is
Gunpowder Diplomacy – 11 new tracks featuring original members Steve Hawkins (Vocals) John Antcliffe
(Guitars) Nic Wastell (Bass) and newboy (since 1990) Greg Ellis (Drums).
Chrome Molly mark 30 years together with a new album – they have not mellowed with age!!