Marquis de Sade are back and stronger than ever, recording new material as well as breathing new life into the classic riffs that made them a legendary part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). In the late 70’s/early 80’s, Marquis de Sade developed a loyal fanbase, touring extensively in the south of England. Particularly noted for their regular, explosive headlines at 'Thomas A Becket' in Old Kent Road and 'Walmer Castle' in Peckham!
The band’s original line up consisted of Chris & Pete Gordelier, Gary & Kevin Pope and San Remo. Kevin and Remo are no longer with the band so Marquis de Sade now features Chris & Pete’s brother Pauly on guitar and keyboard wizard Giles (Doc) Holland. The new line up have recreated all the band’s original songs with their powerful driving riffs, unsettling harmonic shifts, soaring solo lines and dramatic vocals. As well as playing music from the vaults, Marquis de Sade will be introducing some fresh songs for a new generation of rock fans.
So, what’s in store for ’22? The band are in the recording studio in January, laying down tracks for a new album and plans for touring will follow later in the year. You can keep up with developments on their website (www.marquisdesadeuk.com) and on Facebook. Look out for the brand new ‘London Air’ video and their ‘The Moon’s Glow’ lockdown video on YouTube. Keep on Rockin’ (as they say) - ‘One day the sun will shine again’…
"It’s no exaggeration to say that Marquis de Sade, formed in late 1979/early 1980, is one of the most legendary bands of the entire New Wave Of British Heavy Metal period. Their sole 7” single ‘Somewhere up in the Mountains’/’Black Angel’ (issued in 1981 on X-Pose Records) has over the years turned into the ‘holy grail’ for serious NWOBHM collectors. A mint copy of the single, including the original picture sleeve and insert, recently changed hands for well over $1,500." (NWOBHM website).