Fell on Black Days (band)

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Fell on Black Days
Five-man group promotional photo 2012
From left to right: Mark Tranter,Matt Hall, Gavin Robinson, Glenn Newbrook, Shaun Hodson, Promo Shot - May 2012.
Background information
Origin Ebbw Vale, South Wales, Uk
Genres Hard rock, metal
Years active 2007 (2007)–2013 (2013)
Labels Brutal Elite Records,
Website www.fellonblackdays.com
Members Gavin Robinson
Matt Hall
Glenn Newbrook
James Radford
Shaun Hodson
Past members Mark Tranter, Jason Morgan, Shane Childs, Simon Bees, Adam Davies

Fell on Black Days were a heavy metal band from South Wales, UK. Their debut album Talion was released Worldwide on 6 August 2012 through Brutal Elite Records.


Fobd live 2012

Formed by 5 friends in 2007, from Ebbw Vale, South Wales, UK. The songs are the sound of pain, regret, disappointment and the fear of what the future will bring, all performed with hope and exhilaration.

FoBD had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many great Metal Acts such as Diamond Head, Onslaught, Panic Cell, Trigger the Bloodshed, Beholder, Ted Maul, The Defiled, Sacred Mother Tongue, Seven Deadly, Anterior band, Warlord UK and Revoker.

Fobd EP Cover, Bring Out Your Dead.

1st E.P.[edit]

In 2008/2009 the band put together their first E.P., Bring Out Your Dead, at Skwad HQ in Pontypridd. The EP was recorded and engineered by Todd Campbell, son of Motorhead's Guitarist Phil Campbell. It was Self-Released on May 2010.

Track Listing[edit]

  • 1- Tooth & Nail
  • 2- Mea Culpa
  • 3- Cold Rapture
  • 4- Bring Out Your Dead
  • 5- Bone of Contention

Debut Album[edit]

In August 2010, FoBD announced their signing to London-based Metal Label, Brutal Elite Records. FoBD recorded their Debut Album 'Talion' at Philia Studios with acclaimed Producer/Engineer Nick Hemingway (ISOR) at the Helm. 'Talion' was release worldwide on 6 August 2012.

Track Listing[edit]

  • 1- Ends With Me
  • 2- Mea Culpa
  • 3- Some More Than Others
  • 4- Cold Rapture
  • 5- Talion
  • 6- Promises
  • 7- Tooth & Nail
  • 8- Bring Out Your Dead
  • 9- Path To Ruin
  • 10- Bone of Contention


Final Line-Up[edit]

  • Gavin Robinson (vocals) 2007 - 2013
  • Matt Hall (guitar) 2007 - 2013
  • Glenn Newbrook (guitar) 2012 - 2013
  • James Radford(bass) 2013 - 2013
  • Shaun Hodson (drums) 2007 - 2013

Former members[edit]

  • Mark Tranter (guitar) (2007–2012) (All Are None, Nocturnal Abyss, Dead Without Cause)
  • Jason Morgan (bass) (2011–2012) (Doomchild, Bloodlung, Dirty Bob, Bye Bye Dollface)
  • Shane Childs (bass) (2008–2011)
  • Adam Davies (bass) (2007–2008) (YouFailMe)
  • Simon Bees (guitar) (2007) (YouFailMe)



  • Bring Out Your Dead E.P. (2010), self-released

Full Lengths[edit]

  • Talion (2012), Brutal Elite Records


The band received a lot of positive reviews from the UK music press including Kerrang, Terrorizer and Powerplay.

"Pitching their sound somewhere between dark, aggravated metalcore and good, old-fashioned moshpit anthems, the quintet has much to offer; there mud thick guitar riffs as well as solos, proper singing as well as guttural howls, and a convincing amount of malcontent and scorn. 3/5 K's" - Mark Griffiths, Kerrang (Jul 21, 2010)

"Fell on Black Days' sound is a riff-led bruising, touching on mighty moments of mastodonic thunder." - Joe Denker, Terrorizer (August 2010)

"Again the highlight is the musical ability of the band and the more than capable ways that they set out to be definitively thrash in their metal attitude. It is clear that Fell On Black Days are true believers in the mosh pit and that they aim to make their live gigs a collection of rampantly head-banging cyclones. " - Darren Douglas - www.live-music-scene.co.uk

"With a fistful of brutal live performances and this incendiary EP ready to blow minds and speakers, Fell On Black Days have to be considered genuine contenders, ready to punch their way out of the desolation that, ultimately, shaped them. Ones to watch…..from a safe distance." - Gaz E., Uberrock.co.uk (Aug 09, 2010)


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  1. ^ Denker, Joe. "Choice Cuts", Terrorizer No. 199, 2010, p.18.
  2. ^ Griffiths, Mark. "E.P. Review", Kerrang No. 1322, 2010, p.52.
  3. ^ Douglas, Darren. "E.P. Review", http://www.live-music-scene.co.uk/cd-reviews-content.asp?id=213
  4. ^ E, Gaz. "E.P. Review", http://www.uberrock.co.uk/cd-reviews/28-august-cd/57-fell-on-black-days-bring-out-your-dead.html
  5. ^ UberRock.co.uk. "August 2010 - News", http://www.uberrock.co.uk/news-updates/98-august-news-updates/1244-fell-on-black-days-sign-uk-record-deal.html

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