Resin Interview with Planet Mosh

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Simon had the pleasure of a chat with David Farrell from Planet Mosh this week. Find out what he had to say…

Guys, thank you for taking the time out to answer these questions for the PlanetMosh readership. For people just finding out about Resin, can you tell me the bands musical direction, attitude and influences?

From day one we’ve always had a love for the whole 90’s grunge thing but you can’t just rewrite classics you have to take what you love and fuse it with what comes from you , Chez who writes the majority of the music is in love with bands like MachineHead so there’s a heavier side to the music too in places , the new members have influenced the new tracks so there’s a refreshing change to how we write songs but the one thing we’ve always been true to is dynamics , light and shade , there’s only one attitude you can have as a band at any level if you want fans and that’s to be professional in everything you do , nobody wants to watch and more importantly spend their money on a band who’s ” just having a laugh “
Enjoy your craft but don’t take the piss out of the public they’ll see right through you

The bands final gig was at the Firebug on Dec 20th 2014, how long after that did you (Chez and Sime ) decide to resurrect the band, and why?

We ( Chez and myself ) started out as just the two of us and have been 90% responsible for the songwriting so during the end of 2014 we thought if it was possible to find the right people to get on board that kept the essence of Resin to justify keeping the name and also the band alive we’d give it a shot , I think we’ve done that and added something fresh at the same time , it’s still Resin just a bit dirtier

This is a new line for the band, how were the new members chosen, Auditions or were they already friends of the band?

We initially sent out demos to interested people and although some of the stuff sent back was extremely good it didn’t hit the spot or it was too far from where people expect us to be sound wise , we were at the point of knocking it on the head to be honest , we’d tried every avenue every vocalist that was interested didn’t fit, then out of the blue Dave Gandon our favourite vocalist from pretty much all the bands we’ve gigged with rings me up saying his band has split and would we be interested in trying him out ? Tagging along for the ride Stu Reynolds on drums from the same now defunct band ( Twisted Species ) who’ve we’ve always respected and along with Dave known well for four years
All of a sudden we just need a bass player ( and if you’ve seen Sev our previous one those are big boots to fill ) to complete the band a quick chat with longtime friend Drask ( who also wears big boots ) and we are in a room rehearsing !!

The first gig with the new line-up was not a low key affair, but a baptism of fire as it was at the very first Breaking Bands festival, did you not have time to do a warm up gig, or did you just think…Fuck It, let’s just do it?

Yeah most definitely “Fuck it let’s do it!” We spent most of the weeks leading up to that gig writing new songs and recording the ep rather than rehearsing , it was a pretty nervy affair but it worked we didn’t die we went down great and the new lads were instantly accepted by long time fans that had gone to the festival purely to witness the reboot

You received rave reviews over your Breaking Bands festival gig, did this help to cement the bands relationships with each other as a live unit?

I think it gave the new lads a confidence boost in honesty , I can’t imagine how they felt walking out on that stage as part of a band that ( I hope ) has a solid background and decent fanbase , I’m sure they felt they were being judged not just by the crowd but chez and myself as well , after playing though we knew it worked , ok it takes time to perfect but what a way to get things rolling !!
On a closing note we would like to thank Jason from Breaking Bands for having the belief in us without seeing or hearing the new lineup to find a slot and let us play the festival.


Lyric Video Launch for ‘Angel’

Watch our new lyric video - Angel

Well… here it is, thanks to our friend Andy ‘Sarge’ Pilkington from Very Metal Art we are extremely proud to present to the world our lyric video for the track Angel which is on our forth coming EP Persecution Complex.

New EP Goes On Sale

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We are happy to announce that you can pre-order a physical CD of our 3 track EP ‘Persecution Complex’ which is due out in the Autumn. This is a warm up to our next album and has already been receiving rave reviews from across the globe as well as extended airplay on some of the best rock and metal radio stations on the planet too.

The album is in CD format and can be purchased from our gigs or via our online shop for just £3 by  clicking here.

The Sad Passing of Mage’s Ben Aucott

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As you may be aware we lost a great friend yesterday Ben from our closest “mates bands” Mage who sadly passed away. We would love to do something for his family to show how much he was respected and loved in Leicestershire. The comments and posts on social media today have been heartbreaking. So, and it’s not about money that is never going to help but what we will do is for every CD of ours you buy, for every tshirt of ours you buy, for every entry fee on the night including tickets already sold we will collect £1 to give to the lads from Mage to get his late wife a little something that has come collectively from the Leicester rock and metal scene.

We love you Ben \m/

New Merchandise Now On Sale

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We have had so many enquiries as to when the new merchandise will be on sale – well the answer is NOW!

With a slight change of the design and a nice bit of red colour into the mix, we now have available t-shirts, vests and hoodies at all our gigs as well as online for home delivery.

To grab one while stocks last click here to go to our online shop.

EP Launch in Leicester – 28th August at The Firebug

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The Firebug has become a spiritual home for the band so what better place to showcase the new EP ‘Persecution Complex’ than to our home fans. This is our only Leicester show until our Christmas Party in December.

Our special guest support bands are:

SUMER began in October 2010 and have since been pushing their unique brand of captivating Prog Rock/Post-Metal throughout the UK, gaining glowing comparisons to the likes of ‘Fugazi playing Tool’, Karnivool, Gojira and even ‘Sepultura meets Soundgarden’, cementing SUMER’s swiftly growing reputation as a band that are destined for great things. “Debut album from five-piece already threatening to go epic…the effect is spectacular” – Malcolm Dome Prog Mag, January 2015

Captain Horizon
“Emotional integrity and intellectual rigour married to songs of almost unbearably moving intensity” – Powerplay Magazine

Live, Captain Horizon deliver their songs in a frontal assault of passion, energy, vocal harmonies and charisma. Performance and entertaining their audience are critical as far as Captain Horizon are concerned.

The band was born in the summer of 2008 when Josh and Alex started writing songs that brought together the high energy and intricacy of music from bands like Incubus, Radiohead, Tool and Porcupine Tree, and the classic swagger of stadium bands like AC/DC, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd and U2. Mez joined shortly after and set about bringing his unique brand of precise and original drumming to the music. Whitty was the last piece of the puzzle, injecting thunderous vocals, unstoppable self belief and the ability to charm any crowd before him.

Beckon Lane
Their first gig was supporting I Am I at Rock City a couple of months ago, expect big things from these boys in 2015 they’re doing everything right !

2015 Time to get things moving !

Firstly please accept my apologies for the out of date website, we have new members and once we have had the photoshoot sorted it will all be updated bandpicmontage_edited-1 but for now here’s a quick sneak peak at the new boys along with Chez and Sime , we have been busy stupid busy writing new material getting the new chaps up to speed with some old favourites and organising the new EP which you can pre-order at

We have a few gigs booked starting with Breaking Bands Festival in Bromsgrove alongside a whole host of awesome bands topped off with Breed77 who close the festival May 22/23/24th. A charity bash for Mayhem promotions at Fixxion in Wolverhampton where incidently Sime has been hibernating judging this years M2tM hopefuls . Back in Leicester in August and Dec at firebug ( some things stay the same ) and other gigs and tour to be revealed soon ,

We have a new logo and you can order new tees etc from  , if you want the 2 colour in a ladies vest no problem !

Anyway it was just a quickie to let you know we are alive and well, not to dwell on the past but to look forward to some great gigs and get this new music out there

cheers for your support during the last 3-4 months and for those that came out for one last party at Xmas well wasn’t that a night and i hope you all welcome Dave, Drask and Stu with open arms into this family of ours

see you in a few weeks !


First Gig of the Year with New Line-Up at Breaking Bands Festival

Lineup 20th April 2015

We are really excited to announce our first gig with the new line-up of Resin will be at the inaugural Breaking Bands Festival taking place in Bromsgrove on the late May bank holiday weekend. We will be opening the main stage on Sunday after a Resin tradition of free champagne (not bad for 11am!) and a loud shirt competition to pay homage to Simon and his shirt fetish!

With 3 days packed with fantastic bands and Breed 77 finishing off the weekend, we are really looking forward to getting back onto the stage and showing you all what all the fuss is about!

Lineup 20th April 2015

The end of Resin?


Hi all Sime here,

For the foreseeable future you won’t be seeing Resin out gigging after our Xmas party.

We’ve had a great time over the years and made some great friends played shows we would never have dreamed of when we first started out, from releasing our debut album, playing Bloodstock 3 times in 2 years, to getting Burn recorded to showcase our march forward, and generally amongst the hard work had the best time a bunch of immature idiots could wish for.

But things change and if we can’t give you 100% then that is unfair on you the people that take the time out to come and see us buy our music and generally put your all into supporting us, you deserve nothing less than that and at this time we can’t deliver that 100%.

So much left unsaid, too many people to thank to even begin naming them but if you’ve been a part of this band in any way, radio, management, bookers, festival organisers, fans, friends and most importantly family, from the four of us, THANK YOU IT’S BEEN A BLAST xx

Our final gig will be at Firebug Dec 20th let’s go out with a bang !!! And we have Mark back on drums for that one so please let’s have a party to remember and who knows what the future holds ?

When we know that I promise you so will you


As a parting gift, you can now download our latest recording “Burn” for free.

Some many of you have left heart felt comments, and we are overwelmed by your support.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Important announcement from Resin

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It is with regret that we have to announce that our drummer Danny Finch is leaving Resin.

This a decision made my Danny, we are all sad to see him go and wish him luck in his future endeavours, he will be leaving a huge pair of boots to fill.

Danny has taken our live shows to a new level with his performances and energy behind the kit, and in the rehearsal room his input into the writting process has been invaluable.

Here is what Danny had to say.

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that after Christmas I will no longer be performing with Resin.

It’s been an absolute blast and the guy’s in the band are all absolute gents and a crack to spend time with. I got to live out a childhood dream by playing at Bloodstock festival and this has by far been the best experience I’ve had in a band, but looking back over the past ten years of my life I really don’t have anything to show for it. I’ve gone back to college where I’m studying to be a welder and my aim is to make a career in that line of work and settle down.

Playing with a hard working band whilst I’m studying is just too difficult and it’s not fair on them for me to continue as they go from strength to strength. With this I am also retiring from performing in bands fullstop, however whilst Resin is on the hunt for a new drummer I intend to help them write new music and maybe even session for them in the studio so they can get that 2nd album out there.

For any drummer who’s got what it takes to match this bands high level of talent and stage presence this is a dream band to be a part of, so step on up! If you’re as committed to music as they are then you’ll be glad you did.

So if you want to take up the challenge send us an email via the contact form here.

Or message us on Facebook.

Listen to Resin’s new single – Burn

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Here it is, fresh from the studio, the first single “Burn” from our forthcoming new album. Let us know what you think!!!!

Resin are going to Bloodstock & Alt-Fest 2014

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I’ll start this post by saying – FUCKING HELL!!!!!!! We didn’t think this was going to happen.

So it all starts last Sunday 1st June and the TBFM Factor Final. 390 bands got voted down to just 10 bands, and we were one of them. Out of the top 10 bands, organisers from Alt-Fest were instructed to listen to 3 tracks from the 10 bands left, and pick who they wanted at Alt-Fest. They picked us!!! So we will be playing on the Sophine stage at some point over the weekend, we’ll give you day and time when we know. For those of you who haven’t heard of Alt-Fest it’s a brand new festival so head over and find out more. Headlining is Marilyn Manson, The Cult with Dead Kennedy’s, Killing Joke, Arch Enemy, Paradise Lost, Cradle of Filth plus loads of other bands, head over and check it out.

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Next up was the Bloodstock Metal To The Masses final at The Queens Hall, Nuneaton. After not winner the final last year, and making it all the way there this year, there was nothing we wanted more than to win this competition. The venue was a total sell out with over 300 people crammed into the room. Every band, Curv, Children Lost In Time, Morningstar, The Black Tears and Scattering Ashes all put of excellent performances, but I am totally thrilled to say we won the day. We played as good as we ever have, and couldn’t have done any better.

The crowd was amazing and we want to thank each and everyone of you for supporting us in the TBFM factor and getting us to Alt-Fest, and to all the fans who bought tickets and voted for us during Metal To The Masses.

This means Resin will be playing 2 major festival in 2014, and really has given us a massive step up on the ladder. It’s going to be an awesome summer, so go buy your tickets now, and remember to buy your Bloodstock tickets via our website so we get a cut of the money to fund our second album.

Have a look at this video of the moment we found out we’d won Metal To The Masses.

Next up, have a look a this instructional video for the cut out Simon Yarwood doll, which you will be able to donwload soon. The 3rd installment is coming soon. Massive thanks to Marc from Children Lost in Time for making us cry laughing!

WE ARE IN THE FINAL!!!! Breaking Boundaries & TBFM Factor


RESIN ARE IN THE FINAL OF METAL TO THE MASSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After an awesome show of local bands to a packed sweaty Queens Hall (well over 200 inside), Resin were one of the lucky 3 to make it into the final. Curv and Children Lost In Time also went through on the night, joining Morningstar, Scattering Ashes & The Black Tears for the final. Needless to say this is going to be an epic gig, we have 50 tickets to sell so get them early. The date is Sunday 8th June 2014 at The Queens Hall, Nuneaton as always. See a band member for a ticket or buy online here.


If you couldn’t make it to the semi final, lucky for you Skinner did and captured most of the night on film. The dude travelled from Hertfordshire just to come to the gig, so massive thanks!!!!

Next up, the 2014 Breaking Boundaries tour starts this weekend. If you don’t know what it’s all about, Sime when to TBFM Towers to do a show and tell you all about it. Give it a listen below and get all the dates and hear 2 tracks from each of the bands.

Lastly, TBFM Factor is now at the final stage, and we have made it into the final thanks to all of you lot voting for us everyday. For the final you only have to vote once with every email address you own. Follow this link, give us your vote, and we could win a record deal, photo shoots, gear and much more. It only takes a few seconds, and winner would help Resin moved forward faster than ever, and you want that right?! Then head over and fill in the boxes.

TBFM Factor Final Vote

Resin join FATangel management!


Resin are pleased to annouce we are now working with FATangel management. There going to be doing lots of behind the scenes work spreading the word about Resin. You’ll also see them at most of our gigs manning the merch stand, so go say hello to Angel and Chris.

Here is the offical statement.


FATangel Management are very pleased to announce that Resin will be joining us on our management roster.

We are honoured that the band have chosen us to help them take the next step forward to achieve their goals.

Our mission is to help unsigned bands get the exposure they deserve. We take on only hard working bands and have a strong interest in bands who have staying power within the music world. We believe that being passionate about not just the music but also the members of the band are the most important criteria for us when considering taking on a band.

For us, Resin ticked all of these boxes!

We loved Resin from the moment we first heard their music so we we were very excited at the idea of working alongside the band as their management team.

We have big plans underway already which include an extensive UK tour some time next year and look forward to working with them in the future.

So head over and give them a Like, and look forward to exciting things to come…..

Resin win Metal To The Masses heat & other stuff

Resin Win Their Metal To The Masses Semi Final 20th April 2014

Last night at The Queens Hall in Nuneaton, we won our heat of Metal To The Masses. The competition was high quality, and the other bands gave it their all. Runners up The Black Tears also go through to a semi final, so that’s 2 grunge bands in the semi’s!

Resin Win Their Metal To The Masses Semi Final 20th April 2014

Since the last post we have been gigging getting Danny up to speed with our live shows. We’ve passed through Wolverhampton supporting Voodoo Six, Cardiff’s Fuel Bar (long drive but worth the trip), Rugby supporting Slam Cartel (already booked for our Xmas gig), Boston Music Rooms London, and The Dog Coventry supporting Balls Deep. All gigs have a step up and forward, and are getting better and better.

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Our semi final is on Sunday 18th May 2014 at The Queens Hall Nuneaton again. 70% of the decision is audience votes, so we need as many of you are loyal fans to come and show your support and vote for us. You can buy tickets online here, and we’ve started a facebook group for getting lifts to the venue here.

Resin release their first music video for Beskadig

Watch our first music video

Here is a big moment in the life of Resin, our first music video from our debut album “Embrace The Fall” for the unplugged track sung in Africaans – Beskadig.



Resin hit the studio for the first time!

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Resin entered the studio for the first time ever last Saturday night for a lengthy pre production recording session. Our debut album Embrace The Fall was mainly recording by ourselves at Chez’s house, so this was a first for Resin, and a first in the studio ever for some members.

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We have chosen CM Studios in Coventry to do all our recording for album 2, under the guidance of the awesome Simon Gimli Cliffe. So we gathered and setup to start pre production. We recorded 5 songs, 4 of which anyone who has seen us live will be familiar with, and 1 new song.

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9 hours later we walked out with something we are very happy with. It is sounding awesome, and this is only pre production, no layering, no fancy tricks, no enless takes until everything is perfect, just Resin raw and live.

We are all really excited about album 2 already after this session. So we have more songs to write, more to record, and money to raise!!!!!!!

Voodoo Six, Bloodstock 2014, Danny, Video shoot and gigs, gigs, gigs!!

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2014 couldn’t have got off to a better start! First up Danny is really settling into the band. The stuff coming out in the practice room is sounding better than ever, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

If you haven’t already checked out our updated gig listings, go have a look as 2014 is already starting to fill up. More dates are being added all the time, so keep checking back.

One gig we are excited about is supporting Voodoo Six again, this time at the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton. We’ve been waiting to play this venue for ages, and these ain’t no better way to do it than supporting a band that have been on tour with Iron Miaden. If you want to come you need a ticket, so click the flyer below and pay £1.00 less than the face value of the ticket!

voodoo six slade rooms

Now more ticket news. Any of you who are planning to going to Bloodstock this year (and who da hell isn’t?!?!) we need you to do us one small favour, and it’s simple. Just follow the link below to buy your ticket – that’s it! Why because if you do, we get a cut of your ticket money, which means we have funds to record our second album and keep doing what you love us to do. Get as many of your friends who go to use the link as well, and we promise all the money will go into recording album 2. There is also a link on our banner on the home page, and at the bottom of every page on htis website. So get clicking, and we’ll see you there (hopefully! More on that later).

So speaking of Bloodstock, we have again entered the awesome metal the masses competition running at the Crew in Nuneaton. Our first round gig is on Sunday April 20th, and as usual crowd responce is a large part of the judging. So if you want to see us at Bloodstock 2014, then make sure you come down and scream your tits off for Resin!

And speaking of the Crew in Nuneaton, we recorded our first ever music video there last Sunday. The track we’ve done is Beskadig from our debut album Embrace The Fall (now availabe in the shop again in a Smart Price version for £4.00 – nice). It’s curently in the editing stage, so should be with us soon.

beskadig video shoot

Ex Defiled Drummer Joins Resin


Well that didn’t take long! We are excited to announce drummer Danny Finch has joined Resin. It only took 1 practice and a few beers to make a decision, the dude makes an epic amount of noise from the kit, is uber talented (hope we can keep up with him), and a nice guy too. Now with have the right drummer in place, 2014 is looking mouth wateringly exciting for Resin. Get to a Resin gig as soon as we are next in your town to see what the fuss is about!



Here is the press release.


We are pleased to finally get back to full speed after a 6 month hiatus from gigging since the departure of Mark last summer , after only one practice session, coffee, tea and beer, where he turned up armed with our entire back catalogue nailed, we tried to break him by throwing our acoustic arsenal at him and still he didn’t waiver! So we are happy to say that ex “The Defiled” drummer Danny Finch has joined our ranks and will be joining us on the road and in the studio ! Coming into Resin half way through the writing session for our second album will bring a fresh outlook his ideas are already making themselves known in the practice room and his enthusiasm and skills have blown us away!


Gear (Beat’s and abuses): Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vater Sticks, Roland Vdrums.

Previous bands: Various local Punk, Metal and Funk bands,

The Defiled

Age: 28

Musical Influences : Sevendust, Nonpoint, Alice in Chains, Pop Evil, Twelve Foot Ninja, Ministry, Breaking Benjamin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthrax, Tremonti.

Drummer influences/heros : Morgan Rose, Dave Ghrol, Chad Smith, Robb Rivera, Aaron Rossi, Animal from the Muppets. Josh Freese


Xmas Party, Drummers, Takeover Radio

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Well it’s been a roller coaster few weeks in the Resin camp, and ages since our last update, so we’ve plenty to fill you in about. First up our Christmas Party at Firebug – what an awesome gig!!!

First up was Mage, good mates of Resin as they come from the Hinckley area. Awesome stoner rock, they put on an awesome show, and got the crowd warmed up instantly.

Next up was Mordecai. We gigged with these guys at the O2 in Birmingham in the first half the year, and we have had them booked for this gig since then, we were that impressed, and they lived up to their reputation on the night with a blistering set, including a every monster riff ever medley!

Then local boys Hells Addiction blasted on to the stage with their whiskey and women rock.

Then we took the stage for our first gig with Mark since August, and we kicked off with James performing Beskadig unplugged on his own. Until then, the only track from our debut album Embrace The Fall we had never performed live. Despite our best efforts to put him off he did great, and was a nice change in pace from the rest of the nights music.

So overall another quality Christmas party brought to you by Resin, we are already planning next year, so keep Saturday 20th December 2014 free!

So, as you can see, Mark Abbott was behind the kit for our Christmas gig. “But I thought you had a new drummer?” I hear you say, we did! On the Wednesday before the Christmas gig Sean rang us and told us that his Rottweiler dog had chewed his hand up and he couldn’t do the gig.

seans hand

So an emergency Bat phone call to Mark Abbott was needed, and he graciously agreed to do the gig. 1 practice was needed to pick up where we left off at Bloodstock earlier in the year, and we were as tight as a drum. It’s been 3 months since Sean joined the band, and things just weren’t working out as we all hoped, so Sean has now left Resin. Good luck to him in his future projects, and spread the word, Resin are looking for a new drummer AGAIN!!!!! (Yes we are like Spinal Tap!)

Next up, our interview for Takerover Radio. Broadcast hours before the doors opened before the Christmas gig, Sime & me joined Kevin for a chat about what’s been going on for Resin, what’s coming next and a Quiz of Doom? Have a listen.

So that is the end of 2013 for Resin. It’s been an up and down year for us, but overall still the best we’ve had. Highlights were without doubt Bloodstock and our Christmas Party, and low point was Mark leaving, meaning everything was on hold for the second half of the year. We still managed to gig our asses off, win new fans around the UK, get in Kerrang magazine, and parted ways with our manager.

2014 will bring good things for Resin, and we are aiming higher than ever, so make sure you are there!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from James, Chez, Sime & Dave