Red Sun Revival are an alternative/gothic rock band formed in London, England in 2011. The line-up consists of vocalist/guitarist Rob Leydon, guitarist Matt Helm, bassist Panos Theodoropoulos, and violinist Christina Emery. The band’s sound is defined by sonorous vocals with intricate, often sparkly guitars which float over driving bass lines and weave amongst haunting violin harmonies.

The sound has echoes of the orchestral and choral aspects of film soundtracks and often incorporates elements of folk music. Red Sun Revival have recorded a nine-track debut album entitled ‘Running from the Dawn’, featuring songs originally composed by Rob Leydon over a four-year period between 2007 and 2010. 2011 was spent developing and perfecting the material and in preparing the band for live work. Towards the end of 2011, all instrumentation had been recorded in Rob’s home studio in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Early in 2012, all vocals were recorded at Earth Terminal Studios in Odiham, Hampshire by Louis DeWray of goth rock band ‘NOSFERATU’ .

The album was mixed and produced by Steve Carey of ‘The Eden House’, ‘NFD’ and ‘This Burning Effigy’ and features guest recordings from violinist Bob Loveday of Bob Geldof‘s band, ‘The Eden House’, and numerous other collaborations. ‘Running from the Dawn’ was mastered by the twice Grammy nominated sound engineer Andy Jackson, producer of Pink Floyd’s Division Bell album. Photography for the album and website was undertaken by Taya Uddin, who has worked with numerous high profile musicians. In September 2012 Red Sun Revival was signed to music label afmusic. The band has received very positive reviews, including in Orkus (Germany), Dominion Magazine (UK), and Static Magazin (Austria/Germany). Red Sun Revival are looking to book gigs both at home and abroad and eagerly anticipate interest from promoters, DJs and audiences.


rob Rob Leydon is a songwriter from Canterbury, Kent and was one of the founding members of Voices of Masada, previously signed to Strobelight Records before disbanding in 2010. Rob is also a guitarist for alternative group ‘Adoration’. Additionally, he has played as a session guitarist for ‘NOSFERATU’ and ‘The Eden House’. After many years working as a guitarist for various bands, Rob now sings in Red Sun Revival. He currently lives in Oxfordshire.
matt Matt Helm, a talented self-taught guitarist from London, plays guitar for upcoming goth rock band ‘Pretentious, Moi?’. Matt has played numerous gigs both in the UK and abroad, entertaining crowds with his energetic and flamboyant on-stage performances.
panos Panos Theodoropoulos, an accomplished bass guitarist from Greece, currently living in London, was involved in the Greek alternative music scene for many years, working with a number of bands. At present, Panos plays with the hard rock band ‘RottViolent’ who recently signed a production deal.
christina Christina Emery is a classically-trained violinist, also based in London, who has additionally played keyboards for elektro act ‘FutureFrenetic’. Christina’s violin adds a refreshing new dimension to the alternative sound providing melodic interplay with the guitar, as well as haunting solo sections.