January 14, 2014
Mark Cook (guitarist/producer) resides in Atlanta, GA. Mark is a four time winner of the "JPFolks" music awards - held each year in Los Angeles, CA. for "Best Blues Album of the Year" and "Best Rock Instrumental of the Year" - Also, received "Honorable Mention" in the "International Songwriter's Competition" - Mark is a voting member of the Recording Academy and is actively pursing music licensing and has had some recent placements in such TV shows as FOX's "Touch", NBC's "Grimm", TNT's "Saving Grace" (multiple episodes), "Without a Trace", MTV's "Camped Out" and "True Life", ABC's family channel - "Kyle XY", - ABC's "Lost" and ABC's "Eastwick" for 2 episodes. Movie placements include: "Buried Alive" 2007 and "Bad Lieutenant" starring Nicholas Cage and Val Kilmer, "Free Runner", and "I Melt With You" starring Rob Lowe. Mark graduated with honors from Indiana State University with a B.S. in Industrial Technology and an Associates in Architectural Drafting. (summa cum-laude GPA and a member of the "Golden Key National Honor Society") Pretty impressive Mark and welcome aboard!!
For more information about Mark or to pick up one of his albums go to:
June 7, 2013
Perris Records is proud to announce the worldwide release of SHOW NO MERCY, the new cd by Atlanta rockers Mad Margritt!! The 9 song cd hits stores on July 16, 2013. You can pre-order the cd at sears.com, bestbuy.com, kmart.com, barnesandnoble.com, amazon.com, fye.com, cduniverse.com and perrisrecords.com
It will also be available soon for download on Itunes and Rhapsody. If you don't want to wait until July 16 you can buy an advance copy directly from Mad Margritt at www.madmargritt.comTo help promote the new cd, Mad Margritt and Big Cat Love Productions are teaming up to put together a 20 city tour across the USA. The first date to be confirmed is July 6, 2013 at the Roberts Arena in Sarasota, Florida with Saliva and Candlebox. More dates to be announced soon!!!
February 23, 2010
Mad Margritt's video for the song LOADED GUN was named Rocknation USA Video Pick Of The Year for 2009. The video was filmed in Atlanta, Georgia and has been getting airplay all over the country on several video music shows including Rocknation TV. The list of winners were announced in the latest issue of Rocknation Magazine. The issue also features interviews with Creed, Queensryche, Winger, Keel, Helix, and several others. You can check out Rocknation Magazine by going to: http://rocknation.us
Mad Margritt has begun work on their first project with Ratt/Warrant producer Beau Hill. Drummer Chad Wedlake flew out to Los Angeles, California last week to record his drum tracks. Engineering the session was former Rod Stewart drummer Tony Brock.
January 18, 2010Mad Margritt is proud to announce that they will be working on their next cd with legendary producer Beau Hill. Beau has produced numerous multi-platinum albums by artist such as Ratt, Warrant, Alice Cooper and Winger. The new Mad Margritt cd isn't expected to be finished until later this year, but in the meantime the band will be releasing a Beau Hill re-mix of the song "Ruling Me" from their latest cd ANIMAL.
January 4, 2010The "2009 Best Of Atlanta" award winners were announced and Mad Margritt ended up doing very well!! Here is a list of the nominees and winners for each category:
The nominees are:
Bass - JimmyB, Doug Ballard, Eric Spangler, Gary Stone, Leigh Westee, Will Knott
Winner- JimmyB (Moby Dick)
Guitar - Rich Lebo, John Michael, Scott Banks, Nicky Ford, Scott Farmer, Russ Wages, Rich Ward, Chuck Fields , Brian Cain, Davay Ray
Winner - Nicky Ford (Powerline)
Drums - Steve Carmichael, Chris Stone, Chad Wedlake, Jerry Hermanson
Winner - Chad Wedlake (Mad Margritt)
Vocals - Matt Weber, Jay Dozer, David Jaynes, Mack Mullins, Eddie Smith, Bambi Lynn
Winner- Eddie Smith (Mad Margritt)
Keyboard- Matt Boos, Joel Hayes
Winner- Joel Hayes (Departure)
Best Band- 2 Finger Jester
Best Freak Show/Halloween show- Blizzard of Ozzy
Best New Band on the Horizon- Eternal Hour
Best All around Party Band- Block Party
Best Adult Party Band- Radio Cult
Best Cover Band- Iron Mullet/Sciatica/Dr. Feelgood
September 22, 2009
Mad Margritt will once again be performing with the Bullet Boys!! The show will take place on Friday, October 9th at 37 MAIN in Buford, Georgia. For ticket info, go to www.37main.com
June 17, 2009
The summer is almost here and Mad Margritt is once again gearing up to perform at several festivals across the country. Check out these exciting summer festival shows:
Friday, July 3rd-The Muscle Racing Festival with The Bullet Boys (Sarasota, Florida)
Sunday, July 12th- Rocklahoma with Twisted Sister, Skid Row, Great White, LA Guns, Vixen, Nelson & Bonfire (Pryor, Oklahoma)
March 30, 2009Legendary DJ Eddie Trunk, host of Vh-1's "That Metal Show" recently did a review of Mad Margritt's ANIMAL cd. Eddie was very impressed with the cd and stated "I like the no nonsense, hard rock direction of the group". He made great comments about several of the tracks and seemed to like the songs "Animal" and "Don't Say A Word" the best. He also said that lead singer Eddie Smith has "a strong voice and look" and that guitarist Scott Banks "plays great".
March 10, 2009Mad Margritt have released the second video from their cd ANIMAL. The video for Don't Say A Word will be making it's nationwide debut this spring on Rocknation TV!!! This is the first time that Mad Margritt has shot a concept video with a storyboard and actors. It was filmed last month in Atlanta, GA and features Jon Bowley & Brittany Stanford in the lead roles.
August 25, 2008Mad Margritt singer Eddie Smith has just signed on to be Rocknation TV's newest VJ. The weekly Hard Rock/Heavy Metal video show airs in over 234 cities nationwide on Time Warner, Comcast, Service Electric and Charter Communications. Smith will interview artists in between videos and bring fans up to date on all the latest music news.
Rocknation TV is a weekly 30-minute metal program featuring videos such as Halford, Devil Driver, Lamb Of God, Jetboy & Megadeth. The TV show has video ID's from legendary KISS frontman Paul Stanley and members of Shadowsfall, Dio, Black Sabbath, Warrant, Ozzy, Quiet Riot, Saliva & Dokken.
Rocknation is giving bands a chance to win gear by Zildzan, Shure, Ernie Ball & Paul Reed Smith. Other sponsors include Vic Firth, Sam Ash, Bed Head-TIGI, Coffin Case, CD Rollout, Blast My Music, Houston Records, MacEachern Drums, In Tune Guitar Picks, Effen Clothes, Guitar Grip and many more.
Deadline to enter is August 31st, 2008 For more info, check out the Rocknation TV website ROCKNATION TV MYSPACE or ROCKNATION TV OFFICIAL SITE
June 25, 2008
Mad Margritt is hitting the road for a few weeks to promote their new cd "ANIMAL". The first two shows will be in Sarasota, Florida. The band will be performing on July 3rd at the MAIN STREET PARADE and then on July 5th at the MUSCLE RACING FESTIVAL with LA Guns, Faster Pussycat and Bang Tango!!
They will then be appearing for a Meet & Greet on July 10th along with the band HELIX at CD TRADER in San Antonio, TX.
On July 12th the band will be performing at the SOUTH TEXAS ROCK FEST with Queensryche, Dokken, SKid Row, Tesla, Jackyl, Firehouse, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango, Helix and many more!!
Immediately after the show the band will be at the ROCKNATION tent for a Meet & Greet.
May 22, 2008
MAD MARGRITT ON ROCKNATION TV!!!Mad Margritt's first video from the ANIMAL cd is entitled LOADED GUN. The video has been getting national exposure on the show ROCKNATION TV. To find out more about Rocknation TV & Rocknation Magazine, go to: ROCKNATION TV
Check out Mad Margritt's video LOADED GUN here on the gallery page.Tune into 95.7 The Panther this Sunday May 25th at 11PM, MAD MARGRITT will be the stations feature artist. The band will be in the live chatroom for some one on one discussions. (to enter the chatroom, click on the "Live Chat" icon on the top of the page)
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Mad Margritt will be performing this summer at the South Texas Rock Fest!!! The three day festival takes place July 11-12-13 in San Antonio, Texas. The bands that are confirmed to play are: Queensryche, Y&T, Skid Row, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tesla, Dokken, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Helix, Firehouse, Jackyl, Bango Tango, Mad Margritt, House Of Lords, The Godz, Zero Hour, Jokster, Ozz Knozz, Stephen Pearcy of Ratt, and The Bullet Boys.
February 14, 2008Mad Margritt is heading north for a few shows in New York and New Jersey . It's been a while since the band has been up that way and they are looking forward to seeing all their fans and friends from the northeast. The band is also booking some west coast shows, dates to be announced soon!! The first video from Mad Margritt's new cd ANIMAL was filmed two weeks ago in Atlanta , Georgia . The video is for the song LOADED GUN and it will make it's national debut on Rock Nation TV. For more info, go to: www.myspace.com/rocknationtv
January 10, 2008
Tune in to the legendary KNAC this Sunday Night (Jan. 13) at 8:00pm (EST) to hear an interview with Mad Margritt singer Eddie Smith!!! The show will feature songs from Mad Margritt's new cd ANIMAL plus an interview with Eddie discussing the new cd. Last week on KNAC they did a special "Top 40" songs of 2007 and Mad Margritt's "Loaded Gun" came in at #17!!
December 19 , 2007
Mad Margritt's new cd ANIMAL has been getting airplay on several radio stations across the United States and Europe. Some of the stations playing Mad Margritt are: KNAC, EXTREME RADIO, FORBIDDEN RADIO,THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW, and XM Radio's Hard Rock station THE BONEYARD!!
You can now purchase Mad Margritt ringtones at Billboard.com
December 4 , 2007
Listen To Mad Margritt Tonight On Forbidden Radio!! Forbidden aka Christine Dolce will be playing Mad Margritt's song LOADED GUN on her radio show tonight. She will also be speaking on the phone with Mad Margritt singer Eddie Smith during the show. You can tune in tonight at Nowlive.com from 5-7pm PST and 8-10 EST to hear the show. Christine has recently appeared on several television shows including The Tyra Banks Show and Jamie Kennedy's MTV series Blowin' Up. She has also appeared in several magazines including Playboy, Maxim, Stuff, and Vanity Fair.
Mad Margritt's DON'T SAY A WORD was named SONG OF THE MONTH by Song Planet DJ Zjhok!! Mad Margritt will appear for the second month in a row in Song Planets Featured Orbits column and Songster Newsletter. They will also be played this Sunday night (12-09-07) on the Featured Orbits show. The show will air 11 pm to midnight ET (North America).
November 16, 2007
Tune in this week to THE SEAN HOLLYWOOD RADIO SHOW!! The show features a special interview with Mad Margritt singer Eddie Smith. The show will air on Extreme Radio tonight (11-16-07) at 8pm EST and Sunday night at 7pm EST.
Eddie will also be a guest on THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW. The show will feature a listening party for Mad Margritt's new cd ANIMAL,an interview with Eddie, plus a listening party for Tyketto's new cd THE LAST SUMMER FAREWELL 2007 and an interview with Danny Vaughn of Tyketto. The show will air Saturday, November 24 from 9pm till 3am EST.
November 7, 2007
LOADED GUN from Mad Margritt's new cd ANIMAL was the number one song on SONGPLANET last week. The band was named ARTIST OF THE MONTH by DJ Zjhok. SONGPLANET will be featuring Mad Margritt in their Featured Orbits column in the Songster Newsletter, and on their Featured Orbits show this Sunday night (Nov. 11). The show will air 11 pm to midnight ET (North America) Listen using Windows media player: SONGPLANET. You can also check out more MAD MARGRITT news/interviews in the last months ROCK NATION MAGAZINE.
Stay posted ... The band will be featured on several upcoming radio shows including THE CLASSIC METAL SHOW and THE SEAN HOLLYWOOD RADIO SHOW. More to be announced soon.
September 10, 2007
Mad Margritt will be releasing their brand new cd entitled ANIMAL on Tuesday, September 25!!! The cd will be released on Perris Records and distributed across the USA by Select-O-Hits Distribution, in the UK by Plastic Head Music, Italy by Andromeda, Greece by Soundforge Music Group, Spain by Goimusic, Sweden by Border, The Netherlands by Bertus, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium by ZYX Music.
Mad Margritt is currently putting the final touches on their upcoming cd. The cd is slated to be released in September on Perris Records. To help promote the new cd, the band will be shooting a video next month that will appear on Rock Nation TV!!! To find out more about Rock Nation TV, check out the following press release from Perris Records:ROCK NATION TV
Get Your Weekly Metal Dose With "ROCKNATION TV"
Coming soon to a TV near you will be the weekly 30-minute metal program "Rocknation". Put together by the Perris records label, the program will air weekly Saturday night at midnight and will feature only the best videos of artists from other labels as well as on Perris. The show will be
made available on both Time Warner and Comcast.
More details at www.rocknation.us
Check out a promo video for Rock Nations debut show featuring Nickleback, Shadows Fall, LambOf God, 3 Legged Dog, and the metal god himself....Rob Halford!!!
Welcome to our new website! Some of the new features on the website include: audio and video clips, cd reviews, show reviews, news updates and tour info. Be sure to check out the exclusive video interview with Eddie Smith and Scott Banks discussing the making of Mad Margritt's latest cd. You can also sign up to become a member of the official Mad Margritt fan club. The site will be updated frequently so come back often!!First Register Here Once email has been confirmed go to: Log In Here Once logged in, you can return back to vote everyday here: VOTE HERE FOR MAD MARGRITT Thank you all for your support and dedication to get MAD MARGRITT on tour with Motley Crue next year!