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    30 Seconds to Mars

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    Genre:Alternative, Rock
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    Albums:6
    Songs:66

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    Do Or Die lyrics
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    10Stronger Bbc Live Version (Deluxe Edition) lyrics

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    B-Sides And Rarities [2002]
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    This Is War [2009]
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    A Beautiful Lie [2005]
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    Love Lust Faith + Dreams [2013]
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    30 Seconds to Mars [2002]
    630 Seconds To Mars (Japanese Edition) [2002]

    Biography

    30 Seconds to Mars is:
    Jared Leto - Lead Vocals, Guitars
    Shannon Leto - Drums
    Tomo Milicivitch - Guitar

    Welcome to the universe. Exploding with atmosphere, power and melody, their songs are at once apocalyptic and uplifting, filled with characters who battle with alienation, paranoia and dark obsessions, while envisioning their own escape from this world.

    30 Seconds To Mars are a captivating, imaginative new band from Southern California. They co-produced their self-titled Immortal/Virgin album with the legendary Bob Ezrin and newcomer Brian Virtue (Jane's Addiction). They sought out Ezrin because they grew up listening to his groundbreaking work with Pink Floyd, KISS and Alice Cooper and they felt he was the only one who could help them capture the size and scope of what they wanted to accomplish on their debut recording. The band's widescreen sound is adrenalized and nuanced, balancing huge guitars with anthemic vocal lines and organic synthesizers with electronic underpinnings.

    According to an interview from Virgin Records, former member Matt Wachter said:
    "The band's name actually comes from a thesis that the band found online that was written by a former Harvard professor. And one of the subsections of the thesis was titled 'thirty seconds to mars' and he goes on to talk about the exponential growth of technology that relates to humans and saying that we are quite literally thirty seconds to mars. What it means to us is, we thought it best described our music, in short."

    However, this purported source has not been verified

    Even before the album was released, the buzz was so strong Puddle of Mudd took the unusual step of inviting 30 Seconds To Mars to open a six-week tour for them in the spring of 2002, even though they were totally unknown and no one had yet heard their music on the radio. Drawing on influences ranging from masters like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Rush to other important artists such as Brian Eno and The Cure, 30 Seconds To Mars transcends the chaos of the modern world by allowing listeners to imagine themselves away from it. The band's very name implies the accelerated society we live in, suggesting that an escape may be as close as a few seconds away. Mars hovering above us has always been an iconographic image, not to mention being the God of War. But this is not science fiction. 30 Seconds To Mars' songs are real stories and real moments that examine personal human experience. Lyrically, the songs are filled with metaphors and moments of fantasy that capture the imagination.

    Even though Jared Leto is a Hollywood actor, he prefers not to use this position to promote the band; in fact, he refuses to play at venues if they have used his name to promote the band

    30 Seconds To Mars retreated to the isolation of Wyoming's big sky country to record the album. The band and Ezrin chose an empty warehouse lot on 15,000 acres, striving for the precise location that would enhance their sound. An intense period of preproduction began, starting with an almost obsessive examination of close to 50 songs. After an initial period of chaos, a fruitful relationship bloomed between the musicians and producer, leading to an artistically rewarding work atmosphere. The expansive frontier helped feed their imagination and their playing. Although the songs had already been written, nothing was left untouched as they massaged them frame-by-frame into distinguished guitar riffs and tones and sculpted every last note and detail to achieve their goal.

    While the subjects of their songs are engaged in their own searches, 30 Seconds To Mars are involved in a search of their own to produce something unique in today's world of disposable music--something with depth and substance, a work that is built to last.

    The band have released four albums:

    30 Seconds to Mars — 2002
    The band's debut self-titled album, produced by Bob Ezrin, was released in 2002 to mixed reviews and achieved sales of just over 100,000[citation needed]. The album produced two singles, Capricorn (A Brand New Name) and Edge of the Earth. The former peaked at #31 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart.

    A Beautiful Lie — 2005
    Their sophomore album, A Beautiful Lie, was released on August 30, 2005. Because the album was leaked five months before its release, the band decided to include two bonus tracks: "Battle of One" (an original song that was also set to be the album's title track when it was first announced) and "Hunter" (a cover of the Björk song). To further promote the album, the band also enclosed "golden tickets" in 12 copies, which granted their owners access to any 30 Seconds to Mars concert free of charge, along with backstage access.

    This Is War — 2009
    This Is War was released on December 7 in the United Kingdom and December 8th in the United States. This Is War is the first studio album by 30 Seconds To Mars in four years since A Beautiful Lie released in 2005. The album will include the following tracks: "Escape", "Night of the Hunter", "Kings and Queens" , "This Is War" "100 Suns", "Hurricane" , "Closer to the Edge", "Vox Populi", "Search & Destroy", "Alibi", "Stranger in a Strange Land", "L490". The first single from the album was 'Kings and Queens', and it was released on 6th October 2009.

    Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams -- 2013
    (stylized as Love Lust Faith + Dreams) is the fourth studio album. The concept album was released through Virgin Records on May 17, 2013. Upon its release, it peaked at number 6 on the Billboard 200. The recording sessions took place from April to December 2012, at the Laboratory in Los Angeles, U.S.A. Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams is a concept album revolving around the themes after which the album is named. The album is divided into four segments, each named Love, Lust, Faith and Dreams, with the beginning of each segment declared by a female voice proclaiming the name of the segment before the beginning of a song or at the end of an interlude which introduces the next segment of the album.
    LOVE contains "Birth", "Conquistador", and "Up In the Air". LUST contains "City of Angels", "The Race", and "End of All Days". FAITH contains "Pyres of Varanasi", "Bright Lights", and "Do or Die". DREAMS contains "Convergence", "Northern Lights", and "Depuis Le Début".

    The Echelon
    The Echelon is a publicity street team for the band 30 Seconds to Mars, which helps in bringing friends to the shows, phoning local radio stations to request the band's songs, putting up posters, posting to band forums or related bulletin boards online, voting for the band in official award nominations and maintaining magazines or websites dedicated to the band. It is also the name of one of their songs in the album 30 Seconds to Mars.

    Logo
    The band's phoenix logo.The band's phoenix logo (which the band named "Mithra") bears the phrase "Provehito in Altum", the band's motto. Roughly translated from Latin, this means "Launch forth into the deep"; but a more stylized version would be "Rocket in(to) High(ness)" or "March The Skies". The logo was primarily used for promotion of the band's debut, whereas for A Beautiful Lie, the new Trinity logo was created consisting of three skulls, along with the band's name and motto. For This Is War, the band has adopted the alchemical symbol for air, continuing on the sky/air theme.

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