Thirty Seconds TO mars ventures into new territory with the politically charged new video for “This Is War” debuting on Vevo. Band adds “Mars Theme Nights” to “Closer To The Edge” Tour starting April 8th.
More and more people around the world have been hearing about 30 Seconds To Mars. FINALLY! With the attention from MTV and VH1, it’s only a matter of time before the Echelon (3oSTM’s devout fans) will expand even more. Beware new 30STM fans: As the “Closer To The Edge” video states, “Yes, this is a cult.” In no way is that a bad thing, either. I had followed the band’s career here and there over the past 12 years. “The Kill” and “A Beautiful Lie” had been in my iTunes library for a long time, but it wasn’t until 2009 when I was looking for more rock music to inspire me while writing my novel “Dream Catchers” that I decided to give some of the band’s other songs a listen. Once I started downloading (legally, of course!), I couldn’t stop! I bought the first two albums by the band and had to know when the next one would be released! Their music is insanely infectious and intricately done. I’ve never seen any artist put so much into everything like these guys do.
Back in April, StarShine brought you a bunch of 30 Seconds To Mars tour coverage including a review of their Philly show with photos and an interview with Shannon Leto. We know you love this band, so we decided to throw in some new photos from their Atlantic City House of Blues show on September 4, 2010.
Violent Soho is a rock band not from New York or London, but Brisbane, Australia. The band name has nothing to do with their location, but rather a Rancid song called “Ruby Soho”. Though America is just now getting to know the band via various rock shows along with their recent run on 30 Seconds To Mars’ “Into The Wild” tour, Violent Soho have been playing together since 2004. When StarShine sat down with the band backstage at Atlantic City’s House of Blues, we were able to get an inside glimpse at the struggles of making it as a band from another country.