30 Seconds to Mars Biography
Last updated: 07/17/2012 11:00:00 AM
-Jared Leto (Vocals and guitar)
-Tomo Milicevic (Guitar)
-Matt Wachter (Keyboard and bass)
-Shannon Leto (Drums)
30 Seconds To Mars started out as a small family project started by Jared and Shannon Leto. Things started to pick up and Matt Wachter joined the band as a bassist. The bands first two guitarists (Kevin Drake & Solon Bixler) left the band due to issues primarily related to touring. Tomo Milicevic auditioned to be one of the guitarists by the three band members and is now the guitarist.
30 Seconds To Mars' first self-titled album, produced by Bob Ezrin, was released in 2002 to critical acclain, but only achieve sales of just over 100,000. The bands second album, A Beautiful Lie, was released on August 30th, 2005. The album was produced by Josh Abraham whose producing credits also include Orgy, Velvet Revolver, and Linkin Park
Beacause A Beautiful Lie was leaked 5 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". To furter promote the album, the band also enclosed "golden passes" in a select number of copies, which grant their owners access to any 30 Seconds to Mars concert free of charge, anlong with backstage access.
Their music is filled with emotions and are very personal to them (their songs are based on real life experiences) This band is not about fame, money, and any of that stuff. They are all about the music and they sing from their hearts. Jared never used his title as an actor to promote his band and never will. Their unique style of music and heart moving lyrics fills the listeners heart with so much emotion.
Echelon is a street team for the band 30 Seconds To Mars, which helps in bringing friends to the shows, convincing friends to buy band merchandise, phoning local radio stations to request the band's songs, putting up posters, posting to band forums or related bulletin boards online, and maintaining zines or websites dedicated to the band.
Please promote this band!! <33
Thanks to Emm[y] -- firstname.lastname@example.org for submitting the biography.