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Created in 1998 by Jared Leto with his brother, Shannon, 30 Seconds to Mars began as a big family project. Matt Wachter later joined the band as bassist and keyboard player. After working with a number of guitarists (as the band’s first two guitarists, Kevin Drake and Solon Bixler, left the band due to issues primarily related to touring), the three auditioned Tomo Miličević to round out the band’s roster.
The band has released two albums so far, and the third is upcoming;
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. 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 is the upcoming third studio album by 30 Seconds to Mars, due to be 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” (featuring Brandon Flowers and Kanye West), “Closer to the Edge”, “Vox Populi”, “Search & Destroy”, “Alibi”, “Stranger in a Strange Land”, “L490”.
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.
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)”. 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.
Jared Leto – lead vocals, Rhythm guitar, lyrics (1998–present)
Tomo Miličević – lead guitar, Violin, Keyboard/synth, programming (2003–present)
Shannon Leto – drums, Percussion (1998–present)
Tim Kelleher – bass guitar, Keyboard/synth (2007–present)