MARS RED SKY – new video out
Photo credit: Jessica Calvo.
France’s heavy progressive stalwarts MARS RED SKY to share thrilling new video off their upcoming album ‘Dawn Of The Dusk’ – out dec. 8th: “The Final Round”
French doom-psych/heavy-progressive trio MARS RED SKY unveil a striking new video for their monumental new track “The Final Round”. Their upcoming album ‘Dawn Of The Dusk’ is due out on December 8th 2023 via Mrs Red Sound and Vicious Circle Records
‘Dawn Of The Dusk’: the beginning and the end are one. Mirror effects, reversals, double-dealing, deterioration… This fifth studio effort from French heavy psychedelic stalwarts MARS RED SKY is a genuine conceptual piece of work skilfully designed to take the listener on a journey through a shifting, unpredictable and even utterly disconcerting sonic universe. Bordeaux-based trio explore progressive and post-metal territories with boundless inspiration.
New video “The Final Round” proves that the band know how to surprise with a sumptuous Bowiesque journey with Jimmy Kinast (bass) on vocals! One of the highlights of the album. “As the film progresses, the organic elements of the creature deteriorate. This slow decline reflects the lyrics suggesting, in a pre-apocalyptic atmosphere, a balance of power between leaders and victims, the powerful ones and the weaks, power and the people it affects” comment film director Carol Teillard D’Eyry. “The Final Round” was directed by Carol Teillard d’Eyry with the help of D.O.P Nicolas Pradeau and Mathieu Disson (gaffer). Starring: Clément Gyselinck.
MARS RED SKY‘s new record feature the band’s original signature of jagged vocals and thundering rhythm is spiced up by drones and various mid-kraut rock and mid-gothic effects. The atmospheres and settings are finely crafted and linked by Julien Pras’s voice, who brings a delicious pop languor. The eight-track album is packed with the band’s overflowing inspiration that has made their reputation in France and around the World over the last 10 years.
‘Dawn Of The Dusk’ is coming out on December 8th via Vicious Circle (Slift, It It Anita, We Insist!, Shannon Wright, The Psychotic Monks) and Mrs Red Sound (their own imprint) on coloured LP, CD digisleeve, streaming and download. Available for preorder now through both record labels: Mrs Red Sound and Vicious Circle Records. All songs by Mars Red Sky except Maps Of Inferno by Mars Red Sky and Queen Of The Meadow (off their latest EP). Produced, recorded and mixed by Benjamin Mandeau at Cryogène Studio in Bègles, France. Mastering by Ladislav Agabekov (of hardcore band Nostromo) at Caduceus Studio in Gimel, Switzerland.
Full tour dates can be found below. US and Latin American tours will be announced in early 2024.
Artwork: Carlos Olmo.
Brought up on bands like Sonic Youth, The Jesus Lizard or My Bloody Valentine, Bordeaux-based outfit MARS RED SKY had no idea that they were about to become French stoner scene cornerstones when they founded the band in 2007. Yet the heavy psychedelic trio already share many similarities and obvious connections with the “heavy and slow” community. Free from any musical genre consideration, the musicians build their very own style on the tracks of the underground pioneers. Julien Pras’ ethereal and melodic voice emerges from a thick and complex rhythm, carried by sci-fi literature’s lyricism. Almost cinematic, MARS RED SKY’s sounding has a peculiar and unique flavor, standing out within the heavy rock scene.
Hypnotic, exhilarating, heavy, their self-titled debut album conquered the very select heavy family and brought the trio to the biggest international rock and metal stages (SXSW, Hellfest, Desertfest, Roadburn). On stage, they manage to recreate their sophisticated studio atmospheres and to deliver the special sonic touch that characterises them. Their live shows absorb the listener, lose him into a visual and vibrant limbo and take him into another dimension.
A series of EP releases follow, including a split with post-metal sextet Year Of No Light in 2012. In 2014, MARS RED SKY begin a collaboration with French label Listenable Records and welcome their new drummer Matgaz to replace Benoît Busser who decides to leave the band. Together they complete the albums “Stranded In Arcadia” (2014), “Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul)” (2016) and “The Task Eternal” (2019). Matgaz’s vision and musicianship create depth in the trio’s personality, which take a darker and more massive turn throughout these three productions.
The band’s latest EP (out April 2023 on Mrs Red Sound & Vicious Circle) features dark folk artist Queen Of The Meadow. The power of psychedelic heavy meets the depth of dark folk harmonies in a complex and exhilarating flavor. The daring combination opens up the genres to a whole new dimension.
New album ‘Dawn Of The Dusk’ is set to be released on December 8th 2023 on both record labels Mrs Red Sound and Vicious Circle Records.
Julien Pras: vocals, guitars
Jimmy Kinast: bass, vocals
Info and tickets at this location.
16.11.2023 VANNES (FR) L’Echonova
17.11.2023 VALLET (FR) Westill Festival
18.11.2023 ARGENTEUIL (FR) La Cave
01.12.2023 MACON (FR) Matilda
02.12.2023 OLTEN (CH) Olten Air Rock Session
03.12.2023 GENEVA (CH) Undertown
05.12.2023 REGENSBURG (DE) Alte Mälzerei
06.12.2023 VIENNA (AT) Arena Wien
07.12.2023 DRESDEN (DE) Chemiefabrik
08.12.2023 JENA (DE) Kuba
09.12.2023 SIEGEN (DE) Freak Valley Winter Festival
19.01.2024 AMIENS (FR) Mille et une Bières
20.01.2024 ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX (FR) Le Réacteur
02.02.2024 CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE (FR) LaPéniche
03.02.2024 STRASBOURG (FR) La Laiterie
07.02.2024 LYON (FR) Marché Gare
24.02.2024 EINDHOVEN (NL) Into The Void Festival
21.03.2024 ANGERS (FR) Le Chabada
22.03.2024 SAINT-BRIEUC (FR) Drakk Metal Fest