30 Seconds To Mars

30 Seconds To Mars

Actors turned musicians don't usually herald the makings of a commercially or critically acclaimed band. But the Jared Leto fronted 30 Seconds To Mars have thrown all stereotypes out the window. Their sound, rooted in the emotional scene of the early 2000s combined with post-grunge influences makes for stimulating music. Rising to fame as an actor in movies such as 'Fight Club' and 'Requiem For a Dream', Jared Leto’s crossover into music has been natural and generally well received. Leto and his brother Shannon Leto started 30 Seconds to Mars in 1998 with Matt Wachter soon joining the band ...

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30 Seconds To Mars News

Updated January 13, 2014
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Full Biography

Actors turned musicians don't usually herald the makings of a commercially or critically acclaimed band. But the Jared Leto fronted 30 Seconds To Mars have thrown all stereotypes out the window. Their sound, rooted in the emotional scene of the early 2000s combined with post-grunge influences makes for stimulating music.



Rising to fame as an actor in movies such as 'Fight Club' and 'Requiem For a Dream', Jared Leto’s crossover into music has been natural and generally well received. Leto and his brother Shannon Leto started 30 Seconds to Mars in 1998 with Matt Wachter soon joining the band on bass and keyboards. The trio went through a string of guitarists before finally settling on Tomo Miličević to round out the quartet.



Signing with Virgin Records, the Californian bands 2002 debut release, the self-titled 30 Seconds to Mars received mixed reviews and little attention. The lead single from the album, 'Capricorn (A Brand New Name)' peaked at #31 on the US charts however the second single 'Edge Of The Earth' failed to chart at all, and no third single was released.



With a disappointing debut release under their belts, 30 Seconds To Mars took their time writing and preparing their second album. In 2005, they released 'A Beautiful Lie', a record that surpassed their first in theatricality, song writing ability and commercial success. The album was a more accessible record that leant on the popular post-hardcore scream, and toned down the synthesiser that was used in their debut offering.



Leaked five months before its release, the record boasted two bonus tracks in an effort to raise CD sales. The album faired much better commercially, peaking at #20 on the ARIA charts and was declared gold. In America the album was declared platinum but failed to chart as high. 'Tracks Attack', 'The Kill', 'Beautiful Lie' and 'From Yesterday' were lifted from the album. 'The Kill' was awarded Best Video of the Year and Best Rock Video at the 2007 MTV Australia Video Music Awards.



A 2007 Australian tour followed the success of 30 Second To Mars’ sophomore album, and their fan base grew substantially, driving up the sales of their debut record.



However drama struck when in August of 2008, Virgin Records filed a $30 million lawsuit against the band for breach of contract. The band had apparently not fulfilled their CD output obligations. The suit is still pending.



Leto and Co. are currently midway through recording their third studio album, which has no set release date as yet.

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