The always awesome Sleeping Village Reviews has been rocking out to Return from the Void over the last few months and we think they are now officially Martian Maniacs! Check out what they had to say right here- https://www.sleepingvillagereviews.com/reviews/desert-of-mars-return-from-the-void-review “While a pleasant variety helps define Desert of Mars, fuzzy rock is ultimately the name of the game, tastefully outfitted with Martian desert grit and a certain astral flair. If comparisons help, think a merger featuring the psychedelic side of Mothership with the rockin’ drive of (fellow Texans) Duel. This is the alchemical paragon of feel-good music: catchy driving riffs, hooky-yet-relaxed clean choruses, subtle aggression, forthright drums, and a whole lotta fuzz…. I just want more, dammit, and am not ashamed to beg. There’s only so much one can do in the span of an EP, and Desert of Mars handled this effort handily. “
Hey Martian Maniacs!! We’re still hanging in there, polishing up our riffs and writing new tunes for the next LP while in lockdown on Mars. Don’t worry though, we’re keeping the rocket engines lit and beaming out transmissions like the latest interview with the Doom Tomb podcast. In this episode, Tony discusses some “behind the music” info about the Mars Metal heard on the “Return from the Void” EP as well as other DoM related topics and random geekery. A lot of fun was had, and we thank Chris for reaching out and transmitting across the Universe. The Doom Tomb covers a lot of cool music and bands, so once you listen to this episode check out all the rest of the Doom Tomb Podcast here! Rock on, best wishes, and keep fighting the good fight on Earth! We hope you all stay safe and healthy. We want to see all of you out there when we can rocket across the universe again!
Martian Maniacs, we live in crazy times on Earth. When we aren’t on our Mars Base, things have gotten even crazier and more uncertain. However, one thing that we always lean on is MUSIC! The whole scene is in turmoil, with canceled gigs (Stoner Jam and our Bongzilla show below being among them), uncertain tour plans, etc. Many of our friends are affected even more than us, and we appreciate every last share, stream, and download from Bandcamp from everyone.
Starting today (and for the near future), we decided to make our music “Pay what you want” for everyone who needs some Mars Metal. Head over to the Bandcamp page (or tell others to do so) for interstellar riffs! We know things are uncertain and we don’t want that to get in the way of the comfort that heavy riffs provide.
And if that wasn’t enough, the reviews for “Return from the Void” Have been INTERSTELLAR. Over at Riff Relevant Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker calls it ” A meteoric movement, the EP is an extremely feel-good finessing of heady excessiveness laden with deep grooves and imaginatively inspired lyrics.”
Over at Stoner Hive: “A stoner rock adventure with spacey twitches and hard rock trucking! Great drumwork, excellent bass rumbling and wonderful guitarlicks! Desert of Mars has returned and will stomp on every planet!”
And Noob Heavy says “On the catchy more anthem-like side of stoner rock is Return From The Void, an album with space themes relating to Mars, seemingly, though there’s definitely deeper ideals at hand.”