Hey Martian Maniacs!! Today Bandcamp is waiving their fees and the full revenue of all purchase goes to the bands. We’ve also put our digital releases at “Pay what you can” so there has never been a better time to get some Mars Metal!! Go to the Bandcamp link or hit the sidebar link on the right and grab some interstellar riffs!
Spread the word across the Universe!!

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.


We also just put the Spotify and Amazon Music icons in our link sidebar if you get those in your spacesuit, ship, or home base. (links below as well).


Best wishes to all the people of Earth and Martian Maniacs everywhere!

Hell o Martian Maniacs we recently got in our new video for “Black Leather from Director Jim Towns (https://twitter.com/jim_towns) who brings his unique vision and horror sensibilities to Deserts of Mars’ ode to one of our favorite Rock n Roll staples -“Black Leather”
( https://desertsofmars.bandcamp.com/alb…/return-from-the-void )
Check out Jim’s works at
and watch out for his new book American Cryptic out later this year.

Thanks to John L Robertson of Fuzz Goblin for the Live footage
(and to Caraway Damon/ Gravitoyd Presents for the rad show we filmed it at

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.”


And to top it off Fistful of DOOM had us on this rockin episode amongst so many rad bands!!

They get what Mars Metal is all about!!
Rock on!!!

That’s right, it’s officially Christmas on Mars and you can get “Return from the Void” digitally (CD ordering coming soon!). We’ve been working hard on this one and we can’t wait for you to rock out to new Mars Metal. Get your copy and tell all the Martian Maniacs across the galaxy!!
Get it Here!!

In anticipation of the album we wanted to put the album credits and thanks here for all to see (and we’ll be adding to this if we have forgotten anyone). Thanks so much for keeping the Mars Metal faith over the years!

Return from the Void (c) 2019 Deserts of Mars
Deserts of Mars RFTV Lineup

Tony Salvaggio – Bass/Vocals
Morgan Faber – Drums
Bradley Barnes – Guitar

Additional Interstellar Guitars – Jeff Henson, Jeff Klein
Backing Vocals on Black Leather and Journey – Rain Nox

Recorded and Produced at Red Nova Ranch by the Astronautic Audio Wizard Jeff Henson

Lyrics – Tony Salvaggio

The Band Thanks:
All the bands who we have shared the stage with and everyone who has helped us along the way.
Dusty Brooks, Tom Frank, Steve Colca, Max Meehan, Mike Boudreau, Damon Carroway, Gary Rosas, and many others (more to come).

Tony Thanks:
My family for always supporting me, Rain Nox, Chance, Creamsicle, Tori Kat and Cloud. Jason Henderson, Julia Guzman, Drew Edwards, Jamie Bahr, Paul Martin and family, Paul Stewart and Matt Udvari for being OG D O M!

Bradley Thanks:
God. Mom, Rowdy, Dad, and Michelle, all for being so supportive and encouraging over the years. Joe, for being my best friend, as well as my brother. Holly for bringing so much happiness to the family! Tom Collard, for bringing me out of my shell and getting me to play music here in Austin, and Lindie for keeping Tom in line. Chris Hickman, Carling Hale, Matt Walker, Jon Sanchez, Dusty Brooks, Jigs Oldman, Steve Colca, Max Meehan, Max Vinson, Joe Dudley McCoy, Timmo Collier, Chad Montoya, Critter Hoop, Jay POS Gorania, Gary Rosas, Tom Frank, Damon Carroway, Jason Kimmel, Jeremy and Maritza Henson, Viking Dave, THE Elrod, and so many more friends and family, it would take all day to name. The bands we’ve shared the stage with, the folks keeping the scene alive, and YOU for buying this record. Best for last: Tony and Morgan, thanks for bringing me into the tribe! Getting to play music with you two has been one of my greatest experiences, and I’m grateful for being able to rock with you! Let the invasion continue!