MARS RED SKY
Julien Pras (Guitar, Vocals) / Jimmy Kinast (Bass, Vocals) / Matgaz (Drums)
Considered as one of the greats of the European stoner rock scene, MARS RED SKY have gained international recognition thanks to a unique sound imprint based on thick infectious grooves and melodic and aerial guitar riffs. This is truly a one of a kind experience, wrapped up by Julien Pras’ ethereal vocals, Matgaz’ powerful rhythms and Jimmy Kinast’s pachydermic bass lines. Somewhere between doom metal and 70’s psyche pop, the Mars Red Sound intrigues in the first place, after what it irremediably attracts the masses to celebrate this cosmic ritual of solar burning fuzz and reverberated atmospheres.
Driven by the huge success of their eponymous debut record, which was recorded in Spain’s mystic Bardenas desert and released in 2011 (then sold to more than 3,500 copies), the Bordelais are quickly invited to play on the largest European stages with Kyuss Lives!, Dinosaur Jr, Sleep, as well as renowned festivals such as Eurockéennes de Belfort (FF), Roadburn (NL), London and Berlin Desertfests, Sziget Festival (HUN), SXSW (USA), leading them to play in more than 20 countries. With their incredibly heavy and hypnotic performances, MARS RED SKY are undoubtedly considered as one of the most thrilling live acts among the international stoner rock scene.
MARS RED SKY’s second album ‘Stranded in Arcadia’ described a journey in a sapphire vessel to an imaginary place called ‘Arcadia’. Masters in cultivating fuzzy, distorted massive sounding heaviness contrasted with ethereal high range melodic vocals, MARS RED SKY have become much of an intriguing curiosity over the recent years as Classic Rock (UK) illustrated as “Between doom rock and sky - scraping 70s psyche pop, with utter abandon (….) A record that will put hair on your feet !” .
Their latest album ‘Apex III – Praise for the Burning Soul’ pushes boundaries further into a colossal heavy sound. On this album, the band has forged grandiose and hypnotizing thickly produced songs rooted through a wider range of musical influences stretching from Robert Wyatt, The Beatles, Nick Drake, Neil young to bands like Electric Wizard, Acid King and obviously Black Sabbath.