Return from the Void

by Deserts of Mars

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Ioannis Valiakos
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Ioannis Valiakos If there were such a thing as Cosmic Garage Rock, this release would be one of it's closest kept secrets. Desert of Mars create their own space among the likes of Monster Magnet, The Stooges and a spaced version of Danzig. And you can always return from their void by listening again and again. Great melodies, a necessary addition to the collection of any fan of the fuzz! Favorite track: Black Leather.
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Sinister Exaggerator Some serious power going on here!! If you like your rock hard, heavy, and stoned then check this out! Favorite track: Black Leather.
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Fuzzy Cracklins Great to hear new songs from these heavy Austin rockers. My review is at www.fuzzycracklins.com/2019/12/deserts-of-mars.html
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1.
Born from Ashes From Red Sands We return now To our lands Our heads turn skyward The chant begins Dimensions crumble As the veil wears thin The stars align Our voices rise Our spirits cry out Raise the Pyramids These hands strike strings now Heavy chords grow The planets rumble The old ones groan Their days are numbered This they know We own the future The path is shown The stars align Our voices rise Our spirits cry out Take this heavy bond Stronger than blood Destroy the old ways Raise the Pyramids The stars align Our voices rise Our spirits cry Raise the Pyramids
2.
I see you motion From across the room Callin' out shapely suggestions From the gloom You came here knowin' Spells you’d be castin' A smile flashed and clothes so tight Ensure it’s everlastin' You got - what I need (And) that is Black Leather And we’re feeling alright So dark, smooth and tight Black Leather Hearts beating faster As I move your way Eyes and hips, the way you feel I gotta make your day You know I love the sounds you’re makin' Coming from the way you groove I’m yours for the takin' You got what moves me (And) that is (You) got me on my knees for your Black Leather And we’re feeling alright So dark, smooth and tight Black Leather
3.
Many things in your altars Should stay in their tombs Those things that you worship They author your doom Unfeeling demigods Of avarice and greed Ignoring the cries of All those in need We built this prison Blind brick by brick A Hell that we've chosen As ego flames lick Our psyches all burned out Our minds never missed With faces towards Heaven Our screens higher still Dark mirrors at arm's length These voids never filled The bright mocking visage Self-photos and words Narcissistic distractions From a world we misheard We built this prison Blind brick by brick A Hell that we've chosen As ego flames lick Our psyches all burned out Our minds never missed Across a wastelands Of mirrors and lies The hearts of the dreamers Are punished and die With deafening Silence To all their cries We fashion these Altars To lords of decay Can we snuff out the candles And all turn away To take back our losses These moments in time Free from entrapment From the tombs of our mind
4.
I forgot to tell you As the engines roared And carried me away Now I float here weightless Among the sea of stars Wish you could hear me say Things I held so dearly Seem trivial and vain As stars shift red to blue The moments growing longer Wasted on such petty things I would trade it all for you Speeding through the blackness With nothing but my thoughts I can’t let you fade If you get this Transmission Hold it close my only one The dream I’d never trade Things I held so dearly Seem trivial and vain As stars shift red to blue The moments growing longer Wasted time on petty things I would trade them all for you I could lose everything but you I could lose everything but you ‘cross light years I hurtle I hope your arms await On that beacon oh so blue I regret it took a Universe apart To realize the truth I could lose everything but you
5.
Journey 03:37 video
A million lives I’ve led A warrior out of time But now my sword is heavy The future in decline I see stars are falling Destruction on the wind Are there more paths before me (or) is this is my journey’s end The planets rose and fell Worlds prospered and decayed and up until this moment I always knew the way I see stars are falling Destruction on the wind Are there more paths before me (or) is this is my journey’s end I raise my fist to the sky As mountains crumble As seas they boil I scream to pierce the heavens As Earth cracks open I felt the weight of Atlas But now it falls away My weapons at the ready My journey goes on another day

about

After 4 long Martian years, Deserts of Mars Returns from the Void with a new lineup, and 5 Mars Metal tracks sure to melt the ice from distant moons, pummel planets, and sing the songs of the spheres.
Welcoming back Martian Maniacs and new interstellar travelers as they ride the gravity waves into your ears and souls.

Reviews:
Sleeping Village Reviews
"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. ... Five tracks worth listening to. And then again. And again."
www.sleepingvillagereviews.com/reviews/desert-of-mars-return-from-the-void-review

Riff Relevant:
” A meteoric movement, the EP is an extremely feel-good finessing of heady excessiveness laden with deep grooves and imaginatively inspired lyrics.”
www.riffrelevant.com/2020/01/29/deserts-of-mars-return-from-the-void-ep-review-stream/

StonerHive
“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!”
stonerhive.blogspot.com/…/deserts-of-mars-return-fro…

Noob Heavy:
“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.”
noobheavy.com/2020/01/15/microdosejan152020/

Fuzzy Cracklins
"This set of tracks doesn't slow down at any point, and the vocals soar over the fuzz to deliver one of the best hard rocks albums I've heard this year. Check out "Return from the Void" from Deserts of Mars:"
www.fuzzycracklins.com/2019/12/deserts-of-mars.html

Fistful of DOOM Vol 73!
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credits

released December 18, 2019

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

Artwork by Tony Salvaggio based on original designs by Billy Garretsen
special thanks to Jeff Arthur for art direction/tweaks.
All Lyrics - Tony Salvaggio

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Deserts of Mars Austin, Texas

Hailing from the Red Planet but stationed in Austin,TX Deserts of Mars blazes like a meteor with white hot heaviness, an Earthshaking rumbling bass, thunderous drums, and guitars that sing the music of the spheres.

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