New 7″ single by MARS out on La Esencia

After two albums (Sons of Cain and Blood is the Food of the Gods), one vinyl EP (Sacrifice), and an epic soundtrack-like collaboration (Mars Presents the Trail), the pagan folk duo MARS has created its very own unique sound that lies somewhere between apocalyptic folk and the darkest Americana.

The new 7” vinyl Farewell to the Sun celebrates the summer solstice with martial rhythms, distinct strumming and a ritual chant not to be forgotten. MARS awaken the pagan gods with two powerful acoustic hymns. Join the cyclic law of life and light in this beautiful and epic release. Featuring unique shamanistic artwork by Nadine D.

This edition comes presented in a nice high gloss gatefold cover with printed innersleeves, 2 postcards and a subscription coupon to get the limited CD E.P `Cycle of Light´ that will be released in the Winter Solstice.

True European Pagan Folk
http://mars-pagan-folk.bandcamp.com

Tracklist:
A – Farewell To The Sun
B – The Pyres

Black Vinyl, 250 copies
Date Release: 24/06/2016

Ref: LER014/2016 , La Esencia

http://laesenciarecords.bigcartel.com/product/mars-farewell-to-the-sun-7

 

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MARS – The Pyres Videoclip

After two albums (Sons of Cain and Blood is the Food of the Gods), one vinyl EP (Sacrifice), and an epic soundtrack-like collaboration (Mars Presents the Trail), the German Pagan folk duo Mars has finally created its very own unique sound that lies somewhere between apocalyptic folk and the darkest Americana.

Besides the more minimalistic and darkly romantic song “Whispers,” this new video for “The Pyres” by German filmmaker Danilo Vogt represents the spiritual and deeply pagan side of Mars. Written, arranged, and sung by Marcus S., this hypnotic ballad is the darker counterpart of “Whispers” and was recorded during a solstice ritual. Joined by shamanistic imagery, Marcus S. chants the account of a solstice ritual held amongst the “Pyres” in the face of the Old Gods.

“Whispers” is the first of two songs from the upcoming double-A-digital-single Whispers/Pyres. While “Whispers” is coined by Oliver F.’s unique voice and playful guitar performance, “Pyres” will head for Marcus S.‘s more ritualistic approach and will most definitely appeal to those listeners who find themselves appreciating dark folk. The premiere of the second video will also mark the official release of the digital single here.

Both songs will be featured on the upcoming album, The Seeker, which is planned for release in 2016.

http://mars-pagan-folk.bandcamp.com/album/whispers-the-pyres

MARS – New videoclip ‘Whispers’

After two albums (Sons of Cain and Blood is the Food of the Gods), one vinyl EP (Sacrifice), and an epic soundtrack-like collaboration (Mars Presents the Trail), the German Pagan folk duo Mars has finally created its very own unique sound that lies somewhere between apocalyptic folk and darkest Americana.

The new song ‘Whispers’ is driven by a gothic vision of love as an act of fatal sacrifice. Presented in pure singer-songwriter style, ‘Whispers’ aims at an archaic and simplistic beauty. It was filmed with an anamorphotic widescreen lens by the German filmmaker Danilo Vogt who has also created the layout for Mars Presents the Trail.

‘Whispers’ is the first of two songs from the upcoming double-A-digital-single Whispers/Pyres. While ‘Whispers’ is coined by Oliver F.’s unique voice and guitar play, ‘Pyres’ will head for Marcus S.‘s more ritualistic approach. The premiere of the second video will also mark the official release of the digital single.

MARS presents The Trail – new album

MARS presents THE TRAIL

A collection of dark Americana folk songs and cinematic soundscapes
inspired by Sergio Corbucci, Sam Peckinpah, and Cormac McCarthy

Purely acoustic compositions played by musicians from MARS, VORTEX of Mainz (Ger), ROME ASLEEP, DVRTAL of Mannheim (Ger) and KENTIN JIVEK of Paris (F)

The album is presented in a hardbound book, special paper cover, heavy paper booklet, sewn in, with exclusive artwork by Nadine O. Demmler (comic ‘Giant Robot Thunder Fist’, Covers for MARS and DEADFLY ENSEMBLE). Layout by Danilo Vogt.

For fans of Wovenhand, Johnny Cash, Steve von Till, Ennio Morricone, Teho Teardo, King Dude etc.

Album trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv-Asg8nFDY

This true and complete work of art was 5 years in the making and is now available in very limited edition of only 200 copies.

Order at: ikonenmagazin@hotmail.com

MARS – ‘Blood is the Food of the Gods’ new album coming

Official Trailer for the upcoming album ‘Blood is the Food of the Gods’

In April 2014 the German pagan folk band MARS will release their second full time album ‘Blood is the Food of the Gods’ on http://www.lichterklang.de. The standard edition in digipak will have a 16 pages booklet with artworks and lyrics. The limited special edition will also feature a patch with the band logo and an additional bonus live recording.