MICK MARS Announces ‘The Other Side Of Mars’ Solo Album, Shares ‘Loyal To The Lie’ Single

MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars has launched the lead single from his solo debut titled “The Different Facet Of Mars”. To official music video for “Loyal To The Lie” might be seen under.

“The Different Facet Of Mars” shall be launched on February 23, 2024. A pre-order is now stay within the new merch storefront launched at store.mickmarsofficial.com. Accessible configurations embody a 180g LP and CD, signed and unsigned. “The Different Facet Of Mars” shall be launched through Mick‘s personal label 1313, LLC, in partnership with MRI.

Mars says about “Loyal To The Lie”: “I wished to do one thing that was simply huge and imply.” However it doesn’t matter what route he is getting in on “The Different Facet Of Mars”, what ties all of it collectively is “that persons are going to listen to my tone — my sound,” Mars says. “I’m what I’m. No person else can do it. And like everybody, I’ve obtained a restricted variety of years. So, I am gonna do all I can to do a variety of stuff.”

When Mars stepped again from touring with MÖTLEY CRÜE — the band he co-founded greater than 40 years in the past — following their huge summer season 2022 “The Stadium Tour”, it appeared like the top of an period. Actually, it was the start of a brand new one.

The legendary guitarist, whose riffs, solos and general devastatingly heavy sound powered the L.A. icons by 4 many years of world-conquering, multi-platinum sonic mayhem is, as he demonstrates on his debut solo effort, nonetheless a severe drive to be reckoned with. Solely now, listeners are reckoning with extra Mars than ever earlier than. “On the subject of my enjoying, there’s the MÖTLEY facet and the Mars facet,” the guitarist says. “Both manner, I at all times have a really clear imaginative and prescient of what I need to do.”

On the aptly titled “The Different Facet of Mars”, followers get that imaginative and prescient in its full, multifarious glory. To make certain, there are many characteristically riff-tastic, tough-as-nails hard-rock anthems. The album additionally presents the guitarist heading into new and uncharted territory, tearing by caustic, trendy steel, conjuring gothic-tinged soundscapes, and digging into anguished, slow-burning energy balladry alongside unspooling bluesy, cinematic instrumental exercises. The music all through the gathering is in any other case studded with slide guitars, violins, violas, keyboards, glitchy freak-outs and all method of sonic surprises.

“There’s a variety of concepts that I’ve that, I do not need to name them ‘left,’ however they’re, you recognize what I imply?” Mars says. Relating to these stylistic turns, he continues, “My feeling has at all times been, I’d achieve some followers, I’d lose some followers. However what they’re listening to, it is all me.”

The guitarist enlisted a crack staff of musicians to assist him alongside the best way. A key contributor to the undertaking was WINGER and former ALICE COOPER keyboardist (and, like Mars, Nashville resident) Paul Taylor, who, along with acting on the report and aiding Mars in co-writing lots of the tracks, launched the guitarist to powerhouse vocalist Jacob Bunton. “Jacob got here into the studio and it was like, bam!” Mars recollects. “And I simply mentioned, ‘Yeah, he is the man.’ And most of his vocals have been one take.”

The supporting band was rounded out by KORN drummer Ray Luzier, bassist Chris Collier and singer Brion Gamboa, who contributed lead vocals to 2 songs. Mars displays, “these required a bit bit extra of an angsty, desperation sort of factor. And Brion actually got here to the desk with that.” Alongside enjoying bass on all songs recorded, Collier combined and mastered the debut solo album.

However whereas Mars surrounded himself with a brand new forged of gamers for the periods, there was one determine who represented a big hyperlink to his storied previous: Michael Wagener. The much-lauded German producer and engineer labored behind the boards on MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s 1981 debut, “Too Quick For Love”, and his relationship with Mars stretches even additional again.

“I had recognized him for a very long time, and I really introduced him to MÖTLEY,” Mars says. Working with Wagener this time, the guitarist continues, “he had such an understanding of the place I wished to go together with the fabric. And he by no means mentioned ‘Hey, do that,’ or tried to alter my thoughts or something like that. He was simply actually adamant about recording what I wished to report, and ensuring we recorded it proper.”

The result’s a report not like something Mars has supplied up in his greater than 40-year profession.

To that finish, he says that whilst he unleashes “The Different Facet Of Mars” on the world, he is already engaged on a follow-up. He gives, “I am making an attempt to continue to grow,” Mars says. “As a result of in case you cease studying new issues, in case you cease enjoying new issues, in case you shut your thoughts, you are carried out. You need to hold transferring and creating. Subsequent!”

“The Different Facet of Mars” monitor itemizing:

01. Loyal To The Lie
02. Damaged On The Inside
03. Alone
04. Killing Breed
05. Reminiscences
06. Proper Facet Of Improper
07. Prepared To Roll
08. Undone
09. Ain’t Going Again
10. LA Noir

This previous June, Mars advised Rolling Stone that he will not hit the street in help of the upcoming LP. “I am carried out touring,” he mentioned. “If any individual actually, actually desires a one-off, or a few nights, I might in all probability do it. However all that journey stuff and planes … I am manner over it.”

Mick additionally revealed that he just lately offered his share of the publishing rights to the CRÜE catalog. “The deal was simply finalized,” he advised Rolling Stone. “Now I can chill out and haven’t got to fret about something, since, like I mentioned, I am in all probability simply going to stay one other seven or eight years.”

When requested how he is aware of he will not stay longer than eight years, the now-72-year-old mentioned: “I am sufficiently old, man. I am not going to stay to be 85 or 90, I simply have a sense. I do not need to, both. My mind would not need this ugly-ass physique that is all fucked as much as hold going. I want I might simply take the data out of my mind, put it on a chip and into any individual else, or a robotic. There’s nonetheless a variety of stuff occurring up there.”

Three years in the past, Bunton revealed that he was the lead singer on Mars‘s solo album. Talking to AL.com, Bunton, who has beforehand additionally performed with LYNAM, mentioned about his collaboration with Mars: “I can let you know that I am concerned and the previous a number of months we wrote and recorded a report and Michael Wagener produced it. The good Michael Wagener from [mixing 1986 METALLICA album] ‘Grasp Of Puppets’ and all that sort of stuff. He labored with MÖTLEY CRÜE on their very first report ‘Too Quick For Love’, once they did it themselves they recorded the report after which Michael Wagener combined, after which once they obtained the report take care of Elektra, [QUEEN producer] Roy Thomas Baker ended up going again and remixing it. However on all of their self-released copies, it is Michael. However to make an extended story quick, Michael‘s producing the report as a result of that was the primary producer Mick labored with in MÖTLEY CRÜE, so he wished to do his solo album, so it has been actually cool. We have been recording it in Nashville.”

Relating to what followers can count on from Mars‘s solo CD, Bunton mentioned: “The songs are actually cool, the report is actually cool. He is such an creative participant and his riffs are insane and it is positively going to be what persons are anticipating. After they hear it … It is actually cool.”

In September 2019, Mick advised Billboard in regards to the musical route of his solo materials: “[It’s] not like at this time’s music, which to me is just about pop steel and extra growly guys. It is all cool and it is all good, and I am simply looking for one thing that is just a bit totally different than that. I [also] do not need to be residing in ’85. It is onerous to reinvent your self, however that is what I am doing now. I am making an attempt to reinvent the best way that I strategy music writing. I’ve obtained a variety of crap, and I’ve obtained a variety of great things too.”

On the time of the Billboard interview, Mars mentioned that he had been working with a vocalist named Jacob, main some followers to invest that he was referring to Bunton. “[He] might be a variety of totally different voices, and it is fairly superb,” Mick mentioned. “I am going, ‘I need this type of voice right here,’ and he’ll pull it straight off.”

In a separate interview with “Speaking Steel”, Mars mentioned that his debut solo report won’t sound like anyone else. “Properly, I suppose it is my very own model,” he mentioned. “It is not actually blues. My enjoying has a blues factor to it, in fact, nevertheless it is not what you’ll name a blues report. It is extra of a heavier rock factor, however I do not wanna even attempt to ‘outheavy’ the heavies, you recognize what I imply? It is simply one thing hopefully just a bit totally different than what is going on on now. You are not gonna hear a MÖTLEY-flavored music, aside from the guitar, [because] that is me. They’re gonna be a bit more durable than that, however not as onerous because the heavies, like MINISTRY and a few of these guys.”

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