30 Seconds to Mars is a rock band hailing from Los Angeles, CA. Created in 1998 by brothers Jared Leto (Vocals, Guitar) and Shannon Leto (Drums). First album was recorded entirely by the two of them, the tour formation was with three more members: Solon Bixler (Lead Guitar, Back Vocals) - left in 2003, now has a band called Great Northern`; Kevin Drake (Guitar) and Matt Wachter (Bass, Keys occasionaly).
30 Seconds to Mars has three members nowadays: Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and tomo milicevic.
On March 1st 2007 on Taste Of Chaos festival, in El Paso, Texas, the bass player Matt Wachter announced that he’s leaving the band to spend more time with his family. This was later confirmed by Virgin and the band’s official website. Matt now plays bass in Angels & Airwaves.
Tim Kelleher, bassist for My Darling Murder, which disbanded in April 2006, is standing in as touring bassist pending an official replacement.
Their sound is somewhat unique, on occasion described as ‘space rock’ - with a very deep use of synthesisers - particularly on the debut self-titled album. The space rock reference comes from the theme of the first album,...