Project Mars Open For Legendary Metallers ANVIL
Aylmer, QC heavy rockers Project Mars have been given the nod to open in Ottawa on May 22nd for legendary Canadian metal band ANVIL whom for the last 30-plus years have unleashed 14 full-length albums and one critically acclaimed documentary – Anvil! The Story of Anvil, and have influenced heavy hitters like Slayer and Metallica.
Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Venue: The Brass Monkey, 250A Greenbank Rd.
Time: 7:00pm – 19+
Bands: ANVIL, CAYM, Project Mars
Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/415805035110437/
In additional news, Project Mars recently teamed up with PureGrainAudio.com to spread to the masses their latest single and tribute to Canadian soldiers “Don’t Hold Back” for free download at the following link – http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/project-mars-don-t-hold-back-free-download
“Don’t Hold Back is written as dedication to Canadian troops and our good friend / former bassist Jordan Elliott who broke the news to us that he was going to be stationed in Afghanistan and before he left gave me his guitar telling me that if anything were to happen to him that he wanted someone to write some good tunes and keep his spirit alive.” says guitarist Jason Connolly. “We also wanted to write a song that described a soldiers point of view of going into battle and not letting anything get in his or her way along with illustrating the fear that goes along with it and the thoughts of not knowing if you’ll ever return the same mentally or physically and alive to your friends and family.”
“Don’t Hold Back” is from Project Mars upcoming debut album set for release in later 2012.
Single Stream Lyric Video – Don’t Hold Back – www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRt-GgEJzQ0
Video – Hey (Live) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rr3ech_L_w
About: What began as some plain good ol’ banter on the job between three coworkers at a restaurant, soon became prog rock band Sound Addiction, morphed into a power trio and eventually evolved into alt rock band now know as Project Mars.
After purchasing all the necessary gear to record a debut album, tackling the learning curve that followed and playing a number of successful shows, a mix of unforeseen factors led to the dissolution of Project Mars a year later. But not too long after that is when, in 2010, a reunion between high school friends Jason Connolly (Guitars/Vocals) and Ron Henry (Vocals/Guitars) resulted in the beginning of the resurrection of Project Mars.
Now, Project Mars is gearing up to release its debut full-length album, Don’t Hold Back, in September 2012. With the title track an ode to the band’s former bassist who left to join the Canadian army, the record deals with everything from war and politics to more personal struggles.
Packed with in-your-face rock and tons of attitude from track to track, Don’t Hold Back’s first mission is to kick listeners’ asses and its second is to help raise awareness and funds for multiple sclerosis research, following a recent diagnosis that hit close to home.