The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Deserts of Mars.
Austin based Deserts of Mars was formed with a heavy fuzzed out bass and the idea that the riff rules all. After searching the universe for like-minded band members, vocalist and bassist Tony Salvaggio found game artist and drummer Billy Garretsen and started cranking out heavy rock. Their musical space adventure was kicked into hyperdrive with the addition of Bob Hoff, who's melodic guitar work solidified the sound as a perfect counterpart to the low end growl prevalent in much of their music. From there this power trio forged their friendship and their fan base playing on the Red River District of the blue planet. Influenced by a variety of heavy music from around the galaxy, Deserts of Mars has one goal - to create Mars Metal that rocks the universe.
Heavy Planet and Deserts of Mars have one common goal in mind and that is to fill the universe with some awesome music. These three dudes from Austin, TX take the heavy rock genre to a new level with their unique take on riff-infused metal ultimately claiming a stake to what they choose to call "Mars Metal". The songs on their latest CD "Transmission" transport the listener to another world of stoner rock possibilities. Expanding upon the basic riff, these guys add melody, intricate structure, and a bit of crunch to an otherwise predictable genre. Give these guys a listen today and purchase their CD available now!