MARS RED SKY (heavy psych – France)

Considered as one of the greats of the European stoner rock scene, MARS RED SKY have gained international recognition thanks to a unique sound imprint based on thick infectious grooves and aerial guitar melodies. This is truly a one of a kind experience, wrapped up by Julien Pras’ ethereal vocals, Matgaz’ powerful rhythms and Jimmy Kinast’s pachydermic bass lines. Somewhere between doom metal and 70’s psyche pop, the Mars Red Sound intrigues to begin with, after which the masses are irremediably drawn into this cosmic ritual of solar burning fuzz and reverberated atmospheres.

Driven by the huge success of their eponymous debut record, which was recorded in Spain’s mystic Bardenas desert and released in 2011 (then sold more than 3,500 copies), the Bordelais trio are quickly invited to play on the largest European stages with Kyuss Lives!, Dinosaur Jr, Sleep, as well as renowned festivals such as Eurockéennes de Belfort (Fr), Roadburn (NL), London and Berlin Desertfest, Sziget Festival (Hun) and SXSW (USA), leading them to play in more than 20 countries. With their incredibly heavy and hypnotic performances, MARS RED SKY are undoubtedly considered as one of the most thrilling live acts among the international stoner rock scene. In 2012, they pair up with French doom metal monsters Year Of No Light to release a 3-track split record, which sells out in a blink of an eye.

The release of their new EP “Be My guide” in the spring of 2013 prophetically opens the path for an extensive tour across Europe, then across the Atlantic Ocean for a few exciting series of gigs in Latin America, where they record the tracks for their new record “Stranded In Arcadia”, released on April 2014 via Listenable Records. Recorded, mixed and mastered in Rio de Janeiro by Gabriel Zander (Superfuzz Studio), this new album takes it to the next level in terms of sound and songwriting. Heavier than ever, MARS RED SKY drag us into a world of fuzz and psychedelia, long journey to an idyllic place called Arcadia…


Julien Pras – Vocals & Guitar
Jimmy Kinast – Bass
Matgaz – Drums



What is overwhelming is the spacey, desert-cruise-as-daylight-is-waning type calming, soothing and frankly awesome feeling the band tosses your way.” Doommantia

Mars Red Sound imprint, is four tracks of gorgeous, fuzzed-out heavy psychedelia that clock in just under 27 minutes.” The Obelisk

Mars Red Sky has managed to put out one of those wow-albums that comes two or three times a year! A word that comes to mind is; melancholy, super psychedelic and very tasty.Planet Fuzz Records

Here, the songs sound so slowly, as if you’re pulled through a viscous honey mass of the best drugs. (…) The album expands transcendent and establishes what many psychedelic-inspired bands try. It takes you and doesn’t let you go.”

Mars Red Sky is one of the most progressive and gifted bands in the stoner rock field.” The Heavy Chronicles


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