MARS RED SKY share captivating video for « The Proving Grounds » ; new album « The Task Eternal » out 27/09 on Listenable Records

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  • 29 août 2019

Stoner rock behemoths MARS RED SKY unleash their stunning video for « The Proving Ground » via Decibel Magazine today! Fourth album « The Task Eternal » is due out September 27th on Listenable Records, and available right now for preorder.

« The Proving Grounds » video was shot in Monteton castle in the South of France, where the band composed and rehearsed the songs for their upcoming fourth album « The Task Eternal ». Director Seb Antoine (also responsible for the band’s short movie « Alien Grounds » and « The Light Beyond » video) once again managed to capture the essence of the song and the eerie atmosphere conveyed by the setting, where starring actor Gregory Dreyfus was given full latitude to perform.

Watch new video « The Proving Grounds » via Decibel Magazine

MARS RED SKY frontman Julien Pras tells more about the video: « The Proving Grounds is where Michael Connelly’s character Mickey Haller makes his case before « The Gods Of Guilt ». In this song we are alternately the jury and the accused, overwhelmed by a torrent of alarming news feed, desperate to seek justice and anxious to escape a looming disaster. Hence the temptation of reaching out to the skies, board a spacecraft and take off, or travel in time to fix what can be fixed.« 

MARS RED SKY previously released a video for « Collector« , also taken off the new album and available as a digital single on Bandcamp. 


MARS RED SKY New album « The Task Eternal »
Out September 27th on Listenable Records – PRE-ORDER HERE

TRACKLIST : 
1. The Proving Grounds
2. Collector
3. Recast
4. Reacts
5. Crazy Hearth
6. Hollow King
7. Soldier On
8. A Far Cry

MARS RED SKY have announced a full European tour in support of thenew album, including a batch of support dates with Kadavar:
27.09.19 ANGOULEME (FR) La Nef
11.10.10 BELFORT (FR) La Poudrière
12.10.19 STRASBOURG (FR) La Laiterie
17.10.19 SAINT BRIEUC (FR) Carnavalorock
25.10.19 VENDOME (FR) Les Rockomotives
26.10.19 GRENOBLE (FR) L’Ampérage
27.10.19 MONTHEY (CH) Pont Rouge
29.10.19 ZÜRICH (CH) Rote Fabrik
30.10.19 BRUSSEL (BE) Les Halles
31.10.19 DIKSMUIDE (BE) 4AD
01.11.19 COLOGNE (DE) Helios 37
02.11.19 AMSTERDAM (NL) Melkweg
03.11.19 WIESBADEN (DE) Schlachthof
04.11.19 MUNICH (DE) Feierwerk
05.11.19 VIENNA (AT) Arena
06.11.19 LEIPZIG (DE) Werk2
07.11.19 BERLIN (DE) Cassiopeia
08.11.19 HAMBURG (DE) Hafenklang
09.11.19 KRAKOW (PL) Soulstone Gathering
12.11.19 LYON (FR) CCO ** 
13.11.19 NANTES (FR) Stereolux **
14.11.19 PARIS (FR) Alhambra **
15.11.19 BORDEAUX (FR) BT59 **
16.11.19 MADRID (SP) Sala Mon **
17.11.19 BARCELONA (SP) Razzmatazz **
20.11.19 CLERMONT-FERRAND (FR) La Coopérative de Mai
14.12.19 MONTPELLIER (FR) Black Sheep
04.03.20 PARIS (FR) La Maroquinerie
05.03.20 TOURS (FR) Le Temps Machine
06.03.20 TOULOUSE (FR) Le Metronum
13.03.20 DIJON (FR) La Vapeur
14.03.20 ORLEANS (FR) L’Astrolabe
28.03.20 GERARDMER (FR) Maison de la Culture
** with Kadavar

Beyond a highly recognizable sound, MARS RED SKY have been opening gateways to new dimensions with their otherworldly songs since their self-titled debut back in 2011. Whether you experience their records or live performances, their hulking yet trippy brand of stoner rock takes you onto an infinite journey. From the early days, the Bordeaux trio has established as an essential live act, treading upon the biggest rock and metal stages (SXSW, Hellfest, Roadburn, Desertfest, Eurockéennes festival) and opening for the likes of Sleep, Dinosaur Jr., Kyuss Lives!, Killing Joke or Gojira.

With their sophomore full-length « Stranded In Arcadia » (2014), a sci-fi odyssey filled with dystopian reveries, MARS RED SKY quickly became a cornerstone band among the heavy rock scene, garnering praise from international critics. « Hypnotic », « massive », « charismatic », « psychedelic » are some of the words used to define the prolific trio’s sound, floating atop the stoner rock constellation and 70s psych pop nebula. Two years and hundreds of shows across Europe and Americas later, the band released their third album « Apex III (Praise For The Burning Soul) » (2016). Once again produced by Brazilian engineer Gabriel Zander, their behemoth sound blends perfectly with Julien Pras ethereal vocals and guitars, opening a door to even more bewitching paths. 

In 2017, MARS RED SKY treated the fans to a highly collectable item with the « Myramyd » EP – an instrumental odyssey in the form of a 17-minute live recording. After another two years spent on the road, 2019 felt like the right time to return with their brand new album « The Task Eternal » on Listenable Records, which is set to be followed by a couple of extensive European tours. 

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