Project Mars

Posted by Christopher Rudder

Hailing from Ottawa, ON, alt rockers Project Mars are back with a vengeance to unleash their most powerful material to date into the musical landscape while simultaneously lending their talents to help a worthy cause.

 

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"Don't Hold Back" by Project Mars

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 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 EP, Don’t Hold Back, in October 2012. With the title track an ode to the band’s former bassist who left to join the 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.

 

CR: I want to thank you for taking time out of your schedule to talk with me and Rogue Magazine’s Hearing Aid. How Are You?

 

Jason: Not Bad at all

 

 CR:...right lets do this!!! Aside from music and what is written in your bio, tell us something about you that your fans don’t know.

 

Jason: well that’s a good one, as you know we are currently waiting to put out our first album ‘Don’t Hold Back’ which will be out in September 2012, we have been working secretly on the second album already half done the writing process. We are a band with no shortage of ideas so we plan to put out as much material as we can while we are still alive and well, kind of trying to do something like the Beatles, and put out multiple albums a year.

 

 CR: For all of our readers who will hear some of your songs, read the interview and become instant fans; tell them where they can learn more about you, your music, any upcoming projects, events or albums. Tell everyone your website addresses?

 

Jason: Well they can go to all our social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, CBC3, Twitter, Reverb nation, YouTube, etc. or