Former MötleyCrue guitarist Mick Mars has released his debut solo single. 'Loyal To The Lie'is the first track to emerge from Mars' first solo album The Other Side Of Mars, which will be released on February 23 next year via the guitarist's own label. 1313 LLC.
“I wanted to do something that was just big and mean,” says Mars. "People are going to hear my tone – my sound. I am what I am. Nobody else can do it. And like everyone, I’ve got a limited number of years. So, I'm gonna do all I can to do a lot of stuff.
"When it comes to my playing, there’s the Mötley side and the Mars side. Either way, I always have a very clear vision of what I want to do."
Musicians on the upcoming album include Winger and former Alice Cooper keyboardist Paul Taylor, vocalist Jacob Bunton, Korn drummer Ray Luzier and bassist Chris Collier, while singer Brion Gamboa contributes to two tracks.
According to a statement accompanying news of the album's release, The Other Side Of Marswill find the guitarist "heading into new and uncharted territory, tearing through caustic, modern metal, conjuring gothic-tinged soundscapes, and digging into anguished, slow-burning power balladry alongside unspooling bluesy, cinematic instrumental workouts" and is "studded with slide guitars, violins, violas, keyboards, glitchy freak-outs and all manner of sonic surprises."
“There’s a lot of ideas that I have that, I don't want to call them ‘left,’ but they are, you know what I mean?” says Mars. "My feeling has always been, I might gain some fans, I might lose some fans. But what they’re hearing, it’s all me."
Listen to the first single "Loyal to the Lie" here:
Degenerator, led by Barrett Klesko (Alle Else Fails) who is joined by Jonathan Webster (Pass of Era, ex-Striker), this relentless musical force delivers a spellbinding sound that resonates with fans of grunge, sludge, stoner, and doom metal.