LA rock band signs deal with EMI Music’s Virgin Records


MUMBAI: EMI Music’s Virgin Records has signed a new worldwide deal with Los Angeles rock band 30 Seconds to Mars.

30 Seconds to Mars, fronted by vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Jared Leto, is currently in the studio in Los Angeles recording their third album with producer Flood. Due this fall, the as-yet-untitled album is the follow-up to 2005’s A Beautiful Lie, which sold more than three million albums and singles worldwide and spawned two Top 10 Modern Rock singles, From Yesterday and The Kill.

30 Seconds to Mars’ new album is a collection of the thoughts and ideas that the band have experienced after spending several years on the road. The songs reflect a willingness to take chances and create a pivotal, game-changing album.

"It’s great to finally move forward and focus on what’s most important to us all – the music. We are excited about starting over with the many talented people at Virgin/EMI, and to sharing our new music with the fans in the very near future. We will never forget the unrelenting support from all our friends, family, and fans around the world," says Jared Leto.

"We are thrilled to have set aside our differences and signed a new agreement with 30 Seconds to Mars. Our relationship has been extremely rewarding and successful, and we’re eager to move forward and put our global team to work on the brilliant new album they are recording with Flood," says EMI Music president of A&R labels – North America & UK Nick Gatfield.

"I am excited to be a part of 30 Seconds to Mars’ next chapter. Not only are they one of the most important bands in rock music today, but I admire their commitment to the online world. It has made them digital pioneers in terms of reaching fans where they live and breathe music," says Virgin A&R Labels president Rob Stevenson.