Almost Acoustic Christmas: Photos, recaps, interviews, and more!

It’s no secret that Thirty Seconds To Mars are working on a new album. What wasn’t known is that the album is said to be more produced than This Is War.  Frontman Jared Leto described it as “very orchestral, narrative, interactive and even more electronic than previous projects.”

Leto is once again at the helm along with iconic producers such as Steve Lillywhite, widely known for his work with U2 and The Killers.

The band has set up what they call ICAASS (International Center for the Advancement of the Arts and Sciences of Sound), atop the Hollywood Hills. In addition to their studio or “Lab” as they call it, the band is incorporating recordings made at remote locations like India, Africa, Yosemite, the California desert and Europe.

In order to get fans fired up about the new album, the band will invite people for a sneak peak into their studio, April 27th for a live webcast. The digital presentation will include a live performance, preview of their live tour film, sneak peek of their documentary film ARTIFACT, and a discussion with the band.

The band plans to re-launch their successful event titled The Summit and plans to launch The Summit 2.0 as an app, allowing fans to be a part of the live recording for the album through Facebook, Twitter and a new technology platform called VyRT. Digital tickets are available for $9.99 until Wednesday, April 25th at

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Leto explained VyRT. “What we do is, we sell individual digital tickets to live events and broadcast them online in a social theater,” Leto explains. “I really started it because there was a very special show that we had towards the end of our two-and-a-half year tour. We wanted to broadcast the show in a really high-quality social way, but when we started to look around, there wasn’t really a company out there that we could use to share this event. So I started the company.”

Comments (4)
  1. Casey says:

    Over produced crap!!!

  2. Matt says:

    This is so cool. THis band is burying everyone else as far as how they use technology and the fact that they are going more electronic is something I’ve been saying they should do since the first time I heard “AttacK”.

  3. Leandri says:

    Its Jared’s voice that I have fallen in love with…

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