Band Line Up 2013
THE EARLS OF MARS
Playing: Saturday, 10th August 2013
Stage: Jagermeister Stage
Band Photo Gallery
AIM - TO
OCCUPY THE ENTIRETY OF DERBYSHIRE IN THE SPACE OF 30 MINUTES.
privileged to bring our tales of Martian Folklore to life at the distinguished
Bloodstock Festival 2013. Come stare aghast at the unbalanced absurdity of it
all, but fear not - we come in peace!
and Gentlemen, step a little closer.....
about to see the most wondrous sounds and hear the most ear-popping sights.
in spacesuits...Jersey giants...Two headed ganders...
qualified to practice medicine and Jack the swinging sensation.
A fest of
treats for all the family...
world of Earls of Mars.
caress your ears, bathe you in curiosity and tickle your funny bone.
please be careful as The Earls are not what they seem...
rock band, part interstellar jazz cafe” – Platform-online.net
as mad as a sack of badgers” – misplacedmetalhead.com
clearly love to dispense confusion with their demented marches” – Metal Hammer
that you are not completely sure if you like what you are seeing” –
soundtrack to Victorian policemen storming a building” – Badassgrimness
talk of the town, be the first of your friends and family to cry “I was there,
its true, its all true!”
mind somersault without a net, let your heart skip across the falling skies....
witness The Earls of Mars, before its too late...
Armstrong – Voices and Pianos
Hardingham – Guitars and Other Lesser Known Instruments
McCarthy – Upright Basses and Akkordions
Newman – Drums and Percussion
Are Falling – 3 Track EP
October 31st 2012
length debut album coming late Summer 2013
And so it
of Mars were formed in 2012 by multi-instrumental solo artist Dan Hardingham
(aka Onethirtyeight) when the urge to return to performing as part of a band
stole back into its being. The stirring
led him to contact drinking partner and fellow festival campfire cohort Harry
Armstrong (End of Level Boss / Hangnail / Decomnposssed / countless others) and
a plan was brought to life.
a rhythm of stand up bass bass player Si McCarthy and drum kit abuser Dave
Newman from a middle-of-nowhere pb, run by an aging Italian
ex-jocket-turned-revolutionary-whiskey-fermentor, the seeds were sewn to create
something a little less from the norm.
October 2012 the four congregated at earth Terminal Studios in deepest, darkest
Hampshire to perform an experiment: To capture a collection of ideas with no
real postulation of how the sound would turn out.
result was a three track ep “The Skies are Falling”. Self released on Halloween 2012 this led to
their first live gig supporting pioneering noise legend Boyd Rice/Non.
of Mars gained instant notoriety from those whose ears found their way to the
recording. Ben Ward, frontman of
legendary UK rock madmen Orange Goblin instantly proposed the The Earls join
them for their 2013 UK Tour. A
resounding success that resulted in the group being thrown, tied up, drugged
and blindfold, into the back of Candlelight
Records impresario Steve Beaties 1977 Volvo 245DL where a contract, was signed.
vital, deal clinching amendment was needed before history was made...
agreed: “The Territory of this agreement shall be all the countries of the
World and its solar system...
resulting collaboration will be unveiled to the world later this year. Be prepared to learn the mysteries of
Cornelius Itchybah’s first night on Earth.
Marvel at Otto the Magnificent’s tales of time-travel weight
lifting. Stare aghast at The Swinger and
weep at the unfortunate tale recounted in The Ballad of Ben Ayre.
of Mars are here. Come join their dance.
Band Line Up 2013
- DARK FUNERAL
- MUNICIPAL WASTE
- KING DIAMOND
- EX DEO
- DEATH ANGEL
- LAMB OF GOD
- BULL RIFF STAMPEDE
- SCAR SYMMETRY
- THE PROPHECY
- THE WAY OF PURITY
- UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION
- ANDREW O NEILL
- SHEOL AFTERLIFE
- LEFT UNSCARRED
- CRUEL HUMANITY
- THIS IN TURN
- SECOND RATE ANGELS
- INTERNAL CONFLICT
- TEN CENT TOY
- DISHONOUR THE CROWN
- THE INFERNAL SEA
- IN THE HILLS
- DIESEL KING