Today sees the release of Parallels V.1 the new EP from London based eclectic rock band Temples on Mars. The EP is a collection of 5 alternative versions of songs from their 2018 self-titled debut album.
Vocalist and guitarist James Donaldson comments on the evolution of the EP, “Everyone in the band likes to listen to and play other styles of music outside of our genre so we already had the idea of making some alternative versions of our tracks in the back of our minds. This idea was brought to the forefront even more when we were asked to play an acoustic set live to air on Expresso Show whilst on tour in South Africa, which made it necessary for us to look at what would work best stripped down and what wouldn’t. The five tracks we finally chose are what worked naturally, and we are incredibly happy with the result and excited to share it with the world. It is a step out for us and it’s nice to do something a bit different.”
Parallels V.1 is available on all digital platforms from the 3rd July 2020.
Stream the album on Spotify
About Temples on Mars
Temples on Mars are a London based rock band formed of ex-members of Agent, Starseed and The Spindle Sect. Featuring James Donaldson on guitar/vocals, Gerald Gill on guitar, Daz Carikas on bass guitar and Dean Gibb on drums, Temples on Mars are here to present an accessible, progressive rock sound to planet Earth.
The band members’ former projects have collated a formidable track record of achievements between them, having performed at the likes of Download Festival, Planet Rock Winter’s End, HRH Ibiza, HRH Prog and Hammerfest, plus sharing the stage with Skindred, Night Verses, Enter Shikari, Ill Nino, Voyager, Devilskin, Devil Sold His Soul and many more. Media such as Metal Hammer, Prog, Distorted Sound, the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show and more have supported the band members’ past endeavours and Temples on Mars continue to make their mark with the aforementioned tastemakers of the rock scene.
Temples on Mars released their self-titled debut album on 6th April 2018 via Dutch label Primordial Records, which was recorded by award winning producer Paul Matthews (I Am Giant) at his London studio and mastered by Sebastian Braunreuther at Mix Berlin in Germany. “Temples on Mars” received glowing reviews worldwide and the release was supported by a UK headline tour, accompanied with international support slots and festival appearances at MacMillan Fest (UK), Progpower (Netherlands), Planet Rock Winter’s End (UK), Euroblast (Germany) to name a few, followed by a headline South African tour.