Thirty Seconds To Mars Working On New Album, Not Breaking Up was a top 12 pop story of April 2012: Thirty Seconds To Mars are not breaking up or going on hiatus as many have speculated. In fact, the band is planning a new album which will be a change of direction musically. EMI sent over these details:
Thirty Seconds To Mars are currently working on their 4th studio album, the follow-up to 2009's global hit This Is War.
The new album is a "dramatic departure from the past", says singer and songwriter Jared Leto, describing it as being "very orchestral, narrative, interactive and even more electronic than previous projects".
Leto is once again producing the album along with several other talented producers including the return of Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Killers). The trio are working out of their studio in the Hollywood Hills dubbed 'ICAASS' (International Center for the Advancement of the Arts and Sciences of Sound) or 'The Lab' for short, as well as incorporating site specific recording in locations as far reaching as India, Africa, Yosemite, the California desert and Europe.