Pyramids on Mars is music that really sounds like it’s from Mars!!
Every once in a while there comes along a band that is so different or unique, that you would think they were from another planet and dropped here on Earth. Pyramids on Mars, is one of those bands.
What first catches you is that they are an instrumental band. You can hear a combination of elements such as hard rock, industrial, metal and psychedelic rock. And then… the lead guitar comes soaring in with beautiful, melodic phrases. Melodies so catchy and memorable, that the guitar becomes the “vocals” of the music.
Pyramids on Mars is the solo project of guitarist Kevin Estrella. He wanted to do something musically different that would stand out from the crowd.
“Pyramids on Mars is the embodiment of who I am really. My musical influences, my philosophies on life, the universe and our place in it.” Kevin went on to say, “I have always been attracted to space, and a lot of my sound is influenced from my childhood growing up in the '70’s. Some of my favorite TV shows back then were Star Trek and Space: 1999. Plus I am a huge Rush and Pink Floyd fan!
Thus I use a lot of analog synthesizers like the Minimoog and Oberheim Polyphonic that were predominant in the '70’s era and used exclusively by those bands. They are just so warm and mysterious sounding, they resonate with me."
Stylistically, the music is very similar to world renowned rock guitarist Joe Satriani. So much Kevin has nicknamed himself the “Satriani of the North.”
“Satriani, is a huge influence on me, of course”, he says. “But he (Satriani) does more of a blues thing. I am more classically influenced. I absolutely love classical composers J.S Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. They are my biggest musical influences. I spent 3 years in fact, studying classical guitar. Mix my classical influences with all the bands I grew up listening to like Rush, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Ministry, Pink Floyd for example, and new bands like Meshuggah, I am a blend of it all, and more…”
Kevin recorded, produced, engineered and mastered his first debut CD, self titled “Pyramids on Mars” released in 2013. He performed all the instruments on the album and did all the drum programming. He has been capturing music industry attention, and gaining a tremendous amount of fans worldwide on Jango Radio, Soundcloud and Twitter.
His goals are to continue to build a loyal fan base and bring his powerful, ambient music to the masses.
Follow them on Facebook, www.pyramidsonmars.com , and twitter @PyramidsOnMars_