Austin, TX based Deserts of Mars was formed in 2006 with a heavy fuzzed out bass sound and the idea that the Riff Rules ALL!!!
Deserts of Mars is:
Tony Salvaggio – Founding member of DoM whose growling bass has been known to shake the stars and is the perfect compliment to his melodic vocals.
Bob Hoff – Guitarist creating majestic highs and crunching low sonic melodic blasts.
Erik Kinservik -The Space Viking brings the thunder of meteors hitting moons
Garnering positive reviews and loyal fans known as Martian Maniacs, there is but one goal among this trio of galactic travelers: Spread heaviness and Mars Metal across the universe in a quest for musical DoMination on every planet that craves rock and loves to groove.
Martian scrolls outline a recent history:
Always searching for the next elusive Mars Metal song hidden in dark matter or between space/time this power trio is aided in their quest by the visual leadership of former drummer Billy Garretsen. Billy (Perfect Dork Studios) accepted a mission to train his newborn daughter to fight Rocktopi and left the drumming post of DoM for this nobile mission. Billy stays connected to the band and helps with visual design and direction of the band’s flyers etc… Upon Billy’s depature DoM reconnected with the Mars Curiosity Rover and activated its secret mission to find a suitable replacement. Curiosity unearthed Erik the Space Viking from his cryostasis deep within the Martian caves and sent him to earth on his Viking ship to bring the thunder to DoM.