Leto described this paradox as a rather common but unfortunate occurrence. The track "Revolution", excluded from the final track listing, was considered by some critics as having an anti-American tone. Leto rejected the claim and explained that it can be taken "many different ways" and if taken literally or politically, it could be misinterpreted.
He said that the band "didn't want a song like that to overshadow what we are about" and especially after the September 11 attacks , they felt it did not fit thematically with the rest of the album, stating that "it took on new dimensions".
The photography for the album was handled by drummer Shannon Leto , with additional works provided by Ken Schles. It includes a phoenix logo, named " Mithra " by the band, that bears the motto "Provehito in Altum". Roughly translated from Latin, the phrase means "Launch forth into the deep". The band chose a phoenix for its association with rebirth and renewal in the Greek mythology. The initial cover art was discontinued and destroyed during production following the September 11 attacks due to the graphic content of the image.
Thirty Seconds to Mars explained that they never saw it as a violent image, but felt that it was inappropriate in the wake of the events. It was originally expected to be released in early It was issued a month before the album's release on July 23, After five years since its original release, 30 Seconds to Mars was made available in Australia on April 7, on Virgin Records.
It was broadcast worldwide through the online platform VyRT and included live playback and commentary of the record with the band, interactive discussion focused on the formation of Thirty Seconds to Mars, and exclusive acoustic performances.
The band promoted the album through a number of tours in North America. Even before its release, Puddle of Mudd invited Thirty Seconds to Mars to open a six-week tour for them in the spring of It was the last performance with guitarist Solon Bixler , which left the band due to issues primarily related to touring.
Johan Wippsson from Melodic claimed that the band has "something new to add to the world" with their space-influenced modern rock. Mitch Joel from Blistering commended the band's musical diversity, noting that they are "worth more than most of their peers on a song-by-song magnitude.
Taylor from AllMusic commented that the "space-age themes complement the group's advanced musical achievements wonderfully". In the United States, 30 Seconds to Mars entered the Billboard at number on the issue dated September 14, After nine weeks, it fell to number 40, with sales of over 40, units. In France, 30 Seconds to Mars debuted at number on the national albums chart on October 5, It peaked at number 89 the following week.
Jason D. Taylor of AllMusic considered the release of 30 Seconds to Mars a "daring new step in musical evolution" and noted that its impact left "vast corridors of sound open for the listener to meander down at will". He commented that Thirty Seconds to Mars managed to record an album that "breathes life" into the "empty shell that corporate rock has become", and felt that in "reanimating an avenue of musical expression that has for many years been on its deathbed", the band possibly offered the best rock experience of A writer of MuchMusic called the album a "work that is built to last", noting that the band produced "something unique" with "depth and substance".
He considered its music "undoubtedly the most aggressive they've created" and regarded lead single "Capricorn A Brand New Name " as the band's "most muscular moment". All tracks are written by Jared Leto , except where noted. Credits adapted from 30 Seconds to Mars album liner notes.
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Later that year, he received national attention when fan Jeff Weise , who had frequented Mars' website and forum, killed nine people. Due to media attention and buzz, he gained the attention of hip-hop distribution label Beyond Spaced Entertainment and re-released Mars Attacks to stores worldwide.
That same year, Mars was used as the model of a character in Hostage , a movie based on a novel by Robert Crais. The movie was adapted for the screen by Doug Richardson , with the Mars-influenced role played by Ben Foster. On August 19, , Psychopathic Records and sub-label Hatchet House released their Tunnel Runners compilation, featuring material from underground rappers and groups not signed to the label.
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