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The origins of Racing Mars can be traced back to the mid nineties when guitarist Andy Newey and bassist Chris Finn first came together to form Cyan in their native Bristol, England. During their time with Cyan, Finn and Newey took on the role of main song writers, with Newey already influenced by bands such as Iron Maiden and Def Leppard and guitarists such as Steve Vai and Gary Moore, contrasting with Finn's influnces by bands like The Cult, The Alarm and Big Country, but this unlikely pairing produced an interesting blend of power and catchy guitar hooks that gained Cyan a lot of support locally. Cyan split in 2002 and Finn and Newey eventually linked up with vocalist Tim Wallace in 2003 to form Rockmungus, playing mostly covers around the South West of England and releasing some original work in 2012. During this time Finn and Newey also formed another sideline covers project called Trash Casino where they linked up with drummer Neil Rogers, formally of Anno Domini, who's AOR influences inspired the band to return to writing more rock based original material, with Finn, Newey, Wallace and Rogers adding rhythm guitarist Tony Barrett-Powell to form Racing Mars early in 2014.

Finn and Newey had written plenty of material during their time together and set about recording an album in 2016 which would become 'Measure of Decay' released in April 2017, using their live experience and natural sound, the album was produced by Finn, with the recording spread over several months at Red Room Studio's in Bristol.

The band draw on a lot of influences from the Rock and classic goth rock genres, with a wide spectrum that can sound similar to The Cult's 'Love' album in some songs and Dogs D’Amour’s 'In The Dynamite Jet Saloon' album in other songs, with a distinct eighties feel throughout. Songs such as 'She Sells Sanctuary' and D’Amour’s ’Last Bandit’ have definately influenced their songs, but their is also an under lying classic rock feel that has no-doubt grown from their experience with covers songs in previous projects.

The band have announced plans to release another album before the end of the year and a further two albums have been penned ready to record and release in 2018, so the band have immediately started recording, again looking to use Red Room studio's in Bristol and following on from their previous positive experience, they will self-produce the album, but they will also be looking to add a number of live UK shows to their calendar this year as well.