Cities of Mars is a psychedelic fuzz/doom band hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden.
The band was formed in 2015 when Danne Palm (bass/vox) teamed up with Christoffer Norén (guitar/vox) and Johan Küchler (drums/backing vox) to create a heavy band with an integrated storyline - the saga of the Cities of Mars - where the KGB cosmonaut Nadia lands on Mars on a covert mission in 1971 and shortly after disappears into the misty depths of an ancient conspiracy. With inspiration from bands like Mastodon, The Obsessed, The Sword and Tool, the trio went hard to work.
In June 2015, the band released the first two chapters of the story, The Third Eye/Cyclopean Ritual two-track single, with longtime friend Esben Willems of Monolord and Berserk Audio producing.
In 2016, gigs all over Sweden was followed by the EP Celestial Mistress, arriving on a 12” gatefold vinyl in time for a two-week tour of Sweden, Germany, NL, Belgium, France and Switzerland.
In early 2017 Cities of Mars completed their debut album Temporal Rifts, this time signed with Italian label Argonauta Records.
Following the release of Temporal Rifts in late September Cities of Mars hit the road for a four-week tour through Europe.
The next chapters of the Saga are on their way.