Thirty Seconds To Mars have announced that they have released “Night Of The Hunter (Shannon Leto Remix)” on Sept. 18th. The single which was originally on the Thirty Seconds To Mars’ acclaimed 3rd album This Is War has been re-worked for the dance floor by the band’s drummer Shannon Leto.
“’Night Of The Hunter’ is one of my favorite songs to play live with my band [Thirty Seconds To Mars] and I really wanted to reinvent it, to shed a different light on it by bringing a dance element to it. I'm excited share the remix out there in the world!” expressed Leto.
Shannon Leto is one of rock’s most dynamic drummers of present day. Bob Ezrin (KISS, Pink Floyd, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones), identifies Leto as “one of the most inventive drummers I’ve worked with. He isn’t satisfied with simply adding a beat; his drum parts are an integral part of orchestration.” Steve Lillywhite (U2, Peter Gabriel, Morrissey) agrees; "Shannon treats drumming unlike most drummers do in rock bands. His cross rhythms explode in a guttural way...very musical, extremely unique.”
Stepping outside of the rock world, Leto’s connection in the dance world is energized passion. Taking his vested interest in dance music to the next level, Leto hosted several after-hours parties in 2011 and 2012, bringing his beats and percussion to Norway, Austria, Russia and Portugal among other noted clubs.
Now at the forefront, Leto prepares the release of his first dance single, “Night Of The Hunter(Shannon Leto Remix)” from Virgin Records.
Signed to their first record deal in 1998, Thirty Seconds To Mars consists of brothers Jared and Shannon Leto and Tomo Milicevic. With three studio albums to date, the band has sold over 5 million albums world-wide and is one of the biggest touring rock bands of modern day, selling out arenas around the globe. The band is currently in the studio working on their highly anticipated 4th album.