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Kevin Estrella is Pyramids on Mars, a musical entity that boasts surreal melodic instrumental rock loaded with guitars, bass, keyboards, drum programming, and otherworldly effects. Based in Hamilton, ON, Pyramids on Mars is set to release it’s latest effort, Echo Cosmic, on September 8, 2015. In anticipation of the album, we’ve partnered with Estrella to offer a free download of the song “Battle for Rome”, which was “Influenced by the X-Box One game trailer Ryse Son of Rome.”

According to the accompanying bio, the new recording was “Inspired the by the studies of UFOs, aliens and the artifacts of in our solar system…Pyramids on Mars is an embodiment of spacey music that brings both worlds together as both a musical concept, and message to the world of the alien presence.”

“I honestly think Echo Cosmic will do for this decade what Joe Satrani’s Surfing With The Alien did for instrumental rock back in the ’80s. It captures the same passion, energy, and melodic hooks, yet it has an updated sound. Heavier than Satriani though. He is influenced mostly by the blues. I am influenced by metal and classical music. I have always focused on melody. Same with composers like J.S Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. The masters of melody. They are pretty much all I listen to. So what I am doing on stage today, was the norm 300 years ago.” comments Estrella.


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