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Tears of Mars
Meet the Band

July 26, 2007

Hometown // Joppa

Current members // Josiah Orsie, lead singer, rhythm guitar and keyboards; Luke Orsie, lead guitar; Micah Orsie, bass; Dave Hadley, drummer

Founded in // 2005

Style // rock

Influenced by // Jeff Buckley, Muse, Radiohead

Notable // The band recorded four songs for its new EP in Nashville, Tenn., with producer Joe West. West has worked with Shakira, Emmylou Harris and Warren Zevon, among others. The EP, A Place to Hide, is inspired by faith, Orsie said.

Quotable // "My main influence is my beliefs, my faith," Josiah Orsie said. "It's kind of a place to go when everything is crashing down around you. The thing you have faith in -- your friends, your family, your God -- that's your place to hide."
- the Baltimore sun


Tears of Mars released two 3 song demos when they first formed and sold them out...
They have released a a 7 song E.P. titled "A Place To Hide" , that was recorded in Nashville, Tenn. with a top producer ( which has also sold out )
and the song "This War" receiving airplay by Baltimore's own WIYY 98 Rock and Washington Rock station DC 101
In 2008 they were chosen by Taxi and Billboard magazine as one of the Northeast Heavy hitters and their song " Waiting to Explode" was put on a National Compilation CD.
There highly anticipated Sophomore release 2009's " Equity " hit the scene and set the band apart into a category all their own "Artistic Rock"
The entire album "equity" was produced, engineered and mixed by the lead singer... Josiah, in his own home studio.
2010's release of the double CD "the minor fall / the major lift" was received with rave reviews..a must hear !



Tears of Mars, an inspiring upcoming band, has left an indelible mark on the airwaves and listeners of the Tri-state area. Raised in the suburban town of Joppa just on the outskirts of Baltimore, MD, They are blazing their way along the East Coast. The band consists of five brothers. . .
Josiah Orsie - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Luke Orsie - Lead guitar
Micah Orsie - Bass
Elias Orsie - Drums
Judah Orsie - Keyboards, Percussion, Ambience

The powerful chemistry of their brotherhood is dynamically manifested at their live performances and needs to be personally experienced to be appreciated. Josiah has one of the most unique and undeniable vocal abilities heard today. Having been influenced by several bands from Europe, such as Radiohead, U2, and Muse. The Tears of Mars distinctive "Artistic Rock" style and burning passion to match, is what sets them apart from the norm.
This passionate band has performed in many shows and concerts at some of the areas most notable venues. In addition, the band has opened for several national acts, e.g., Alice in Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, Switchfoot, Cage the Elephant, Flyleaf, Sean Lennon, Anberlin, just to name a few. The Tears of Mars fan base continues to grow exponentially with every new show and opportunity given.
Notably, when Tears of Mars first formed, they released two 3-song demos that catapulted them onto the music scene. Additionally, they realeased a 7-song E.P. titled "A Place to Hide", which recieved many great reviews. "A Place to Hide" was recorded in Nashville, Tenn. with producer Joe West, who has worked with such notable artists as Jewell, Justin Timberlake, Emmy Lou Harris, Warren Zevon and Flyleaf. The song "This War" from the same EP received airplay by Baltimores own WIYY 98 Rock and Washingtons rock station DC 101. In 2008 they were chosen by Taxi and Billboard magazine as one of the "Northeast Heavy Hitters". In addition, their song "Waiting to Explode" was released on a National Compilation CD by Discmakers, which was distributed amongst major radio stations and rock magazines in th US.
In 2009 Tears of Mars released their full length CD "Equity", which was recorded and produced by Josiah. Shortly after the band created two music videos for the songs "Equity" and "Stendhal Syndrome" in their home studio. The video for "Equity" was created as a claymation short, a must see. Both videos have recieved a lot of positive feedback from their fans. The videos can be viewed at the Tears of Mars YouTube channel; youtube.com/tearsofmars and/or facebook.com/tearsofmars. Currently, the band is busy recording their third CD, "the minor fall / the major lift" which promises to be their most revered accomplishment to date.