What series of events unites a few strangers to make music together? Is it a cosmic anomaly or destiny?
Stirring influences ranging from the aura of Tool, the innovation of The Mars Volta and the classic presentation of Led Zeppelin into a melting pot of melodic heaviness, Florida-based Puerto Rico-native rockers Message To Venus have risen to the forefront of the independent music scene, drawing comparisons to established acts such as The Deftones, Soundgarden and Alice In Chains.
Making their first official mark on the music scene in 2011 with the release of their debut single “Universal You”, from the subsequent EP The Envelope, M2V were warmly welcomed by rock fans from around the globe. Praised by established artists such as Godsmack and Halestorm, receiving weekly spins at Octane and MusicChoice (among many others) and being featured in the motion picture The Witness (El Testigo) have all added to the band’s growing portfolio of accomplishments.
Feeling as though fate was nudging them in a specific direction, the members of Message To Venus made the decision to relocate to Miami, Florida in order to continue to promote their music, as well as to record their debut full-length album. “Puerto Rico is beautiful… it’s our home”, explains guitarist John Feliciano. “We play there as often as we can, but in order to expand globally we want to be planted on soil where touring opportunities are more frequent.”
Following their nomination for a Latin Rock Award in the Slam Alternativo/Rock category in 2012 as well as participation in the International Day of Non-Violence, M2V successfully employed the help of their fans with a crowdfunding campaign and toured the USA in 2013. The guys are now hard at work on their debut full-length album, Victims & Villains, due out later in 2014.