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27 March 2011 @ 01:45 pm
Hey LJ friends, I still keep this thing going because I have a few friends who still post and watch LJ. I lurk and sometimes post, but I still enjoy keeping track of you all here. I just wanted to post about the momentous occasion in my music career. My first album is out!!!

It has been a long crazy trip, and I've been in a ton of bands and tried to get a lot of things off the ground. I was tired of doing demos and we finally put down the $$ and the effort to do a full length real deal release. I am pretty proud of how it all came together and we've been getting awesome feedback so far from several unbiased internet sources. I have to say that this release is even more important and personal to me than my comics releases (and those were pretty freakin' important). This week I can officially announce that we have released the album and it feels really good. So, if you get a chance to check it out,get a copy and rock out, that would be awesome. Feel free to leave some feedback and spread the links to your friends. We are very very much an indie DIY band, so every little bit helps. I am lucky to play with some good friends and make some rockin' tunes! This is the first step in what I hope is the path to bigger and better venues and many more Deserts of Mars albums.

You can get the album here at:
Physical CDs: (for most of my friends who are outside of Austin and can't go to Encore, End of an Ear, Cheapo or Waterloo, we always get the most $$ if you get one at a show)
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/desertsofmars (we sent CDs to the warehouse and they should be showing up any time now since I got confirmation they had been delivered on Friday).
You can also download the album there OR

Amazon download (no DRM!!):
and I think we are on Zune and Napster and a few other places.

You can also make a Deserts of Mars Lastfm channel (especially those on Xbox!!)

Rock on fellow LJ friends!!!
Current Mood: happyhappy
18 January 2011 @ 06:47 pm
Hey art friends still on LiveJournal... In preparation for a sweeping revamp to our DoM site, I put up a gallery art from my friend, artist, and drummer for Deserts of Mars-- Billy.
http://www.desertsofmars.com/shows.html (from www.desertsofmars.com !)
Thought you would dig checking it out along with his deviantart and gallery page.
Rock on!
One of the most important things happening in my life this past year has been recording my first full length album with my band Deserts of Mars. (http://www.desertsofmars.com/). I've been in a bunch of bands, but this is my favorite by far. I get to rock out with good friends and there's little to no drama and all of the crummy stuff associated with a lot of bands. We're still working on the promotional material and the CD replication and all of that, but in the meantime, here's the first track off of the album, for your listening pleasure!

Also feel free to check out our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/Tonysalvaggio#!/pages/Deserts-of-Mars/27708592553) and YouTube site (http://www.youtube.com/user/desertsofmars). Hope you dig the ROCK!!!
We finally have some cool HD video of with our guitarist Bob who replaced Deryk. I really dig the new sound and having Bob in the band is awesome!

I can't wait to upload more. It takes forever to upload HD stuff though. Cities on Fire is inspired by all the post apocalyptic stuff I watch, Fist of the North Star and all that jazz.

17 September 2009 @ 03:51 pm
The full Psy-Comm 3 is up for your reading pleasure! The trilogy is complete. Thanks for everyone who helped make this possible and for all the support!

13 August 2009 @ 09:27 pm
WOW! I knew it was going to happen, but it finally has come out. It's been a while since we finished the book, but here it is. Tell your friends and fans. Hopefully we can generate some buzz so we might one day see it in print. (Just a dream right now, but we can hope right?!?)


The full news is here:

BTW those of you on Facebook.. There is a Psy-Comm fan page, a Clockwerx page, and a Deserts of Mars page! Feel free to fan as needed.

(Thanks to Steve Horton, for the scoop!You Rock.)
Shout outs go to Jason, Ramanda, Jeremy, Chi, Bryce and Lillian! All of you rock super hard!!!
06 January 2009 @ 02:12 am
I thought my fellow artist friends might want to check out Jean-Baptiste's new gallery detailing the progression of the cover of Clockwerx volume 1. It is really cool. As I stated on my facebook page, we are lucky to have him as our artist and compatriot on Clockwerx.


If this link doesn't work, I will ask if I can post some of the pics here on my LJ.
02 January 2009 @ 10:42 am
We finished our Lite (99 cent) version of our app and put it up. It has a kind of holiday theme, but it was inspired by a certain zombies in a mall movie some of you may have seen. It is my favorite level visually and Rain's holiday music will get stuck in your head for days. If you are looking for some late holiday fun, only want to spend 99cents on an app, or if you just want to smash zombies in a mall after dealing with holiday crowds, this is the way to do it.

16 December 2008 @ 11:58 pm
So the first game I have worked on as lead designer (and sound designer, production worker, and sometimes producer)is finally available for download on the iTunes App store!!!


This is a really cool day! We had an awesome team on this, and I am really proud of everyone. My good friend Phil was lead programmer and he really rocked it out. Phil (and Ken Cobb) gave me my first job in the games industry back in 1996 and we have been great friends sense then. Billy G. really rocked the art out! He is great friend, as well as the drummer and visionary behind all of our Deserts of Mars flyers ( http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/album.php?aid=48205&id=27708592553&ref=mf ). His studio ( http://www.perfectdorkstudios.com/ ) is doing some really cool stuff! Rain (my amazing wife!) did some really cool tracks that make the game even better.

It's our first iPod game (hopefully one of many) and I am super psyched. If you are a fan of zombies, whack-a-mole style arcade games, or just want to see cool zombie art, we have you covered if you have an iPod Touch or iPhone!

Hope you dig it!!!

22 November 2008 @ 09:33 am
Whoa! After years of waiting, the book actually exists!!


People are ordering it, reviewing it, etc. super awesome!!
It is a bit bittersweet though.
1)The first printing of the cover is a misprint (names spelled wrong and the colors are not final). It will be fixed in the reprints, so the first ones my become collector's items! Humanoids has been very cool about the cover mistake, and the rest of the volume is all good.
correct art can be seen here:


2)Jason and I aren't doing the rewrites to condense the book from 2 to 3 volumes. (long story on that one!)

On a positive note, Jean-Baptiste's art is phenomenal, and he is a super great guy. We are hoping to work together on future projects. That would be cool.

We are hoping that books 1 and 2 do well enough that Devil's Due puts it out in the US.

I'm excited!! It has been a long journey to get here! We started this project in 1999 as a screenplay, and signed on for the book in 2001 or 2002 (I have to check on when that was exactly). Humanoids stuck with us and we stuck with them, and we lucked out in getting Jean-Baptiste. I'm proud of the team and I have high hopes for book 2!

Rock on!!
Current Mood: excitedexcited