Thirty Seconds To Mars To Release Fourth Album + Jared Leto’s Lost In The Woods? (VIDEO)

Thirty Seconds To Mars to release fourth album

Praise, y’all! Thirty Seconds To Mars has just confirmed that they’re heading into the studio to start work on their fourth studio album (!!!!!). This next disc will be a follow-up to the band’s This Is War, which just so happened to help them set a little thing called a Guinness World Record for “Longest Concert Tour by a Rock Band.” NBD.

Jared Leto confirmed in a press release that Thirty Seconds To Mars’ next album will be a “dramatic departure from the past… very orchestral, narrative, interactive and even more electronic than previous projects.” Jared will be producing the album along with several other big name producers, including the famed Steve Lillywhite (U2, The Killers).

The Thirty Second To Mars boys are working out of a studio in the Hollywood Hills, but they’re also fulfilling their duties to be complete badasses: They’re traveling to India, Africa, Yosemite and the California desert to record some of their material. (And I will be applying for the role of baggage handler.) We have a hunch this is going to be the most eclectic Thirty Seconds To Mars album to date, and we’ll probably fall hard for it (and Jared Leto) over and over again.

But, wait, there’s more! We received this totally spooky video of a bearded, French-speaking Jared Leto lost in the Hollywood Hills, “Blair Witch” style. Jared is in the middle of inviting fans to visit VyRT.net to buy a virtual ticket to watch MARS perform a live show this Friday, April 27, but then mayhem ensues, and the video abruptly cuts off, leaving us terrified.

The band is also flying two lucky fans out to L.A. to see their live set! So basically what you need to do is this: Watch the video, visit VyRT.net to buy virtual tickets to the upcoming Thirty Seconds To Mars show (sale ends today!) and get a chance to win two tickets to see the band IN PERSON when they perform this Friday. Also, HELP FIND JARED!

+ Watch Jared Leto’s chilling message from the woods: