On December 8, 2009.

On December 8, 2009, “Virgin” label released “This Is War”, the third Thirty Seconds to Mars studio album. It was recorded in 2009, at “The International Centre for the Advancement of the Arts and Sciences of Sound” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Flood, Steve Lillywhite, Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in Belgium by “BEA”, Platinum in Germany by “BVMI”, Platinum in Poland by “ZPAV”, 2 x Platinum in Portugal by “AFP”, and Platinum in UK by “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Jared Leto– vocals, guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, synths
  • Shannon Leto– drums, percussion; guitar
  • Tomo Miličević– guitars, bass guitar, keyboards, synths, violin, programming, percussion
  • Mark Thecobrasnake – photography
  • Varnish Studio Inc, Jared Leto – art direction
  • Ryan Williams, Brian Virtue – engineering, mixing
  • Tom Biller, Rob Kirwan, Dana Nielsen, Matt Radosevich, Jamie Schefman, Sonny Diperri, Joe Wohlmut – additional engineering
  • Andre Doucette – pre-production engineering
  • Cenzo Townshend, Mike Shipley– mixing
  • Brian Wholgemuth, Neil Comber – mixing assistant
  • Stephen Marcussen– mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jared Leto, except where noted.

  1. Escape
  2. Night of the Hunter
  3. Kings and Queens
  4. This is War
  5. 100 Suns
  6. Hurricane
  7. Closer to the Edge
  8. Vox Populi
  9. Search and Destroy
  10. Alibi
  11. Stranger in a Strange Land
  12. L490 – Shannon Leto
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