30 Seconds to Mars' 'This Is War' Music Video Teased in Pictures

April 10, 2010 04:05:20 GMT

Jared Leto and his bandmates wear a body armor, hold M4 rifles and hop an armored Humvee for the filming of 'This Is War' music video.

30 Seconds to Mars' 'This Is War' Music Video Teased in Pictures
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30 Seconds to Mars are the United States soldiers in the video shoot of their single "This Is War". In three pictures taken during the filming, the band are seen donning army combat uniform and body armor. They have M4 rifles in their hands and ride an armored Humvee.

In order to accurately capture the conflict in the war field, the band hire director Edouard Salier who has been in Iraq for several times. "The song is really about conflict, and the album ['This Is War'] really is about it too: the inevitability of conflict, the blessing of conflict and what we can all learn from it. We've certainly had our fair share of it," frontman Jared Leto told MTV. "So for the 'This Is War' video, we wanted to explore another side of it. So we decided to portray soldiers in conflict."

"The video made us realize that underneath the uniforms, these men and women out there in conflict are just like you and I. When we put them on, I looked at my brother, looked at [guitarist] Tomo [Milicevic], and they looked like soldiers," he continued. "You start to walk like a soldier, feel like a soldier, when you're wearing body armor and carrying a working M4 ... it's an impactful experience. It was definitely provocative for us. It made us think, and that's the point of the whole thing."

The music video is yet to have any premiere date.


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posted by Abbie-Echelon<3 on Aug 06, 2010
omg they have song lyrics written on the helmet!!!! thats so clever. All their videos are amazing and i cant wait! :D
posted by bandofoutsiders on Jul 28, 2010
posted by Taliaechelon on Jul 05, 2010
i neeeed it (I'm well aware that ctte hasnt been out long but still)
posted by TanyaM75 on May 27, 2010
So I read above that it states they are in full army combat it looks like they are in Marine Cammies to me.
posted by SmlTwnEchelon on May 19, 2010
30STM always puts 110% into everything they do.. I'm so excited for this video!
posted by 30sec2mars LUVER on May 17, 2010
Love the trailer can't wait till it comes out YAYY !! i'm so excited
posted by EchelonT! on May 12, 2010
I can't wait!!!!! OMG! I need this vid right now!!!! Jared is so good looking with anything! He is the best! SHANN and TOM! love !!!!!!
posted by akakumori on Apr 12, 2010
so hot anything they wear!
posted by echelon on Apr 12, 2010
cant wait

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