The Mars Volta

Biography

The Mars Volta is neither a concept album band nor a prog band. Sure, they excel at both, but Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala formed the Mars Volta in 2001 in order to dispose of labels and limitations of any kind, to move beyond genres strip-mined into obsolescence--be they dinosaur prog or 2-D punk.

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Bitter Twitter Rant Confirms Mars Volta Break-Up

24th January 2013 -

 News

The Mars Volta have been fair-to-middling for a while now, so we shouldn’t be too surprised that they’ve called it a day. What is surprising though is the amount of vitriol that Cedric Bixler-Zavala had...

The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet

15th May 2012 -

 Review

It's been four years since Bedlam in Goliath, the album that spawned the Grammy winning 'Wax Simulacra', the bold cry to the world that prog is not dead. Your contemporary music listener of the day...

The Mars Volta - Octahedron

27th May 2009 -

 Review

Review of The Mars Volta's album OctahedronThis album is a bit of an enigma to me. Starting with a minute's forty worth of silence until meandering into the quasi-ballad Since We've Been Wrong, it's pretty...

The Mars Volta, Viscera Eyes, Audio

18th July 2006 -

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The Mars VoltaViscera EyesAudioCheck out the new streams of the new single from The Mars Volta, "Viscera Eyes,". This is the first track to be taken from Omar A Rodriguez-Lopez & Cedric Bixler Zavala...

The Mars Volta - Amputechture

17th July 2006 -

 Review

The Mars VoltaAmputechtureAlbum ReviewThe last time Contact Music ran into The Mars Volta in early 2005, mainmen Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez were enthusing about the ever-changing vocabulary of words that they had been creating,...

The Mars Volta - The Widow

8th March 2005 -

 Review

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The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute

28th February 2005 -

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The Mars Volta - The Widow - Video Streams

9th February 2005 -

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The Mars Volta - Televators - Video Streams

18th March 2004 -

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The Mars Volta - "De-Loused In The Comatorium" Album Streams

4th March 2004 -

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The Mars Volta - Intertiatic ESP

30th September 2003 -

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nitas

I REALLY HOPE THAT HE GETS BETTER,I KNOW HE IS.Y QUE DIOS LO VENDIGA A OMAR Y A TODOS LOS MARS VOLTA WHO ARE UNBELIVEABLE MUSICIAN. PEACE

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