Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (The Mars Volta) has passed while on tour with Jack White.
It is with great sadness that we tell the world of the passing of the incredible musician Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. He will be missed and loved forever by his family, friends, bandmates and fans. Ikey Owens was an astounding keyboard player in Jack White's backing band. He also played with Mars Volta, Free Moral Agents, and many other projects. Out of respect for Ikey, the remaining shows of the Jack White Tour in Mexico have been cancelled. We will all miss you Ikey. You were and are an incredible artist.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/14/14 - 11:06 AM
The Mars Volta's Cedric Bixler-Zavala sounds off on recent vinyl reissues for the band -- commenting, "some idiot is pocketing the money" and "there will be a proper reissue of early Volta records [...] when we do release the early volta records they will be far superior in packaging and we will get the money."

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Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 10:41 PM
Antemasque will release their debut, self-titled LP on July 15th. The prog supergroup has also released another new song, "Drown All Your Witches," which you can hear at bandcamp. Preorders go live tomorrow, and can be acquired here.
Blake Solomon on 04/29/14 - 09:11 AM
Apparently Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala (The Mars Volta) have buried the hatchet and formed a new band - Antemasque. They've also recruited former Mars Volta member Dave Elitch on drums and the legendary Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on bass. You can watch a short teaser video in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/08/14 - 09:55 PM
John Frusciante (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers), Omar Rodríguez-López (The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In) have formed a new band: Kimono Kult, to be fronted by Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes, Bosnian Rainbows). The band's debut EP will be released digitally on March 4th via Neurotic Yell Records, and is now available for pre-order via their BandCamp. View the EP's artwork and full band line-up in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 01/13/14 - 05:57 PM
After Cedric Bixler (The Mars Volta, At the Drive-In) recently teased us by saying he would be announcing a new band "soon," it looks like that new band is called Zavalaz, and they'll be touring Nevada and California in June. Hit the replies for the dates as well as the band's lineup.
Chris Collum on 05/15/13 - 08:07 PM
Former The Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen is working with Trash Talk.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/13/13 - 02:19 PM
Cedric Bixler (former The Mars Volta & At The Drive-In) will be announcing a new band "soon."
Drew Beringer on 05/06/13 - 03:20 PM
Louis XIV frontman Jason Hill formed a new project dubbed Vicky Cryer. He collaborated with members of Muse, The Killers, The Mars Volta, Jamiroquai and more on the debut album, The Synthetic Love of Emotional Engineering, which is due out April 16th. Details are in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Smut
2. Girls
3. Krokodil Tears
4. Touch You
5. The Synthetic Love of Emotional Engineering
6. Expensive Love
7. Lady and the Tramp
8. Young Love
9. I'll Take the Pain
10. A Single Cut (Is Worth A Thousand Words)
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/13/13 - 06:19 PM
Stereogum have written up an article on the "The Rise, Demise, and Legacy" of The Mars Volta.
Still, I can’t shake the feeling that day marked an untimely death for the Mars Volta. They were a special band that perished too young.
Jason Tate on 02/07/13 - 12:33 PM
Cedric Bixler has left The Mars Volta. You can read his series of tweets revealing the news. It seems as if the band is going break up with his departure.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/23/13 - 08:38 PM
This week's episode of The Gorburger Show features Cedric Bixler of The Mars Volta as the guest. Chelsea Wolfe also stops by to perform "The Way We Used To." As always, you can watch the hilarious video in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/01/12 - 06:31 PM
Anywhere will release their self-titled debut album on July 24th via ATP Recordings. Listen to a track and see the artwork in the replies. The group is a collaboration between Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta) and Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE).

Track Listing
1. Pyramid Mirrors
2. Rosa Rugosa
3. Khamsin
4. Dead Golden West
5. Anywhere
6. Shaman Mantra
7. Infrared Moses
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/24/12 - 11:33 AM
Click here to enter to win a prize pack from The Mars Volta that includes their new CD, Noctourniquet, a lithograph and a T-shirt.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/13/12 - 08:17 AM
Stream the new album by The Mars Volta, Noctourniquet, over at Rolling Stone now.

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Kyle Huntington on 03/21/12 - 09:46 AM
Check out two new songs from The Mars Volta in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/05/12 - 01:42 PM
The Mars Volta's new single from their upcoming album, Noctourniquet, can be heard in the replies. This will be their sixth full length, and it's due out March 27th.

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Update: Pulled by Warner Bros. Music.

Update #2
: Here it is.
Jason Tate on 02/13/12 - 10:56 AM
Big Sir, the project of Lisa Papineau (Air France, M83) and Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta), have a new album titled Before Gardens After Gardens coming out on February 7th through Sargent House. You can hear the songs "Our Pleasant Home" (which features Cedric of The Mars Volta on drums), and "Ready on the Line" in the replies.
Lueda Alia on 01/20/12 - 09:07 AM
The Mars Volta will release their Sixth album, Noctourniquet, on March 27th. The track listing can be found below and the album art can be found in the replies.

Track listing
1. The Whip Hand
2. Aegis
3. Dyslexicon
4. Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound
5. The Malkin Jewel
6. Lapochka
7. In Absentia
8. Imago
9. Molochwalker
10. Trinkets Pale of Moon
11. Vedamalady
12. Noctourniquet
13. Zed And Two Naughts
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/17/12 - 10:43 AM
The supergroup that features members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, The Mars Volta, and Jane's Addiction have begun writing.
Quote"[The project is] guitarist Ben Weinman (TDEP), guitarist Brent Hinds (Mastodon) bassist Eric Avery (ex-Jane's Addiction) and drummer Thomas Pridgen (ex-The Mars Volta). Weinman seems to be taking the lead on the project, as he and bassist Eric Avery have been jamming in his house and both he and Avery have been tweeting about the events. Weinman has hinted that they are planning to release snippets as the project progresses."
Dre Okorley on 10/04/11 - 06:24 PM
Adrian Terrazas of The Mars Volta, Eric Moore of Suicidal Tendencies, and Javier Reyes and Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders have formed T.R.A.M. The band will release their debut album, Lingua Franca, in May through Sumerian Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/07/11 - 07:32 PM
The Mars Volta have begun pre-production for another album.

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Blake Solomon on 05/14/10 - 01:51 PM
The Mars Volta's Omar Rodríguez-López recently directed a movie, entitled The Sentimental Engine Slayer. Trailer can be seen in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 04/30/10 - 07:10 AM
Check out a video of Rx Bandits jamming with Marcel Rodriguez Lopez (The Mars Volta, Zechs Marquise) in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 10/20/09 - 05:14 PM
Omar Rodriguez Lopez will release Xenophanes on November 10th.

Track Listing
1. Azoemia
2. Mundo De Ciegos (MP3)
3. Ojo Al Cristo De Plata
4. Amanita Virosa
5. Sangrando Detrás De Los Ojos
6. Desarraigo
7. Asco Que Conmueve Los Puntos Erógenos
8. Oremos
9. Perder El Arte De La Razón Sin Mover Un Sólo Dedo
10. a) Flores De Cizaña
11. b) Maria Celeste
Steve Henderson on 09/28/09 - 05:45 PM
The Mars Volta's Octahedron on vinyl is up for pre-order. The packaging can be seen here.
Steve Henderson on 06/21/09 - 07:25 PM
Cedric Bixler-Zavala (The Mars Volta) recently was interviewed on Drowned in Sound and released an interesting tidbit after being questioned about an At the Drive-In reunion...
From the InterviewI don't know what to say about that really. We've been making amends with a lot of the members and having some really good talks with them. And we've been trying to get our financial business in order because a lot of people have been ripping off that band really badly...as far as the business side goes. I wouldn't mind it. Y'know, it might happen, we just have to iron out a lot of personal things. A lot of it we've dealt with already and I've apologised for a lot of things I've said and the way...
Anton Djamoos on 06/10/09 - 08:24 PM
The Mars Volta's new song, "Since We've Been Wrong" can be streamed here.
Anton Djamoos on 06/05/09 - 08:57 PM
The Mars Volta have launched a new interactive site to dispense goodies from their forthcoming album Octahedron.
Garett Press on 05/27/09 - 11:51 AM
El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez’s album Cryptomnesia has been named a New York Times Critic's Choice. Album trailer can be seen in the replies.
Steve Henderson on 05/12/09 - 09:40 AM
The Mars Volta have announced their fifth studio album, Octahedron, to be released on June 23. The first single will be "Since We've Been Wrong." A full press release can be found in the replies.
Anton Djamoos on 04/17/09 - 06:58 AM
El Grupo Nuevo De Omar Rodriguez Lopez will release Cryptomnesia on May 5th. Press release and trailer are in the replies.

Track Listing
1) Tuberculoids
2) Half Kleptos
3) Cryptomnesia
4) They're Coming To Get You, Barbara
5) Puny Humans
6) Shake Is For 8th Graders
7) Noir
8) Paper Cunts
9) Elderly Pair Beaten With Hammer
10) Warren Oates
11) Fuck Your Mouth
Steve Henderson on 04/02/09 - 08:19 AM
The Mars Volta have announced the release of Octahedron in June.

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Mike Kraft on 03/28/09 - 09:09 AM
A new One Day As a Lion (Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine and Jon Theodore of The Mars Volta) song has shown up online. The band's new EP comes out today.
Steve Henderson on 07/22/08 - 08:07 AM
In this week's Metal File, Chris Harris talks about Cryptopsy's reaction to claims of selling out, Zach de la Rocha and Jon Theodore's (ex-The Mars Volta) new project, One Day as a Lion, and more. Read it here.
Anton Djamoos on 07/03/08 - 06:59 AM
Anti Records have signed One Day As A Lion, the new project of Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine) and Jon Theodore (The Mars Volta). They will be releasing their debut EP on July 22nd.

01) Wild International
02) Ocean View
03) Last Letter
04) If You Fear Dying
05) One Day As A Lion
Paul Tao on 07/01/08 - 05:10 PM
The Mars Volta have added some new headlining dates for September.
DatesSeptember 12 Columbus, OH LC AMPHITHEATER
September 14 Boston, MA ORPHEUM THEATER
September 20 Philadelphia, PA ELECTRIC FACTORY
September 23 Asheville, NC ASHEVILLE CIVIC CENTER
September 24 Atlanta, GA TABERNACLE
Steve Henderson on 06/03/08 - 08:15 AM
The Mars Volta have already started writing for their next two albums.
Anton Djamoos on 04/23/08 - 09:02 AM
Check out two acoustic and six live videos from The Mars Volta here.
Anton Djamoos on 02/20/08 - 06:39 PM
The Mars Volta have confirmed their first set of spring tour dates.
Dates04/01/08 - House of Blues - Orlando, FL
04/04/08 - House of Blues - Myrtle Beach, SC
04/05/08 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA
04/17/08 - The Pageant - Saint Louis, MO
04/18/08 - Newport Music Hall - Columbus, OH
04/20/08 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL
04/21/08 - Roy Wilkins Auditorium - St Paul, MN
Steve Henderson on 02/12/08 - 10:20 AM
See what's new from The Aquarian in the replies. This week, you can read interviews with The Mars Volta and Cove Reber from Saosin.
Julia Conny on 02/06/08 - 07:32 AM
Today's staff reviews:
Staff ReviewsThe Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath (Tony Pascarella)
Red Room Cinema - Red Room Cinema (Scott Irvine)
Tony Pascarella on 02/04/08 - 05:04 AM
The Mars Volta recently spoke to OC Register about their new album and the band's supernatural experiments with a Ouija board.

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Adrian Villagomez on 01/31/08 - 12:36 PM
The Mars Volta's new video for "llyena" off their upcoming The Bedlam in Goliath can be seen here.
Anton Djamoos on 01/22/08 - 06:08 PM
The recent merger between video game developers Activision and Vivendi could prove extremely beneficial for Activision's Guitar Hero series, as Vivendi brings an extensive list of music subsidiaries which could be used in the games, including The Mars Volta, U2, Fall Out Boy, Oasis, Eminem, and more.

Source: Game Informer
Anton Djamoos on 01/22/08 - 06:03 PM
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