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The Mars Volta

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El Paso, United States (2001 – 2013)

The Mars Volta were an American rock group formed in 2001 by guitarist Omar A. Rodriguez-Lopez and vocalist Cedric Bixler Zavala. They incorporate various influences including , , , and / into their sound. They are characterized for their energetic and improvisational live shows, as well as their concept-based studio albums.

The roots of The Mars Volta are found in the band At the Drive-In. Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, both members of At the Drive-In, formed an , -influenced side project called De Facto, which featured Bixler-Zavala on drums, Rodriguez-Lopez on bass, Isaiah Owens (AKA “Ikey”) on keyboards, and Jeremy Michael Ward on vocals, loops and sound effects.

Due to creative differences and discomfort with mainstream success, Rodriguez-Lopez and Bixler-Zavala quit At the Drive-In in 2001. The remaining members of At the Drive-In formed Sparta. By the time bassist Eva Gardner joined De Facto, they had changed their name to The Mars Volta. During 2001, the band recorded two songs with former-Laddio Bolocko drummer Blake Fleming and producer Alex Newport, which became their first demo. The lineup for their first public show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California was Rodriguez-Lopez, Bixler-Zavala, Owens, Gardner, Ward, and drummer Jon Theodore. This lineup recorded three more tracks with Alex Newport, which became the EP Tremulant, released as a limited edition in early 2002.

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  • diogodacruz

    Antemasque >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Mars Volta

    Yesterday 12:41am Reply
  • JimmyTrigger

    de-loused is one of the best albums ever

    8 Sep 10:45pm Reply
  • Bought_New_Soul

    Their music could bring the dead back to life

    6 Sep 4:22pm Reply
  • TarityRacos

    stronk music. firm and solid.

    31 Aug 6:18am Reply
  • Feanorr

    http://image-upload.de/image/VCPqj1/4f19eb5db3.jpg

    29 Aug 3:42pm Reply
  • Flapjack24

    So much power in this songs

    26 Aug 2:11am Reply
  • ImSimpleEthan

    Frances The Mute is perfect.

    20 Aug 11:44pm Reply
  • Rom-Anas

    God, I love them! Everytime I listen to them it's like the first time. So glad Omar and Cedric back together again, ultimate combination!

    15 Aug 9:53pm Reply
  • moatilliatta12

    The Mars Volta honestly would not be good without influences of Eddie Palmieri, Jodorowsky, Andy Kaufman, Carlos Castaneda, James Brown, Max Ernst and John McLaughlin.

    15 Aug 9:23pm Reply
  • AnarchyBrony

    I think they'll be back. I mean, Cedric and Omar are best friends again, maybe they just need a break from TMV for now.

    14 Aug 1:22am Reply
  • grisha_leps

    прог блядь ну конечно

    3 Aug 9:20pm Reply
  • hashtagbluejay

    Okay I feel like a dumbass for not checking them out earlier. [2]

    2 Aug 5:36am Reply
  • cogira94

    Okay I feel like a dumbass for not checking them out earlier.

    29 Jul 4:44am Reply
  • arsar23

    great band. so unusual sound

    22 Jul 2:10pm Reply
  • TaynahSB

    Estou escandalosamente apaixonada por essa banda.

    15 Jul 2:34am Reply
  • mathpeal

    never heard a man speak like this man before

    14 Jul 6:39pm Reply
  • LucifereZ

    (2001 – 2013) :(

    5 Jun 9:41am Reply
  • V-Mayatnik

    Nocturniquet не хуже дебютника, но я согласен с тем что первый и... эмм "последнии" альбомы самые лучшие

    17 May 6:01pm Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    De-Loused in the Comatorium - умопомрачительная работа. Шикарно! Аплодирую стоя. Такого они больше не выпускали. Фли на басу, бешеные барабанные партии, Омар еще не пытается выпендриться, а вокал - выше всех похвал. В последующих альбомах слушаются только отдельно выбранные композиции - здесь же всё по делу. Обычно слушал его в ночную смену в книжном магазине - орал не хуже Седрика.

    11 May 9:51am Reply
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    7 May 3:01pm Reply
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