The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta’s Landscape Tantrums Deepens Mysteries of Debut LP

Remember when albums were marketed on TV commercials? (For that matter, remember commercials?) Back in 2003, flipping through channels during a vacation with friends, I…
Ryan Reed / April 19, 2021

The Mars Volta Unveil 18 LP Career-Spanning Box Set, Reveal Its Origins in New Interview

If you're a fan of the Mars Volta and a vinyl collector, boy do we have some good news for you. The iconic…
Josh Chesler / March 5, 2021

The 35 Best Albums of the Last 35 Years

Let’s face it: With most "Best Albums" lists, you know the broad strokes of the ranking before you even click. Part of that…
SPIN Staff / December 6, 2020

Omar Rodríguez-López Talks New Three-LP Box Set and Working With Erykah Badu

Over the past 25 years, Omar Rodríguez-López has been one of the most visionary and diverse musicians, producers, and artists on the planet. Fusing the…
Josh Chesler / July 24, 2020

Mars Volta, Marilyn Manson Bassist Juan Alderete Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury, Falls Into Coma Following Bicycle Accident

Juan Alderete, bassist for the Mars Volta and touring member of bands like Marilyn Manson and Deltron 3030, has fallen into a coma after a…
Rob Arcand / January 25, 2020

Cedric Bixler-Zavala Confirms Mars Volta Reunion: “It’s Happening”

The Mars Volta might be plotting something of a comeback. When asked by one fan on Twitter whether the band would ever release new music,…
Rob Arcand / May 26, 2019

Krist Novoselic, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and Mike Watt All Play on the Same New Album

It's possible you've never heard of the psych band Anywhere, or of Christian Eric Beaulieu, the songwriter and guitarist who leads it. But it seems pretty…
Andy Cush / May 3, 2018

Former Bandmate of At the Drive-In’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala Challenging Ted Cruz for Texas Senate Seat

Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-TX) is a U.S. Representative who's held his seat since 2012, after defeating seven-time Democratic incumbent Silvestre Reyes in a primary.
Jeremy Gordon / March 31, 2017

Hear a New Song From the Melvins/At the Drive-In Supergroup Crystal Fairy

Crystal Fairy, a new band comprising Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of At the Drive in and The Mars Volta, Buzz Osbourne and Dale Crover of the Melvins,…
Andy Cush / December 8, 2016

The Mars Volta to Reissue Old Albums on Vinyl

The Mars Volta may have called it quits, but like At the Drive-In before them, that doesn't mean it's all over for the band founded…
Chris Martins / May 16, 2014

See Eerie Art Created by Fans of Antemasque, Mars Volta

The new project from The Mars Volta main men (Omar Rodríguez-López, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and Dave Elitch) Antemasque, was quick out of the gate this month,…
Colin Joyce / April 27, 2014

Antemasque Herald Self-Titled Album With Autumnal ‘Drown All Your Witches’

They were wrong, so we drowned. They were right, so we got a new Antemasque song. The new project — which brings together former the…
Marc Hogan / April 15, 2014

Antemasque Return With Spry ‘People Forget,’ Uniting Ex-Mars Volta Members and Flea

People tend to forget, so Antemasque are here to remind you. In case it already slipped your mind, that's the name of a new project bringing…
Marc Hogan / April 11, 2014

Flea Unites With Former Mars Volta Members to Form Antemasque

After the Mars Volta broke up last year, a reunion seemed to be out of question, at least for the time being. Frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala formed…
John Surico / April 9, 2014

Download the Mars Volta’s Unreleased, David Guetta-Assisted Demo Session

Since the Mars Volta offically broke up in January, the defunct prog-rock unit has spawned two separate bands: Guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and drummer Deantoni Parks have formed Bosnian…
Kyle McGovern / August 16, 2013
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