The Mars Volta

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

Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala Started Another Band

Former Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala has formally launched his new band, Zavalaz. His previous project famously imploded in January when guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López announced his…
Chris Martins / May 15, 2013

Cedric Bixler-Zavala Talks At the Drive-In Reissues, His Real Mars Volta Role

At the Drive-In's 2001 breakup was as abrupt and tense as the band's music — the El Paso, Texas, five-piece, valorized for their volatile post-hardcore sound,…
Bryan Hood / April 24, 2013

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez’s Bosnian Rainbows Announce Debut With Grainy, Cryptic Video

When the Mars Volta officially broke up earlier this year, frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala loaded his departure announcement with a swipe at Bosnian Rainbows, the new band…
Kyle McGovern / March 6, 2013

Mars Volta Break Up as Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Unveils Bosnian Rainbows

The Mars Volta are no more. Frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala made the announcement last night via an absurdly long series of tweets, which we guess is somewhat…
Marc Hogan / January 24, 2013

Watch the Mars Volta’s Stark, Mesmerizing ‘The Malkin Jewel’ Video

Edited by guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, this video for the Mars Volta's malevolently ebbing, flowing "The Malkin Jewel" is wonderfully contradictory. Filmed before a live audience…
David Marchese / June 18, 2012

See At the Drive-In Play Their First Show in 11 Years

Omar Rodríguez-López has bluntly acknowledged that the reunion of his pre-Mars Volta band with Cedric Bixler-Zavala is money-oriented, nostalgia-driven, and unlikely to give birth to…
Marc Hogan / April 10, 2012
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