The Mars Volta

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

The Mars Volta, ‘Noctourniquet’ (Warner Bros.)

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of the Mars Volta has spoken recently with atypical clarity about the reunion of his old band, At the Drive-In, which is set…
Mikael Wood / March 30, 2012
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