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The Mars Volta Announce Break Up

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Mars Volta fans will be sad to know that the band is official breaking up. After 12 years and 6 records, singer Cedric Bixler Zavala announced last night that he is no longer part of the group. He tweeted that he couldn't pretend anymore, and mentioned that the hiatus they announced last year was an insult to the band's fans.

Watch: The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Directs And Stars In Indie...

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Watch: The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Directs And Stars In Indie Film
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is mostly known for being the the former guitarist for At The Drive-In and currently for the critically acclaimed, progressive rock group, The Mars Volta. Although his partnership in The Mars Volta is usually vocalized by singer, Cedric Beixler-Zavala, it looks like Rodriguez-Lopez has found another way to channel his artistry. The guitarist has recently...

The Mars Volta Confirm U.S. Tour Dates

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The Mars Volta are taking their show on the road. The Grammy-award winning duo of guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala will set the tour in motion August 29 at Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco. The new tour is in support of their latest album Octahedron, which was released on June 23. Following Outside Lands, the...

Monolith Festival Full Line-up Announced

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The List of performers for the Monolith Festival, this September 12th and 13th is now available. The line-up includes, alternative/punk band Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, progressive rock group The Mars Volta, rap super-duo Method Man and Redman, among others. The festival, presented by Esurance, returns to Red Rocks...

The Mars Volta's New Music Video: Since We've Been Wrong

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We brought you the new track, "Since We've Been Wrong," and now we're bringing you the video for it! The Mars Volta have create a subdued but a passionate masterpiece containing clips of them working hard with their talent. With a very lo-fi and artistic view through what looks like a small television screen, the collage then breaks out into full screen at the...

The Mars Volta's Octahedron Review

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The Mars Volta always manage to get people off with their soft psychedelic beginnings and hard core endings; their new album Octahedron is no different. The Grammy Award winning band has done it again, but in Octahedron, The Mars Volta give in to their softer side (not referring to the last 2 minutes of nearly every song, which seems to be more like...

CD Releases: Ginuwine, Gossip, The Mars Volta, The Dear Hunter

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Lots of good picks this week. The man known best for making good bedroom music, Mr. Ginuwine himself has an album coming out this week called A Man's Thoughts. If you are a Ginuwine, a 90's R&B fan, or just looking to get some girl into bed, you will love this album. You can go in a different direction with anticipated records coming out this...

The Mars Volta Streams New Album Octahedron on Myspace

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The Mars Volta Streams New Album Octachedron on Myspace
The Mars Volta’s album Octahedron, due for release next week, is now available on Myspace (link) in its entirety for you to listen to. The bold offering emulates other bands that have streamed entire albums online like Wilco and Grizzly Bear. It’s Volta's fifth studio-recorded release, and the track Octopaxi reminds me a bit of the...

Fans Lured By World-Class Bonnaroo Lineup: Springsteen, Phish, Wilco...

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Bonnaroo 2009 has some of the biggest names in music at the head of its lineup this year, including the reunited Phish, Beastie Boys, Wilco, Snoop Dogg, Nine Inch Nails, Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mars Volta, Animal Collective, Femi Kuti and Bruce Springsteen. "If there was such a thing as a recession-proof lineup this year, this had to be it," said Ashley...

The Mars Volta Create Interactive Site for Fans

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In an effort to keep their fans interest until their fifth studio album, Octahedron, comes out (June 23rd), progressive rock group The Mars Volta have launched an interactive artwork experience site, which features hidden surprises that will be revealed to those who take the time to search and explore the website. One of the findings includes the audio for the new track "Since...

Mars Volta Labels Western Media Swine Flu Coverage “Terrorist”

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Mars Volta Labels Western Media Swine Flu Coverage “Terrorist”
The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López has spoken out against the negative tone of foreign press against the Mexican outbreak of swine flu. He told NME: "It's not the hysteria that the right-wing media are making you think it is. It's less dangerous than a common cold. This has been a perfect moment for right-wing republican media to say: 'You see! You see these...