The Mars Volta |  Artist

The Mars Volta | Artist

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The Mars Volta is an American progressive rock band formed 2001 in El Paso, Texas by core members Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. The duo came from the band At The Drive-in, which split in 2001 with the remaining members forming the band Sparta. Mars Volta had a fluid lineup, the members who played on the brilliant 2003 debut album De-loused in the Comatorium were Omar (guitar), Cedric (vocals), Jon Theodore (drums), Jeremy Michael Ward (effects) and Isaiah Owens (keyboards). Flea and John Frusciante also played on the debut album which won critical acclaim and scored the band a spot supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers on tour. The band's second album Frances the Mute was released in 2005 and, again got rave reviews thus cementing The Mars Volta as one of the USA's leading progressive/art-rock bands. They went on to record four more studio albums then folded in 2012 with both Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala wanting to pursue seperate projects. Standout albums include: De-loused in the Comatorium, Frances the Mute, Amputechture and The Bedlam in Goliath,

Artist Website: blog.thecomatorium.com

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Related Artists: At The Drive-In, Omar Rodrigeuz Lopez, Red Hot Chili Peppers