Formed 2001 // Los Angeles, CA, United States
At The Drive-In splintered into Sparta and The Mars Volta. Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez were the main duo behind the newly formed Mars Volta, and took the band into realms of hardcore, psychedelic rock and free jazz, rather a drastic change from ATDI's "emotional punk" sounds.
On January 23, 2013, Cedric Bixler-Zavala revealed that he was no longer a part of The Mars Volta and that the band had broken up. Cedric and Omar then created Antemasque
986 046-0 The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium album art The Mars Volta De-Loused In The Comatorium (Album) Universal Records, Gold Standard Laboratories, Strummer Recordings 986 046-0 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
GSL 118 The Mars Volta - Scabdates album art The Mars Volta Scabdates (Album, Comp) Universal Records, Gold Standard Laboratories GSL 118 US 2005 Sell This Version
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1702802 The Mars Volta - Amputechture album art The Mars Volta Amputechture (Album) Universal Records, Gold Standard Laboratories 1702802 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
1772505 The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath album art The Mars Volta The Bedlam In Goliath (Album) Universal Records 1772505 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
2708492 The Mars Volta - Octahedron album art The Mars Volta Octahedron (Album) Warner Bros. Records 2708492 Argentina 2009 Sell This Version
530380-2 The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet album art The Mars Volta Noctourniquet (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Rodriguez Lopez Productions 530380-2 Mexico 2012 Sell This Version

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June 20, 2020
hipster doofus nonsense on a grand scale but o.k if you like that kind of thing.


February 15, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
THEY ARE COMMING BACK !!! NO SHIT ... bet they repress there whole catalog ... fuck yea my de-loused pic is falling apart and i need a new one ..


January 29, 2013
Wondering why their live promo "Is Anybody There?" isn't on this page. The record is listed but just doesn't show up here.


September 12, 2008
The Mars Volta is a creative force to be reckoned with. One of the best live bands in the past few years, and musical talent up there with the greats from the annals of history, The Mars Volta is a gift to those who love the joys of psychedelic and progressive rock. I half-jokingly refer to them as the "Gods of Music" and must say the more they release, the more i believe it.

i first got hooked, as many did, on De-Loused In The Comatorium. Ever since that album guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has produced every subsequent release and they have been less and less "over produced" and more and more "raw and visceral."

Their most recent endeavor, The Bedlam In Goliath was an epoch in my musical life, and it will join their others in superb greatness.

Fans of The Mars Volta seem divided, some only love De-Loused and hate everything released prior, some love all the later released records more than De-Loused. Now i must say De-Loused is a completely amazing record, but i must say they have really been able to grow into their own musical skin moreso in their subsequent releases and i could be nothing but pleased.

Until they release something they didn't put their hearts into (which i never see coming) i can definitely say I will forever be a fan of The Mars Volta.

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