The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta

 

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The Mars Volta was an American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas, formed in 2001. The band's final lineup consisted of Omar Rodríguez-López (guitar, producer, direction), Cedric Bixler-Zavala (vocals, lyrics), Juan Alderete (bass), Marcel Rodríguez-López (keyboards, percussion) and Deantoni Parks (drums). The band formed following the break-up of Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala's previous band, At the Drive-In. They are known for their energetic live shows and their concept albums.

In 2009, the band won a Grammy Award in the Best Hard Rock Performance category for the song "Wax Simulacra".[1] In 2008, they were named Best Prog-Rock Band by Rolling Stone magazine.[2]

In September 2012 the Mars Volta entered a hiatus, with Omar Rodríguez-López and Parks forming a new project, Bosnian Rainbows.[3] Four months later, the band formally broke up.[4] Bixler-Zavala and Alderete subsequently formed a new band, Zavalaz. Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala eventually reunited in 2014 for a new project, Antemasque.

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The Bedlam in Goliath
 
The Bedlam in Goliath is the fourth studio album by American progressive rock band The Mars Volta, released on January 29, 2008 on Gold Standard Laboratories and Universal Motown Records.
Frances the Mute
 
Frances the Mute is the second studio album by American progressive rock band the Mars Volta released in February 2005 on Gold Standard Laboratories and Universal.
Noctourniquet
 
Noctourniquet is the sixth and final studio album by American progressive rock band the Mars Volta, released on March 26, 2012 on Warner Bros..
De-Loused in the Comatorium
 
De-Loused in the Comatorium is the debut studio album by American progressive rock band The Mars Volta, released on June 24, 2003, on Gold Standard Laboratories and Universal Records.

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