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This article was written by E on 09 Jan 2012, and is filed under Rock.

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News: Cedric Bixler-Zavala confirms new Mars Volta project in the works. Link -

Welll, fun thing I learned today. If you ask Cedric Bixler-Zavala something via his YouTube channel, he’ll probably answer it. Its not twitter, but hey. However you want to get it done. Someone out there was smart enough to ask if there was a new Mars Volta Album on the way… and he was awesome enough to confirm in the affirmative. NME gets into more details below:

The band’s frontman, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, posted a message on his official YouTube account revealing that the experimental rock band had almost finished work on their sixth studio LP and the follow-up to 2009′s ‘Octahedron’.
After Sony’s Official Playstation blog announced that the band had contributed a song called ‘Zed And Two Naughts’ for their new baseball computer game ‘MLB 12 The Show’, Bixler-Zavala wrote:

New Volta almost done. Vocals done. Just trying to rebutcher it and finish guitar. In studio until this week then on to Mexico to add more quantum entanglement to it. The sonogram of the little beast is looking very good.

Previously, The Mars Volta‘s guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López had said that the as-yet-untitled album would mark the end of an era in the band’s songwriting, stating: “I want to collaborate more. I’ve had 10 years of kind of being a benign dictator in this band and I want to make it more like a democracy.”

However, he added that he add no plans to reunite with his former bandmates in At The Drive-In, although he did admit he could “never say never” about a possible reunion.

Welp, I’m going to go stalk his YouTube page for a while. You have fun.



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  • Dande Wolf Volta

    That quote you have there (new volta almost done) is like a year old, the record is already done a scheduled for March 27th.

    • E.

      two things.
      1. that quote is from his youtube also, he just posted it which…
      2. NME pointed out on their site. which is my source.

      i see what you did there though, and I appreciate that. Thanks.