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The Mars Volta

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Picking right up the parts from In the Drive-In, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez shaped the Mars Volta and lost short amount of time branching out into components of hardcore, psychedelic rock and roll, and free of charge jazz that extended for the boundaries of the previous function. Although their earlier band’s demise eventually arrived before these were able to really capitalize on the mounting industrial triumphs, the Mars Volta instantly impressed making use of their determination to eschew regular logic and press themselves into fresh artistic directions rather than opting for the greater marketable noises. (Oddly enough, their progressive however streamlined strategy gave them the first business lead among critics against their previous bandmates in Sparta, the greater emo-leaning from the bands caused by the break up.) Bixler-Zavala and Rodriguez-Lopez enlisted close friends Ikie Owens (also from the Long Seaside Dub Allstars) and Jeremy Michael Ward, as well as the Mars Volta debuted using the EP Tremulant in 2002. Still, as a lot of their status was constructed on the effectiveness of their live display, their highly dynamic performances led to a influx of word-of-mouth buzz that raised the music group to near-mythic proportions because therefore little of the recorded materials was open to the public. Unfortunately, Ward passed on Might 25, 2003 at age 27 from an obvious medication overdose. The Mars Volta experienced recently came back from an Western tour assisting the Red Warm Chili Peppers, where they launched brand-new tracks from your full-length De-Loused within the Comatorium, that was released via Common the next June. The music group came back in early 2005 making use of their second full-length, the ambitious track routine Frances the Mute. (In addition they released the live arranged Scab Dates later on that 12 months.) Before the discharge of third recording Amputechture in Sept 2006, drummer Jon Theodore quit and was changed by Blake Fleming (who experienced performed on early Mars Volta demos). The recording also presented an expanded part for the Crimson Warm Chili Peppers’ John Frusciante. Significantly less than a 12 months later, in past due 2007, the brand new solitary “Polish Simulacra” paved just how for the 4th Mars Volta recording, The Bedlam in Goliath, which debuted at number 3 around the American albums graph. Less than 2 yrs later, the music group had ready their follow-up, a somewhat quieter outing entitled Octahedron that became their debut for Warner Bros. Rodriguez-Lopez in addition has recorded multiple occasions, producing greater than a half-dozen albums inside the period of as much years. In 2011, it had been announced that In the Drive-In will be reuniting, though this didn’t decelerate Bixler-Zavala and Rodriguez-Lopez, who released their 6th album because the Mars Volta, Noctourniquet, in early 2012.

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Full Name The Mars Volta
Awards Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance
Music Songs The Widow, Inertiatic ESP, Wax Simulacra, Roulette Dares, L' Via l'Viaquez, Cicatriz ESP, Cygnus....Vismund Cygnus, Drunkship of Lanterns, Asilos Magdalena, Eriatarka, Televators, The Malkin Jewel, Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt, Day of the Baphomets, Ilyena, Miranda That Ghost Just Isn’t Holy Anymore, Aberinkula, Viscera Eyes, Meccamputechture, Tetragrammaton, Since We’ve Been Wrong, Goliath, Son et lumiere, With Twilight as My Guide, Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound, This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed, Dyslexicon, Vermicide, Askepios, The Whip Hand, Vedamalady, Molochwalker
Albums De-Loused in the Comatorium, Frances the Mute, The Bedlam in Goliath, Amputechture, Noctourniquet, Octahedron, Scabdates, Tremulant EP, Live, A Missing Chromosome, Mars Volta The Lowdown
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, Kerrang! Award for Best International Newcomer


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Soundtrack

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get Him to the Greek 2010 performer: "And Ghousted Pouts"
Guitar Hero World Tour 2008 Video Game performer: "L'Via L'Viaquez"
The Night Buffalo 2007 performer: "Asilos Magdalena", "Tetragrammaton", "Víscera Eyes"
Coachella 2006 Video documentary performer: "This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed"
Rescue Me 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode

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Actor

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The Gorburger Show 2012 TV Series

Self

Self

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Live from Abbey Road 2009 TV Series Themselves
All Tomorrow's Parties 2009 Documentary Themselves
Fuse: Live from Voodoo Experience 2008 TV Movie Themselves - Performers
Late Show with David Letterman 2008 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Henry Rollins Show 2007 TV Series Themselves
Coachella 2006 Video documentary Themselves
Sarah Kuttner - Die Show 2005 TV Series Themselves

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JBTV 2010 TV Series Band

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