11 Bands Who Rose From The Ashes Of Others

We’re already far too aware of the fact that good things don’t last forever. After all, how many times have you discovered a band only to find out they broke up years before you got into them, meaning that your fanaticism will never experience the joy of seeing them live,...

The Guide To The Amazing Collaborators On Kimbra’s New Album

It’s an exciting time to be Kimbra. She’s just dropped a chaotic yet ebullient slice of future pop that heralds her new album, the star-studded follow-up to her 2011 debut Vows. The one she’s been holed up working on over the past year in an LA studio with mega-producer Rich Costey...

Awesome New Supergroup Features Members Of The Mars Volta, Chili Peppers

Fans of psychelic-Salsa-powered prog rock were devastated last year when The Mars Volta split amidst a very public spat between the band’s two core members. Lyricist and vocalist Cedric Bixler Zavala announced the band’s demise in a series of angry tweets directed at his longterm musical partner-in-crime, producer-guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez,...

Weekend Watercooler: Foo Fighters Ready New Album, The Mars Volta Leak, Test Your Ears’ Age & more

A lot can happen over the weekend, but just like us we imagine you’re pretty busy over the weekend attending gigs, hanging out with friends, and generally chilling out. But sometimes, important things do happen. So come Monday morning we’ll be delivering to you the best of what you missed...

10 Years On: The Mars Volta – Deloused In The Comatorium

On January 24th this year, via a series of tweets, Cedric Bixler-Zavala quit The Mars Volta. After almost 11 years, six albums and an EP, the duo of singer Bixler-Zavala and guitarist/producer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez was over. Considering the two had also spent the better part of a decade at the helm...

At The Drive-In Has A Future, Despite Mars Volta Split, Says Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

Despite the controversial split of The Mars Volta earlier this year, founding member and prolific guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has revealed that all hope is not lost in regards to the possibility of further activity from the band who first brought him to musical fame, At The Drive-In. When the two...

A Tribute To Storm Thorgerson

Following the sad news that of graphic designer and visual artist Storm Thorgerson’s passing, we put together a selection of our favourite artwork of the great genius. Ranging from his early days with design studio Hipgnosis, to his iconic work with Pink Floyd and Zeppelin, through to a healthy selection...

The Mars Volta Split, “Sadly It’s Over” Says Singer

After twelve years of gifting the world their unique brand of salsa/ psychedelic / jazz / fusion / metal / everything-influenced prog rock, it looks like the legacy of The Mars Volta has come to a close. The band’s lyricist and vocalist, Cedric Bixler Zavala announced the band’s split, citing...

Omar Rodriguez Lopez Announces Australian Tour 2012

Omar Rodriguez Lopez may be best known as one half of the core duo of progressive rock visionaries The Mars Volta, as well as one the founding members of the ground breaking post-hardcore band, At The Drive-In, Roridguez Lopez is a world-renowned artist whose talents go far beyond the musical...

Noctourniquet

As is always the case with the core duo of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, it is wise to expect the unexpected. Noctourniquet is the pair’s first album in three years, an enormous gulf for an act that typically unleash records on an annual basis. The extended break has proven healthy,...

Watch At the Drive-In’s First Concert in 11 Years

The highly anticipated At The Drive-In reunion has kicked off in spectacular fashion at a venue, where else but their home state Texas, that saw the five musicians play a rousing set as if a whole bunch of Mars Volta records never happened. The gig served as a prelude for a performance...

At The Drive-In Say No New Material, Reunion Is About Money

We hate to burst the bubble of At The Drive-In fans who have been hoping to hear news about new material from the recently reformed Texan rock group, but sadly there won’t be any new songs. In an interview with Kerrang!, guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez delivered the bad news to fans saying,...

The Mars Volta Release Sample Of New Single

It’s been three years since Texan rock outfit The Mars Volta have released an album, and for some fans it has been three years too long. Then seemingly out of nowhere we caught wind just a few weeks ago that no only are they working on a new record, but...

At The Drive-In Announce Reunion

If this is true it doesn’t get much better than this for Mars Volta fans who were treated with the news yesterday that the Texan rock group were finishing up work on their sixth studio LP. According to what we’re to believe is the official At The Drive-In Twitter account...

New Mar Volta Album Sometime in 2012

Despite Omar Rodriguez-Lopez releasing 10 albums just last year fans have been left in the dark on when his Texan group The Mars Volta would be releasing their follow up to 2009’s Octahedron. But now Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the Grammy-award winning band’s frontman, has posted on their official Youtube account with...