Posts Tagged ‘The Mars Volta’

NEWS: The Mars Volta part ways with vocalist, Cedric Bixler-Zavala!

Cedric Bixler-Zavala, lead vocalist for the progressive rock band The Mars Volta, revealed in a series of tweets earlier today that he is no longer a member of the band. The vocalist’s tweets shed more light on the band’s hiatus before he eventually stated that he has officially quit the band. The full series of tweets have been composed into a full statement with corrected spelling/grammar for more ease to read below:

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ALBUM: The Mars Volta – Noctourniquet

Release Date: March 26th, 2012
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Website: www.themarsvolta.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/themarsvolta
Twitter: www.twitter.com/themarsvolta

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The Mars Volta are a band whose whole career has been about creating elaborate, highly conceptual music that stuns as much as it intrigues. Rather than an album being examined by each track, they’re there to be given a look-over as a whole, such is the level of intricacy the band hold that it’s rare an album can be properly delved into on a first listen. So far, they’ve been successful at coming up with some of the most challenging yet rewarding albums in recent memory. This is their sixth LP, and the question isn’t whether they’ll go the same way as previous efforts but whether or not it’ll be just as rewarding.

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LIVE: Sonisphere @ Knebworth – Saturday (09/07/2011)

Date: July 9th, 2011
Venue: Knebworth House, Knebworth
Website: uk.sonispherefestivals.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonisphereuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonisphere

Photo gallery: View it here

Note: As only three members of the site were able to attend the festival weekend, we were sadly unable to cover every band performing throughout the day.

Onto day number two of the 2011 Sonisphere festival and now all of the stages are in full operation. Taking the main stage headline spot after the legendary UK debut appearance of The Big 4 less than 24-hours before is Scottish trio Biffy Clyro. Along with a host of many other great bands across the festivals many stages, the excitement continues onwards.

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NEWS: The Mars Volta and others join Sonisphere 2011 line-up!

The Mars Volta are to perform their one and only UK show of 2011 at this year’s Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth. Alongside them, Opeth, Killing Joke, Four Year Strong, The Black Dahlia Murder, Black Tide, Watain, Firewind, Rise To Remain, Alestorm, Six Hour Sundown and The Treatment have also joined the line-up.

For more information regarding the festival weekend, please visit the official website.

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