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After the split of At the Drive-In in 2001 two bands are formed out of the remains."The Mars Volta" with the afros Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez, as well as "Sparta" with the ex. rythm section of ATDI Jim Ward (Guitar), Paul Hinojos (Bass) and Tony Hajjar (Drums).

Ward stays with guitar and does the vocals for the band. In adition to Hinnojos and Hajjar, Matt Miller (Ex-Belknap) enters the Band to play bass. In early 2001 the band shows their first songs in Mp3 form on the bands homepag.

In August 2002 Sparta's Debut LP "Wiretap Scars" is released. Though Spa ...read more

After the split of At the Drive-In in 2001 two bands are formed out of the remains."The Mars Volta" with the afros Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez, as well as "Sparta" with the ex. rythm section of ATDI Jim Ward (Guitar), Paul Hinojos (Bass) and Tony Hajjar (Drums).

Ward stays with guitar and does the vocals for the band. In adition to Hinnojos and Hajjar, Matt Miller (Ex-Belknap) enters the Band to play bass. In early 2001 the band shows their first songs in Mp3 form on the bands homepag.

In August 2002 Sparta's Debut LP "Wiretap Scars" is released. Though Sparta do not like it: The shadow, that ATDI created, still hangs heavy above them. According to Band-Leader Ward, the press tries to create competition between the follow up acts Sparta and The Mars Volta.

The second album "Porcelain", with music somewhere between Rock and Post-Hardcore pleases a lot of critics. The sound is much more mature, the style seems more perfect. Almost six weeks do Sparta spend in the dessert in the legendary Rancho de la Luna Studio in the small southern californian Joshua Tree and develop "Porcelain" in a relaxed atmosphere. The album was recorded live in the Sunset Studios in Los Angeles.

In May 2005 the band announces that Paul Hinojos leaves Sparta to join The Mars Volta as sound technician on their tour. He fills the gap that the tragic death of Jeremy Ward left. He is replaced by Keeley Davis, who played for Richmond, Virginia based groups Denali and Engine Down.

Sparta entered the studio to record the follow up to 'Porcelain' in March 2006, it has been named as Threes. « hide

Similar Bands: Cave In, Quicksand, At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta, Sleepercar

LPs
Threes
2006

3.1
198 Votes
Porcelain
2004

3.6
269 Votes
Wiretap Scars
2002

3.8
304 Votes
EPs
Austere EP
2002

3.3
34 Votes

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