Mars Volta album confirmed for '12
2012-01-08 by taxidermist | 95 Comments

Progressive rock outfit, The Mars Volta, have confirmed a release for their highly anticipated follow up to 2009's Octahedron. Read the article here:
http://www.nme.com/news/the-mars-volta/61306

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twlichty
January 9th 2012

3394 Comments


YESSSSSSs

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UnnamedOcean
January 9th 2012

3932 Comments


About time. Hopefully this one corrects all that was wrong with Octahedron.

InFiction
January 9th 2012

3586 Comments


Fucking sweet.

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 9th 2012

3155 Comments


NME are slow. Cedric announced the new Volta album would be coming out this year a few months back through his Youtube channel. However, I can't wait their new album :D

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Ire
January 9th 2012

41453 Comments


will rule even tho omars new stuff is ass

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
January 9th 2012

23625 Comments


this might suck

i hope it doesnt but it really might

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WeepingBanana
January 9th 2012

9893 Comments


nice

sumyunguy
January 9th 2012

754 Comments


apparently it's gonna be called in absentia. personally, i would have gone with the sky moves sideways, but that's just me.

Rev
January 9th 2012

9291 Comments



this might suck

i hope it doesnt but it really might

[2]

dimsim3478
January 9th 2012

3967 Comments


OH GOD YES YES YES

Also put "Mars Volta" instead of "TMV" in the title. It grabs people quicker.

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sniper
January 9th 2012

18578 Comments


inb4 everyone ever

this is gonna suck. i'd love to be wrong but i really think this is going to be a crapfest.

Puzzles
January 9th 2012

3065 Comments


Instinctively, I thought this was some album by that stupid fucking TMZ collective. Thank god it's The Mars Volta


McP3000
January 9th 2012

3941 Comments


no more acoustic songs plz thanks

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 9th 2012

5610 Comments


Fantastic news!!!!!

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Metamorphosis
January 9th 2012

416 Comments


This album might suck, but it'll still be like a 4/5.

WhiteNoise
January 9th 2012

2874 Comments


I heard John Frusciante wasn't gonna be on this. *sadface

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taxidermist
January 9th 2012

7175 Comments


I have high hopes for this, and not just because I'm a TMV fanboy and all. After hearing some of the new stuff played during coachella and other youtube vids, I think it might be pretty good.

SabertoothMonocle
January 9th 2012

492 Comments


I'll break out my necklace of follicles

Irving
Staff Reviewer
January 9th 2012

7008 Comments


Yeah, alongside fifteen million Omar Rodriguez-Lopez solo albums.

Great news though.

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stanzicakes
January 9th 2012

1 Comments


Cedric and the new drummer sound great so who knows

TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
January 9th 2012

6920 Comments


"this is gonna suck. i'd love to be wrong but i really think this is going to be a crapfest."

I think this is the most likely case, but I'm still really excited for the release to see whether or not this is true. And TMV at their crappiest is still pretty interesting IMO.

InFiction
January 9th 2012

3586 Comments


apparently it's gonna be called in absentia. personally, i would have gone with the sky moves sideways, but that's just me.

^ I get it! :D
Seriously though, apparently that's been confirmed to be false. However, apparently it will be the title of a song from the album.

urethra
January 9th 2012

14 Comments


Unless they go crazy experimental like Bedlam In Goliath this will most likely be terrible.

FearThyEvil9
January 9th 2012

11330 Comments


Fuck Yes! Hopefully it's good.

dimsim3478
January 9th 2012

3967 Comments


No Ikey on this one.

Ire
January 9th 2012

41453 Comments


no it didnt

porch
January 9th 2012

8390 Comments


ugh

gabethepiratesquid
January 9th 2012

4521 Comments


Well apparently this one isn't going to be headed by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and everyone's actually contributing to the composition so it'll be interesting at least.

Restrikted
January 9th 2012

1889 Comments


SOOO LOOOOOOKING FORWARD TO THIS

Zorak
January 9th 2012

3188 Comments


this is excellent news.

immortalizepain
January 9th 2012

374 Comments


Looking forward to this. Yes.

Pentagon
January 9th 2012

1998 Comments


Nice. Hopefully this will be better than their last few outings.

KILL
January 9th 2012

67023 Comments


gay

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fractured
January 9th 2012

362 Comments


I've heard 6 of the new songs from some bootleg of an Australian gig. I liked what I heard, psyched for this!

dnor
January 9th 2012

3978 Comments


Can not hear/read/think about this band without also remembering this...

http://www.cracked.com/funny-3015-the-mars-volta/

johnnyblaze
January 9th 2012

2570 Comments


Well apparently this one isn't going to be headed by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and everyone's actually contributing to the composition so it'll be interesting at least.

No, that will be their next album. Omar wrote all the music for this and then handed it to Cedric to figure out vocals. Hopefully we get this by Summer.

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NeutralThunder12
January 9th 2012

8742 Comments


I remember reading somewhere that this is supposed to lack all the proggy jazz fusion elements and sporadic melodies, so it'll prolly be as boring as the last one since they need that shit

ZilbelPing
January 9th 2012

5788 Comments


Haven't they been going slowly downhill since Frances? Haven't listened to anything past that so I wouldn't know but the ratings for the newer albums aren't as great as De-Loused and Frances.

dimsim3478
January 9th 2012

3967 Comments


Yeah, but they're still great.

CaptWaffles
January 9th 2012

192 Comments



Haven't they been going slowly downhill since Frances? Haven't listened to anything past that so I wouldn't know but the ratings for the newer albums aren't as great as De-Loused and Frances.

Well any band would be hard-pressed to top something like Frances. The stuff they've done after that has been pretty different, ranging from worth a listen to awesome.

johnnyblaze
January 9th 2012

2570 Comments


I thought Bedlam in Goliath was awesome. Amputechture has some freakin amazing songs mixed with poop and Octahedron is pretty meh..but it's tmv so it's still p good.

Knott-
Emeritus
January 9th 2012

10193 Comments


pretty sure i hate this band

NeutralThunder12
January 9th 2012

8742 Comments


Amputechture sucks, Bedlam is better, Octahedron is a snooze fest

ZilbelPing
January 9th 2012

5788 Comments


"I thought Bedlam in Goliath was awesome. Amputechture has some freakin amazing songs mixed with poop and Octahedron is pretty meh..but it's tmv so it's still p good."

Alright then, I know what I'm gonna get from them next. I'll eventually get their new album but I'm guessing this'll take a while to release so I might be just in time.

tkxxx7
January 9th 2012

6146 Comments


I had a dream about these guys, weird

fuckthatnoise
January 9th 2012

1479 Comments


i love everything these guys have done except Bedlam, which is still pretty decent. (just not by their standards.)

definitely excited for this.

cometuesday
January 9th 2012

959 Comments


god who cares anymore.

DeathByDaydream
January 9th 2012

546 Comments


and (most of) sputnik rejoices

LepreCon
January 9th 2012

3544 Comments


Will be a million times better than Deloused. Fact.

figure337
January 9th 2012

420 Comments


It's possible if it sounds anything like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEUg9UkeM5I&feature=related

jrowa001
January 9th 2012

8749 Comments


hey guys this might be good or it might not be good. you guys go above and beyond my mental capacity

drasticaction74
January 9th 2012

1675 Comments


yeeeeah roi

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Oceanus
January 9th 2012

877 Comments


Please be good.

fuckthatnoise
January 9th 2012

1479 Comments


this song that figure337 posted is really, really promising. almost getting a post-punk vibe from this, sounds pretty different even for them.

Eons
January 9th 2012

396 Comments


Shall be interesting. I like these guys, hopefully they focus on the songwriting aspect instead of the pretentious, self indulgence, and meandering that has plagued them in the past.

Highly anticipated.

VlacDrac
January 9th 2012

811 Comments


It will suck, the only great album that they have done is De-loused.

cometuesday
January 9th 2012

959 Comments


yes, if by shit you mean great.

fuckthatnoise
January 9th 2012

1479 Comments


Frances is way better than Deloused.

WeepingBanana
January 9th 2012

9893 Comments


>implying Frances is way better than Deloused

theacademy
January 9th 2012

27669 Comments


god everyone here is so dumb

deloused is one of the best albums of all time

frances is just a good, fun time

Satellite
January 9th 2012

19780 Comments


the kiosk in my temporal lobe is shaped like rosalyn carter

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ninjuice
January 9th 2012

6758 Comments


If they continue on the current bell curve, this will be almost or as good as Frances (which is far from perfect tbh)

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
January 9th 2012

7229 Comments


Who gives a shit, ATDI just reformed.

taxidermist
January 9th 2012

7175 Comments


I don't think TMV have put out a single bad record. They've been pretty consistent even if the newer stuff isn't as great as De-loused and Frances. Also, Frances > De-loused :-p

taxidermist
January 9th 2012

7175 Comments


http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq1fm4YC6S1qam4iao1_500.png

Day 4...That's not real...IS IT? OMFG.

Ire
January 9th 2012

41453 Comments


why is every volta thread awful?

Athom
Staff Reviewer
January 9th 2012

17114 Comments


lol i loved octahedron.

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taxidermist
January 9th 2012

7175 Comments


Yeah, Octahedron was awesome.

TheFifthEye
January 9th 2012

121 Comments


Wait... Omar says he won't get back with At the Drive-in but that just happened?

gabethepiratesquid
January 9th 2012

4521 Comments


">implying Frances is way better than Deloused"
If you greentext on Sputnik you're officially a virgin.

also Octahedron wasn't even bad wtf

BigHans
January 9th 2012

26455 Comments


Worst band ever

Kris.
January 9th 2012

11333 Comments


octahedron was awful

KILL
January 9th 2012

67023 Comments


agreed

Taxt
January 9th 2012

584 Comments


Kill yourself?
I'm stoked to hear Deantoni Parks on record. Dude's a fuckin animal

concreteblok
January 9th 2012

6 Comments


Heard some of the new stuff when they toured over summer, I'm super excited. Parks is intense on the drums.

Taxt
January 9th 2012

584 Comments


If anyone is doubtful, watch this. Have a towel handy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gExARlpVgmA

fuckthatnoise
January 9th 2012

1479 Comments


i liked octahedron about as much as deloused.

come at me bro.

PuddlesPuddles
January 9th 2012

4668 Comments


Won't be as interestingly bombastic as Bedlam but hopefully won't be as boring as
Octahedron

The7thVermicide
January 9th 2012

925 Comments


Great ,I hope this will be as good as the first two albums

Activista anti-MTV
January 9th 2012

3134 Comments


let's see what they do

first two were surprisingly accessible as well as successful

MaskAtTheMasquerade
January 9th 2012

2784 Comments


i will remain optimistic even though i wasn't feeling the live youtube clips of some of the new material

paxman
January 9th 2012

4083 Comments


I thought Octahedron was pretty good.

iamSeraph
January 9th 2012

852 Comments


big one.

afergusonart
January 9th 2012

220 Comments


awesome news

UnnamedOcean
January 10th 2012

3932 Comments


I kind of hope this album is a little more along the lines of De-Loused. Bedlam and Amputechture were a little nuts. Half the bandmembers are gone now, so perhaps they will stay with a more "toned down" sound, at least by their standards.

MO
January 10th 2012

17352 Comments


whoa a ninjuice sighting

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KeithStone582
January 10th 2012

1480 Comments


can't wait!

Taxt
January 12th 2012

584 Comments


The album title is 'Noctourniquet'

johnnyblaze
January 12th 2012

2570 Comments


for real? lol
will these guys ever give an album a somewhat normal title?

figure337
January 12th 2012

420 Comments


How did you come by that information taxt?

fuckthatnoise
January 12th 2012

1479 Comments


http://i44.tinypic.com/2lpc81.jpg

^and yes, that's the cover art on the left.

figure337
January 12th 2012

420 Comments


That looks awesome!!! :D

ABurton
January 12th 2012

137 Comments


Oh dear.... I would be excited for this even though the last few TMV albums have just been a huge disappointment, BUT im hoping that cedric and omar save all their creative juices for THE NEW ATDI! saweeeet.

Eons
January 12th 2012

396 Comments


imo Deftones are awful.

dimsim3478
January 12th 2012

3967 Comments


im hoping that cedric and omar save all their creative juices for THE NEW ATDI

If it ever happens.



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