Mars Volta Demos Revealed
2013-08-17 by Alex Carlson | 47 Comments

The Mars Volta may be dissolved, but that doesn't mean that everything the band had in them has seen the light of day.

The Mars Volta fan forum thecomatorium.com unearthed a collection of 15 unreleased tracks from The Mars Volta's catalog, posting a link to the collection for download on Mediafire. Former Mars Volta vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala confirmed the collection's legitimacy on his Twitter page with the following tweet:

"The recent TMV leaks are from a session we did w/ @davidguetta during our residency at Ibiza hot spot RAMROD."

Bixler-Zavala's penchant for goofy and misleading tweets got briefly ignored by many media outlets, who reported the tweet as a rumor of a collaboration with EDM artist David Guetta which never came to fruition. However, the rumor was proven false by Bixler-Zavala in a later, much less serious tweet.

"@davidguetta will u quantize my balls w your Eurocentric beats? We could be something fierce babe mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmTHeriously."

The 15 tracks are mostly unfinished instrumentals, outtakes and demo recordings. The collection is available for free download at Mediafire:
http://www.mediafire.com/download/ilqfea53mp0bxp3/D+TMV+MX.zip

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Uranium
August 17th 2013
7101 Comments


fuck yes!

jmnewcomer18
August 17th 2013
3408 Comments


omg

ObakeFilter
August 17th 2013
37 Comments


All I can say is that xv8 is straight out bada$$.

taxidermist
August 17th 2013
7203 Comments


Goddamn YES.

DrGonzo1937
August 17th 2013
5658 Comments


A good day

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
August 17th 2013
4421 Comments


Listening to K49 (at least, that's what it was labeled as) right now, and it is really good. Definitely going to jam this for a few days.

Subculture
August 17th 2013
33 Comments


God yes, more Mars Volta is always welcome.

NapalmCrusader
August 17th 2013
1737 Comments


Cool, love this band.

tommygun
August 17th 2013
24916 Comments


swee

dee elling

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
August 17th 2013
13126 Comments


need

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StallionMang
August 17th 2013
5608 Comments


HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLYSHIT.

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DegausserGuernica24
August 17th 2013
1134 Comments


Better not sound like Octahedron.

tommygun
August 17th 2013
24916 Comments


jammin

tommygun
August 17th 2013
24916 Comments


98d87 nice drumsss

StallionMang
August 17th 2013
5608 Comments


ef4 is pretty sick.

tommygun
August 17th 2013
24916 Comments


fuck yea it is

Saturnus
August 17th 2013
4 Comments


Fuck yeah!
I remember a few of these from their pre-Noctourniquet shows.

tommygun
August 17th 2013
24916 Comments


these are some fuckin tasty jams

TorchesTogether
August 17th 2013
1 Comments


unfortunately these demos are their best material since amputechture

OysterizerInsomniac
August 17th 2013
414 Comments


eog-3 sounds like it could have been on noctourniquet. There's a lot of good stuff on here.

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MaskAtTheMasquerade
August 17th 2013
2887 Comments


:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Ire
August 17th 2013
41763 Comments


cool

swordsforhands
August 17th 2013
406 Comments


Wow this is fucking awesome.

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larrytheslug
August 17th 2013
1315 Comments


lol at the myriad of tweets at david guetta

Deadwing42
August 17th 2013
136 Comments


this is sweet

NightmareCinema16
August 18th 2013
2016 Comments


yay, more good music to listen to.

tcat84
August 18th 2013
855 Comments


weird they wouldn't have released some of these and past songs as a b-sides album or something... very generous of these fellas

tommygun
August 18th 2013
24916 Comments


rocks

JamieCTA
August 18th 2013
149 Comments


anyone have any track orders or anything that they are using? I took 7 of the songs that I thought could work decently together and clipped ends in some places to get them to transition a little better and put them in an order that had at least some sort of cohesiveness to it. Increased my enjoyment a little bit that way. Good stuff in there.

AceOfSpades
August 18th 2013
66 Comments


I looked at this whole unearthing as a DIY compilation album, I gave it a name, a cover I preferred, and named the songs myself.

Veldin
August 18th 2013
1188 Comments


You're living in a fantasy world Ace.

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AceOfSpades
August 18th 2013
66 Comments


I wholeheartedly agree.

Veldin
August 18th 2013
1188 Comments


This is a real solid collection of jams, though.

AceOfSpades
August 18th 2013
66 Comments


Absolutely, TMV are musically solid.

tommygun
August 18th 2013
24916 Comments


yo ace i am quite curious - what did you name all the tracks?

dcha
August 19th 2013
990 Comments


Fuck all those neckbeards on the coma.

tcat84
August 19th 2013
855 Comments


wish there was vocals on more of them

gripsmoke
August 19th 2013
8 Comments


AOTY

sniper
August 19th 2013
19049 Comments


what kind of mixing has been done on these tracks? of they sound decent it might be cool but otherwise idk

Cipieron
August 19th 2013
3508 Comments


um.. you realize they weren't finished and therefore weren't fully mixed?




DDDDEEEEEEEMMMMMMOOOOOOOOSSSS

sniper
August 19th 2013
19049 Comments


yes i know what demos are

i'm not asking if they are pristine i'm asking if they are decent

xaml
February 9th 2014
11 Comments


Worry not, this is not the end of The Mars Volta. And if I have to drag all involved parties around the globe and into the same room myself. They are like nothing before and nothing that is yet to come. You cannot screw with magic, you know!

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
February 9th 2014
13126 Comments


ciperion lol more like ass idiot bitch

xaml
February 9th 2014
11 Comments


It feels like this is soothing my wounds while ripping them open all over again.
The emotions purveyed by music and thus bands are similar to romantic relationships. You feel pretty empty after a band you liked dissolved - however temporarily that may be.

DrGonzo1937
February 10th 2014
5658 Comments


Half expecting this thread to say it's a preorder of 10 discs, 7 LPs, sticks blah, blah, at the perfectly reasonable price of £600.



xaml
February 23rd 2014
11 Comments


If you care about the band and the
individuals who make it, support my
initiative to get the Wikipedia
article to refer to them as being on
a break or on hiatus here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:T
he_Mars_Volta#Referring_to_the_band_
in_past_tense
Thank you!

xaml
March 26th 2014
11 Comments


I really, really, really do not want to intrude in persons' privacy, however since this was made available publicly anyway and only two of four persons are clearly identifiable – which is perhaps a discussion for another day – I think you should see this:
http://instagram.com/p/lVzuJIl3C1/



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