Mars Volta frontmen return
2014-04-08 by oathfbass | 93 Comments
After a year long hiatus, frontmen Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala have
announced a new project, entitled Antemasque. What Antimasque is, whether it's a new group
or album, is still a mystery, but more details about it will be announced over the coming
days.

Omar and Cedric have released two videos so far. One contains a promo and the other is a
rehearsal session.

You can check out the videos here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEcQjnQ1Gvg&feature=youtu.be
http://xgames.espn.go.com/video/10750604/antemasque-rehearsal-sessions
Tagged: The Mars Volta

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fallenbird
April 8th 2014
3877 Comments


Swag

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Friday13th
April 8th 2014
2467 Comments


#prog let's hope

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SnakeDelilah
April 8th 2014
7405 Comments


At the Drive-In 2.0 please

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
April 8th 2014
13209 Comments


fuck yes

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MUNGOLOID
April 8th 2014
4314 Comments


i can dig it.

ti0n
April 8th 2014
1410 Comments


wooooooooooooooooooooooo gief

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GmemberKills
April 8th 2014
801 Comments


That rehearsal sounds amazing.

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Uranium
April 8th 2014
7168 Comments


that's what's up! yayyyyy.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
April 8th 2014
2887 Comments


its my group

RivalSkoomaDealer
April 8th 2014
801 Comments


Sounding good so far

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Hep Kat
April 8th 2014
15351 Comments


oh it's these guys

Kalopsia
April 8th 2014
935 Comments


tits

dawija1017
April 8th 2014
560 Comments


They come up with the most hipster names

qiblas
April 8th 2014
384 Comments


That already sounds better then than hippy shit they were trying to pull off

AtomicShane
April 8th 2014
1798 Comments


d0pe

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PostMesmeric
April 8th 2014
376 Comments


That little dispute got patched up quick. Liking the guitar groove too. Not expecting anything of Frances level, but I'm digging it.

trackbytrackreviews
April 8th 2014
1163 Comments


#f4yf!

Taxt
April 8th 2014
646 Comments


God damn, this sounds like it could be great

zaruyache
April 8th 2014
6585 Comments


Sounds cool.

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Uranium
April 8th 2014
7168 Comments


ya it does hory shet

XingKing
April 8th 2014
10700 Comments


Stoked for whatever this is, oh god yes

MaskAtTheMasquerade
April 8th 2014
2887 Comments


lol espn

Ire
April 8th 2014
41786 Comments


they don't hate each other anymore aw

StallionMang
April 8th 2014
5695 Comments


HFS

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StallionMang
April 8th 2014
5695 Comments


Another new vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Byas0ZobruE#t=78

Xenophanes
Emeritus
April 8th 2014
10594 Comments


#crying

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johnnyblaze
April 8th 2014
2607 Comments


fuck my dick is hard

UnnamedOcean
April 8th 2014
3966 Comments


Damn, Cedric's voice is fucked.

LordePots
April 8th 2014
6884 Comments


these two dudes are the worst thing to happen to music

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Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 8th 2014
16089 Comments


Potsy don't make me ban you.

fromtheinside
April 8th 2014
18363 Comments


haha

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LordePots
April 8th 2014
6884 Comments


u dont even have the pow'r white boy

Skoj
April 8th 2014
1160 Comments


HAVE YOU EVER TASTED SKIN

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PorcelainRain
April 8th 2014
537 Comments


The goliath and guitareth cometh! Those hepkat and lordpots guys should show some respect! Who do they think they are? Couple of whiny pair of panties, that's who. =)

darksarcasm
April 8th 2014
77 Comments


This is pretty amazing. Nothing but badass musicians on this collaboration

Ricochet
April 9th 2014
1780 Comments


61 jazz wooaaah

Futures
April 9th 2014
11109 Comments


omg

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dylanjones42
April 9th 2014
180 Comments


Whoever was asking Flea about his bass sounded somewhat insincere.

beachdude42
April 9th 2014
235 Comments


I'm beyond excited for this, I've loved virtually everything these two have done together.

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tequileros97
April 9th 2014
42 Comments


i think we might have another good album coming up

Solbrave
April 9th 2014
237 Comments


i'm glad they don't hate each other anymore

DrGonzo1937
April 9th 2014
5725 Comments


Eh? I thought these two had out grown each other musically. Not complaining, like. But If Juan is doing the bass parts for this (more than likely) it's just TMV...

DrGonzo1937
April 9th 2014
5725 Comments


Holy fuck, Flea is doing the bass parts in that video, I stand corrected.

XingKing
April 9th 2014
10700 Comments


I'm going to assume you didn't watch the video and notice who was playing bass, though Flea did play bass on De-Loused and Elitch toured with them, so this is pretty much just Volta in terms of line-up

XingKing
April 9th 2014
10700 Comments


And you beat me to the punch as I was typing my comment. Damn

Futures
April 9th 2014
11109 Comments


flea on bass holy shit wow this will be awesome

XingKing
April 9th 2014
10700 Comments


The vid that Stallion posted sounds so fucking good. I love Cedric and his crazy ramblings

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2014
3418 Comments


I still want The Mars Volta trips back.

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DamnVanne
April 9th 2014
1782 Comments


He is talking to motherfucking FLEA and he is condescending like he's humoring a sixth grade orchestra geek. These guys need to take a hiatus at the bottom of the ocean.

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XingKing
April 9th 2014
10700 Comments


But then they'd get all wet..

Faraudo
April 9th 2014
614 Comments


Yeah, I kinda sensed this inevitable return, mainly because of how much Cedric's been tweeting about, well, nothing. It seems like he's been slacking since the "breakup" happened. He needs money to pay the bills, I guess.

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Gwyn.
April 9th 2014
15117 Comments


"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Byas0ZobruE#t=78"

this sounded like the opening from an 80s action show

tempest--
April 9th 2014
13600 Comments


wonder if froosh will have any input

swordsforhands
April 9th 2014
411 Comments


Excited for this, not sure about Cedric's voice, though.

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Crawl
April 9th 2014
1621 Comments


These guys make new projects all the time

Kris.
April 9th 2014
12345 Comments


https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/4am/id858222893?i=858222941

new single already. someone buy it, upload it to youtube

LeRequiem
April 9th 2014
22 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cCFuFpJ5Mc

johnnyblaze
April 9th 2014
2607 Comments


sounds promising. i dig the stripped down, 4-piece rock n roll vibe of that tune.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
April 9th 2014
2887 Comments


it's so mild..................................

Spokklett
April 9th 2014
98 Comments


'4AM' pretty boring though.

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sailSAway
April 9th 2014
848 Comments


title should read 'something something Antemasque'. I'm sure they'd like to be known as that.

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TomAkaVeto
April 9th 2014
1649 Comments


"He is talking to motherfucking FLEA and he is condescending like he's humoring a sixth grade orchestra geek. These guys need to take a hiatus at the bottom of the ocean."

He wasn't condescending. Wtf?

SirDrumsalot
April 9th 2014
1567 Comments


Full song is pretty boring imo.
Might as well bring back The Mars Volta pre-Noctourniquet.

Uranium
April 9th 2014
7168 Comments


i thought i heard davey havok singing at one point

GmemberKills
April 9th 2014
801 Comments


The vocals drag this song down for me.

wacknizzle
April 9th 2014
13378 Comments


awesome

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Kris.
April 9th 2014
12345 Comments


lol dumb comments itt
ced sounds better than he has in years

Athom
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2014
17215 Comments


shit sucks

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JohnDillinger
April 9th 2014
49 Comments


This sounds absolutely amazing!!!

Uranium
April 9th 2014
7168 Comments


"ced sounds better than he has in years"

I am a long time TMV fanboy and I disapprove of this message

Uranium
April 9th 2014
7168 Comments


the song is better upon return though

sleepdirt
April 9th 2014
306 Comments


His bass is made with real butterflies.

StallionMang
April 9th 2014
5695 Comments


Song fuckin rules

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2014
16089 Comments


This song is the hardest they've rocked in fucking 12 years

Athom
Staff Reviewer
April 9th 2014
17215 Comments


it's also the most uninteresting they've been in 20

elephantREVOLUTION
April 9th 2014
2747 Comments


i dig the single. sounds like bosnian rainbows but with cedric

beachdude42
April 9th 2014
235 Comments


I'm really digging it... I'm just happy they're making music together again. I really thought their collaboration was over for good a year ago.

sleepdirt
April 9th 2014
306 Comments


All I want to know is how many butterflies went into the making of that bass?

WhiteNoise
April 9th 2014
3166 Comments


Song is amazing. Short and too the point, never thought I'd see the day.

Ricochet
April 9th 2014
1780 Comments


for constantly making albums and being an ex drug addict and 40 years old... i think Cedric sounds great.. i feel like most people would be burnt out

dimsim3478
April 10th 2014
5069 Comments


Straight up, no bullshit (never thought I'd see the day [2]) alt rock that sounds like a post-punk ATDI. Cool.

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ti0n
April 10th 2014
1410 Comments


this is so forgettable

dimsim3478
April 10th 2014
5069 Comments


To be fair, it's an introductory song, not some sort of album foreshadowing lead single. It sounds like it's the first song the band has ever written--which it probably is--but it does exactly what a first song should do: sets down clear foundations for both the listeners and the band themselves. No bullshit, completely raw. You can tell that this sound is just waiting for expansion but right now, "4AM" captures the energy completely unadulterated and that's all it needs to do.

btw Flea's bass playing is super stripped down on "4AM" but there's a new studio video where he's freaking killing it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybOOTCLc7PU

tempest--
April 10th 2014
13600 Comments


2nd new track

http://antemasque.bandcamp.com/track/hangin-in-the-lurch

swordsforhands
April 10th 2014
411 Comments


Digging the second song a lot more. Although 4AM is really growing on me as well.

Azn.
April 10th 2014
5612 Comments


um.........I'm really not feeling anything from the new song

Uranium
April 10th 2014
7168 Comments


not sure if im really digging either of them

DrGonzo1937
April 10th 2014
5725 Comments


I'm getting a lot of Rush influence on the 4AM single.

swordsforhands
April 11th 2014
411 Comments


Another new track; http://antemasque.bandcamp.com/track/people-forget

Progger6009
April 12th 2014
1099 Comments


Deloused PTII

Dancedrewdance
April 12th 2014
692 Comments


Nope

Uranium
April 12th 2014
7168 Comments


*sigh*

so excite, very disappoint, much butthurt

chemicalmarriage
April 13th 2014
1921 Comments


Very Nice how much



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