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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Mars Volta Announces New Year's Show in SF, New Album

Posted By on Wed, Oct 24, 2007 at 10:00 AM

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I love The Mars Volta, not only because it kicks ass, but also because most of its song titles are named after Final Fantasy spells and other nerdy shit. Here's the skinny:

The Mars Volta has confirmed a January 29, 2008 release for its fourth studio album, The Bedlam In Goliath (GSL/Universal). The album was produced by the band's own Omar Rodriguez Lopez and is comprised of the following tracks:

1. Aberinkula

2. Metatron

3. Ilyena

4. Wax Simulacra

5. Goliath

6. Tourniquet Man

7. Cavalettas

8. Agadez

9. Askepios

10. Ouroboros

11. Soothsayer

12. Conjugal Burns

The Bedlam In Goliath's release will be preceded by a one-off New Year's Eve extravaganza at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The band promises "una serata con amici e sorprese presentata in un modo straordinario." Attendees should note that costumes are required.

Additionally, a homemade video "webisode" set to the track "Wax Simulacra" is online now at http://video.umrg.com/marsvolta/waxsimulacra_revised/quicktime.asp . Further installments may surface prior to the album's release.

The Mars Volta was founded in 2001 by Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodriguez Lopez. The band's previous recorded output has included its 2003 debut De-Loused In The Comatorium, 2005's Frances The Mute and last year's Amputechture. The Bedlam In Goliath finds Bixler Zavala and Rodriguez Lopez joined by returning members Marcel Rodriguez Lopez, Adrian Terrazas Gonzales, Pablo Hinojos- Gonzales, Isaiah Ikey Owens, Juan Alderete de la Pena, new drummer Thomas Pridgen and full-time Red Hot Chili Pepper and frequent Volta collaborator John Frusciante.

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