The Mars Volta
Genre: Rock, Experimental, Progressive
“Our band is like a rainbow of fruit flavors; a lot of different people coming from a lot of different angles.” - Jon Theodore (drums)
Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez formed the Mars Volta and wasted little time branching out into elements of hardcore, psychedelic rock, and free jazz that expanded on the boundaries of their previous work. Although their previous band's demise ultimately arrived before they were able to truly capitalize on their growing commercial triumphs, the Mars Volta immediately impressed with their willingness to avoid conventional logic and push themselves into new artistic directions instead of opting for the more marketable sounds.
De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003)
Frances the Mute (2005)
Scab Dates live (2005)
The Bedlam in Goliath (2008)