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The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala Says Weed Made Him a ‘Total Monster’

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Former Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala has written about his experience with marijuana, which he says transformed him into “a total monster.”

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Former Mars Volta Frontman Expels Rumors of Possible Reunion

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The former Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala has expelled any rumors of a possible reunion of the band.

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Antemasque, ‘Antemasque’ – Album Review

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When you’re synonymous with avant-garde prog-punk, what’s the most experimental and controversial direction you can set your sites on? The mainstream.

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Ikey Owens, Keyboardist for Jack White + the Mars Volta, Found Dead [UPDATED]

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David James Swanson

Isaiah 'Ikey' Owens, keyboardist for Jack White's touring band and a longtime member of the Mars Volta, was found dead in a hotel room this morning as the band were on tour in Mexico.

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The Mars Volta Spin-Off Antemasque Release ‘In the Lurch’ Video

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Did you miss Antemasque — the new band of Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala of At the Drive-In and the Mars Volta — when they toured over the summer?

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At the Drive-In + the Mars Volta Spin-off Antemasque Reveal Tour Dates

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Although the name keeps changing, the main players remain the same: Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López are back with Antemasque -- their third project together since At the Drive-In and the Mars Volta.

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Fan Art for New Mars Volta Side Project Is Illuminati As Hell

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The newest band to spring forth from the everlasting well of At the Drive-In, Antemasque, has been releasing a song here and there throughout the past few months.

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Mars Volta Reunite for New Project With Flea

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The Mars Volta

Get ready to rejoice, Mars Volta fans: Former bandmates Omar Rodriguez Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala have announced a reunion of sorts.

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The Mars Volta Break Up

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Texas prog heavies the Mars Volta have broken up. News of their demise came last night (Jan. 23) via a series of tweets from singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, who founded the group in 2001 with multi-instrumentalist and producer Omar Rodríguez-López, his former compatriot in post-hardcore faves At the Drive-In.

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The Mars Volta, ‘The Malkin Jewel’ – Song Review

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Form and structure are not something that the Mars Volta have placed a premium on with their songs and albums and that's to their credit. Rather, they craft stream-of-consciousness songs, which are free-jazz, neo-prog compositions that always keep fans guessing. Such is the case with the non-linear and incredibly quirky 'The Malkin Jewel,' the first single from their forthcoming sixth album, 'Noctourniquet,' due out March 26.

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