Between 2003 and 2012, experimental rockers The Mars Volta launched six studio albums and garnered a fanatical fan base. These devoted listeners have been crushed when the band broke up after a falling out between founding members Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala.
Finally, after ten years of ready and some years of teasing that one thing new is perhaps within the works, the band have introduced their reunion with their new single “Blacklight Shine”. The shock single launch additionally got here with the announcement of a North American tour later this 12 months.
Of course, writing that The Mars Volta disbanded as a result of an inside dispute isn’t the entire fact. The two members shortly made amends, however didn’t carry the band again collectively. Instead, a brand new band, Antemasque, was shaped.
However, Antemasque was by no means destined to keep it up and launched one album earlier than disbanding in 2015. Two years later, Rodriguez-Lopez and Bixler-Zavala reformed their authentic band, At The Drive-In. inter•ter a•li•a was launched in 2017, the band’s first LP in 17 years. In 2018, At The Drive-In went on hiatus, leaving the door open for a Mars Volta reunion.
Ever since that door opened, the band have teased that music is perhaps within the works however have by no means confirmed something. Then, yesterday, all the pieces modified.
A mysterious field appeared in Grand Park in Los Angeles on June twentieth. Anyone courageous sufficient to enter the “Voltacube” was greeted with new music from the band. No telephones have been allowed within the set up, so the brand new songs weren’t leaked.
Leaking is now not crucial with Blacklight Shine, which you’ll hearken to beneath.
In addition to the only, The Mars Volta introduced a month-long North American tour starting September 23 in Dallas, Texas and ending October 21 in Los Angeles. No particulars a few new album have been introduced but.