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The Mars Volta
The Mars Volta is a Grammy award winning American band from El Paso, Texas. Founded in 2001 by guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the band incorporates various influences including progressive rock, krautrock, jazz fusion, Latin American music, and the rhythmic complexity of math rock into their sound. They are known for their energetic live shows, as well as their concept-based studio albums. In 2009, the band won a Grammy Award in the "Best Hard Rock Performance" category for the song "Wax Simulacra." They were named rock music's "Best Prog-Rock Band" of 2008 by Rolling Stone magazine.
March 14, 2011
The Mars Volta have been added to the line-up for this year's Sonisphere festival. The event, which runs from July 8-10, will mark the band's only UK performance in 2011. Read more
January 13, 2010
The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is to make his directorial debut at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam next month. The fetchingly titled 'The Sentimental Engine Slayer' is the 34-year-old's third feature film, but will be the first to get a public outing when it's screened at the festival on February 4th. Read more
February 13, 2008
The Mars Volta have sketched out plans for an upcoming tour in support of The Bedlam in Goliath, which debuted, astonishingly, at #3 on Billboard albums chart last week. Read more
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