The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta
The Mars Volta on stage at the Vegoose Festival.
Background information
OriginEl Paso, Texas, United States
GenresProgressive rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock
Years active2001–2012
LabelsUniversal, GSL, Warner Bros.
Associated actsAt the Drive-In, De Facto, Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Frusciante, Free Moral Agents, Zechs Marquise, Big Sir, Racer X, Sparta, El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez, One Day As a Lion, Vato Negro, Laddio Bolocko
Omar Rodríguez-López
Cedric Bixler-Zavala
Juan Alderete
Marcel Rodríguez-López
Deantoni Parks
Lars Stalfors
Past members
See: Former members
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The Mars Volta were a rock band from El Paso, Texas formed by Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Omar and Cedric had earlier played in another rock band called At the Drive-In but the band did not want to play anymore since they liked different types of music. They have released five studio albums, some of them on the famous label Universal records. They are famous for their wild live shows, their psychedelic sounds and their concept albums. They were called the 'Best Prog-Rock Band' in 2008, by Rolling Stone magazine. In September 2012, the band announced that they were going on a hiatus and then split up January 2013.[1]


  1. "The Mars Volta Break Up". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-03-25.

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