The Mars Volta
|The Mars Volta|
The Mars Volta on stage at the Vegoose Festival.
|Origin||El Paso, Texas, United States|
|Genres||Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock|
|Labels||Universal, GSL, Warner Bros.|
|Associated acts||At 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|
|See: Former members|
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.