The Mars Volta to release new album this year

Frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala confirms new LP out in 2012

The Mars Volta to release new album this year

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The Mars Volta have confirmed that they will release a new album this year.

The band's frontman, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, posted a message on his official YouTube account revealing that the experimental rock band had almost finished work on their sixth studio LP and the follow-up to 2009's 'Octahedron'.

After Sony's Official Playstation blog announced that the band had contributed a song called 'Zed And Two Naughts' for their new baseball computer game 'MLB 12 The Show', Bixler-Zavala wrote:

New Volta almost done. Vocals done. Just trying to rebutcher it and finish guitar. In studio until this week then on to Mexico to add more quantum entanglement to it. The sonogram of the little beast is looking very good.


Previously, The Mars Volta's guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López had said that the as-yet-untitled album would mark the end of an era in the band's songwriting, stating: "I want to collaborate more. I've had 10 years of kind of being a benign dictator in this band and I want to make it more like a democracy."

However, he added that he add no plans to reunite with his former bandmates in At The Drive-In, although he did admit he could "never say never" about a possible reunion.

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