The Mars Volta have confirmed that they will release their sixth studio LP this year.
The band, who had previously hinted that they would put out a new album in 2012, will release ‘Noctourniquet’ on March 26.
Previously, The Mars Volta‘s guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López had said that the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Octahedron’ 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.”
Last week, Rodríguez-López and The Mars Volta singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala confirmed that they had reformed their former band At The Drive-In. The group split in 2001 at the height of their popularity after the release of their ‘Relationship Of Command’ album, with the remaining three members going on to form the band Sparta. The newly-reunited group are now set to play this spring’s Coachella festival.
Frank Turner has been amongst the musicians to hail the return of At The Drive-In, with the singer-songwriter declaring them as “the best post hardcore band ever” in an exclusive video interview with NME.COM – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.
The tracklisting for ‘Noctourniquet’ is as follows:
‘The Whip Hand’
‘Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound’
‘The Malkin Jewel’
‘Trinkets Pale of Moon’
‘Zed and Two Naughts’