The 8 Faces of Mars Volta


An octahedron (plural: octahedra) is a polyhedron
with eight faces. A regular
octahedron is a Platonic solid composed of eight equilateral triangles, four of
which meet at each vertex. – Wikipedia


By Blurt Staff


The Mars Volta’s fifth studio album, Octahedron, will be released June 23 by Warner Bros. Records. The
record will be preceded by its first single, “Since We’ve Been

Octahedron follows up last year’s The Bedlam In Goliath, which featured
“Wax Simulacra,” the track that took “Best Hard Rock
Performance” honors at the recent 51st Annual Grammy Awards. (You can read
our past coverage of the band and the ordeal it went through in creating Bedlam HERE.)

Octahedron was written by The Mars
Volta–Omar Rodriguez Lopez (music, arrangements, direction) and Cedric Bixler
Zavala (vocals, lyrics)–and performed by The Mars Volta group: Marcel
Rodriguez Lopez, Thomas Pridgen, John Frusciante, Isaiah Ikey Owens, Juan
Alderete de la Pena, Cedric Bixler Zavala and Omar Rodriguez Lopez.

The Mars Volta is confirmed to appear at this year’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts
Festival in Manchester TN
and the second annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco. Further U.S. dates will
be announced as they are confirmed.


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