The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta

  • The Mars Volta - LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta performs live on stage during the first day of Hard Rock Calling, at Hyde Park on July 13, 2012 in London, England.
  • The Mars Volta - BELFORT, FRANCE - JUNE 29: Cedric Bixler-Zavala from The Mars Volta performs at Eurockeennes Music Festival on June 29, 2012 in Belfort, France.
  • The Mars Volta - WOODFORD, AUSTRALIA - JULY 30:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta performs on stage on day two of the Splendour in the Grass music festival on July 30, 2011 in Woodford, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of US band The Mars Volta performs during the Big Day Adelaide at Adelaide Showground on January 29, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta watches The Horrors perform from side of stage during the Big Day Adelaide at Adelaide Showground on January 29, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of US band The Mars Volta performs during the Big Day Adelaide at Adelaide Showground on January 29, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of US band The Mars Volta performs during the Big Day Adelaide at Adelaide Showground on January 29, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of US band The Mars Volta performs during the Big Day Adelaide at Adelaide Showground on January 29, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of US band The Mars Volta performs during the Big Day Adelaide at Adelaide Showground on January 29, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of US band The Mars Volta performs during the Big Day Adelaide at Adelaide Showground on January 29, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of US band The Mars Volta performs during the Big Day Adelaide at Adelaide Showground on January 29, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of US band The Mars Volta performs during the Big Day Adelaide at Adelaide Showground on January 29, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22:  Omar Rodr�guez-Lopez of The Mars Volta performs on stage on the first day of the 2-day Sydney leg of the Big Day Out music festival at Sydney Showground on January 22, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22:  Omar Rodr�guez-Lopez of The Mars Volta performs on stage on the first day of the 2-day Sydney leg of the Big Day Out music festival at Sydney Showground on January 22, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22:  Omar Rodr�guez-Lopez of The Mars Volta performs on stage on the first day of the 2-day Sydney leg of the Big Day Out music festival at Sydney Showground on January 22, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta performs at the Hordern Pavilion on January 20, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta performs at the Hordern Pavilion on January 20, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta performs at the Hordern Pavilion on January 20, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta performs at the Hordern Pavilion on January 20, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
  • The Mars Volta - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 20:  Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta performs at the Hordern Pavilion on January 20, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
The Mars Volta is neither a concept album band nor a prog band. Sure, they excel at both, but Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala formed the Mars Volta in 2001 in order to dispose of labels and limitations of any kind, to move beyond genres strip-mined into obsolescence--be they dinosaur prog or 2-D punk. "We are really tired of those labels and questions," says guitarist, co-founder and ...more


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