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Tag Archives: The Mars Volta

Cedric Bixler-Zavala: The Mars Volta are a thing

Posted by on February 13, 2018

The Mars Volta hasn’t played a show since 2012 and officially disbanded in January 2013 after a public breakup. With the death of the late Isaiah “Ikey” Owens in October of 2014, it looked like the reunification of the salsa-infused, progressive rock act would stay a dream.  Omar Rodriguez-Lopez addressed the band in a 2016 Rolling […]

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Bill Burr calls seeing Meshuggah live a “life-altering experience”

Posted by on February 2, 2018

Comedian Bill Burr is one of the most popular comedians out there right now. He’s also got a pretty successful podcast. And this should come as no surprise to Metal Insider readers, but he likes metal. He’s spoken on his podcast in the past about instrumental stoner rockers Earthless, and yesterday, he went on and […]

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Former bandmate of The Mars Volta/At The Drive In’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala running for senate

Posted by on April 3, 2017

There’s a lot of political music out there, and there are even some politicians that are into music. Take, for example, Indonesian president Joko Widodo, who likes Lamb of God and Napalm Death. However, in Texas, there’s a congress member running for Senator looking to defeat Ted Cruz that’s not only a music fan, but used to […]

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At The Drive-In release first new song in 16 years

Posted by on December 8, 2016

We haven’t heard much from At the Drive-In since July, when their long-awaited comeback tour was very suddenly cut short following a vocal issue with singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala. However, today they returned with a new track, “Governed By Contagions,” from a forthcoming album. There’s no further information about when the album will be out, but it […]

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Crystal Fairy (Melvins/At the Drive-In/Le Butcherettes) release new song

Posted by on December 8, 2016

We’ve already taken “Drugs on the Bus” with Crystal Fairy, a new supergroup of sorts featuring The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In and Le Butcheretttes’ Teri Gender Bender. Now the  band are b ack with a new song, and it’s every bit as catchy […]

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Melvins, At The Drive In, Le Butcherettes supergroup Crystal Fairy take Drugs on the Bus

Posted by on October 4, 2016

What would Melvins sound like with a female singer? What would At the Drive In sound like if they were sludgy? What if Le Butcherettes got heavy? All of those questions and more are answered by the formation of a new band, Crystal Fairy that consists of Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez […]

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Giraffe Tongue Orchestra (Mastodon, Alice In Chains, Dillinger Escape Plan) to tour

Posted by on September 19, 2016

  It took almost a year for Killer Be Killed, a supergroup featuring Mastodon’s Troy Sanders, Max Cavalera and The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato, to play their first live show. With Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, another supergroup featuring members of The Dillinger Escape Plan and Mastodon, we’re not going to have to wait that long. […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: metal bands influenced by Yes

Posted by on September 13, 2016

If you like progressive music, you may have an idea about a little British progressive rock band called Yes and the massive influence they had on most of your favorite prog bands. 44 years ago today, Yes released their fifth record Close To The Edge which is considered a staple in the genre and, naturally, that type […]

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Giraffe Tongue Orchestra make live debut

Posted by on August 31, 2016

There are lots of supergroups, but for the past few years, none has been more intriguing than Giraffe Tongue Orchestra. Essentially a side project from The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman featuring Alice In Chains’ William Duvall, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds and The Mars Volta’s Thomas Pridgen, the album’s been in the works for several […]

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At the Drive In cancel remainder of tour

Posted by on June 20, 2016

  When At the Drive In announced that they would be reuniting earlier this year, 30 and 40-somethings that grew up on the band rejoiced. Fusing emo, punk, hardcore and metal, the band’s three albums were hugely influential, and tickets to their tour sold out instantly. Having canceled the second of two sold-out Washington DC […]

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