The Mars Volta

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Formed 2001 // Los Angeles, CA, United States
At The Drive-In splintered into Sparta and The Mars Volta. Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez were the main duo behind the newly formed Mars Volta, and took the band into realms of hardcore, psychedelic rock and free jazz, rather a drastic change from ATDI's "emotional punk" sounds.
On January 23, 2013, Cedric Bixler-Zavala revealed that he was no longer a part of The Mars Volta and that the band had broken up. Cedric and Omar then created Antemasque
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Albums

986 046-0 The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium album art The Mars Volta De-Loused In The Comatorium (Album) Universal Records, Gold Standard Laboratories, Strummer Recordings 986 046-0 UK 2003 Sell This Version
GSL 118 The Mars Volta - Scabdates album art The Mars Volta Scabdates (Album, Comp) Gold Standard Laboratories, Universal Records GSL 118 US 2005 Sell This Version
none The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute album art The Mars Volta Frances The Mute (Album) Universal Records, Strummer Recordings, Gold Standard Laboratories none US 2004 Sell This Version
1702802 The Mars Volta - Amputechture album art The Mars Volta Amputechture (Album) Universal Records, Gold Standard Laboratories 1702802 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
1772505 The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath album art The Mars Volta The Bedlam In Goliath (Album) Universal Records 1772505 Australia 2007 Sell This Version
2708492 The Mars Volta - Octahedron album art The Mars Volta Octahedron (Album) Warner Bros. Records 2708492 Argentina 2009 Sell This Version
530380-2 The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet album art The Mars Volta Noctourniquet (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Rodriguez Lopez Productions 530380-2 Mexico 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none The Mars Volta - Tremulant EP album art The Mars Volta Tremulant EP (EP) Gold Standard Laboratories, Gold Standard Laboratories none Finland 2002 Sell This Version
B0001844-02 The Mars Volta - Live album art The Mars Volta Live(CD, EP, Car) Gold Standard Laboratories, Strummer Recordings B0001844-02 US 2003 Sell This Version
none The Mars Volta - Promo EP album art The Mars Volta Promo EP (EP) Not On Label none US 2003 Sell This Version
MCST 40332/981100-2 The Mars Volta - Inertiatic ESP album art The Mars Volta Inertiatic ESP (Single) Gold Standard Laboratories, Strummer Recordings, Universal Records, Island Records Group MCST 40332/981100-2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none The Mars Volta - This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed album art The Mars Volta This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed(CD, Maxi, Promo) Motor Music none Germany 2003 Sell This Version
ER-2002-19 The Mars Volta - Televators album art The Mars Volta Televators (Single) Universal Records, Island Records Group, Gold Standard Laboratories, Strummer Recordings ER-2002-19 US 2003 Sell This Version
GSL 95 The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute album art The Mars Volta Frances The Mute (Single) Gold Standard Laboratories GSL 95 US 2005 Sell This Version
none The Mars Volta - L'Via L'Viaquez album art The Mars Volta L'Via L'Viaquez (Single) Universal Records none Poland 2005 Sell This Version
MCST 40420, 988 349-6 The Mars Volta - The Bible And The Breathalyzer / L'Via L'Viaquez album art The Mars Volta The Bible And The Breathalyzer / L'Via L'Viaquez (Single) Universal Records, Universal Records MCST 40420, 988 349-6 UK 2005 Sell This Version
CDP 201603 The Mars Volta - Live At The Electric Ballroom album art The Mars Volta Live At The Electric Ballroom (EP) Universal Music Mexico CDP 201603 Mexico 2005 Sell This Version
VOLTACDP1 The Mars Volta - The Widow album art The Mars Volta The Widow (Single) Universal, Universal VOLTACDP1 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
MARSVCD01 The Mars Volta - Viscera Eyes album art The Mars Volta Viscera Eyes (Single) Universal Records, Gold Standard Laboratories MARSVCD01 UK 2006 Sell This Version
MVGOLCDP1 The Mars Volta - Goliath album art The Mars Volta Goliath (Single) Universal Records MVGOLCDP1 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
WAXCD1 The Mars Volta - Wax Simulacra album art The Mars Volta Wax Simulacra (Single) Island Records Group WAXCD1 UK 2007 Sell This Version
PRO-CDR-520167 The Mars Volta - Since We've Been Wrong album art The Mars Volta Since We've Been Wrong(CD, Single, Promo) Warner Bros. Records, Rodriguez Lopez Productions PRO-CDR-520167 US 2009 Sell This Version
none The Mars Volta - The Malkin Jewel  album art The Mars Volta The Malkin Jewel (Single) Warner Bros. Records none US 2012 Sell This Version

Compilations

18597-2 The Mars Volta - Untitled album art The Apes / Les Savy Fav / The Mars Volta The Apes / Les Savy Fav / The Mars Volta - Untitled(CD, Mini, Comp, Promo) Southern Records 18597-2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
none The Mars Volta - Vicarious Atonement album art The Mars Volta Vicarious Atonement(12", Comp, Promo, Whi) Universal Records (4), Gold Standard Laboratories none US 2008 Sell This Version

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dontwearpant

dontwearpant

June 6, 2021
Individual back catalogue album represses are available at Cloud Hill https://cloudshillshop.com/
AutumnAarilyn

AutumnAarilyn

May 2, 2021
Be careful! This one is full of scratches and gouges. Mike from the Ingroove in Phoenix, AZ just opened one and half the records were defective. Terrible! Fair warning!
cooked71

cooked71

April 22, 2021
edited 3 months ago
Why isn't anyone posting the box set on here? Plenty of people have already received it.
testspiel_de

testspiel_de

March 5, 2021
Here we go: https://cloudshillshop.com/collections/the-mars-volta

„The Mars Volta - "La Realidad De Los Sueños" - 18 LP Box-Set.

"La Realidad De Los Sueños" is literally "the reality of dreams" for the numerous The Mars Volta fans all around the world. It not only contains the band's whole studio discography but also some true treasures like "Landscape Tantrums", unreleased material from the De-Loused In The Comatorium Sessions and a photo-book with exclusive behind-the-scenes shots. The 18 LP set is limited to 5.000 copies, pressed on 180 gram black vinyl and comes with a characteristic and The Mars Volta-esque designed box. Rack included and ready-made for a perfect presentation. Including the studio EPs / albums:

Tremulant
De-Loused In The Comatorium
Frances The Mute
Amputechture
The Bedlam In Goliath
Octahedron
Noctourniquet
Plus unreleased material from the De-Loused In The Comatorium Sessions:

Landscape Tantrums
Plus the unreleased versions from the De-Loused In The Comatorium session:

A Plague Upon Your Hissing Children
Eunuch Provocateur
And:

Photo book of exclusive behind-the-scenes photography
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Product Details:
Formats: LP Box Set
Released: April 23rd 2021
Catalogue #: CH180
Label: Clouds Hill“
Skatan81

Skatan81

February 15, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
THEY ARE COMMING BACK !!! NO SHIT ... bet they repress there whole catalog ... fuck yea my de-loused pic is falling apart and i need a new one ..
bungus

bungus

January 29, 2013
Wondering why their live promo "Is Anybody There?" isn't on this page. The record is listed but just doesn't show up here.
hobbesdream

hobbesdream

September 12, 2008
The Mars Volta is a creative force to be reckoned with. One of the best live bands in the past few years, and musical talent up there with the greats from the annals of history, The Mars Volta is a gift to those who love the joys of psychedelic and progressive rock. I half-jokingly refer to them as the "Gods of Music" and must say the more they release, the more i believe it.

i first got hooked, as many did, on De-Loused In The Comatorium. Ever since that album guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has produced every subsequent release and they have been less and less "over produced" and more and more "raw and visceral."

Their most recent endeavor, The Bedlam In Goliath was an epoch in my musical life, and it will join their others in superb greatness.

Fans of The Mars Volta seem divided, some only love De-Loused and hate everything released prior, some love all the later released records more than De-Loused. Now i must say De-Loused is a completely amazing record, but i must say they have really been able to grow into their own musical skin moreso in their subsequent releases and i could be nothing but pleased.

Until they release something they didn't put their hearts into (which i never see coming) i can definitely say I will forever be a fan of The Mars Volta.

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