Can you guess the crazy name of The Mars Volta's latest album?
Band members also keeping busy with recent At the Drive-In reunion
With previous album titles including "De-Loused in the Comatorium," "Amputechture," "The Bedlam in Goliath" and "Octahedron," it's hard to know what The Mars Volta is talking about most of the time. Now a pop quiz, music fans: Which of these is the actual title for The Mars Volta's upcoming sixth album?
2. The Anti-Corpse Brings Down the Stars
4. Golgothan Bacchanal
If you chose No. 5, you win a phantom high-five. The prog revivalists have said that "Noctourniquet" is a concept album inspired by such varied sources as the DC Comics villain Solomon Grundy ("...born on a Monday"), 1980s UK alt-rockers The Godfathers, and the ancient Greek hero Hyacinthus. The band's main maestros, Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, also produced the album.
Meanwhile, here's a taste of a new song as performed in Helsinki this summer:
The track listing for "Noctourniquet" is as follows:
1. "The Whip Hand"
4. "Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound"
5. "The Malkin Jewel"
7. "In Absentia"
10. "Trinkets Pale of Moon"
13. "Zed and Two Naughts"
The album will be released March 27. At the Drive-In is scheduled to play the multi-weekend Coachella Festival in Indio, Calif. in April.
Are you excited for the new record? Or are you more into the At the Drive-In reunion?
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