The Mars Volta
Birth Place: El Paso, Texas, United States
Years Active: 2001-present
Genres: Progressive Rock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Jazz Fusion
The Mars Volta is a Grammy award winning American progressive rock band from El Paso, Texas. Founded in 2001 by guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López and vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the band incorporates various influences including progressive rock, krautrock, jazz fusion, Latin American music, and the rhythmic complexity of math rock into their sound. They are known for their energetic live shows, as well as their concept-based studio albums. Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala were both members of the band At the Drive-In before they quit the group in 2001. They then started flirting with an experimental, dub reggae-influenced side project called De Facto, which featured Bixler-Zavala on d...
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