The Mars Volta announces new album: Noctourniquet


    While Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodríguez-López are reuniting with their At The Drive-In bandmates, the pair still found time to write and record a new Mars Volta album. The end result, entitled Noctourniquet, will hit stores on March 27th via Warner Bros.

    The band’s sixth LP, the 13-track effort was written by Bixler-Zavala and Rodríguez-López and traces a narrative inspired by “disparate elements including ’80s UK alt-rockers The Godfathers, Superman comic nemesis Solomon Grundy and the Greek myth of Hyacinthus,” according to press for the album. Rodríguez-López handled production, while Juan Alderete de la Pena, Marcel Rodríguez-López, and Deantoni Parks filled out the rest of the band’s lineup.

    Below, you can find recent live footage of the band performing three songs off the album, followed by the tracklist.




    “Trinkets Pale of Moon”:

    Noctourniquet Tracklist:
    01. The Whip Hand
    02. Aegis
    03. Dyslexicion
    04. Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound
    05. The Malkin Jewel
    06. Lapochka
    07. In Absentia
    08. Imago
    09. Molochwalker
    10. Trinkets Pale of Moon
    11. Vedamalady
    12. Noctourniquet
    13. Zed and Two Naughts