The Mars Volta have announced their sixth album, Noctourniquet, which should be hitting stores on March 27th. This endeavor is the newest set of tracks released from the band since they released their last album, Octahedron, in 2009. As with previous Mars Volta albums, the music was composed by Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and is very dramatic and is very much a musical journey. Apparently, this new album is inspired by many different elements including ’80s UK alt-rockers The Godfathers, Superman comic nemesis Solomon Grundy, and the Greek myth of Hyacinthus.
Right now, it is not very clear how this announcement fits into the commitments made by Bixler-Zavala and Rodiquez-Lopez. Their previous band, At The Drive-In, recently announced that they are reuniting after a 11 year hiatus to play Coachella and more.
The track listing for Noctourniquet is as follows:
- The Whip Hand
- Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound
- The Malkin Jewel
- In Absentia
- Trinkets Pale of Moon
- Zed and Two Naughts