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Topic: The Mars Volta breaking up
Posted By: NecronCommander
Subject: The Mars Volta breaking up
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 22:22
http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/34723/The-Mars-Volta-break-up-I-tried-my-hardest-to-keep-it-going-" rel="nofollow - http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/local/34723/The-Mars-Volta-break-up-I-tried-my-hardest-to-keep-it-going-

Cedric cites a falling out with Omar as a reason for his departure, and claims the band will no longer continue.

This sucks.  I never got to see them.


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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 22:27
NOOOOO me either ;___;

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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 22:31
F******************************************CK!!!!

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 22:32
Still best progressive-rock band ever :]

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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 22:42
It's kinda sad that Cedric had to take those jabs at Omar over twitter though. 

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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 22:50
Don't mean to sh*t on the parade but probably for the best. Would be good to see them do other things in other contexts.

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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 22:50
I thought they just overreacted. But it looks like it's freaking official.

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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 22:55
Originally posted by Horizons

Still best progressive-rock band ever :]



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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 22:58
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112

Originally posted by Horizons

Still best progressive-rock band ever :]



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Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 23:04
New tweet:
What am I suppose to do be some progressive house wife that's cool with watching their partner go f**k other bands? We owe it 2 fans to tour

damn...

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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 23:05
Originally posted by bytor2112

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112

Originally posted by Horizons

Still best progressive-rock band ever :]



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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 23:07
Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine

New tweet:
What am I suppose to do be some progressive house wife that's cool with watching their partner go f**k other bands? We owe it 2 fans to tour

damn...

YikesUnhappy


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Posted By: RedNightmareKing
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 23:09
I kind of expected this. I feel awful because this is more bad news regarding the ATDI reunion, and I care more about that than the TMV breakup, even though TMV is pure excellence. 

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Posted By: Ambient Hurricanes
Date Posted: January 23 2013 at 23:15
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Posted By: stonebeard
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 01:17
Here's my unpopular opinion: it was 10 years too late. (Should have happened directly after De-Loused to cut off the slew of inferior albums).

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Posted By: smartpatrol
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 01:32
speaking of TMV I found http://ceddymybodyisready.tumblr.com/" rel="nofollow - this blog which is funny and makes me want to check  them out more yea I know it's just a silly blog that has nothing to do with the music but still

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Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 02:27
Ok. It's good if they call it off before making any bad albums. Noctourniquet was a bit of a let down, but still nice. Luckily I got to see them live once, they were mainly premiering the Noctourniquet stuff way before the album came out. Some of the studio versions were quite lame after hearing them extended live.

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Posted By: Ady Cardiac
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 02:54
shame......to be fair their last few albums were no way as good as the first few.......fortunatly i saw them at brixton academy in london ( before the academy sold out to o2 ) when the second album came out.


Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 05:36
First song from Bosnian Rainbows http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/international/34727/Listen-First-song-from-the-band-that-caused-the-Mars-Volta-split" rel="nofollow - http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/international/34727/Listen-First-song-from-the-band-that-caused-the-Mars-Volta-split

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Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 06:21
I love TMV, but i didnt expect more from them, they did the impossible on The Bedlam, the Perfect on De-Loused,
and also pretty damn good on Frances.  The other albums was good but nothing compared to those highlights.
 
Now they move on, we can just hope for something as great as the Best TMV or ATDI albums.


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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 06:56
Too bad for the fans. I'm not a fan, but I know the feeling. Unhappy

From what I understand, Omar R-L has his hands in a dozen other projects at any given time, so you can be sure he will still compose and put things out.   I don't know much about Cedric's extracurricular activity, but I'd say don't count him out either.


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Posted By: 2112R
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 14:49
I luckily got to see them play pieces from Noctoruniquet and Bedlam when they opened for Soundgarden a few years back. They will be missed definitely. Although, Bosnian Rainbows should be an excellent project, still nothing close to The Mars Volta. TMV for life.

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Posted By: Smurph
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 15:26
Omar's banging Terri. They been working on stuff together a while now, right after he quit working with Ximena. He's obviously just trying to have a good time and get mad laid. They'll be back as TMV as soon as him and Teri break up.

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Posted By: Ambient Hurricanes
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 22:04
No love for OctahedronCry

^Greg: that might explain Cedric's most recent tweet LOL


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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: January 24 2013 at 22:20
Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

No love for OctahedronCry



It's my 6th favorite by them (excluding EPs) Big smile


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Posted By: zerothehero76
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 07:59
Bad Bad news. I saw them twice in concert, two incredible shows: powerful and frenzy, with some mad impros. And the first time it lasted three hours!


Posted By: andysilv
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 11:57
Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

No love for OctahedronCry


It's right up there with Deloused for me. Thumbs Up

As for the band breaking up, I'm not too worried. They (Cedric & Omar) have been working together for a long time, I can see them going off and working on other projects for a couple of years and then putting something new out, either as TMV or some other project. It's probably good for them both to be doing different things and trying different styles of music. Hopefully it'll make for even better albums from them in the future, and until then, I can just keep listening to the TMV albums I have now.



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Posted By: Prog_Traveller
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 16:08
Just think if it wasn't for the Mars Volta many of you under 25 year old folks would not be on here right now or discover this wonderful music genre. Wink

But it is sad they broke up. They were talented and some would say one of the few bright hopes for the future of prog. Prog needs more high profile bands like the TMV.


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Posted By: Negoba
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 16:24
Octahedron may be my favorite because I was late to the Mars Volta party. Noctourniquet is great too.
 
To be honest, Deloused isn't as great when you start at the last album and go backward. It's good, don't get me wrong, but...oh well I said all that in my review anyway.


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Posted By: Finnforest
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 16:33
There's a good chance they'll be back.  So many bands hang it up or go on hiatus, then we see them again surprise surprise.....with the popular bands a "reunion" is good payday.




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Posted By: The Bearded Bard
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 16:59
I was just getting in to them, so I'm sorry to see they're breaking up. But I'll bet they'll get back together at some pont, as has been mentioned before in this tread, as TMV or something else. In the meantime there's not much to do than to sit back and enjoy the great music they've already created. Oh, that reminds me, I have to get hold of there last two albums! Soon...

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Posted By: myaku
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 17:06

Kind of to be expected after their hiatus thing was announced. I don't mind since all it really means is that Omar will be without Cedric, and his solo output has pretty much proven he doesn't need him THAT much.

Sucks though, since they were the first prog band I really liked, and my first real musical obsession.



Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 17:52
Originally posted by Prog_Traveller

Just think if it wasn't for the Mars Volta many of you under 25 year old folks would not be on here right now or discover this wonderful music genre. Wink

But it is sad they broke up. They were talented and some would say one of the few bright hopes for the future of prog. Prog needs more high profile bands like the TMV.


That was not the case for me though CoolCool


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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: January 25 2013 at 21:33
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112

Originally posted by Prog_Traveller

Just think if it wasn't for the Mars Volta many of you under 25 year old folks would not be on here right now or discover this wonderful music genre. Wink

But it is sad they broke up. They were talented and some would say one of the few bright hopes for the future of prog. Prog needs more high profile bands like the TMV.


That was not the case for me though CoolCool


Or me Big smile

That was Dream Theater.

But maybe for others........

I actually didn't care much for TMV when I was new to prog in early 2005.


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Posted By: MillsLayne
Date Posted: January 26 2013 at 01:59
Originally posted by 2112R

I luckily got to see them play pieces from Noctoruniquet and Bedlam when they opened for Soundgarden a few years back.


Same here.  Saw them at The Forum in LA.  Awesome live show from both bands. 


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Posted By: Prog-jester
Date Posted: January 26 2013 at 21:26
Originally posted by andysilv


Originally posted by Ambient Hurricanes

No love for OctahedronCry

It's right up there with Deloused for me.
I'm with you, freaks

Seriously, that's for good. RIP TMV and goodbye


Posted By: Anomandaris
Date Posted: January 27 2013 at 08:40
I am disappointed in this news. Although I agree they've been steadily declining, I've still been looking forward to their releases.

So...I've been aware of Omar's numerous side projects, but I haven't checked them out yet, in part because there are so many. I've been reluctant because I've found that usually when an artist sh*ts out project after project the quality usually suffers. I was content just to follow The Mars Volta, but, well...Anyway, is any of his stuff worth checking out? I'm looking for prog, not pop, and after listing to that Bosnian Rainbows single I can already tell that that band is not for me. But I'm willing to check out whatever. Or Cedrick's thing for that matter.

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Posted By: Norbert
Date Posted: January 27 2013 at 09:27
Quite disappointing news, but we have 6 six absolutey remarkable albums by them. Well, Amputecture has some  bigger letdowns, but it's still pretty good.
At  least they split without releasing a weak album.




Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: January 27 2013 at 10:40
Definitely bad news, I think they were one the better bands from recent years.

I'm happy I had the chance to see them live six months ago in Israel when they opened the tour for Noctourniquet. That wasn't a good show, they weren't in good shape. The show contained a lot if improvised jamming but not good ones anyway. The last song was a slow version of Goliath, it just showed they weren't ready yet or didn't care about playing there. Still I'm happy I saw them.


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Posted By: Earendil
Date Posted: January 27 2013 at 11:15
I love Deloused and Francis.  Those two albums blew my mind the first time I heard them, and I still haven't heard anything else like them (including from The Mars Volta's discography Wink).  I think their most recent album sounded like they needed a break, but hopefully they'll get back together at some point.  I've never seen them live, but I really want to.


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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: January 27 2013 at 11:23
I know Omar's "Apocalypse Inside of an Orange" is very Mars Volta-y. His first album is also very interesting. Those 2 albums should be checked out for anyone new to Omar's solo stuff.

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Posted By: andysilv
Date Posted: January 27 2013 at 16:32
I haven't heard much of Omar's solo work, but I'm always hearing that Cryptomnesia has a very TMV sound, it even has Cedric on vocals. 

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Posted By: zravkapt
Date Posted: January 27 2013 at 17:27
Old Money is the most Volta-y of Omar's albums; it was originally supposed to be the follow up to Amputechture.

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: January 27 2013 at 18:23
^ Great suggestion. One of the better Omar solo works. 

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Posted By: Sagichim
Date Posted: January 28 2013 at 01:37
I know the Apocalypse Inside of an Orange and although it has some good moments it didn't really grab me.


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Posted By: davemuttillo
Date Posted: January 29 2013 at 23:54
Certainly not the best prog band ever ... not even close.


Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: January 30 2013 at 00:41
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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: January 30 2013 at 00:43
^
Originally posted by davemuttillo

Certainly not the best prog band ever ... not even close.
I figured that's not what this thread is for.

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Posted By: zeqexes
Date Posted: January 30 2013 at 02:06
Originally posted by davemuttillo

Certainly not the best prog band ever ... not even close.

um


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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: January 30 2013 at 02:09
Originally posted by zeqexes

Originally posted by davemuttillo

Certainly not the best prog band ever ... not even close.

um


they are not the best prog band are you kidding me


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Posted By: zeqexes
Date Posted: January 30 2013 at 02:13
I wouldn't say that they're the best... but to say that they're not even anywhere close...

Anyway Back to topic

I'm quite sad they're breaking up, I've only gotten into them recently so I haven't been a huge fan forever but it's still disappointing


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Posted By: Earendil
Date Posted: January 30 2013 at 10:47
Originally posted by davemuttillo

Certainly not the best prog band ever ... not even close.

Certainly not the best comment ever ... not even close.


Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: January 30 2013 at 12:26
Haha

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Posted By: sturoc
Date Posted: February 08 2013 at 00:04
Saw them open up for  uhhh I can't remember ..was a good thing cause TMV played a very long set almost full length as an opener !
It was the first time I saw them and really was quite impressive live.

As for the 'they're the best  / not the best' etc.
If you like them great If you don't good. But there is no 'Best Prog rock band ever '
You either love or like them or say ya don't, simple as that.

At least we had the together for many years to enjoy their music.



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