Mars Volta: Bedlam... 1/29/08

"Wax Simulacra" Webisode Online Now

The Mars Volta has confirmed a January 29, 2008 release for its fourth studio album, The Bedlam In Goliath (GSL/Universal). The album was produced by the band's own Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and is comprised of the following tracks:

1. Aberinkula
2. Metatron
3. Ilyena
4. Wax Simulacra
5. Goliath
6. Tourniquet Man
7. Cavalettas
8. Agadez
9. Askepios
10. Ouroboros
11. Soothsayer
12. Conjugal Burns

The Mars Volta
The Bedlam In Goliath's release will be preceded by a one-off New Year's Eve extravaganza at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The band promises "una serata con amici e sorprese presentata in un modo straordinario." Attendees should note that costumes are required.

Additionally, a homemade video "webisode" set to the track "Wax Simulacra" is online now at and Further installments may surface prior to the album's release.

The Mars Volta was founded in 2001 by Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. The band's previous recorded output has included its 2003 debut De-Loused In The Comatorium, 2005's Frances The Mute and last year's Amputechture. The Bedlam In Goliath finds Bixler-Zavala and Rodriguez-Lopez joined by returning members Marcel Rodriguez Lopez, Adrian Terrazas-Gonzales, Pablo Hinojos-Gonzales, Isaiah Ikey Owens, Juan Alderete de la Pena, new drummer Thomas Pridgen and full-time Red Hot Chili Pepper and frequent Volta collaborator John Frusciante.

[Published on: 10/22/07]

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briank67 Mon 10/22/2007 02:47PM
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been hearin' rumors about a tour with TOOL...... which would be sweeeeeeet.

jambeatnik Mon 10/22/2007 02:48PM
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ABERINKULA, GOLIATH, AND WAX SIMULACRA LEAKED... goliath is the reworked version of rapid fire tollbooth and it fucking kicks ass. thomas pridgen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im so pumped for the rest of this album

DirtyRice starstarstarstarstar Mon 10/22/2007 04:22PM
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excellent news! i am waiting to see how Thomas Pridgen fits with these guys. NYE in San Fran will be the best proving grounds! 55 bucks for a NYE with TMV should be well worth it! i doubt they will tour with Tool though. this band is definite headline status and Tool is one of the hardest bands to share a bill, mainly because the audience only wants Tool. I predict TMV will now offer lesser known bands a chance to open their shows. the first time i saw them was opening for a perfect circle and i really miss that feeling of being floored by an opener prior to the headline. next time i saw them they were playing the same venue by themselves. Dodge Theater in PHX holds some people and i was impressed that they filled it on their own. The Mars Volta is just beginning!

Gribblecake Mon 10/22/2007 04:35PM
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how does it sound compared to the last album?

aaronjl1 Mon 10/22/2007 05:07PM
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nice! is there anyone today who are even in the same league as these guys...

deftone984 Mon 10/22/2007 06:36PM
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that video is sick.

tommythecat77777 Mon 10/22/2007 06:53PM
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a tour with tool????


gOdWesSaTaN Mon 10/22/2007 08:38PM
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damn that new years would be sick costumes required haha... hope the tool rumour is true

MatthewAtienza Tue 10/23/2007 07:17AM
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I would rather see these guys by themselves. the last few tours has been them opening for red hot chili peppers and system of a down. They need to get some one to open for them or just themselves.

Anyways.... this looks sick so far, pridgen fits in I think. cant wait.

cdrumzi starstarstarstarstar Tue 10/23/2007 12:12PM
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yeah the new album for sure is going to be considered their best by many for sure -i know i think so man its pridgen and the rest

i was scared earlier i thought their whole damn album got leaked again i was stressin cuz of the temptetion to go and download it and also they lose what they deserve which is the profit and when they release their finished product-even though their not just greedy cunts trying to get paid

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Tue 10/23/2007 02:58PM
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First nominee for album of the year 2008!! These guys are amazing!!!

londonko starstarstarstarstar Tue 10/23/2007 06:03PM
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Okay, I first listened to the 'wax simulacra' video and the song was alright. I love Omar and Mars Volta so I was a little disappointed, so I went searching further based on other peoples comments. Search on google for "Goliath of Bedlam leaks" on google and you can find a leak for them. DO IT.

The other two songs (Abernikula and Goliath) are fucking sick. I was initially disappointed in the comments when someone said that Goliath was a reworking of a track off of Omar's new solo album. The track on Se Dice, No Bufalo sucks really badly...but the reworking made it tighter, faster and alot sicker.

Jesus Christ TMV rocks and I'm really happy that the new drummer has picked up right where John T. left off.

Rondog starstarstarstarstar Wed 10/24/2007 07:13AM
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I for one hope the touring with Tool rumors are false. I want to see the Mars Volta play their own headlining show. Nothing against Tool, I've seen them 4 or 5 times and they always put on an incredible show, but do have any idea how hard it is to get decent tickets to a show that Tool is playing? I'll give you a clue, its next to impossible. For those of us who have had their fill of Tool and want to see the Mars Volta, we're fucked. We'll be standing in line with the 15-16 year olds who call them selves the Tool Army, waiting for tickets we'll never get. Doesnt sound that "sick" to me.

Lerxst20 Wed 10/24/2007 11:53AM
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The Tool rumor was for a South American tour with Tool and TMV later this fall, but that fell through as since Tool announced their tour this fall. The only show that TMV is doing now is the New Years show.

gmoo Wed 10/24/2007 07:18PM
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What kind of music were you listening to at 15 and 16, Rondog?

russellbrock Thu 10/25/2007 08:46AM
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Okay first off guys, we don't know for sure if Rapid Fire Tollbooth is the new song Goliath. It may be included in the song but we don't know for sure. Considering the 29 secs of Goliath is not included in the new leaked rapid fire tollbooth, I am assuming that rapid fire is a totally different track or included in a different song. So those of you who downloaded the leaked songs, you may want to change the title from goliath to rapid fire least for now.

liquidachicken starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/6/2007 10:30AM
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cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

liquidachicken starstarstarstarstar Tue 11/6/2007 10:31AM
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cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!