Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Mars Volta Battles 'Goliath' On New Album

The Mars Volta has set a Jan. 29, 2008, release date for "The Bedlam in Goliath," which was produced by band member Omar Rodriguez Lopez. The 12-track set is the follow-up to 2006's "Amputechture," which has sold 148,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

A video set to the track "Wax Simulacra" can be streamed from the bands's web site here
. Among the guests on the album is Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, a frequent contributor on past efforts.

Prior to a 2008 tour, the Mars Volta will play a New Year's Eve bash at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, with costumes "required."

Here is the track list for "The Bedlam in Goliath":

"Wax Simulacra"
"Tourniquet Man"
"Conjugal Burns"

[via billboard.com]



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