The Mars Volta to Release New Album March 2012
Grammy-winning and envelope pushing rock band The Mars Volta are gearing up for the release of their sixth studio album, tentatively titled ‘In Absentia,’ and possibly due out on March 27.
According to Sony’s official Playstation Blog, The Mars Volta have contributed a new single ‘Zed and Two Naughts’ as part of the soundtrack for the baseball game ‘MLB 12 The Show.’ Other bands on the soundtrack include The Black Keys, The Parlor Mob and more.
The exact title and release date of the highly anticipated record have not been confirmed by The Mars Volta as yet, but frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala previously stated on his YouTube account, “New Volta almost done. Vocals done. Just trying rebutcher it and add bass and finish guitar. In studio until this week then on to Mexico to add more quantum entanglement to it. The sonogram of the little beast is looking very good.”
Strangely enough, there is another tune called ‘Zed and Two Naughts' by the Finnish group The Vacuum Cleaners, the singer responded to this by saying “Yes, we do have a song on that video game and it is from our new album. It is not a cover. I was just made aware of the Vacuum Cleaners song w/ the same title but they have nothing to do with each other.”
The upcoming disc will be the Mars Volta's first album since 2009’s ‘Octahedron.’