Tag Archives: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez

Metal By Numbers 7/29 & 8/5: The Acacia Strain don’t decay

Posted by on August 5, 2020

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week.   I was away last week, so this week we’re doing things a bit different. I’ve included the debut numbers that would have been posted last week in addition to the ones for this […]

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Crystal Fairy’s title track has us psyched for the rest of the album

Posted by on January 24, 2017

The Melvins are never hurting for inspiration. Over the last 30 years, they’ve released 25 albums, a handful of EPs, and have collaborated with countless other bands. On February 24th, yet another Melvins collaboration will see the light of day as Crystal Fairy is released. Featuring Melvins’ Buzz Osbourne and Dale Crover, along with Le […]

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At The Drive-In release first new song in 16 years

Posted by on December 8, 2016

We haven’t heard much from At the Drive-In since July, when their long-awaited comeback tour was very suddenly cut short following a vocal issue with singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala. However, today they returned with a new track, “Governed By Contagions,” from a forthcoming album. There’s no further information about when the album will be out, but it […]

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Crystal Fairy (Melvins/At the Drive-In/Le Butcherettes) release new song

Posted by on December 8, 2016

We’ve already taken “Drugs on the Bus” with Crystal Fairy, a new supergroup of sorts featuring The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta and At the Drive-In and Le Butcheretttes’ Teri Gender Bender. Now the  band are b ack with a new song, and it’s every bit as catchy […]

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Melvins, At The Drive In, Le Butcherettes supergroup Crystal Fairy take Drugs on the Bus

Posted by on October 4, 2016

What would Melvins sound like with a female singer? What would At the Drive In sound like if they were sludgy? What if Le Butcherettes got heavy? All of those questions and more are answered by the formation of a new band, Crystal Fairy that consists of Melvins’ Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez […]

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Former The Mars Volta drummers are beefing

Posted by on April 14, 2014

Scrolling through our newsfeed, we couldn’t help but notice that former drummer for prog-rockers The Mars Volta, Thomas Pridgen, is calling out another former drummer of the band, Dave Elitch. In a Facebook post that has since been deleted, Pridgen said to his followers: So you got a dude (Dave Elitch) calling people you work […]

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Members of The Mars Volta collaborate with Flea in new project

Posted by on April 9, 2014

Fans of The Mars Volta, saddened by the band’s break up in 2013, have likely been hoping that a reunion would happen somewhere down the road. However, this new project dubbed Antemasque might be the next best thing. The band features Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala as well as Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers. Flea’s association with […]

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Former The Mars Volta, Chili Peppers join a (Kimono) Kult

Posted by on January 15, 2014

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from The Mars Volta mastermind Omar Rodriguez Lopez, pretty much since The Mars Volta disbanded in 2012. It’s been even longer since we’ve heard from former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciate, who left that band in 2009. He’s actually been playing with Rodriguez-Lopez for a while, […]

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Cedric Bixler-Zavala Thinks At The Drive-In’s Reunion Could’ve Been Better

Posted by on April 25, 2013

When Cedric Bixler-Zavala announced his departure from The Mars Volta, many quickly assumed that At The Drive-In’s reunion had come to an end as well. That’s because it seemed as though the singer placed a lot of blame towards guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (also of At The Drive-In). Well, while he may not completely rule out […]

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Cedric Bixler Zavala Quits The Mars Volta

Posted by on January 24, 2013

Despite releasing a new album last year, Noctourniquet, it looks like The Mars Volta is coming to an end. While the alt-prog group hasn’t released an official statement, singer Cedric Bixler Zavala made it pretty clear via Twitter that he is no longer in The Mars Volta. In a series of extended and scattered tweets, Zavala had the […]

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