It was teased over the weekend and now it’s here… NEW MUSIC FROM THE MARS VOLTA! This is the band’s first new music to emerge online since their 2012 album “Noctourniquet.“ The song “Blacklight Shine” does seem to pick up where Noctourniquet left off. So for those of you wanting that follow up to Deloused, you’ll have to keep waiting. Either way, it’s nice to have The Mars Volta back who also just announced a 13 date Fall Tour this year as well.
The Mars Volta-Blacklight Shine:
The Mars Volta- Blacklight Shine (Official Video-Extended Version):
The Mars Volta 2022 Tour Dates:
09/23 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum 09/25 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle 09/27 Philadelphia, PA – The Metropolitan Opera House 09/29 New York, NY – Terminal 5 10/01 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway 10/03 Washington, DC – The Anthem 10/05 Toronto, ON – Massey Hall 10/06 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre 10/08 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom 10/11 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom 10/14 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre 10/18 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield 10/21 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
I was having a conversation with a couple friends the other day. We were discussing a few bands and the thing that kept coming up was the voice of the vocalist. As we were chatting a list was starting to be made and why not make this a fun collaborative list! This list doesn’t necessarily mean they are terrible just that their voices aren’t easy to listen to (high pitched, nasally, obnoxious, etc). So, here we go…
Geddy Lee- Rush Tom DeLonge- Blink 182/Angels and Airwaves Perry Farrell- Jane’s Addiction/Porno For Pyros Claudio Sanchez- Coheed and Cambria Scott Stapp- Creed Myles Kennedy- Alter Bridge/Slash Daron Malakian- System Of A Down/Scars On Broadway Justin Hawkins- The Darkness King Diamond- Mercyful Fate/King Diamond Gerard Way- My Chemical Romance Davey Havok- AFI/Blaqq Audio Steven Tyler- Aerosmith Chris Carraba- Dashboard Confessional Bert McKracken- The Used Adam Lazzara- Taking Back Sunday Brian Molko- Placebo Billy Corgan- The Smashing Pumpkins Chino Moreno- Deftones Joey Belladona- Anthrax Dani Filth- Cradle Of Filth Ben Gibbard- Death Cab For Cutie/The Postal Service Sully Erna- Godsmack Chad Gray- Mudvayne/Hellyeah Anders Frieden- In Flames Chester Bennington- Linkin Park Cedric Bixler Zavala- At The Drive In/The Mars Volta Maria Brink- In This Moment Dave Mustaine- Megadeth Vince Neil- Motley Crue (anything post 1991) Tim Armstrong- Rancid/The Transplants Anthony Green- Saosin/Circa Survive Brian Aubert- Silversun Pickups Bjork Jewel Joni Mitchell Joan Baez Bob Dylan
There is no denying the magnitude that At The Drive In brought to the table in terms of live shows and albums. Their breakthrough album, Relationship Of Command was a much needed kick in the face when it came out. I still remember the first time I put the CD on and the moment the first song was just starting, I had a feeling this was going to be awesome and then “ARCARSENAL” hits and it was all over from there. What a song to kick off an album and live show. The force and power in this song is undeniable. This song is truly one of the best songs to kick off an album. I had the pleasure many years ago, think it was 2000 or 2001, before they broke up to see At The Drive In and what a show it was. They started their set with “Arcarsenal” and from there IT WAS ON! Everything about this song is perfect.
Arcarsenal (Album Version):
Arcarsenal (Live At The Glass House- I was at this show!):