Hear the Mars Volta's Previously Unreleased 'De-Loused in the Comatorium' Demos

'Landscape Tantrums' lands as part of the band's 'La Realidad De Los Sueños' box set

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 23, 2021

After giving fans a tease of the rarities inside new box set La Realidad de los Sueños, the Mars Volta have shared the complete set of unfinished original recordings of revered 2003 debut De-Loused In the Comatorium.

Titled Landscape Tantrums, the collected demos can be heard in the players below. It arrives digitally today through Clouds Hill Recordings, which is also behind the massive 18-LP box that swiftly sold out upon its announcement in March.

Guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez previously said of Landscape Tantrums, "Some asshole bootlegged the two-track references for this session, but the actual mixes we did back then were luckily preserved and stored in my vault for the past 20 years. So it's super-exciting for my engineer Jon DeBaun and me that it's seeing a release. This was the very first thing we worked on together, and it holds a lot of great memories. And if it's this exciting for us, we imagine it's going to be exciting for the fans."

While vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala has teased reunion plans in recent years, the Mars Volta's most recent album remains 2012's Noctourniquet.

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