The Mars Volta Dropping 'Noctourniquet' This Spring

The Mars Volta Dropping 'Noctourniquet' This Spring
Post-hardcore fans who grew up in the early 2000s rejoiced this week when At the Drive-In announced their reunion, but that apparently doesn't mean that the members' other outfits, namely prog experimenters the Mars Volta, will be taking any time off. Guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala have reportedly prepped the act's next tripped-out affair, tentatively titled Noctourniquet, and it's expected to drop sometime this spring.

Antiquiet reports that new tune "Zed and Two Naughts" will appear on the upcoming baseball videogame MLB 12 The Show, which arrives March 6, and that the album release comes shortly thereafter. A suspected street date is March 27.

UPDATE: It official: a press release confirms Noctourniquet is due out March 27.

The plot thickens via a screen grab from the game that was posted on the Comatorium, a Mars Volta's fan forum, which appears to display some spacey artwork as well.

The Mars Volta have yet to deliver a firm date or tracklist for Noctourniquet, but the band have previously premiered a number of its suspected tunes in their live gigs. Such songs include "Noctourniquet," "The Whip Hands" and "Jacob Van Lennepkade." No doubt, we can expect more info soon.