Experimental prog rockers The Mars Volta are getting ready to drop a new album and take it on the road.
The band's third studio release Amputechture is set to hit stores on August 22. The eight piece band includes a vocalist, guitarist, drummer, keyboard player, bassist, percussionist, sound manipulator and someone to play flute, sax, clarinet and additional wind percussion instruments.
The band is known for their epic albums and Amputechture will be no different packing 76 minutes of music into only 8 tracks. The first single off of the record will be "Vermicide" perhaps because it is the only song on the record that is short enough to play on the radio at 4:17. The remaining tunes on the album range from 6:36 to a whopping 16:43 for "Tetragrammaton".
Here are the tracks on the album:
"Day of the Baphomets"
"El Ciervo Vulnerado"
Red Hot Chili Peppers' guitarist John Frusciante lent a hand on the record and in turn The Mars Volta will be heading out on tour with the band this summer.
Here's where they'll be headed:
September 14, Vancouver, BC - GM Place
September 16, Calgary, AB- Pengrowth Saddledome
September 17, Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
September 19, Saskatoon, SK - Saskatchewan Credit Union Centre
September 20, Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
September 25, Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
September 26, Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
September 28, Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
October 1, Quebec City, QC - Pepsi Coliseum
Writer: Michelle Garcia