New album from The Mars Volta to be released in March

After suggesting that The Mars Volta would be releasing new material in 2012, it has now been officially announced that the band will, in fact, be releasing a new album much sooner than many would have predicted.

The Mars Volta’s sixth album, ‘Noctourniquet’ will be released on March 26th.

It will be the band’s first release since 2009’s ‘Octahedron’ and features the following tracks:
‘The Whip Hand’
‘Empty Vessels Make the Loudest Sound’
‘The Malkin Jewel’
‘In Absentia’
‘Trinkets Pale of Moon’
‘Zed and Two Naughts’

The news comes just shortly after the announcement that Omar and Cedric’s previous band At The Drive-In had reformed.