Time to try again.
Apparently there is a bug with the latest IPB software when upgrading, and as luck would have it, we caught that bug (only happens to some). It’s been reported by other people before but there is no fix in sight.
So I’ll have to restore the last database backup, then install a slightly older board version and from that one it should be possible to update to the newest. Sorry about that bit of extra downtime.
Rest assured, I’m working on getting the board backup and running asap (might take until the morning).
So far, so good but it’s still not finished (going on 8 hours…). Hope it won’t be too much longer.
Upgrade in progress, should be back in a few hours.
It’s a sad day. Cedric apparently doesn’t consider himself to still be a part of TMV (at least for the time being – one can only hope that’s about to change at some point in the future; time heals all wounds, right?).
Go to Cedric’s Twitter
Now it’s official, The Mars Volta are taking a break and enter hiatus. Thanks to dmac27 for bringing this to our attention first. I guess that explains why there wasn’t much to blog about lately.
The info is taken from http://bit.ly/PR7imL
Puerto Rican guitarist from the nu-prog rockers The Mars Volta, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, has confirmed that the 6-part group have officially entered in a hiatus, stating that he does not know whether or not the group will reunite, but that it is not something to worry the mind. “I don’t know [if the band will reunite], and I’m not insecure enough to have to ask myself that. It’s like, we’ve done that for ten years, eleven years. Now we’re all doing different things, and everything that we’re doing informs how we express ourselves, and so if that happens then it happens and if it doesn’t it doesn’t.” The spastic guitarist has also confirmed a brand new project along side the drummer from the aforementioned group, Deantoni Parks, titled “Bosnian Rainbows”, from which an album is expected to be released next year. In addition to that, charismatic lead vocalist, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, is currently working on a solo project, which is also expected to be released next year.
Our move to the new server is complete now, the board is back up and running again.
The media section should be working as the day goes on.
EDIT: DNS already updated. Now it’s just a matter of time until your ISP points to the new IP.
The board will be offline starting Sunday, April 1 @ 6pm GMT+1 (this is not an April Fools joke, just happens to be a good time for me to work on that). It should be back up again on Monday.
This is necessary since we’re moving to a new machine (otherwise we’d lose posts made during/after backup). Thanks for understanding.
P.S. If there are any unexpected delays you will find out about it here.
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“Double 12″ Opaque Blue & Orange Vinyl. This album features a widespine jacket with 2 full color 3D inner sleeves and 3D Glasses. Also included, Limited Edition 12″ x 24″ full color (folded) poster insert. This record does not include a digital download card.”
The Whip Hand
Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound
The Malkin Jewel
Trinkets Pale of Moon
Zed And Two Naughts
“While Noctourniquet was, in typical Mars Volta fashion, written by Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and produced by Rodriguez-Lopez, the 13-track album explores musical territories previously uncharted in the duo’s 20 or so years of creating music together. The spectrum of musical and emotional textures conceived and created by Rodriguez-Lopez ranges from the opening bombast of “The Whip Hand” to the menacing crawl of “The Malkin Jewel” punctuated throughout by hypnotic melodies and borderline electro-ambient washes, most notably in the epic “In Absentia.” The bold diversity of the new material combined with Rodriguez-Lopez’s most confident and refined performances to date make Noctourniquet an early contender for this year’s most challenging and rewarding listen.”