Noctourniquet 12″ Double Vinyl pre-orders are online

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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.”

Noctourniquet vinyl package

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Tracklist revealed for “Noctourniquet”

The Whip Hand
Empty Vessels Make The Loudest Sound
The Malkin Jewel
In Absentia
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.”

New TMV album drops end of March 2012

It’s been a very long time without updates simply because nothing much was going on (other than release dates being pushed backed).

Discussion is still taking place in what is probably the longest topic our forum has ever had (1000+ pages). Check it out here, the first post is still kept up-to-date by our dedicated moderators (thanks!).

LP6 is scheduled for release on March 27, it will be titled “Noctourniquet”. The first single should be out in early March.

For more information, check out the topic mentioned above. And if you know something about the release that we don’t, please fill us in.


We’re online again.

Bit of downtime

Board just went offline (reason: hardware switch). This shouldn’t take anywhere as long as the other day, possibly just 1 hour but I can’t promise anything. Will update the blog accordingly once all is done. Other than that no further planned downtime in the near future.

And we are back again

Board is online and working again. Sorry about the unexpected delay (we had to transfer around 100GB and that took way longer than initially expected).

Board will be offline for approx. 5 hours tonight

From approx. 5.30pm GMT to 11.00pm GMT you will not be able to access the board since we are about to upgrade the server it is hosted on. This should benefit you, the users (if all goes well, that is).


Board is back online

Fingers crossed it stays that way 😉

Board offline for a little bit

Sorry, I wasn’t anywhere near a computer to post this earlier. There is nothing wrong with the board but the database is in the middle of being moved to a new server so as a result the board is offline (and shows an IPS driver error).
If all goes well it should be back before midnight (GMT+1).

It wasn’t planned for today so I was as surprised as everyone else.

EDIT: Will take a little longer, unfortunately, nothing I can do about it. Looks like tonight (Tuesday) it should be up and running.

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