Mars Volta members reunite with Flea to form new project Antemasque

on April 09, 2014, 9:40am

Newly formed supergroup Antemasque might just be the closest thing we’ll get to a Mars Volta reunion. Despite a falling out between former members Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala over a year ago, the two seemed to have buried the hatchet, teaming up with fellow ex-Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch and — wait for it — Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea for the new project.

While Antemasque have yet to make any official announcements — a cursory Google search yields a zero online presence — two recently surfaced videos prove that band does in fact exist. The first is a two-and-a-half-minute rehearsal video originally posted on ESPN (weird, right?), while the other’s a 14-second trailer that shows the band with their pyramid-like logo. Check out both below and stay tuned for further updates.

Update: The group’s debut single “4AM” is now available on iTunes.


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Brian Theobald
April 11, 2014 at 6:58 pm

So…three former members PLUS Flea, who’s already played on some of MV’s records? Why not just call the project Mars Volta? It’s not like it sounds wildly different. I like the new stuff, I just hope they don’t refuse to play MV songs on tour.

Aaron (@SmoochArt)
April 9, 2014 at 10:16 am

Seems like Flea is just laying down tracks for them a-la De-Loused in the Comatorium.

April 9, 2014 at 9:49 am

Hey dudes…their debut single, 4AM, is already available on iTunes.


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