26 Mar After near-constant releases through much of the '00s, the Mars Volta took some time to create and release 'Noctourniquet,' release in March Noctourniquet, an Album by The Mars Volta. Released March 27, on Warner Bros. (catalog no. ; CD). Genres: Progressive Rock, Art Rock. Rated # in the best albums of Featured peformers: Omar Rodriguez Lopez (guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, bass, producer, recording engineer), Deantoni Parks. 26 Mar Noctourniquet takes what made Octahedron successful, finding the Mars Volta progressing further into more cohesive but still challenging songwriting.
29 Mar Over the course of his year history as engineer of the Grammy-winning prog- rock band The Mars Volta, Omar Rodriguez-López has more than earned his reputation for being a dictatorial mastermind. His ruthless methods — forcing his collaborators (note: not bandmates) to record in isolation, kicking out.