The Mars Volta/At the Drive-in/Antemasque mastermind Omar Rodriguez-Lopez is set to release twelve albums on Ipecac Recordings by the end of 2016. The Greg Werckman and Mike Patton-owned label welcomed the prolific artist to their roster and since then, the names and other information on these albums have been popping up online sporadically, with tentative release dates.
The previously unreleased albums were recorded from 2008 to 2013, while Rodriguez-Lopez lived in Zapopan, Mexico and as well as his eventual return to El Paso. The titles will be released on a bi-weekly basis with the first spate of albums running through the end of the year. Each album will see a digital release with a limited number of physical copies (CD) available on Rodriguez-Lopez’s various live outings. Following the initial run of releases, a limited edition CD/LP box set will become available.
The one stated for release on August 26th is called Arañas en La Sombra (Spiders in the Shadow) and it features the former members of the Mars Volta - Eva Gardner, Jon Theodore and the late Ikey Owens; and John is listed as a guest on the release. Given his honorary member of the former group status, this is a big deal!
Arañas en La Sombra
This is the oldest record in the series and features sessions with original Mars Volta members Ikey Owens, Eva Gardner and Jon Theodore. John Frusciante guests. 2012
All songs written by: ORL
Produced by: ORL
Recorded on the e clat morgue portable unit by: Jon Debaun
Mixed by: Jon Debaun
Mastered by: Chris Common
Art by: Julio Venegas
The first two releases of this tour-de-force are available for purchase/pre-order on ORL Projects.
Look out for the updates regarding the track listing and the cover! And, of course, the pre-order once the time comes.