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Friday, November 16, 2007

Mars Volta Chases SF New Year's Date With 'The Bedlam In Goliath'

Posted By on Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 4:50 PM

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You heard it right. Mars Volta will not only release the new record "The Bedlam in Goliath" on Jan 29 but it will also release the online game "Goliath the Soothsayer" on Jan 2 through Amazon. Lest you forget, they will also be rocking a New Year's Eve Bash at Bill Graham . Mars Volta shows are crazy punk prog workouts that we have covered before and to get a taste of what their last record and recent performance was like you can read our coverage of that here :

To watch a short trailer of the upcoming game just click:

And for the full PR click more :

-- Oscar Medina

Beginning the first week of January, visitors to the Amazon.com music page (http://amazon.com/music) will be the first to experience "Goliath The Soothsayer," an online game based on The Mars Volta's forthcoming The Bedlam In Goliath. The game will be available exclusively via Amazon.com from January 2nd through January 29th, the official street date for the new record. Pre-order is not necessary to play to the game.

"Goliath The Soothsayer" is based on the true story that inspired the narrative laid out on The Bedlam In Goliath. Like previous Mars Volta efforts De-Loused In The Comatorium and Frances The Mute, the album is a thematically linked whole, the songs chapters in a bigger story, inspired by real people, places and events. The Bedlam In Goliath chronicles The Mars Volta's time with the "Soothsayer" a/k/a the Ouija board owned by vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala, and its mutation from a source of amusement during the tour supporting the band's Amputechture album into a malevolent psycho-spiritual force that nearly tore the group apart, collectively and individually.

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