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THE MARS VOLTA: Lyric Book, Live EP, Next Album

December 17, 2003

Acclaimed noisemakers, THE MARS VOLTA, have faced a series of delays on the release of their debut album De-Loused in the Comatorium’s accompanying lyric book due to a health emergency suffered by the artist designing the booklet in England. But the manufacturing is finally underway as the finished master has was recently delivered to the printer in New York. The vinyl edition of De-Loused in the Comatorium was originally supposed to include the lyric book but is no longer the case due to the delays.

The band have also released a limited edition live EP simply titled, The Mars Volta Live. The EP which is out this week consists of four tracks and clocks in at over 42 minutes. The tracklisting is as follows:

01. Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of) (Made Vale Studios, London 2003)
02. Drunkship of Lanterns (Made Vale Studios, London 2003)
03. Cicatriz ESP (Electric Ballroom, London July 2003)
04. Televators (Electric Ballroom, London July 2003)

In other news, the band are tentatively scheduled to enter the studio in January to begin recording basic tracks for their second full-length album.