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The Mars Volta

It started in the summer of 2001. [Cedric Bixler's] and [Omar Rodriguez's] (both from At the Drive-In) fame had been playing in their dub band De Facto with [Ikey Owens] and [Jeremy Ward]. They had been playing for years, but after ATDI split up, De Facto teamed up with drummer [Jon Theodore] (Golden) and bassist [Eva Gardner] to start The Mars Volta. [+]