THE BEDLAM IN GOLIATH OUT JAN. 29, 2008 ON UNIVERSAL
"Goliath The Soothsayer" Game Exclusive To Amazon.com Beginning Jan. 2, 2008
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.
A trailer for the game can be viewed at:
The Mars Volta was formed by guitarist/producer/arranger Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and lyricist/vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala and issued its first recorded work, the Tremulant EP in 2002. The band has since released three full-length albums, De-Loused In The Comatorium (2003), Frances The Mute (2005)--both of which have been certified gold--and Amputechture (2006). The Bedlam In Goliath will be The Mars Volta's fourth studio album. Like Frances The Mute and Amputechture, it was produced by the band's own Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.