NME is reporting that The Mars Volta will release a new album this year, according to the band's frontman, Cedric Bixler-Zavala. He wrote: "New Volta almost done. Vocals done. Just trying to rebutcher it and finish guitar. In studio until this week then on to Mexico to add more quantum entanglement to it. The sonogram of the little beast is looking very good."
The new album will be the band's sixth, and their follow-up to 2009's Octahedron.