Forthcoming Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Album Features Original Mars Volta Lineup & John Frusciante

The Mars Volta/At The Drive-In co-leader Omar Rodríguez-López is releasing a whopping 12 solo albums of the course of the next six months. (For those keeping score at home, that’s two albums per month.) All 12 were recorded between 2008 and 2013, and Billboard reports that one of them, Arañas En La Sombra, was recorded in 2012 — the year before the Mars Volta broke up — with the original Mars Volta lineup of Jon Theodore, Eva Gardner, and the late Ikey Owens, plus erstwhile Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. Just a few days ago, Rodríguez-López said that the Mars Volta will probably reunite, so this has been a pretty good week for Mars Volta fans. The first of Rodríguez-López’s albums, Sworn Virgins, came out yesterday via Ipecac Recordings; the next, Corazones, will arrive 7/29, also via Ipecac Recordings; and Arañas En La Sombra will be out 8/26.