The Mars Volta Announce New Game, Album
Pretentious (but in a good way) purveyors of grandiose, prog-rock concept albums the Mars Volta return to the fray Jan. 29 with The Bedlam in Goliath. An online game based upon that album—called Goliath the Soothsayer—can be accessed at amazon.com/music from Jan. 2-29. You don't need to order the album in advance to play the game.
According to the press release, “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.”
Cue Twilight Zone theme...
Here's the trailer for the game, which I guarantee I will never play.
And below's a video of the Mars Volta performing “Day of the Baphomets Part 2” on Hank Rollins' show (note Ikey Owens on keyboards).