Antemasque (band)

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GenresAlternative rock, punk rock
Years active2014–2015
LabelsNadie Sound[1]
Past members

Antemasque was an American rock supergroup formed in 2014 by former members of At the Drive-In and The Mars Volta, Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Their first album featured Red Hot Chili Peppers's Flea on bass and Dave Elitch on drums.[2][3] Both Flea and Elitch had previously played with The Mars Volta.[4] Omar's brother Marfred Rodríguez-López (formerly of Zechs Marquise) eventually joined as a permanent bassist with Blink-182 member Travis Barker taking over drumming duties.[5][6]


On April 9, 2014 Bixler-Zavala and Rodríguez-López announced their new project, accompanying the announcement with the release of their first single "4AM", described by Rolling Stone as "a charging, punkish rocker with the sorts of squiggly noodling that both the Mars Volta guys and Flea have used as calling cards in their respective groups."[1][4] Over the course of the next week, three more singles were released, and their self-titled debut album was released on November 10, 2014. Although Flea provided the bass for the album, he was not a member of the group but only played on their first album and let the band use his recording studio.[7]

On November 2, 2015, the band debuted eight new songs from an upcoming release, titled Saddle on the Atom Bomb.[8][5] However, as of 2021 the album has not been released, and there has been no further information on the band's social media platforms since 2015 implying that the band is no longer active.

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Studio albums


  1. ^ a b "4AM - Single". iTunes Store. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Baroni, Nastassia (April 9, 2014). "Mars Volta Members Unite With Flea For New Project, Antemasque". Music Feeds. Retrieved April 10, 2014.
  3. ^ Ben Beaumont-Thomas (April 9, 2014). "RHCP bassist Flea forms Antemasque supergroup with the Mars Volta". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  4. ^ a b Kory Grow (April 9, 2014). "Flea and Former Mars Volta Members Form New Group Antemasque". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-04-09.
  5. ^ a b Cedric Bixler Zavala (May 30, 2016). "cedric_bixler_zavala_Y'all thought we forgot about ANTEMASQUE !? Fuck no baby !!! Just finished a video shoot for a song called LET THE RIGHT ONE IN from our new record called SADDLE ON THE ATOM BOMB w @travisbarker on drums @rodriguezlopezproductions on guitar and @marfredrl on bass. Regram from @famousstarsandstraps - by @lucaizzo". Intagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  6. ^ "Travis Barker on Twitter".
  7. ^ Kory Grow (April 15, 2014). "Mars Volta Members' Antemasque Try to 'Drown All Your Witches'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  8. ^ Kyle Cavaness (November 3, 2015). "Antemasque Unleashes a Set of New Songs At The Observatory". OC Weekly. Archived from the original on November 17, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-13.

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