Last week, a Mars Volta fan on message board The Comatorium was sent a folder of 15 unreleased tracks with instructions to 'share' the find.

Since then, the band's former drummer, Thomas Pridgen, has revealed it is real and detailed the tracks he contributed to via Facebook, while some of the tracks are guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's solo works.

The Mars Volta split up in January and have since moved on to other projects. Rodriguez-Lopez launched Bosnian Rainbows while vocalist Cedric Bixler Zavala also formed a new band.

Download the previously-unheard tracks here. [via FACT]

Tracklisting:

  • 1. 14 (possible outtake from Noctourniquet LP)

  • 2. 98d87 ('Molochwalker' demo)
  • 3. cmv8 ('Sea is Rising' demo)

  • 4. dp (possible Omar Rodriguez-Lopez solo demo)
  • 5. ef4 (possible 'Casate Colmillo' demo)

  • 6. eog-3

  • 7. f39h (elements later used in the live version of 'Trinkets Pale of Moon')

  • 8. f9h0 (another possible 'Casate Colmillo' demo)

  • 9. k49 (possible outtake from Octahedron LP)

  • 10. pi4 (possible 'Happiness' demo)

  • 11. qr5`

  • 12. s[fqw (similar to the first track on the collection)

  • 13. xv8 (possible 'New York City' demo or 'Asco Que Conmueve Los Puntos Erogenos' demo)

  • 14. y2g ('Vicarious Atonement' demo)

  • 15. ytj6 (also similar to the first track on the collection)

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