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Mars Volta Side Project T.R.A.M. Signs To Sumerian

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Adrian Terrazas
Calling T.R.A.M. a Mars Volta side project is, admittedly, a stretch. When I think about the Mars Volta, I think about the two principles…not the dude who plays saxophone and flute in the Volta. That’s who’s in this new band T.R.A.M.

According to a press release, “it’s extremely rare to come across a new band that just flips the script of conventionality, throwing caution to the wind, but the debut effort from T.R.A.M. does just that while blazing a trail of creativity that will quickly turn heads across the world.”

T.R.A.M. consists of Adrian Terrazas, the aforementioned Mars Volta sax, flute, and bass clarinet player, with Animals As Leaders guitarists Javier Reyes and Tosin Abasi and Suicidal Tendencies drummer Eric Moore.

“This is a group of likeminded individuals that are naturally gifted and the collaboration of their unique talents results in something truly amazing,” the press release adds. The band’s debut, Lingua Franca, will drop this May through Sumerian Records.

Says Terrazas: “Tosin Abasi and I were originally introduced by a mutual friend, Raanen Bozzio, last summer. This meeting also served as my first introduction to Animals As Leaders and Javier Reyes. Since then, Abasi, Reyes and I have developed a great relationship. We got together almost every day to try out ideas and after a month we had already formulated a majority of the record. At this point we contacted Eric Moore, an incredible drummer and the most joyful person to be around, and soon everything we had envisioned rhythmically came together on our first meeting/recording session (at the Farias productions studios) on what is now T.R.A.M.”