El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez

El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez was a band consisting of Omar Rodriguez Lopez (guitar), Cedric Bixler-Zavala (vocals), Juan Alderete de la Peña (bass guitar), Jonathan Hischke (synth bass) and Zach Hill (drums).[1]

El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
Background information
OriginBayamón, Puerto Rico
Years active2006–2011
LabelsRodriguez Lopez Productions



Originally this side-project of Omar Rodriguez Lopez's was simply a collaboration with Hella drummer Zach Hill, but eventually Rodriguez Lopez formed an entire band, adding The Mars Volta bandmates and frequent collaborators — Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Juan Alderete de la Peña — as well as Hill's Hella colleague Jonathan Hischke to the lineup. Since 2006, three records have been recorded by the group, the first of which, titled Cryptomnesia, was released worldwide on May 5, 2009. In October 2010 Omar and Zach were reportedly going back into the studio to record new El Grupo Nuevo tracks. The album presumably ended up being Mantra Hiroshima. The band were due to tour in Spring of 2011, but due to Zach's foot injury, the tour would end up becoming a secret TMV tour. Nothing has come of the band since, becoming just another footnote in Omar's vast discography.




  1. ^ Morrow, Scott (March 6, 2009). "Members of The Mars Volta + Hella = El Grupo Nuevo de Omar Rodriguez Lopez". Alarmpress.com. Archived from the original on 2009-04-06. Retrieved 2009-04-17.