Wednesday, January 23, 2013

RIP Mars Volta

This time last year the music world was rejoicing after hearing that Mars Volta members Cedric Bixler - Zavala and Omar Rodriguez- Lopez were reuniting with their former band At The Drive-In. Now, a year later, while ATD-I is back on hiatus, it appears The Mars Volta are no longer either.

In October 2012, Rodriguez-Lopez revealed that the band were on hiatus and Rodriguez-Lopez was working on his new band, Bosnian Rainbows. 

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday night, singer Cedric Bixler- Zavala announced his departure from the band and thus announcing the end of The Mars Volta. Bixler - Zavala said, "Thank u 2 all VOLTA fans u deserved more especially after the way u rooted for us on this album. I tried my hardest to keep it going. But Bosnian Rainbows was what we all got instead. I can't sit here and pretend any more. I no longer am a member of Mars Volta. I honestly thank all of you for buying our records and coming to our shows. You guys were a blast to play in front of. We could never had done it with out you. My dream was to get us to the point were Jon Theodore and Ikey Owens came back but sadly it's over. Thank u a million times over for ever giving a fuck about our band. For the record I tried my hardest to get a full scale North American tour going for Noctourniquet but Omar did not want to. I guess a break from mars volta means starting another band and ignoring all the support the fans gave us. I tried my hardest guys. All I can do is move forward with my music and just be happy that mars volta ever happened at all. God Damn we had a blast. Thank u again. I just feel really guilty for not even really saying the truth because a hiatus is just an insult to the fans. My record will see the light of day soon and I'm excited because it sounds nothing like my previous endeavors. And no I'm not joking about any of this, I owe it 2 u guys to all fans to be serious about this. Thank u to all past members who helped Volta along as well. we blasted through like a comet and left our mark!  If u ever see me in person and want to know why I'll tell u my story."

The band released six records together, most recent was 2012's awesome Noctourniquet, now, as we are left with the next chapter in these musicians careers, we thank The Mars Volta for being  band that saw no boundaries and saw no limits to what sound and music can make. In a day and age when most bands want to conform or sell records, Volta made a career out of playing by their own rules and pushing the horizons. We hope you get back together in the future and give fans another mind blowing musical experience.