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The Mars Volta Are No More, Cedric Quits Via Twitter

Written by Mike Hohnen on January 24, 2013

Mars Volta’s part frontman, part guitarist Cedric Bixler-Zavala has very publicly, very passive aggressively announced he will be parting ways with the highly revered prog rock outfit after posting a slew of tweets on the subject. Though his reasons for leaving aren’t too clear yet, Bixler-Zavala takes potshots at his bandmate Omar Rodríguez-López and his commitment to side project Bosnian Rainbows.

“I can’t sit here and pretend any longer, I am no longer a member of Mars Volta,” Bixler-Zavala tweeted to thousands of followers.

After 12 or so tweets, Bixler-Zavala announced that he “tried his hardest” to keep The Mars Volta afloat but, despite his best efforts, continuing with the band looked unsustainable. He added that the band’s hiatus, which came into effect back in 2012, was “an insult to the fans”.

The band officially called hiatus after At The Drive-In/Mars Volta member Rodriguez-Lopez and Mars Volta drummer Deantoni Parks stepped back from the band to focus on their new project Bosnian Rainbows, and today Rodriguez-Lopez debuted the first track from the outfit’s forthcoming album. At The Drive-In reformed last year and made a special performance at Splendour In The Grass.

The renowned musician thoroughly thanked his fans for their unwavering support both financially and spiritually over the years. So happy is Bixler-Zavala with his fans that he even invites them to ask him about the sitatuion if they see him in person. “I’ll tell you my story,” he writes.

Bixler-Zavala is still tweeting but as yet there is no response from Rodriguez-Lopez. Fingers crossed for a friendly 2023 reunion.

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