Cedric Bixler Zavala Quits THE MARS VOLTA

Prepare for the ultimate bummer Mars Volta fans because according to a plethora of recent tweets, it seems as if the frontman Cedric Bixler Zavala has quit The Mars Volta. In these tweets Cedric cites creative differences with Omar Rodriguez Lopez, stating that Omar’s involvement in his new group, Bosnian Rainbows, was over shadowing his involvement in The Mars Volta. According to Cedric’s words, he had tried to put a North American tour together in support of Noctourniquet but Omar was not on board with the idea. Apparently The Mars Volta is no more by what Cedric says:

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

To all our fans all over the world thank you for giving a fuck. You all ruled! I don’t think ill ever hear a fist full of dollars the same

This truly saddens me because The Mars Volta have been one of my favorite musical acts for the past few years and I hate to see them dissolve in a sour manner. Cedric will continue with his solo work however as he stated on Twitter as well:

My record will see the light of day soon and I’m excited because it sounds nothing like my previous endeavors.

If you are curious to hear what Bosnian Rainbows sounds like, you can stream their song “Torn Maps” over at this location. I can dig it but it’s rather bittersweet considering one of my favorite bands dissolved because of it. Anyway, it’s all one big fucking bummer.

Hopefully they can reconcile their differences. But until then, RIP Mars Volta.

-Lane Oliver

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