Prog juggernaut The Mars Volta has reached its conclusion, with Cedric Bixler-Zavala revealing the band have split.
Formed from the ashes of At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta saw the musicians veer off in experimental new directions. Indulging their prog influences, the extended guitar solos and conceptual approach to songwriting resulted in some genuinely tremendous moments.
Always a spectacular live act, the band's future was placed in doubt after several members joined At The Drive-In for some emotional re-union shows. Now Cedric Bixler-Zavala has delivered the news that The Mars Volta are set to call time on their career.
Tweeting to fans, the frontman 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".
Seemingly, Cedric Bixler-Zacala has been working on a solo album. "My record will see the light of day soon and I'm excited because it sounds nothing like my previous endeavors."
Sad news, nonetheless. Here's a special performance from Letterman.