The ethereal, experimental sounds of prog-rock band the Mars Volta are no more. Loyal fans are awakening to the depressing news after vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala aired out all his frustrations on Twitter last night. “I can’t sit here and pretend any more. I no longer am a member of Mars Volta,” he tweeted. Sorry folks, it doesn’t really get any more directly to the point than that. Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López were key cornerstones of the band with other musicians coming in and out as revolving members. But it was Rodríguez-López’s own musical departure from the Mars Volta that caused the irreconcilable tension.
Read more about the breakup on my latest OC Weekly Heard Mentality Blog post: