Cedric Bixler-Zavala Leaves the Mars Volta Breaking Up the Band!

Thu, Jan 24, 2013

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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:

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/heardmentality/2013/01/frustrated_frontman_cedric_bix.php

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