Nope. The Mars Volta are not a metal band. They’re straight-up spacey prog and they kick ass.
Well, they used to kick ass. I don’t see how they can continue kicking ass now that vocalist Cedric Bixler-Zavala has left the group, and the band’s basically thrown in the fucking towel.
He revealed the news via Twitter last night.
“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,” Cedric writes.
“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.”
This is very sad news. Sad insomuch as I will never get to see the Volta live again. Otherwise, I’m OK with it. I mean…since Frances the Mute, they’ve sort of been phoning it in.
“Thank u a million times over for ever giving a fuck about our band,” Cedric continues. “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.”
He added: “I just feel really guilty for not even really saying the truth because a hiatus is just an insult to the fans To all our fans all over the world thank you for giving a fuck. You all ruled! I don’t think I’ll ever hear a fist full of dollars the same My record will see the light of day soon and I’m excited because it sounds nothing like my previous endeavors.
“And no I’m not joking about any of this, I owe it 2 u guys to all fans to be serious about. Thank u to all past members who helped Volta along as well. We blasted through like a comet and left our mark! If u ever see me in person and want to know why I’ll tell u my story.”
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