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Cedric Bixler-Zavala confirms The Mars Volta reunion


Progressive rock band The Mars Volta are working on their eagerly anticipated reunion, frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala has confirmed.

The band, who originally formed after the break-up of Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala’s previous band, At the Drive-In, have been in hiatus since 2012 as bend members worked on separate projects.

For a couple of years now the group has hinted at a comeback, most notably in 2016 when asked Rodriguez-Lopez was asked about a potential return of The Mars Volta in an interview with Rolling Stone, he said: “At some point, we’d love to do [Mars Volta] again too, you know what I mean? There’s so much to do there as well.”

Now, it would appear, is that time. Responding to a fan on social media who stated that: “I dream with you guys giving TMV a new chapter,” Bixler-Zavala promptly and subtly replied: “It’s happening.”

Respdonding to another fan, Bixler-Zavala hinted that the band are thinking bigger than a reunion tour and could well be back in the studio: “We are in the kitchen finding new ways to through curve balls,” he wrote.

A period of hiatus was announced in 2012 before a four month silence arrived to the point of the band’s split. Their break up was a high profile one and, amid the headlines, the deterioration of the relationship between Bixler-Zavala and Rodríguez-López appeared to be the source of the problem.

“What am I supposed to do be some progressive house wife that’s cool with watching their partner go fuck other bands?” Bixler-Zavala said at the time of the band’s split. 

He added: “The falling out had been four years in the making, so the final announcement on my part was really just to let the children know that Mom and Dad were splitting up.”

Now, it would appear, the band are back on track.