The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler Zavala Confirms Break Up: ‘A Hiatus is Just an Insult to the Fans’

by | Jan 24, 2013

After what appeared to be a hiatus, The Mars Volta vocalist Cedric Bixler Zavala confirmed the band has broken up.

“I just feel really guilty for not even really saying the truth because a hiatus is just an insult to the fans,” Zavala said in a series of tweets.

“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.”

Zavala said he wanted to do a full North American tour in support of the band’s last album Noctourniquet, but guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez refused.

“What am I suppose to do be some progressive house wife that’s cool with watching their partner go fuck other bands? We owe it 2 fans to tour.”

In October 2012 Rodriguez-Lopez appeared in a Ryan’s Rock Show interview, stating he formed Bosnian Rainbows because “[he] wanted to put together a band where everyone was a band leader,” adding that his goal was for the members to have “no reason to take orders from anyone else.”

The Mars Volta formed in 2001.