According to Cedric Bixler-Zacala, The Mars Volta are no more. In a message to fans, the guitarist wrote “I can’t sit here and pretend any more. I no longer am a member of Mars Volta.”
The progressive-metal/avant-metal outfit have gained a cult following since the release of their debut ‘Deloused In The Comatorium’ in 2003.
Aside from early reports that Bixler is working on a new solo record, very little else is known about the plit at this time.
In 2012, Bixler-Zacala and his musical partner Omar Roderiguez-Lopez surprised fans when they announced the resuurection of their former band, At The Drive In.