NEWS: The Mars Volta part ways with vocalist, Cedric Bixler-Zavala!
January 24th, 2013
Cedric Bixler-Zavala, lead vocalist for the progressive rock band The Mars Volta, revealed in a series of tweets earlier today that he is no longer a member of the band. The vocalist’s tweets shed more light on the band’s hiatus before he eventually stated that he has officially quit the band. The full series of tweets have been composed into a full statement with corrected spelling/grammar for more ease to read below:
“Thank you to all Volta fans. You deserved more, especially after the way you 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 anymore. I no longer am a member of The 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 without you. My dream was to get us to the point where Jon and Ikey came back, but sadly it’s over. Thank you a million times over for ever giving a fuck about our band. 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 The 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 Volta ever happened at all. God Damn, we had a blast! Thank you again. 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. I’m not joking about any of this, I owe it to you guys (all fans) to be serious about this. Thank you to all past members who helped Volta along, as well. We blasted through like a comet and left our mark! If you ever see me in person and want to know why, I’ll tell you my side of the story. Finally, please just be happy that it happened at all, remember all the opposition we were met with for just starting a new band back in 2001.”
You can read the full series of tweets via Cedric‘s personal Twitter account (here).