Having broken up back in 2013, and with many of the members being involved in many different projects since, it seemed we were possibly never going to see The Mars Volta get back together again.
However, following some teasers on social media from frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala, it seems like a reunion from the progressive rock giants may still be on the cards.
According to a report on Pitchfork (here), the vocalist confirmed in a handful of since deleted tweets in response to a fan asking about a reunion that “It’s happening.”
He’s also confirmed that both he and guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López have been working on some new music.
“What it’s NOT going to be is your ‘fav member lineup’ playing their ‘classic records’ in full, etc. Maybe we’ll play old shit, who knows how we feel. Just remember our past campaigns never relied on playing requests or going fully backwards… it’s new shit, new people, left turns, tangent inconsistencies, mazapan dreams and churro wishes. I will say this though, when ORL played me a grip of new shit I fucking cried. Like Claire Daines in Romeo & Juliet cried. Yeah, it was fucking weird. It’s in its infancy right now. No deadlines, no ball tripping, no drama, just 2 grown ass men using essential oils and bold new perfumes shooting ideas and scooting their ass across the fucking lawn trying to get rid of these worms.”
More details surrounding The Mars Volta‘s return and further releases will be confirmed as it develops.
The band’s last full-length album ‘Noctourniquet’, released in 2012. Since their split the following year, Bixler-Zavala and Rodríguez-López launched a new project called Antemasque, and in 2017, the reunited At The Drive-In released a new album called ‘in•ter a•li•a’.
Music graduate from City University, partial to almost anything with ‘post-‘ in the genre description.