In what could either be a PR stunt or a sad reality of today's musical universe, Cedric Zavala, high-pitched frontman for The Mars Volta, has called it quits. He has headed up the band for over a decade, after his prior band, At The Drive-In, called it quits years before that. Mars Volta had announced a hiatus last year, although now it looks as if the band is completely finished.
Just 15 minutes ago, Zavala said the following:
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 (cont-)
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. (cont-)
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 with out you. My dream was to get us to the point were Jon Theodore and Ikey Owens came back but sadly it's over
For the record I tried my hardest to get a full scale North American tour going for Noctourniquet but Omar did not want to.
The most recent update goes straight to the point:
I just feel really guilty for not even really saying the truth because a hiatus is just an insult to the fans
The band has gone through a lot of lineup changes over the years, especially behind the drums. The core duo of Zavala and guitar virtuoso Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has been around since the inception, but it looks as if even that bond is maybe not what it once was.
Stay tuned to see if this is the always-kidding Zavala playing another prank online or if this is the truth.