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Taken from NME (May 26, 2019)

Cedric Bixler-Zavala says The Mars Volta reunion is "happening"

The band split back in 2013 after Cedric Bixler-Zavala fell out with Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.

by Will Lavin

The Mars Volta are back on. Credit: Martin Philbey/Redferns
The Mars Volta are back on. Credit: Martin Philbey/Redferns

Cedric Bixler-Zavala has revealed that The Mars Volta are reuniting.

The Mars Volta, who formed in 2001 and released six studio albums, broke up in 2013 after founding members Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez fell out.

With many fans holding out hope that the pair would reunite at some point, back in 2016 Rodriguez-Lopez revealed that he believed the band would work together again at some point in the future. A couple of years later, Bixler-Zavala teased the band's comeback.

Now looking like it's actually going to happen, yesterday morning (May 25), Bixler-Zavala told a fan on Twitter that the band is reuniting. Responding to the fan, who said "I dream with you guys giving TMV a new chapter," Bixler-Zavala replied, "It's happening."

It's happening

- cedric bixler zavala (@cedricbixler_) May 25, 2019

Earlier in the week Biller-Zavala's seemed to insinuate that The Mars Volta were back in the studio together. "We are in the kitchen finding new ways to through curve balls," he wrote in response to another fan who asked if The Mars Volta would ever consider a 'De-Loused In The Comatorium' tour.

But I tell you what. We are in the kitchen finding new ways to through curve balls.

- cedric bixler zavala (@cedricbixler_) May 13, 2019

Then going back to earlier in the month, Bixler-Zavala revealed that he was in the studio with Rodriguez-Lopez, who he affectionally referred to as "Puerto Rican Bernie Sanders."

The Mars Volta's last studio album was 2012's 'Noctourniquet'. However, longtime collaborators Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez made amends in 2014 and formed new band, Antemasque. They also revamped their pre-Mars Volta outfit, At-the-Drive-In for a new album in 2017.


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