Cedric Leaves The Mars Volta

2013-01-24 by Adam Thomas EMERITUS | 136 Comments
In a series of tweets that further shed light into the announced hiatus of The Mars Volta, vocalist Cedric Bixler Zavala has revealed that he is no longer a member of the critically acclaimed punk-prog act and that chances are the word break-up probably should have been used instead.

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 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. 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 Thank u a million times over for ever giving a fuck about our band. 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. I guess a break from 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 mars volta ever happened at all. God Damn we had a blast. Thank u 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 ill 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.

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Athom
Emeritus
January 23rd 2013
17240 Comments


bummed.

cb123
January 23rd 2013
2092 Comments


balls

blastOFFitsPARTYtime
January 23rd 2013
1477 Comments


bummer.

tommygun
January 23rd 2013
25555 Comments


oh damn rip

fuckin omar

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TMobotron
January 23rd 2013
7189 Comments


Draaaaaaaaaaamaaaaaaaaaa.

Sucks that that's how they're goin out. Kind of think it's time though.

Chortles
January 23rd 2013
18280 Comments


that quote just reeks of autism

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tommygun
January 23rd 2013
25555 Comments


yeah don't care so much about no more new material but woulda loved to see em live

Masochist
January 23rd 2013
8115 Comments


At least I got to see them live. And there'll always be Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus.

lucasjcockcroft
January 23rd 2013
3718 Comments


saw them in 2002


TAB
January 23rd 2013
467 Comments


well they both kinda suck

Shimana
January 23rd 2013
545 Comments


RIP.

Crymsonblaze
January 23rd 2013
7661 Comments


"that quote just reeks of autism"

no kidding

GringoSuave89
January 23rd 2013
1086 Comments


The fuck. I haven't listened to them since Goliath, but this genuinely sad news.

Just break up. It's over.

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Ire
January 23rd 2013
41849 Comments


fuckin omar

totally saw this coming

ReturnOfTheDnor
January 23rd 2013
893 Comments


In before he joins Chiodos.

Puzzles
January 23rd 2013
3065 Comments


All I got from this was "I'm an egomaniac who only wants the best for the band but Omar is a meanie who doesn't want to do what I want to do so I'm quitting the band but thanks anyway guys"

VermicideReloadead
January 23rd 2013
1433 Comments


Ohhh shit.

GringoSuave89
January 23rd 2013
1086 Comments


How was this egotistical? Omar doesn't care about TMV anymore (their last album is testament to that) and Cedric wanted to tour behind it and bring the band back to snuff, but it never happened. They went out with a whimper, not a bang.

jesterhead92
January 23rd 2013
107 Comments


Kinda sucks, but their last album makes me glad they aren't making another one.

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Calc
January 23rd 2013
12566 Comments


*sigh*

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oltnabrick
January 23rd 2013
32429 Comments


"Thank u 2 all VOLTA fans u deserved more especially after the way u rooted for us on this album."

thank u 2 OMAR

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Calc
January 23rd 2013
12566 Comments


last album sucked anyway this isnt awful news. just kinda bad

Gwyn.
January 23rd 2013
15528 Comments


Fucking Omar goddamn

Honestly at this point TMV might as well never return, Cedric is irreplaceable.

I do wonder what's going on between Cedric and Omar since they've been friends for so long and it seems they're pulling apart. Hope everything goes well between them so they can work on something together again.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
January 23rd 2013
2888 Comments


bummer

wacknizzle
January 23rd 2013
13734 Comments


This sucks, TMV were such an awesome band. Deloused, Amputechture, and FTM are among my favorite albums.

J0HAN89
January 23rd 2013
2 Comments


Never got to see them after all this time. Would've been great for that tour to happen, even on this album we would've heard some old stuff for sure.

wacknizzle
January 23rd 2013
13734 Comments


Yeah I'm bummed I never got to see them either. They were one of my top bands that I wanted to see live.

johnnyblaze
January 23rd 2013
2648 Comments


damn this sucks...

cedric wants to get ikey and theodore back! imagine how hard that would rule. and a full tour for Noc would've been great. fucccckk omar

Uranium
January 23rd 2013
7378 Comments


damn

McMegaMountain
January 23rd 2013
223 Comments


I actually stopped liking this band after seeing them at Roo 2009. Awful show. Nauseating.

Winesburgohio
January 23rd 2013
1072 Comments


Wait so did Omar and Cedric have a falling out/are they feuding? That would bum me out if so

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johnnyblaze
January 23rd 2013
2648 Comments


oh and here's the first single from Omar's new band Bosnian Rainbows: www.nme.com/news/nme/68314

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
January 23rd 2013
4467 Comments


"My dream was to get us to the point were Jon Theodore and Ikey Owens came back but sadly it's over."

- This would have been great. I would have loved to hear a Frances/Amputechture part 2. Oh well, I guess. I loved this band too.

Gwyn.
January 23rd 2013
15528 Comments


Theodore was by far my favorite drummer from this band. That would've ruled so much.

ALucidReality
January 23rd 2013
106 Comments


this fucking sucks

SgtPepper
Staff Reviewer
January 23rd 2013
4467 Comments


@johnnyblaze
That song was okay for a mildly psychedelic pop rock-esque song, but Omar has been making a lot of bad moves with his music lately. It's frustrating to no end. I swear, Bosnian Rainbows better be fucking mind-blowing or I'll lose all hope in him.

KINGSTATICTHETHIRD
January 23rd 2013
613 Comments


lmao that bosnian rainbows track is awful

CrownOfMagnets
January 23rd 2013
2334 Comments


cedric wants to get ikey and theodore back! imagine how hard that would rule. and a full tour for Noc would've been great. fucccckk omar [2]


CrownOfMagnets
January 23rd 2013
2334 Comments


at least we have Sparta? nah nobody gives a fuck about Sparta except me

NastyCrab
January 23rd 2013
328 Comments


Sounds like Omar's musical tyranny rustled Cedric's jimmies a little too much

Gwyn.
January 23rd 2013
15528 Comments


"oh and here's the first single from Omar's new band Bosnian Rainbows: www.nme.com/news/nme/68314 "

Mediocre and boring.

RosaParks
January 23rd 2013
15566 Comments


oh well

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Gwyn.
January 23rd 2013
15528 Comments


Also someone put Illuvatar and Taxidermist on suicide watch

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 23rd 2013
51166 Comments


Good thing I never got into this band

lyzakthellama
January 23rd 2013
1937 Comments


Disappointing as fuck but is needed

Necrotica
January 24th 2013
10533 Comments


GODDAMMIT

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YetAnotherBrick
January 24th 2013
4746 Comments


damnnnnn this sucks hard. never got to see em live. RIP

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
January 24th 2013
51166 Comments


Omar sucks

Cerbyrus
January 24th 2013
568 Comments


R.I.P. TMV

XingKing
January 24th 2013
11090 Comments


I am bummed as fuck. I never got to see them live.

GiaNXGX
January 24th 2013
4867 Comments


rip, band had some great songs

Skoj
January 24th 2013
1417 Comments


Surprised nobody hasn't said this:

At the Drive-In reunion might be a reality for Cedric. Omar has always been a pretentious fuck, his endeavors will be interesting as well.

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YetAnotherBrick
January 24th 2013
4746 Comments


"Also someone put Illuvatar and Taxidermist on suicide watch"

hahahaha

GiaNXGX
January 24th 2013
4867 Comments


title should read - mars volta breaks up

CaptWaffles
January 24th 2013
192 Comments


Saw them once and I'm still bummed as fuck.

Bosnian Rainbows is great though, and that track or the live stuff on Youtube don't do them justice. Go see them if you can

TooLateToGoBack
January 24th 2013
1791 Comments


what the fuck.

RIP TMV

InFiction
January 24th 2013
3733 Comments


Goddammit. I guess they've had a good run though. Still, this sucks bad.

Necrotica
January 24th 2013
10533 Comments


@Skoj: Nope. Omar recently said that there won't be any albums coming from At the Drive-In.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2013
2086 Comments


So false hiatus essentially becomes the end of the band. A shame - I have some friends that liked them. I never did.

I even saw them live when they opened for the Chilipeppers. They kinda sucked.

Skoj
January 24th 2013
1417 Comments


Does Omar have licensing rights over the name At the Drive-In? I know Cedric has acoustic solo material coming out, but I can't help but think Cedric might consider the reunion if Ward and Co are cool with it. Remember, it was Cedric that first talked about the reunion.

Kris.
January 24th 2013
12633 Comments


yeah, they talked about it



then they reunited

where have you been

Taxt
January 24th 2013
697 Comments


Well, Cedric has been preparing us for this day since Deloused.
Remember kids, slice up and not across!

elephantREVOLUTION
January 24th 2013
2819 Comments


shit. i never even saw them live

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taxidermist
January 24th 2013
7218 Comments


Dude, I'm hurt. Hiatus always gives you hope, but it's over? FUCK :-(

Uranium
January 24th 2013
7378 Comments


for real taxi

:-( [2]

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2013
10433 Comments


"I even saw them live when they opened for the Chilipeppers. They kinda sucked."

I saw this too, and thought THE SAME THING

Don't care much about this. Noct was great, but I don't need anything more from them, they've already made so much music

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spillingmercury
January 24th 2013
877 Comments


D: there are no words. i wish i got to see them live, the consensus here seems to be that they've been
terrible but it's still something i wish i got to have under my belt.

Puzzles
January 24th 2013
3065 Comments


"How was this egotistical?"

Cedric is a renowned egomaniac, and a Scientologist, therefore it is also known that he is nuts.

foxxxythnksustnk
January 24th 2013
2132 Comments


FUK

Scoot
January 24th 2013
18033 Comments


let's get some new atdi

oh wait that won't happen because omar's in that band too

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Kris.
January 24th 2013
12633 Comments


PLEASE point me to the proof that cedric's a scientologist

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2013
3573 Comments


oh for fuck's sake. omar is such a bitch. he's releasing 50 record per year, he didn't need another band.

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TMobotron
January 24th 2013
7189 Comments


IDK when I saw these dudes live they fuckin killed it.

henryChinaski
January 24th 2013
2977 Comments


Sucks.

GringoSuave89
January 24th 2013
1086 Comments


PLEASE point me to the proof that cedric's a scientologist [2]

kb36
January 24th 2013
23 Comments


volta was way past their prime and cedric is such a douche. he's a brilliant and talented musician but he's out of his fuckin mind. idk how omar has put up with him for all these years

Gwyn.
January 24th 2013
15528 Comments


^Cedric a douche?

I think you're confusing them, Cedric has always been an awesome dude. Out of his mind but nice guy.


Omar, on the other hand, has been turning into an asshole lately. He always had a bit of a cunty side
but he was generally awesome, lately he's been a bit of a dick.

kb36
January 24th 2013
23 Comments


his ego is enormous and it makes it impossible for musicians to work with him. why do you think they go through members like nobody's business? that's why thomas pridgen left, cuz he couldn't deal with cedric. i saw them live the first time pridgen played and cedric got pissed that he messed up part of a song and grabbed one of his cymbals and just threw it straight at the dudes kit, fucking everything up. he's a crazy perfectionist and he can't co-exist with that many people. the only reason he and omar lasted so long together was because they're both so fucking brilliant they were just on the same wave-length creativly

therayder
January 24th 2013
489 Comments


Bollocks

Gwyn.
January 24th 2013
15528 Comments


"
his ego is enormous and it makes it impossible for musicians to work with him. why do you think they
go through members like nobody's business? that's why thomas pridgen left, cuz he couldn't deal with
cedric. i saw them live the first time pridgen played and cedric got pissed that he messed up part
of a song and grabbed one of his cymbals and just threw it straight at the dudes kit, fucking
everything up. he's a crazy perfectionist and he can't co-exist with that many people. the only
reason he and omar lasted so long together was because they're both so fucking brilliant they were
just on the same wave-length creativly"

From what I read that was Cedric fucking up, not because he's a douche. He fucks up pretty regularly
with all the crazy shit he does on stage, at one point he even hit one of the band members with the
microphone(I think the bassist?).

And Cedric and Omar have known each other since they were like 14 or 15, they even lived in the same place
when younger I think, it has nothing to do with "same wave-length of creativity", they've been
friends(they often even say basically brothers) since forever.

NightProwler
January 24th 2013
6800 Comments


Damn, never got to see them live. Missed them in 2009. Feel so stupid now. Well, hopefully Cedric will make something new that'll he'll take on tour. His voice is incredible, so seeing him live would possibly do the trick.

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dimsim3478
January 24th 2013
5904 Comments


Unless either of them puts out something REALLY GOOD (like Frances good) in the next few years, sooner or later Cedric and Omar will probably do something together again.

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DrGonzo1937
January 24th 2013
8086 Comments


Punk Prog? WTF title is that?

Kinda gutted, kinda glad.

VheissuCrisis
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2013
1150 Comments


Sucks. Never got to see them live.

DrGonzo1937
January 24th 2013
8086 Comments


I won't lie, I saw them back in 2007 and they were fucking amazing.

Omar is a bit of a douche the more I look into this.

DirEnRefused
January 24th 2013
2288 Comments


Cedric being a scientologist was just a rumour.

Hep Kat
January 24th 2013
16648 Comments


Meh, this does not bode well for my chances of seeing At The Drive-In live, and that's really all i care about at this point

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Satellite
January 24th 2013
20826 Comments


ahh man so many feels

EaglesBecomeVultures
January 24th 2013
5319 Comments


As almost-happy as I am to see this happen, definitely gonna be a TMV day.

And ugh after this I pray ATDI doesn't reunite.

MO
January 24th 2013
19391 Comments


oh well

paxman
January 24th 2013
4084 Comments


No wonder their fucking lyrics don't make sense

Hep Kat
January 24th 2013
16648 Comments


No wonder their fucking lyrics don't make sense


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stream_of_consciousness_%28narrative_mode%29

Xenophanes
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2013
10705 Comments


People excited itt because I'm sure you get forced to listen to new TMV albums all the fucking time.

Killerhit
January 24th 2013
5507 Comments


You know hes gonna comeback come on

apert
January 24th 2013
3134 Comments


only listened to TMV for the 1st time about a month ago, their 1st album is actually good, shame

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Gard3n
January 24th 2013
313 Comments


A couple of albums late.

RivalSkoomaDealer
January 24th 2013
1160 Comments


A couple of albums late (2)

Bedlam should have been their last.

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Skoj
January 24th 2013
1417 Comments


Saw them live on the Chili Peppers tour as well, they fucking sucked. I only got tickets to see TMV and they were awful, just an hour of doodling and wankery. Hardly played any album material.

Come on atdi...

Dreyvas
January 24th 2013
8 Comments


punk prog

EaglesBecomeVultures
January 24th 2013
5319 Comments


Deloused is a classic could have stopped after that honestly

demigod!
January 24th 2013
46345 Comments


aww did Cedric and Omar finally break up? i hope they split the possessions

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DotEight
January 24th 2013
5649 Comments


Never could get into this band but sucks.

tragic.details
January 24th 2013
626 Comments


Bummer. Never got to see 'em live.
Oh well. They released plenty of great music.

porch
January 24th 2013
8460 Comments


they have maybe 10 minutes of music that isn't awful and that was from over a decade ago

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 24th 2013
6554 Comments


Awesome band, too bad TMV won't be feeding our happiest nightmares any more.

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Gwyn.
January 24th 2013
15528 Comments


I wonder what the deeper reasons are tho.

I'm guessing Cedric and Omar aren't having a good time considering that they almost seem to be feuding
now.

Gwyn.
January 24th 2013
15528 Comments


"Come on atdi..."

Not gonna happen dude, Omar is a douche now and just hates ATD-I for no reason, while Cedric wants to
do acoustic shit.

Skoj
January 24th 2013
1417 Comments


Gwynbleidd, I don't know anybody that thought they'd reunite for any reason before Coachella was announced. Even if Omar doesn't go into it, the possibility exists. Greater now that they aren't doing TMV.

Gwyn.
January 24th 2013
15528 Comments


ATD-I without Omar would be awful.

dawija1017
January 24th 2013
606 Comments


Lots of people seem to be getting Omar and Cedric confused...And I think of a lot of their music was hit or miss, at least with the mid-end albums...Some songs were definitely over the top and sounded pretty similar and the later albums Cedric's voice was getting painfully difficult to handle...I miss their De Loused and Frances the Mute style

EaglesBecomeVultures
January 24th 2013
5319 Comments


New At The Drive-In after a reunion would likely be terrible regardless. Don't taint the name and just leave it alone IMO.

taxidermist
January 24th 2013
7218 Comments


Agreed with Eagles. I do not want a new AtD-I album. Like, I'll check it out and hope that it would be fucking amazing, but idk. Just no, ok.

taxidermist
January 24th 2013
7218 Comments


Also someone put Illuvatar and Taxidermist on suicide watch

Haha, just saw this. Good one

demigod!
January 24th 2013
46345 Comments


yeah, I just want to see them live. they're too old and energy-less now to really make a new proper ATDI album.

actually, they might even lack the energy to put on a proper ATDI live show now...

Gwyn.
January 24th 2013
15528 Comments


Nah Cedric still has energy, not as much obviously but enough

The problem was Omar didn't do anything, he pretty much just stood there and played music, no energy

taxidermist
January 24th 2013
7218 Comments


From the live videos that I've seen...yeah. They're definitely not as energetic now and the fact that Cedric 'sings' instead of shouting, yelling, screaming, etc. Is just kind of irritating. All that aside, I'd still see them lol.

botb
January 24th 2013
9893 Comments


this is so sad

Ire
January 24th 2013
41849 Comments


basically Cedric got way better live while Omar got worse



Sheaiskl
January 24th 2013
836 Comments


Damn man I saw their last show.

Ire
January 24th 2013
41849 Comments


talkin about the mars volta not atdi woops

DrGonzo1937
January 24th 2013
8086 Comments


They're getting on a bit now like, guys. Not as much hate in them anymore. haha

johnnydeking29
January 24th 2013
9882 Comments


Never even properly listened to them, and I'm still sad

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TheFifthEye
January 24th 2013
122 Comments


*you

undertakerpt
January 24th 2013
1410 Comments


rip, awesome band

Oceanus
January 24th 2013
877 Comments


I don't mind. The Mars Volta haven't done it for me in awhile.

StallionMang
January 24th 2013
6620 Comments


My favorite band... Bummer doesn't even begin to describe this.

Oh, and I hate to break it to ya, Omar, but Bosnian Rainbows is gonna FAAAAAIL.

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DrGonzo1937
January 25th 2013
8086 Comments


As many have said on here, they should have broke up after Bedlam. I liked Noc, but they've been an a decline since album 4.

Gwyn.
January 25th 2013
15528 Comments


They never really made anything amazing since FTM in my opinion but I dig a lot of later stuff, Goliath(the song) is one of the best Volta songs ever

Azn.
January 25th 2013
5618 Comments


Finally. It had to happen, it should've happened before, and I'm sad...but it had to happen.

thefourthwave
January 25th 2013
7 Comments


sparta is working on a new cd.

KILL
January 25th 2013
73017 Comments


best news in a while

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Uranium
January 25th 2013
7378 Comments


im sure you're happy to hear the new rush cover band

BigPleb
January 31st 2013
39959 Comments


ATDI now TMV? This sucks.

oubli
February 25th 2013
67 Comments


Ommar GF is somekind of Yoko I think.

Motiv3
May 2nd 2013
8957 Comments


Damn I just saw this, this sucks hard RIP Volta.

sniper
May 2nd 2013
19077 Comments


this was a damn shame yeah



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