The Mars Volta enter Hiatus

2012-11-12 by Youtellme | 104 Comments
Puerto Rican guitarist from the nu-prog rockers The Mars Volta, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, has confirmed that the 6-part group have officially entered in a hiatus, stating that he does not know whether or not the group will reunite, but that it is not something to worry the mind.

"I don’t know [if the band will reunite], and I'm not insecure enough to have to ask myself that. It’s like, we've done that for ten years, eleven years. Now we’re all doing different things, and everything that we’re doing informs how we express ourselves, and so if that happens then it happens and if it doesn't it doesn't."

The spastic guitarist has also confirmed a brand new project along side the drummer from the aforementioned group, Deantoni Parks, titled "Bosnian Rainbows", from which an album is expected to be released next year.

In addition to that, charismatic lead vocalist, Cedric Bixler-Zavala, is currently working on a solo project, which is also expected to be released next year.
http://www.cityartsonline.com/going-deep-omar-rodriguez-lopez

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mast3rshake16
November 12th 2012
109 Comments


zero fucks were given

fuckthatnoise
November 12th 2012
1479 Comments


FUCK.

Youtellme
November 12th 2012
1351 Comments


Old news but needed to be posted.
"zero fucks were given"

Fuck.

Now suck a cock.

henryChinaski
November 12th 2012
4523 Comments


Bummer.

KILL
November 12th 2012
81238 Comments


sweet

Mabbitt
November 12th 2012
1817 Comments


Maybe that means they'll give At The Drive In some more attention..

jmh886
November 12th 2012
2685 Comments


Maybe Bosnian Rainbows will sound like Russian Circles

Funeralopolis
November 12th 2012
14586 Comments


meh

mast3rshake16
November 12th 2012
109 Comments


Just saying, I love this band.. I've seen them live 3 times. But ever since Goliath they lost the "fun" that they once had. Hopefully they will come back in a few years rejuvenated and energized

Chortles
November 12th 2012
21494 Comments


thank god

kroglor
November 12th 2012
49 Comments


many fucks were given

johnnyblaze
November 12th 2012
3369 Comments


damn, sucks. i was hoping they'd tour again soon. i do think they'll be back though.

YetAnotherBrick
November 12th 2012
6691 Comments


"Maybe that means they'll give At The Drive In some more attention.."

that'd be indescribably rad, but i think they've made pretty clear in the past that they have no intentions of doing that. I think Omar called ATD-I an old, nostalgic t-shirt that doesn't fit anymore or something like that haha

Recspecs
November 12th 2012
9904 Comments


SABOTAGE

Skoop
November 12th 2012
2194 Comments


I liked the direction they were going with noctourniquet. This somewhat sucks.

anarchistfish
November 12th 2012
29851 Comments


spastic guitarist

huh

ti0n
November 12th 2012
1769 Comments


so now is time for new atdi!

barcafan21
November 12th 2012
2801 Comments


noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
November 12th 2012
5689 Comments


This sucks, but I sensed it coming since they barely promoted Noctourniquet with only a European Tour. Also, Omar was on tour with his group this autumn. Hopefully they'll return as soon as possible.

Digging: Pure Reason Revolution - Above Cirrus

Wolfhorde
November 12th 2012
15387 Comments


".I think Omar called ATD-I an old, nostalgic t-shirt that doesn't fit anymore or something like that haha"
Why did they even reunite then. That'd be completely counterproductive.

NightmareCinema16
November 12th 2012
2016 Comments


Another band out. Who's next? You decide.

YetAnotherBrick
November 12th 2012
6691 Comments


"Why did they even reunite then. That'd be completely counterproductive."

they just reunited for a few shows, they were never planning on a big tour or recording anything

Zeneren
November 12th 2012
1088 Comments


Big shame but makes sense somewhat

menawati
November 12th 2012
16613 Comments


Noct was a letdown so not too bothered. Bit of a shame tho.

Maniac!
November 12th 2012
28447 Comments


Noct was the best thing they did in years.

MaskAtTheMasquerade
November 12th 2012
2924 Comments


not surprised to hear this

menawati
November 12th 2012
16613 Comments


Noct was the best thing they did this year.

Fixed.

ChuckyTruant
November 12th 2012
15768 Comments


Old news. Read this like 2 weeks ago

UnnamedOcean
November 12th 2012
3989 Comments


Meh not that big of a deal. I still have nostalgia for them, but it's been over a decade, so if they think it's time to go, I don't have a problem with it.

VermicideReloadead
November 12th 2012
1432 Comments


Shit

fr33convict
November 12th 2012
11723 Comments


Man I was so excited to see how they followed up Noctourniquet too.

VheissuCrisis
Emeritus
November 12th 2012
1388 Comments


Shame. Noct wasn't as good as expected though.

Youtellme
November 12th 2012
1351 Comments


"Old news. Read this like 2 weeks ago"

I know, but it wasn't posted yet so i figured i'd do it.

ZilbelPing
November 12th 2012
6303 Comments


Oh well, I guess. De-loused was the only thing I listened to by them despite having Frances

iSkane
November 12th 2012
861 Comments


Bummer. Didn't like Noct too much, but still, the rest of their stuff was amazing.

Youtellme
November 12th 2012
1351 Comments


Yeah Frances was the last REALLY great thing they did.

I dig Bedlam and Octa though.

KeithStone582
November 12th 2012
1524 Comments


love this band, but they have only been getting worse and worse since Frances, so it was probably time to put the damn thing down.

menawati
November 12th 2012
16613 Comments


"Yeah Frances was the last REALLY great thing they did.

I dig Bedlam and Octa though." [2]

Uranium
November 12th 2012
7549 Comments


god damn it!!!!!!! cedric get your shit together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cipieron
November 12th 2012
3508 Comments


loved Octa, didn't care much for Noc (slowing growing on me still though)

wouldn't be super sad if this was it, 6 records in a good run

Uranium
November 12th 2012
7549 Comments


ya but it would've been cool to see the maturity of their electronic sound on at least one more album

NightmareCinema16
November 12th 2012
2016 Comments


Idk about that. They were cool for what they were.

XingKing
November 12th 2012
15623 Comments


Six albums in nine years is pretty impressive.

mootykins
November 12th 2012
16 Comments


Damn, this shit sucks.

Cygnatti
November 12th 2012
35587 Comments


I'm not missing anything

carry on

AtomicWaste
Moderator
November 12th 2012
2875 Comments


I saw this band live once and they were shit.

I had De-Loused and Francis and I never really got into either.

Eh.

Duderino
November 12th 2012
830 Comments


yes this was overdue
yes noctourni-whatever-the-fuck sucks

/thread

ViralOblivion
November 12th 2012
7679 Comments


They have some really good albums

SGGreenman
November 12th 2012
1226 Comments


Sucks :/

taxidermist
November 12th 2012
7257 Comments


Old news, but yeah. They'll never top their earlier records.

Uranium
November 12th 2012
7549 Comments


so you people say.

taxidermist
November 12th 2012
7257 Comments


Don't get me wrong, I love all of their albums, even Noct, but as awesome as they were, the quality on those albums will just never reach their earlier material. That shit was fucking epic.

Youtellme
November 12th 2012
1351 Comments


"Old news, but yeah. They'll never top their earlier records. "

I know, I even say that in my first comment.

But no one has posted it which i thought was bullshit, so i went ahead and did it.

"the quality on those albums will just never reach their earlier material. That shit was fucking epic. "
I agree, Frances was fucking amazing and De loused was great too.

ViperAces
November 12th 2012
12596 Comments


Insurrection might have to listen to Camel or Rush now!

taxidermist
November 12th 2012
7257 Comments


But no one has posted it which i thought was bullshit, so i went ahead and did it.

I thought about posting it when Omar said it, which was like...September? Forgot to do it though, lol. I love TMV though. Got my username through them :-p

treeqt.
November 12th 2012
16970 Comments


so, new album in 3-4 years?

Uranium
November 12th 2012
7549 Comments


no just 30+ omar records

taxidermist
November 12th 2012
7257 Comments


Hahahahaha. Prob true.

treeqt.
November 12th 2012
16970 Comments


make it 30+ omar records and a new album and I'm ok with that

taxidermist
November 12th 2012
7257 Comments


Imagine if TMV got their original line-up back and made a new album? /Sigh

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 12th 2012
9564 Comments


Sad news, band is awesome, hope they get back together when circumstances allow it.

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dawija1017
November 12th 2012
691 Comments


Imagine if TMV got their original line-up back and made a new album? /Sigh

imagine if rick rubin had retained interest in them

SgtPepper
Emeritus
November 12th 2012
4510 Comments


This is pretty terrible news, this is one of my favourite bands. I've been dying to hear them return to their 10-minute epic prog rock style of writing, but hopefully this hiatus may be a short one.

They need to end with a grand finale, and as okay as Noctourniquet may have been, that wasn't it.

breakingthefragile
November 12th 2012
3104 Comments


I'm seriously not surprised by this news in the least bit. I predicted this happening soon ever since I heard their last effort, they just sounded so distant from each other and so uninterested to work with one another.

demigod!
November 12th 2012
49394 Comments


fuck Volta i want more at the drive-in

Youtellme
November 12th 2012
1351 Comments


"just when i thought this band couldnt get anything right"

Just when i thought you couldn't possibly get more annoying.

"fuck Volta i want more at the drive-in"

I would say fuck you but you like ATD-I so ok

CrazyDiamond7
November 12th 2012
260 Comments


Yeah, sucks. I enjoyed all their records (save for Amputecture), though they haven't made anything truly great since their first two records. Wasn't terribly impressed with Noct, but it was a step in the right direction and I would've liked how they built upon it.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 12th 2012
9564 Comments


Amputechture was awesome, I don't quite grasp why people don't like it as much as their first two records.


menawati
November 12th 2012
16613 Comments


ye amp was good, only ones i couldnt take to as much as the others were bedlam and noct

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
November 12th 2012
9564 Comments


I really liked Bedlam In Goliath too, such a mindfuck record, incredible drumming and stuff.

tommygun
November 12th 2012
27077 Comments


Damn, hopefully they get back together in a few years and recapture their magic. Looking forward to Omar and Deantoni's project though.

Dolving999
November 12th 2012
1852 Comments


Ah, if only this meant an At The Drive-In reunion...

iamSeraph
November 12th 2012
920 Comments


senseless......................................this years breakups.

WeepingBanana
November 12th 2012
11273 Comments


used to be in love with this band

oltnabrick
November 12th 2012
40491 Comments


I like their first 4 albums a lot

RagingNoob
November 12th 2012
134 Comments


Shame I never got to see them live. I really hope they reunite eventually.

InFiction
November 12th 2012
3974 Comments


Last couple of albums weren't as good. I'm pretty bummed, but they've had a good run, regardless.

balazs
November 12th 2012
481 Comments


I love TMV a lot, but admit it guys, this could be predicted and it's not a bad thing at all.

paxman
November 12th 2012
4084 Comments


Long tardy, evident ESL-handicap; or is the inaugural comment still worse?

CaptWaffles
November 12th 2012
222 Comments


"many fucks were given"

[2]



ThomasTheCure
November 12th 2012
332 Comments


that's fine.

MO
November 13th 2012
23605 Comments


haha

McMegaMountain
November 13th 2012
294 Comments


For some reason I thought "hiatus" was either like another realm or possibly a really big prostitute.

At the Drive In full time would be the best outcome.

bloc
November 13th 2012
68475 Comments


The guys in this band have hilarious names

menawati
November 13th 2012
16613 Comments


aw poor cedric

zaruyache
November 13th 2012
25176 Comments


Didn't even know this band was really a thing until a while ago, so I never got into them. That said, it's always a bummer to see the curtain fall on act beloved by so many.

pornogratherapy
November 13th 2012
101 Comments


They didn't really end in a high note to be honest but that's just me.

drasticaction74
November 13th 2012
1919 Comments


i guess another band is going to have to make up words and call it their new album

Ethics
November 13th 2012
4112 Comments


i guess another band is going to have to make up words and call it their new album

lmfaooo

Uranium
November 13th 2012
7549 Comments


i want new material

acad
November 13th 2012
151 Comments


I walked two miles in the rain in a suit, my feet torn up by my father’s shoes.


ThePac
November 13th 2012
219 Comments


"The spastic guitarist"

lol

GringoSuave89
November 13th 2012
1135 Comments


I haven't really cared about this band since Goliath. Still, a bummer.

blastOFFitsPARTYtime
November 13th 2012
1972 Comments


ah well

TMobotron
November 13th 2012
7239 Comments


It's about time. Ever since FTM everything has been so disappointing with the exception of Bedlam, which in context feels like the band trying really hard to focus and do something great again. It was good but it still couldn't come close to their 2 classics.

It feels to me like the group is completely out of steam, and have been for awhile. It's time to hang it up. I still like the group and all, but I don't even really get excited for a new release at this point. Hopefully the new projects can bring out the talent that the members of this band clearly have.

mikeg1992
November 13th 2012
223 Comments


What band has the best hair now though?

NightmareCinema16
November 13th 2012
2016 Comments


Well, that was quick.

MyRamona
November 13th 2012
1098 Comments


To be fair, last 2 albums were boring as fuck.

CrownOfMagnets
November 14th 2012
2334 Comments


Amputechture is fucking underrated. that might be their last great album in my opinion. yeah they definitely aren't as good as when they were younger and had more energy. the original lineup was the best out of all their lineups.

i will say i enjoyed noctourniquet a good bit. I especially liked the closer, Zed and Two Naughts. A damn good song considering its their last song on their last album.

newjunkaesthetic93
November 14th 2012
1871 Comments


"I think Omar called ATD-I an old, nostalgic t-shirt that doesn't fit anymore or something like that haha"

Yeah cause he fucking fat now. Or is it the other one that's fat? Whichever one is the singer in ATDI, he's a fatty now.

SabertoothMonocle
November 15th 2012
493 Comments


sweet. vintage user name.

tommygun
November 15th 2012
27077 Comments


Omar is still incredibly skinny

krig9412
December 1st 2012
794 Comments


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oubli
February 25th 2013
67 Comments


I need a live DVD



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