Twelve years ago, the El Paso based rock band At The Drive-In called it quits and from its ashes spawned The Mars Volta, fronted by Drive-In lead singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López. After a series of lengthy tweets on Twitter last night, Bixler-Zavala added The Mars Volta to his band grave plot, citing among most things Rodriguez-López’ refusal to tour to support their last album Noctourniquet.

“I can’t sit here and pretend any more. I no longer am a member of Mars Volta,” Bixler-Zavala wrote, while also hinting that his dream was to get At The Drive-In back together for a reunion of sorts, much like their appearance at Coachella last year. “My dream was to get us to the point were Jon Theodore and Ikey Owens came back but sadly it’s over.”

The Mars Volta debuted in 2003 with their critically acclaimed De-Loused in the Comatorium album and followed it with five more albums, including a Grammy win in 2009 for Best Hard Rock Performance. An ever chameleon like lineup gave the band the opportunities to play with guitarist such as Flea & John Frusciante but sadly now fans have to wish for another reunion that could be ten years in the making.

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