The Mars Volta It appears that The Mars Volta have decided to call it quits according to a statement Cedric Bixler-Zavala released in a series of tweets stating his departure:

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... For the record I tried my hardest to get a full scale North American tour going for Noctourniquet but Omar did not want to. 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.

Bosnian Rainbows is Omar's current project. The group has recently released their first song, "Torn Maps."

The Mars Volta formed in the ashes of At The Drive-In and went on to release 6 albums, the most recent being 2012's Noctourniquet. Cedric and Omar both participated in an At the Drive-In reunion last year.

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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 goingā?¦ But Bosnian Rainbows was what we all got instead. I canā??t sit here and pretend any more. I no longer am a member of Mars Voltaā?¦ 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 itā??s over. Thank u a million times over for ever giving a fuck about our band.

For the record I tried my hardest to get a full scale North American tour going for Noctourniquet but Omar did not want to. 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 donā??t think ill ever hear a fist full of dollars the same. My record will see the light of day soon and Iā??m excited because it sounds nothing like my previous endeavors. And no Iā??m not joking about any of this, I owe it 2 u guys to all fans to be serious about this.

Thank u to all past members who helped Volta along as well. we blasted through like a comet and left our mark! If u ever see me in person and want to know why Iā??ll tell u my story. Please just be happy that it happened at all remember all the opposition we were met with for just starting a new band back in 2001.

And for the record Iā??m still in love with [At the Drive-In]. Proof was in MY performance. I would never get on stage if my heart was else where. I have cancelled shows before for knowing full well that my heart was not in it at that moment. Why? Because its an insult to the audience.

2 be clear Iā??m not angry I just wanted to be honest with the people who have allowed me to make a living playing music. What am I suppose to do be some progressive house wife thatā??s cool with watching their partner go fuck other bands? We owe it 2 fans to tour.