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The Mars Volta reunion is on

The Mars Volta

The Mars Volta reunion, first mooted last year, would seem to be certainly on after singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala tweeted "It's happening" to a fan asking if the band would ever release some new music.

This comes after Zavala tweeted earlier this month that the band were “in the kitchen finding new ways to through curve balls”, again in response to a fan asking about the reunion.

The Mars Volta formed out of the alt rock band At The Drive In in 2001, releasing a string of progressive rock albums. The band's last release was Noctourniquet in 2012, after which the band split.

Since then, the pair have worked together in a reformed At The Drive In and in the more experimental Antemasque.

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.