The Mars Volta reunion is “happening,” according to vocalist

L-R: Omar Rodriguez Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala of the Mars Volta in 2010; Martin Philbey/RedfernsAfter a six-year hiatus, it appears that The Mars Volta may be on their way back.

In response to a fan asking if there will be a "new chapter" for the prog-rockers, Cedric Bixler-Zavala replied, "It's happening" in a since-deleted tweet, captured by Consequence of Sound.  Of course, it's anyone's guess why the tweet was deleted.

The Mars Volta formed in 2001 out of the ashes of the just-broken-up At the Drive-In, which featured founding members Bixler-Zavala and guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López. They released six studio albums, the last of which being 2012's Noctourniquet, before disbanding early 2013 due to personal differences between the two co-founders.  

Bixler-Zavala and Rodríguez-López have since reconciled and have reunited in different forms, including in 2014 to create the band Antemasque, and in 2016 for the second At the Drive-In reunion, which produced the 2017 album in•ter a•li•a.

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