So…The Mars Volta are done. Singer Cedric Bixler Zavala spewed out a series of tweets last night, indicating a riff between Bixler-Zavala and lead guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.  The first tweets thanked the fans and began to explain:

The problem seems to be that Zavala wanted to tour extensively after the release of the new album, while Rodriguez-Lopez instead wanted to push a new band, Bosnian Rainbows. Zavala accused Rodriguez-Lopez of not having his heart in the band and not respecting the fans. The tweets continued to pour out.

Bixler-Zavala did mention that he’d have a solo album out soon, which would sound unlike anything he produced before. He also stated that he was still in love with At The Drive In, the post-hardcore band that Bixler-Zavala and Rodriguez-Lopez were apart of before The Mars Volta. At The Drive In played several small re-union shows last year, including a major slot at Coachella, but never did the re-union tour that fans clamored for.

There is probably a lot more to this story. Bixler-Zavala took the blame for the break-up of At The Drive In, claiming it was holding him back when he wanted to go in a new direction. It seems like Rodriguez-Lopez may be to blame this time. Either way, we’ll be waiting a comment from Rodriguez-Lopez to sort this mess out.

Read Cedric Bixler Zavala’s full statement:

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… 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 it’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 don’t think ill ever hear a fist full of dollars the same. My record will see the light of day soon and I’m excited because it sounds nothing like my previous endeavors. And no I’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 I’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 I’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 I’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 that’s cool with watching their partner go fuck other bands? We owe it 2 fans to tour.