The Mars Volta frontman Cedric Bixler-Zavala took to Twitter to address the rumors that the band would reunite.
Let me be the 1st to clear up Volta rumors. Sorry it’s not gonna happen. We are focused on a 2nd & 3rd @ANTEMASQUE record.
— CEDRIC BIXLER ZAVALA (@cedricbixler_) June 11, 2015
The band broke up in late 2012 after an 11-year run that included a Grammy Award in 2009 for Best Hard Rock Performance for their song “Wax Simulacara.”
Reunion rumors began in February 2014 when Bixler-Zavala and fellow band member Omar Rodriguez-Lopez began meeting and speaking to each other for the first time since The Mars Volta broke up. Two months later, the pair announced the beginning of Antemasque and recruited Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea to perform on their debut self-titled album, which was released later in the year.
Antemasque is the third collaboration with Bixler-Zavala and Rodriguez-Lopez. In the ’90s, the pair were a part of the highly influential post-hardcore band At the Drive-In.