Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Mars Volta frontman and At the Drive-In-reunion shoot-down merchant, may actually be changing stances on the possibility of reuniting the seminal prog-punk outfit.
Often in the past, Bixler-Zavala has owned up to responsibility for the split citing the collective was “holding him back.” However, when asked recently, his response renewed hope.
â€œI donâ€™t know what to say about that really,â€ the frontman responded. â€œWeâ€™ve been making amends with a lot of the members and having some really good talks with them. And weâ€™ve been trying to get our financial business in order because a lot of people have been ripping off that band really badly â€¦ as far as the business side goes. I wouldnâ€™t mind it. You know, it might happen. We just have to iron out a lot of personal things. A lot of it weâ€™ve dealt with already and Iâ€™ve apologized for a lot of things Iâ€™ve said and the way it ended. Weâ€™ll see what happens.â€
In turning to the state of The Mars Volta, Bixler-Zavala was less vague. While they’ll issue Octahedron on June 23, he doesn’t see the band resting on its laurels.