Mars Volta On At The Drive In

Those rumours continue...
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Out there prog-rockers The Mars Volta have again spoken out on those pesky At The Drive In re-union rumours.

At The Drive In have proved to be one of the most influential bands of their generation. Formed in El Paso, the band's post-hardcore sound and hugely energetic live show would see them sear their afro-clad image onto the mind's of anyone who witnessed them.

The group only record three albums in almost a decade, with their finest hour coming with 2000's 'Relationship Of Command'. A stunning mixture of punk fury and prog's sonic ambition, the album has under-pinned many developments in rock music since.

Splitting in 2001, re-union rumours have dogged the band ever since. With front pairing Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala forming The Mars Volta, it seems as though re-uniting is the last thing on their minds.

The Mars Volta are due to release their new album 'Octahedron' soon, and ClashMusic recently caught up with the band to discuss the album. Asking the duo about those rumours our intrepid correspondent was called a "sneaky man" before the afro-clad pair explained their reasons for not wanting to re-join At The Drive In.

To read our chat with The Mars Volta just click HERE!

However those rumours are refusing to go away. In a new interview Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala stated that they were glad to be on good terms with their former cohorts.

Frontman Cedric told Gigwise: "There had been a lot of shit talk, at least on my behalf, and I had stuff that I wanted to say. I wanted to be friends with the guys again."

Guitarist Omar continued, saying that "we’re smart enough to never say never as you don’t know how life is going to happen. It’s like your first girlfriend, you learned amazing things together, but do you really want to open that can of worms?”

“The thing with At the Drive In was the excitement of the first time. Like the first girlfriend or sexual experience, you can never recreate that moment."

“You can have other amazing highs and learn all sort of things, but there is nothing like the first time when you don’t know what the fuck is going on. There’s nothing like the first time coming to Europe, nothing like the first time being on tour, or putting out a record. The first time smoking crack.”

Mars Volta are set to release their new album 'Octahedron' today. Click HERE to read out review!

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