Cedric Bixler-Zavala

Born Nov 4, 1974

Cedric Bixler-Zavala is a Grammy Award-winning Mexican-American musician known for his work as frontman and lyricist of the progressive rock band The Mars Volta, and as frontman and occasional guitarist of the post-hardcore punk group At the Drive-In. Cedric has a High Tenor vocal range, spanning from the G above Low C to Soprano C (C6), which contrast his vocal work for At the Drive-In which consisted mainly of a screaming style.… Read More

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  • Former Mars Volta Frontman Springs Retro Rock Sound On Sacramento
    The Sacramento Bee - Jun 22, 2013
  • The Mars Volta Splitting Up
    Calgary Sun - Jan 24, 2013
  • At The Drive In Live At O2 Academy, Brixton
    Clash - Aug 29, 2012
  • 45 Rpm: At The Drive In
    Heave Media - Apr 24, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Cedric Bixler-Zavala.


1974 Birth Born on November 4, 1974.


1996 21 Years Old In 1996, two of his bandmates of the group The Fall on Deaf Ears, Laura Beard and Sarah Reiser, died in a car accident. Also in 1996, a close friend and band-mate of Cedric's named Julio Venegas committed suicide. … Read More
2003 28 Years Old Shortly before the release of De-Loused, in May 2003, their sound engineer, Jeremy Michael Ward, was found dead of apparent heroin overdose. … Read More


2010 35 Years Old In 2010, he commented on Facebook about the recording process: … Read More
2012 37 Years Old Their self-titled debut album was released by ATP Records in June 2012. … Read More
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