Late '90s alt-rock act At the Drive-In have reformed.

The band, famous for an acrimonious split after releasing their groundbreaking album Relationship of Command in 2001, announced on Twitter that they were getting back together.

The band tweeted: "ATTENTION ! To whom it may concern: AT THE DRIVE-IN will be breaking their 11 year silence THIS STATION IS ...NOW...OPERATIONAL"

The band consists of Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Jim Ward, Omar Rodríguez-López, Paul Hinojos and Tony Hajjar.


The band's Twitter page didn't say how many of the band's original members were involved in the reunion.

After the split, Bixler-Zavala and Rodríguez-López formed The Mars Volta and released five albums. They were regular visitors to New Zealand and the Big Day Out.

The remainder of the band found moderate success with the band Sparta.

Various members of At the Drive-In have repeatedly said they would never reunite, but in 2009 they reportedly met to discuss the band's future.

Pitchfork reported the reunion didn't mean the end of the Mars Volta, with a new album in the works.

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- Herald online