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Issue one of Claudio Sanchez’s comic series/space odyssey, "The Amory Wars: Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV" was released today via Evil Ink Comics/Boom! Studios. The 12-issue sci-fi series is the 3rd in a line of comics that follow the story arc from Sanchez’s band, Coheed and Cambria.
The new series loosely follows the lyrics and tone of 2005 album, "Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness," and elaborates on the graphic novel of the same name which was released as a companion piece to the album on it’s original release. You can get your copy over here.
The story of "Good Apollo" flows around protagonist Claudio Kilgannon (son of Coheed and Cambria) who until now has been mostly in hiding since the death of his parents; his advancing physical powers have drawn him out. It’s becoming clear to Kilgannon and those around him that the he is one mentioned in the prophecies, sent by God to destroy the universe he lives in because too many mistakes were made by the elite. But to Kilgannon, none of this makes any sense. Ambellina, the blue-skinned fallen Prise who’s mission it is to watch over him – helps guide him on the decisions he has in front of him. More...
Sin City’s new two-day music festival, Las Rageous, is coming to the heart of downtown Las Vegas on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd. Featuring some of the biggest names in hard rock and metal, the festival has launched a national flyaway sweepstakes for the inaugural event.
One lucky winner will receive two VIP Gold tickets to Las Rageous, roundtrip airfare, and three-night stay at The D Hotel. The deadline to enter is Monday, March 20th at Noon PT. Participants must be 21 or older and live within the Continental U.S. to enter. More...
This year marks the debut of Las Rageous, a two day music festival taking over two square blocks in downtown Las Vegas on Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd.
Created by Live Nation, Las Rageous will feature performances from Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Anthrax, Coheed and Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Breaking Benjamin, and more with two stages in the heart of iconic downtown Las Vegas.
Charlie Benante of Anthrax stated, “We are looking forward to playing the Las Rageous festival, planning on making this first-time festival memorable.”
Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin said, “We’re really excited to be a part of Las Rageous in April. We love playing Vegas and are looking forward to being a part of this new festival.”
Amanda Moore of Live Nation explained, “Bringing an annual rock festival to this city has been a dream ever since we opened the Live Nation Las Vegas office. Rock and metal music have a rich history here in Sin City; from the bands it has fostered, to its wild and loyal fans, to KOMP - one of the oldest and most respected rock stations in the country.” More...
Just For Fun
Remember about a year ago when Coheed And Cambria decided to turn the now-deceased Justice Scalia's dissenting opinions on gay marriage into a song?
The boys are at it again, this time singing Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell's obstructionist comments about not considering the replacement for Scalia's empty supreme court seat.
Following the "You Got Spirit, Kid" video (still available here), Coheed and Cambria today debut “Here To Mars,” a new song from the band’s forthcoming album, "The Color Before The Sun," due out October 16 via 300 Entertainment.
“My wife has helped pull me from the throes of an identity crisis,” explained Claudio Sanchez of the inspiration behind “Here to Mars.” He goes on to say, “While I can barely comprehend the distance of our planetary neighbor, let alone the ever expanding universe, my love for her knows no distance.” More...
Man, don't you hate it when you have to run naked through the halls of your high school? It's time for some rad times at Amory High with this new video clip for Coheed And Cambria's "You Got Spirit, Kid."
The clip, an homage to ‘80s teen movies, is available below. Front man Claudio Sanchez comments: “Our video for ‘You Got Spirit, Kid’ gave us a chance to showcase a relaxed side of the band’s personality. With our love for ‘80s nostalgia, we decided to approach the treatment in a John Hughes or Steven Spielberg type fashion, allowing the spirit of youth and camaraderie to shine in each frame.”
The clip, which was directed by DJay Brawner (Refused, Grouplove), follows the band while taking down a group of school bullies through a series of pranks. The band's new album "The Color Before The Sun" will drop October 16, 2015 through 300 Entertainment. More...
Coheed and Cambria has revealed the cover and track list for forthcoming album, "The Color Before The Sun," due out Oct. 9 via 300 Entertainment.
The cover, which features a serene lake with a house disintegrating into the sky, was created by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore, Deafheaven) and reflects the story behind the ten-song album.
"The Color Before The Sun" marks the first time Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez is exposing his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective – the anxiety of fatherhood, the disorienting feeling of losing a home, the reflections had during early-morning walks. His own story is told through big, bright, driving, colorful songs that beam like power-pop, crunch like vintage ‘90s emocore and float with the expansive feel of space-rock.
Pre-orders for the album are up now at this location and the disc's full track listing is as follows:
4. Here To Mars
7. Young Love
8. You Got Spirit, Kid
9. The Audience
10. Peace To The Mountain More...
After singing Justice Scalia's dissent over marriage equality, Coheed and Cambria will release new album "The Color Before The Sun" on October 9th via 300 Entertainment.
The band is giving fans an early listen, streaming the song and lyrics for “You Got Spirit, Kid” below, with the digital download of the single available globally on July 10th.
"The Color Before The Sun" is the outfit’s eighth studio album and first non-conceptual release, with the previous offerings forming the larger story of The Amory Wars, a science fiction saga depicting the story of Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon. "The Color Before The Sun" was recorded at St. Charles Studio in Nashville, and produced by Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church).
"I kind of want people to know that Coheed can write that sort of record," explained Claudio Sanchez of the album’s departure from The Amory Wars. "I've always said in the past that there's never been a limitation on the band. It makes no sense to me to draw a line in the sand and never cross it."
300 Entertainment co-founder Lyor Cohen offers, “Coheed and Cambria have created a lane and legacy for themselves that is very much their own. Their DIY approach fits the ethos of 300. They’ve taken some brave artistic steps on this forthcoming new album and we are looking forward to sharing it with the world.” More...
Just For Fun
This one's for those of you keep up with the latest on SCOTUS: Coheed and Cambria performed an original song with excerpts entirely taken from Justice Scalia's recent dissenting opinions on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, both of which were just affirmed in America this week. Enjoy the nonsense below.
Highlights from the first day of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival in Scranton, PA on August 9th have been posted online and can be viewed below.
This exclusive Uproar video includes performance clips from Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Walking Papers, and Middle Class Rut.
In addition, Zippo Encore's Jayme Foxx talks with Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive’s Anthony Green, and Walking Papers Duff McKagan.
The festival runs through September 15th and includes a lineup of multiplatinum superstars and breaking talent, featuring Alice In Chains and Jane’s Addiction, along with Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive on the Rockstar Energy Main Stage.
The Zippo Encore Festival Stage powered by Ernie Ball hosts performances from Walking Papers (with Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, as well as 2012 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and this year’s local Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner in each market. The Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Showcase Stage powered by Ernie Ball features performances from breaking talent including The Dead Daisies, Beware Of Darkness, and Charming Liars. More...
Zippo Encore has announced sponsorship of the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival and will join the touring rock festival on the road in North America from August 9th through September 15th, 2013. Full dates for the Uproar tour are available after the jump.
The fourth annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival will include a lineup featuring Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, and Circa Survive. The Zippo Encore Festival Stage powered by Ernie Ball will host performances from Walking Papers (with Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, and the local Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner in each market.
A highlight of Zippo Encore’s Uproar involvement will be the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival Zippo Encore Artist Custom Series program. Several bands on the tour will create custom lighters featuring their own unique designs. These lighters will only be sold at the Zippo booth at UPROAR shows.
In addition, fans can submit their own artwork for a chance to have their design become the official Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival Zippo Lighter. The grand prize winner will receive two pit tickets to any Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival show of their choosing. The contest runs from now until August 2nd, 2013. Visit this location for full details and to enter the contest. More...
The fourth annual Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival will include a lineup of multiplatinum superstars and breaking talent, featuring Alice In Chains and Jane’s Addiction.
These seminal rock bands will be joined by Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive on the Rockstar Energy Main Stage. The Ernie Ball Festival Stage will host performances from Walking Papers (featuring Duff McKagan), Middle Class Rut, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show and the local Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands winner in each market.
The touring rock music and lifestyle festival will travel across North America from August 9th through September 15th, 2013.
"I think it's going to be a fun tour and we’re really looking forward to it. It's only going to happen that one time, that way, and you're going to be there," says Jerry Cantrell of Alice In Chains.
Tickets for most Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival shows go on sale Thursday, April 25th at Noon local time and are priced between $10.25 and $89.75 (plus fees). Go to this location for full details and to purchase tickets.
Between The Buried And Me will embark on the band's first North American tour since the release of "The Parallax II: Future Sequence" this February, joining Coheed and Cambria for a six-week tour that kicks off February 4 in Washington, D.C. Dates are as follows:
Feb. 4 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Feb. 5 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Feb. 7 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Feb. 8 Detroit, MI The Fillmore
Feb. 9 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre
Feb. 10 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Feb. 12 Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
Feb. 14 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Feb. 15 Salt Lake City, UT SaltAir
Feb. 17 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Feb. 18 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
Feb. 19 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
Feb. 21 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
Feb. 22 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Feb. 25 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Feb. 26 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
Feb. 27 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
Mar. 1 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater
Mar. 2 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
Mar. 3 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
Mar. 5 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
Mar. 6 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
Mar. 7 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
Mar. 8 Miami, FL The Fillmore
Mar. 10 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Mar. 11 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Mar. 14 Boston, MA House of Blues
Mar. 16 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall More...
Iron Maiden posted a promo video for the "Maiden England" North American Tour this summer. For complete dates and venues, head over to this location. The band previously reported that the tour will be a re-visiting of the set list from the "Seventh Son" Tour in 1988. Support will come from Alice Cooper on the first half and Coheed & Cambria on the second half.
Check out the promo trailer here:
U.K. metal legend Iron Maiden has announced the "Maiden England Tour" with extensive dates in North America this summer. Up to July 21, 2012, the special guest act will be Alice Cooper and after July 21, 2012, the band will be Coheed & Cambria.
In most venues, tickets will go on sale on March 2 and 3 but watch this site or check local venue information for fuller details. Fan Club members should check out ironmaiden.com for exclusive first day ticket presales and contest to be ‘First To The Barrier’.
Vocalist Bruce Dickinson had the following comments on the tour:
We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalogue. It’s always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of fans who have never experienced some of these tracks performed live before, and of course we know our longstanding fans will enjoy seeing the original Seventh Son Tour re-visited - with many other surprises! Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England (shown below*), including some songs we have not played live in a very,very long time, plus other favourites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually. And we all feel this show is going to do that splendidly! We can't wait to get started in Charlotte.More...
Bald Freak Music, label for New Jersey progressive rock/metal act Return To Earth, has just issued the following press release:
"Accomplished & influential drummer Chris Pennie, founding member of Dillinger Escape Plan and current member of progressive rock acts Coheed And Cambria and Return To Earth, announced today that he is exiting Coheed And Cambria. Pennie and the band cited 'creative differences' as the primary reasons for the split after the drummer’s 4-year tenure with the band.
"Pennie officially joined Coheed in 2007, replacing drummer Josh Eppard and touring extensively with the band internationally. He is featured on Coheed’s most recent studio album, 'Year of the Black Rainbow.'
"Pennie will shift his full attention to his most recent projects, acclaimed progressive metal band Return To Earth (Metal Blade/Bald Freak) and Fight Mannequins. Return To Earth is currently working on their third album after releasing their Metal Blade debut, Automata, in 2010. Fight Mannequins, Pennie’s music production company with Return To Earth guitarist Brett Aveni, recently completed their first documentary score and have produced two exciting artists whose albums will be released in 2012.
"'I am very thankful for the times I shared the stage with the guys in Coheed and especially want to thank the amazing, supportive fans that I've met while on tour,' said Pennie. 'There are a lot of exciting projects on the horizon in addition to Return To Earth and Fight Mannequins that I feel require 100 percent of my commitment and attention. I feel that this is the right time to make that happen.'"
This news comes a mere three months on the heels of Coheed And Cambria bassist Michael Todd's arrest for robbery and his subsequent firing by the band.
Coheed And Cambria has posted the following statement online announcing that is has parted ways with longtime bassist Michael Todd following his recent arrest for robbery.
"After a lot of thought, introspection and discussion, Coheed and Cambria will be continuing our journey without bassist Michael Todd. We have spoken to him and this is a mutual decision between both parties. Michael was a great contributor; our hearts go out to his family and to all those who appreciate his talents. We wish him nothing but the very best.
"We are currently writing and recording songs for a new album, as well as a couple compilations this fall. We are very excited about how the songs are shaping up and can’t wait to share them with you.
"We’d like to thank Wes Styles for filling in for the live gigs in the interim, including the upcoming South America and Mexico shows. A belated thanks to Rob Gill for covering in Boston; and the biggest thank you to all of you for your unwavering support. you for your unwavering support.
"A new chapter awaits."
From the Boston Herald:
Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd was set free on bail early today, two weeks after his shocking arrest for allegedly robbing an Attleboro (Mass.) pharmacy hours before a show.
Todd, 30, was freed on $25,000 bail at midnight from the Dartmouth House of Corrections, said Bernie Sullivan, spokesman for Bristol Sheriff Thomas Hodgson.
It was unknown this morning who posted bail for the New York-bred rocker.
Read the full article at Boston Herald.
TMZ.com reports that Michael Todd, the bassist for the band Coheed and Cambria, was arrested for armed robbery after he allegedly held up a Walgreens by claiming he had a bomb. And this all went down right before the band played a show.
According to police in Attleboro, MA, Todd showed a pharmacist a cell phone note that said he had a bomb and demanded Oxycontin. He made off with six bottles of pain pill and fled via taxi. Police were able to track his cab to the Comcast Center where Coheed and Cambria was set to open up for Soundgarden.
Michael Todd was charged with armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics. He is being held on $10,000 bail and will be arraigned on Monday morning.
July 10th was the last day that Coheed and Cambria was scheduled to perform on the Soundgarden tour.
Read the full article at TMZ.
It has been announced that thrash metal icons Metallica will headline the forthcoming "Rock the Hill" festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on July 14, 2011.
General-admission tickets are priced at $99.50 with a limited amount of special VIP tickets available for $199.50. VIP ticket holders will have access to the front of stage pit, their own entrance and concessions, and separate washrooms from General-admission ticket holders.
The event is set to take place on July 14, 2011 on the Garrisons Grounds of Citadel Hill in Halifax and will also feature performances from Coheed and Cambria, Protest the Hero, Matt Mays and Seether. A trailer for the event is available for viewing below.