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Drummer Chris Pennie Leaves Coheed And Cambria, Cites "Creative Differences"

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.

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Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0's avatar

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Good. This guy should've stayed with Dillinger. Who leaves a band like DEP to join a f***in' Pink Floyd knock off wannabee emo bullsh** band like C&C? I don't care if they make comic books, they f***ing suck.

# Nov 3, 2011 @ 8:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. braineater writes:

So sad to see chris go. He was a great addition.

and CO&CA does not suck. Dillinger sucked. :]

# Nov 3, 2011 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

Poster #2 should change the screen name to sh!teater because if you prefer Coheed and Cambria to DEP you've definately dined at the loose caboose a time or two.

# Nov 3, 2011 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. NO MORE. writes:

Chris Pennie was great on the SSTB tour. he plays flawlessly. and the idea that DEP is even good, is just so damn funny. Coheed and Cambria blow that band out of the water for days.

# Nov 3, 2011 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Cr4wf0rdTxJ1ng0J4ng0's avatar

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The only thing c&c blow is my c0ck

# Nov 4, 2011 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalmayhem writes:

I thoroughly enjoy both bands. Completely different styles. And Chris Pennie is just an outstanding drummer. Too bad for Coheed. Good luck replacing him.

# Nov 5, 2011 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Your Dad writes:

Seriously? Dillenger is better than coheed and cambria? Funniest thing I've heard. First of all, there is no creativity comparison. Every song is a peice of a puzzle that makes up the story...and the best part is, if you don't know the story...you don't have to. You can like it without it. It just adds another element to it that no one else has. Dillenger's frontman sucks ass. Their guitar player could be outdone by anyone who's played a guitar....and chris pennie is going to be losing the best thing he ever did. Metal fags that are narrow minded. Dislike them, so much.

# Nov 9, 2011 @ 2:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. COCA LOVER writes:

Coheed and Cambria is the greatest freaked band ever!! We will miss you Chris Pennie, you brought the best out of Coheed and Cambria and made them better. I don't agree with replacing him with ex: drummer, junkie, loser, low-life, Josh Eppard. But just like COCA has done before, they will rise up and prevail. They've been doing it their whole career. Can't wait to hear the new album!

# Nov 23, 2011 @ 12:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cynic writes:

Guys, guys.... they both suck. :P

# Nov 23, 2011 @ 12:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. MuDvAyNefan writes:

can't say much for CaC as i haven't seen them or heard too many of their songs but 5 years ago i did see dillenger and my god, they where terrible live...i didn't think they be around this long to be honest

# Nov 23, 2011 @ 2:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Blindgreed1 writes:

LMFAO @ Cynic. I don't even remember posting my previous comment, but it was true BG1 form.

# Nov 23, 2011 @ 10:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. BrokenFace writes:

C An C suck monkeys balls n DEP arnt much better. have u seen the singers wierd dance thing he does, not kewl

# Nov 24, 2011 @ 5:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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