Coheed and Cambria is one of those bands that seem to defy logic, sleep, and well, a life. After all, for the better part of six months now, the New York rockers have been going at it full steam, splitting their time between the concert extravaganza that was Neverender, the subsequent box set, and Slipknot’s All Hope is Gone tour.
Showing no signs of slowing down, Coheed is now talking its next album, and much like its predecessors, the currently untitled effort will be tied as part of The Amory Wars, a series of comic books published by the band that have served as the storyline for the band’s previous four records. Only this time around, the album will deal with the times before the wars, as frontman Claudio Sanchez revealed to Rolling Stone.
Sanchez decided to make this record the prequel to the saga of the last four records, describing it as the origin tale of Coheed and Cambria. Its a love story of sacrifice, he goes on. Like all of the Coheed records, our main character, the Creator, is put in a position where he has to do something he doesnt want to for the safety of his wife. I got engaged last year, so Ive tried to put myself into the characters perspective, wondering what it would be like for me if I were to lose my significant other. And how that would destroy me.
Musically the album is still a work in progress, it is not expected out until spring of 2010, but of the 11 tracks so far conceived, Sanchez describes them as “very melodic”…One of my favorite songs that weve recorded so far is called In the Flame of Error…Its a longer, more aggressive tune. Another cut, When Skeletons Live, is more uptempo and melodic.”
Recording will likely begin when the band finishes its currently ongoing tour with Slipknot, which is scheduled to end in mid-March.
Coheed & Cambria 2009 Tour Dates:
02/13 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena *
02/14 – Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena *
02/15 – Nashville, TN @ Sommet Center *
02/17 – Duluth, GA @ Gwinnett Center *
02/18 – Orlando, FL @ UCF Arena *
02/19 – Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center *
02/21 – Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater *
02/22 – Grand Prairie, TX @ Nokia Theatre *
02/23 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center *
02/25 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater *
02/26 – Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater *
02/28 – El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
03/01 – San Antonio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum *
03/03 – Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum *
03/04 – Albuquerque, NM @ Tingley Coliseum *
03/05 – Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena *
03/07 – Inglewood, CA @ The Forum *
03/08 – San Diego, CA @ Cox Arena *
03/10 – Ontario, CA @ Citizens Business Bank Arena *
03/11 – Sacramento, CA @ ARCO Arena *
05/30 – Hunter Mountain, NY @ Mountain Jam
07/14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
* = All Hope is Gone tour