If your prog-rock loving toddler is having trouble falling asleep, Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star has the answer for you: Lullaby versions Of Coheed And Cambria! They’ve taken 12 of the band’s songs and turned them into gentle lullabies for your little peanut, including “Blood Red Summer”, “Welcome Home”, “Dark Side Of Me”, and more. Below you can hear their version of “A Favor House Atlantic”.
Looks like the Rockstar Uproar Festival is getting a hefty dose of 90′s awesomeness as grunge legends Alice In Chains have been announced as the headlining act for the tour. Their direct support is 90′s rock giant Jane’s Addiction, whose 2011 album The Great Escape Artist is still something I play frequently (seriously, it’s a great album). Also on the main stage will be prog rockers Coheed And Cambria and Circa Survive.
“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.
The second stage will see performances from Middle Class Rut, Walking Papers, New Politics, Danko Jones, Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, and the local winner of the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands. All tour dates can be seen below. READ MORE
Prog-metal group Soen will be releasing their debut album Cognitive in the States this summer. The album was originally released last Winter via Spinefarm Records. The 10-track album features some fantastic songs and is well worth checking out if you’re a fan of Tool or Porcupine Tree.
Soen features Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Testament, Death, Iced Earth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis. Cognitive was mixed by David Bottrill (Tool, Coheed and Cambria, Silverchair, Smashing Pumpkins, Muse).
Head below to see their video for “Savia”. READ MORE
Prog rock band Coheed And Cambria have teamed up with Rolling Stone to stream the full The Afterman: Descension album, which you can listen to here. The album will be released tomorrow, Feb. 5th and is available for pre-order on iTunes here. Head on below for the full track list and album art as well as lyric video for “Dark Side Of Me”. READ MORE
Update: This article has been updated to correct some information.
Prog rock band Coheed And Cambria have released a music video for “Dark Side Of Me”, which comes off their upcoming album The Afterman: Decension. The album will be released Feb. 5th, 2013 and is the sequel to 2012′s The Afterman: Ascension.
The video is primarily a lyric video but the background features beautiful and somewhat eerie closeups of objects that can never truly be identified. Check it out below.
The band will be performing the song live on Conan on Jan. 21st. READ MORE
Coheed And Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his plans to bring his graphic novel series The Amory Wars to the big screen. Earlier this year he and his Evil Ink Comics imprint teamed up with Mark Wahlberg (The Departed; producer of “Entourage” and “Boardwalk Empire”), Leverage and producer Stephen Levinson ( “Entourage”,”Boardwalk Empire” and Contraband).
Sanchez said it’s not 100% full steam yet, “It’s very preliminary stages. Because the mythology is very dense and a lot of parts are already created … it’s just trying to find the right starting point to get people attracted to it.”
The story of The Amory Wars is set in Heaven’s Fence, a fantasy universe run by a tyrannical dictator named Wilhelm Ryan, and is inspired by Sanchez’s vast conceptual tale surrounding Coheed and Cambria’s albums. “I’d love to see the band’s music make a cameo. Not necessarily as the soundtrack but as Stan Lee does for the Marvel movies maybe the music could pop in once in a while.”
Sanchez plans on being hands-on with the story, “Being the creator I’d certainly like to think [I’ll be very involved in the movie],” he says. “That’s certainly our understanding going forward in the partnership.” And, he thinks it could be a bit. “It’s a universal story and I think it’s going to draw a bigger audience than just the band’s. I think it has already.”
More on this as it comes in. Fans of the graphic novel, are you psyched for this version?
Yep! It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, which means dutiful consumers are already preparing for the Holiday Shopping Season. If you think you’re exempt from that, think again. Either you know a fellow horror fan (or family member) in need, or you want something for yourself! You can take this as advice for what to buy, or what to ask for.
So we’re kicking things off this year with our music list! I know a lot of you folks are into metal, and we’ve got plenty of that. But we’ve also got a few surprises tucked in there as well! Extra thanks to Jonathan Barkan for his suggestions, they’re designated as “JB”.
Btw, I’ve mainly included iTunes links – they have a “gift” option – to these releases. Even though I prefer discs, I realize I’m a relic so I’m saving links to physical products for the special Box Sets where it’s really worth it to go whole-hog and impress someone special. Head inside to check it out! READ MORE
Rock band The Sword has released a music video for “The Veil Of Isis”, which comes off their latest album Apocryphon (iTunes). The video was directed by Simon Chan (Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria), who has done two previous The Sword music videos.
The Sword are also currently on tour. You can watch the video and check out tour dates below. READ MORE
So, Coheed And Cambria have released a video for “The Afterman”, which comes off their latest album The Afterman: Ascension (iTunes). In it, a beautiful woman in a lovely summer dress watches a space shuttle launch only to see the shuttle explode, a lá Challenger. Afterwords, she rows out in a little dinghy to pick up one of the astronauts who, miraculously, was wearing a parachute and managed to escape the fireball unscathed.
Once in the boat, does the astronaut frantically row towards the wreckage, hoping to find more survivors? Does this nameless woman row him to shore for medical attention? Nope. They make out, cuddle and stare off into the sunset while enjoying the rollicking motion of the waves. Oh, and then he tucks her in and sinks into the ocean (spoiler alert: he’s actually Aquaman). Kudos to you two for being wholly inappropriate.
Check out the video below. READ MORE
Coheed And Cambria have released an official music video for “Domino The Destitute”, their fist single from their upcoming album The Afterman: Ascension, which comes out Oct. 9th. Fans who pre-order the deluxe edition of the album, which comes with hardcover lyric book, DVD, medallion, tour laminate, and more, will receive an immediate free download of the song. This song also marks the return of drummer Josh Eppard, who was last heard on 2005′s Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness.
Coheed will also be hitting the road this September with support coming from The Deer Hunter and 3. Tour dates and ticket information can be found here.
What say you Coheed fans? Is this song rocking or are you disappointed? READ MORE
Coheed And Cambria have announced that their upcoming sixth studio record, The Afterman, will be a double concept album and will be released in two separate volumes. The first volume, The Afterman: Ascension, will be out Oct. 9th. The second volume, The Afterman: Descension, will be released at an undetermined date in February 2013. The band has released an album teaser video, which you can watch below. The teaser looks like a mix between Alien and 2001: A Space Odyssey, so sci-fi fans take heed.
A deluxe version of the ‘The Afterman’ will include a hardcover coffee-table book with expansive art by Heidi Taillefer and Nathan Spoor with collaborative written work from singer/creator Claudio Sanchez and writer Peter David that will create a song by song experience. David previously worked with Sanchez on the prose novel adaptation of the band’s 2010 album “Year of the Black Rainbow,” and the graphic novel adaptation of their 2003 album “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3“.
The Afterman takes place in the running concept story The Amory Wars. Each title from the band falls into this epic sci-fi arc. It was recently announced that Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions will be developing the story into a live-action feature film.
Coheed and Cambria are currently touring with Iron Maiden and will be hitting the road for a headline run beginning in mid-September. All tour dates are below. READ MORE
I’m a sucker for alternative prog-rock. There’s just enough heaviness to satisfy the metal head in me but there is also a vast amount of tones and effects to appeal to the audiophile in me. Seriously, it’s like I’m an addict and the only cure is more interesting and unique sounds. So when I did a bit of reading and checking into A Liquid Landscape, I was immediately intrigued. They cite influences such as Dredg, Porcupine Tree, Sigur Ros, Karnivool, People In Planes, Tool, and more. Talk about an impressive roster of bands to admire, right? But anyone can claim such bands influence them. The question is can they take those influences and make a unique final product? Is Nightingale Express an album that stands on its own merits? READ MORE
The Oct. 4th release date for the Batman: Arkham City soundtrack is fast approaching but The Dark Knight can’t stop that from giving you listeners more chances to hear some music. So, in that spirit, AlternativePress is now hosting Blaqk Audio‘s contribution, entitled Afterdark.
Check it out after the jump and let me know your thoughts!
Batman: Arkham City is easily one in my Top 5 anticipated games for the rest of the year. The Caped Crusader has always been my favorite comic book hero so I naturally can’t wait to go about Gotham City whooping some villain ass. And what better way to help me through that than some kick ass music! Check after the jump to hear Coheed & Cambria‘s contribution, Deranged.
Everyone who I know that has played Batman: Arkham Asylum absolutely loved it. Honestly, if you haven’t played it, get yourself an Xbox 360 or PS3 (your choice), get the game and don’t leave the room until you’ve beaten it. It’s because of how much I enjoyed the first game that I’m looking forward to Batman: Arkham City, which comes out Oct. 18th.
Honestly, I’m surprised it took them this long to make the announcement official. For those of you who are wondering why Coheed and Cambria have split ways with bassist Michael Todd, just take a minute to read about his bomb-threat, drug-craving/induced episode here. But in all seriousness, this guy has issues and the last thing any of us should want is for him to hit a downward spiral. Hopefully this situation places him in rehab and allows him an opportunity to get his shit together. The last thing we need is another Amy Winehouse.
Coheed And Cambria bassist Michael Todd was arrested earlier tonight after allegedly robbing a Walgreens reports The Hollywood Reporter. The charge is armed robbery as Michael claimed that he had a bomb and was willing to detonate it if he did not get several bottles of Oxycontin. Once he received the pills, he fled and was arrested at the Comcast Center in Mansfield, MA, where the band was supposed to open up for Soundgarden. But guess what? The band played the show anyways! As they say, the show must go on even when your bassist is arrested for armed robbery. That’s the quote…right? Check after the jump for a message from Coheed And Cambria regarding this situation.
Reunited Seattle grunge legends Soundgarden have announced the final itinerary for their upcoming summer tour. Special guests depend on the day, but it could be Coheed and Cambria, The Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age, Meat Puppets, or Mastodon, depending on your stop. Check after the jump for the full list.
Josh Eppard (ex-3, ex-Coheed and Cambria, Terrible Things) is about to release the second album under his solo moniker Weerd Science, ‘Sick Kids‘, on May 17th. In anticipation of this release, Josh is giving away a 4-track EP via bandcamp. This EP is some creepy hip-hop, so check it out to get some music crawling under your skin.
Coheed and Cambria have announced the ‘Neverender SSTB – An Evening With Coheed and Cambria’ tour. This will be a celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary. Included at each stop will be a full playthrough of the band’s debut album, ‘The Second Stage Turbine Blade’, as well as a 30-40 minute acoustic set and select songs from other albums. Ticket sale information is on their Official Facebook. Most cities will be able to purchase tickets this Friday, Jan. 14th.