Coheed and Cambria to Drop Double Album in Two Parts
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 13:26:35
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This is really ambitious!
Modern progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria's upcoming sixth studio album will be a double concept album entitled The Afterman and will be released in two separate full-length volumes. Yep, ambitious for sure.
The first volume, The Afterman: Ascension, will be available on both physical and digital platforms Oct. 9, 2012 via Hundred Handed/Everything Evil, and distributed through Fontana/Ingrooves. The second volume, The Afterman: Descension is slated for release in February 2013.
The trailer, a 90-second black and white classic film-noir style short, from director Robert Schober, depicts a cosmonaut preparing to leave his spaceship for a journey into a mysterious unknown; over an instrumental Coheed and Cambria musical bed. Watch the visual now:
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. All the band's titles, including The Afterman, fall into a grand sci-fi story arc called The Armory Wars.
It was announced previously at this month's San Diego Comic Con that The Amory Wars has been picked up by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions to be developed into a live-action feature film.
"This is without a doubt, the most honest record I've ever written," says frontman Claudi Sanchez. "Though all the songs can be interpreted through our main character in the story, they were initially written in a very spontaneous manner."
"In the past," he continues," I've always had a predetermined idea of what the story was going to be when I approached the songs. With The Afterman being a new story within the (The Amory Wars) arc, I allowed the events of my life to drive the concept, and therefore opened up the songwriting to a fuller degree."
Are you excited about this double concept album?