Coheed and Cambria Announce New Two Part Album, The Afterman
New York’s own Coheed and Cambria announced a two part concept album called The Afterman. The first part called The Afterman: Ascention will be released on October 9th through digital and physical outlets. The second album called The Afterman: Descention will be released in February of 2013. Both will be released as part of a deluxe box set which will feature a hardcover book with 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.
The two records follow-up to 2010′s Year Of The Black Rainbow, and will feature new bassist Zach Cooper and returning drummer Josh Eppard, who have replaced Michael Todd and Chris Pennie, respectively. The concept albums will continue to be set in the band’s alternate universe of Heaven’s Fence, which are part of their series titled The Amory Wars.
The Amory Wars is currently being developed by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions for a live-action feature film. It follows the story of a superhuman dictator named Wilhelm Ryan, and a family that may have the ability to free the world from his control. The Afterman albums will focus on a character named Sirius Amory, a scientist who discovers an energy force that can connect the universe’s 78 planets together.
Coheed and Cambria are currently on tour with Iron Maiden and will go out on their own headlining tour in mid-September.
You can check out the teaser video for The Afterman HERE!