COHEED AND CAMBRIA, CLAUDIO SANCHEZ LAUNCH VOL I OF DOUBLE ALBUM, ‘THE AFTERMAN’ AT NYCC 2012
SCI-FI STORY/MUSICAL PREQUEL TO ‘THE AMORY WARS’ IN STORES OCT 9TH
LISTEN TO FULL STEAM OF ‘THE AFTERMAN’ ON ROLLINGSTONE.COM
AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS AT EVIL INK COMICS BOOTH 1312 FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
NEW YORK, NY October 8, 2012 – Hot off the heels of their announcement at SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON that MARK WAHLBERG and STEVE LEVINSON will produce the live-action film version of CLAUDIO SANCHEZ and COHEED AND CAMBRIA’S sci-fi epic tale, THE AMORY WARS, the band is set to embark on their latest mission from their Launchpad at NYCC 2012 (Evil Ink Comics booth 1312).
COHEED AND CAMBRIA are the New York-based, multi-platinum post-punk-metal band that has developed one of the most devoted fan bases in rock music. Not only are they zealous anthem-weaving wizards of guitar and drum, but they are science fiction storytellers from another reality. Created by songwriter/guitarist/singer CLAUDIO SANCHEZ. THE AMORY WARS is his Bildungsroman; a cosmic narrative spanning five concept albums, countless comic books, and a novel co-written by PETER DAVID. It's become a defining tale for hundreds of thousands of dedicated Coheed fans, who devour and dissect each new chapter with an ardor to rival followers of Lost or Game of Thrones. THE AFTERMAN is Sanchez's DOUBLE ALBUM prequel, illuminating the mysterious history of the Amory world.
In Volume I, THE AFTERMAN: ASCENSION (in stores Oct 9), we witness the legendary Sirius Amory ascension into the Keywork; a vision of the afterlife as if created by James Cameron and Dante. In the Keywork, unshakable episodes of your past life metastasize and mutate into unforgettable adversaries with names like Vic the Butcher, Holly Wood the Cracked, and Sentry the Defiant. Sirius must unlock the secret of the Keywork, and the mysteries of life itself, to return home for Volume II THE AFTERMAN: DESCENSION (in stores Feb 2013) -- and to his true love, Meri. But in the process of his grand discovery, the most important thing in his life slips through his fingers when Meri dies in a tragic accident; and Sirius’ only mission left is to make amends. If you think THE AFTERMAN is just STAR WARS: THE MUSICAL, you're wrong. Imagine BLADERUNNER paired with DARK SIDE OF THE MOON as covered by Sabbath. It's Odysseus in the Matrix, with a sick solo from a Flying V guitar.
The band plays a sold out show at NYC’s WEBSTER HALL on Thursday, Oct 11.
The full stream of THE AFTERMAN premieres today on ROLLINGSTONE.COM. PRESS HERE to stream the album.
NYCC AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE (Sanchez’s Evil Ink Comics Booth 1312): Coheed and Cambria: 5pm Friday (10/12) – Claudio Sanchez (with Chondra Echert): 4pm Saturday (10/13).