New York progressive rockers COHEED AND CAMBRIA
will be the musical guests on the January 21 episode of Conan O'Brien
's nighttime talk show on TBS
. COHEED AND CAMBRIA
's latest album, "The Afterman: Ascension"
, sold 49,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 5 on The Billboard 200 chart."The Afterman"
is being released in two separate full-length volumes. The first volume, "The Afterman: Ascension"
, was made available on both physical and digital platforms in the U.S. on October 9, 2012 via Hundred Handed
, and distributed through Fontana
(available in Canada via Universal Music Canada
). The second volume, "The Afterman: Descension"
, is due in February.
A deluxe version of "The Afterman"
includes 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 creates a song-by-song experience.
The two records follow-up to 2010's "Year Of The Black Rainbow"
, and feature new bassist Zach Cooper
and returning drummer Josh Eppard
, who have replaced Michael Todd
and Chris Pennie
, respectively. COHEED AND CAMBRIA
frontman Claudio Sanchez
said of the album: "This is, without a doubt, the most honest record I've ever written. 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, 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 Amory Wars'
arc, I allowed the events of my life to drive the concept, and therefore opened up the songwriting to a fuller degree."