COHEED AND CAMBRIA has revealed the cover and track listing for its forthcoming album, "The Color Before The Sun", due on October 9 via 300 Entertainment.
The cover, which features a serene lake with a house disintegrating into the sky, was created by Nick Steinhardt (TOUCHE AMORE, DEAFHEAVEN) and reflects the story behind the ten-song album.
While the most conceptually abstruse COHEED records have always had a foundation in reality, "The Color Before The Sun" marks the first time Sanchez is exposing his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective — the anxiety of fatherhood, the disorienting feeling of losing a home, the reflections had during early-morning walks. His own story is told through big, bright, driving, colorful songs that beam like power-pop, crunch like vintage '90s emocore and float with the expansive feel of space-rock.
Sanchez's journey is captured not only in the music, but also in a new limited-edition deluxe box set available for pre-order as of today at CoheedAndCambria.com The extensive collection offers fans two hardcover books; one featuring album lyrics and expansive artwork from "The Color Before The Sun", while a separate book documents the events and emotions of the time with prose and photographs. Four different pieces of music are housed in the die-cut slipcase: "The Color Before The Sun" (CD), "The Color Before The Sun" demos (CD), an in-studio DVD and a clear 7-inch vinyl with two non-album demo tracks. Purchasers also receive an instant download of "You Got Spirit, Kid", a membership card, a custom house key, a lapel pin, a certificate of authenticity; as well as exclusive, members-only access to new music, videos, concert tickets, merchandise and commentary from the band.
"The Color Before The Sun" track listing:
04. Here To Mars
07. Young Love
08. You Got Spirit, Kid
09. The Audience
10. Peace To The Mountain
"The Color Before The Sun" is the outfit's eighth studio album and their first non-conceptual release, with the previous offerings forming the larger story of "The Amory Wars", a science-fiction saga depicting the story of COHEED AND CAMBRIA Kilgannon. "The Color Before The Sun" was recorded at St. Charles Studio in Nashville, and produced by Jay Joyce (CAGE THE ELEPHANT, ERIC CHURCH, HALESTORM).
The New York-based band's album arrives via the recently formed label, 300 Entertainment who pride themselves on being an independent, creative driven record label that focuses on intense artist development.
300 Entertainment co-founder Lyor Cohen offers: "COHEED AND CAMBRIA have created a lane and legacy for themselves that is very much their own. Their DIY approach fits the ethos of 300. They've taken some brave artistic steps on this forthcoming new album and we are looking forward to sharing it with the world."
COHEED AND CAMBRIA return to the road in August with several festival appearances including headlining spots at Riot Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest as well as a trio of special European performances of "In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3".
Photo credit: LeAnn Mueller