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Album: Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman: Descension

January 28th, 2013

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Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Descension
V2/Everything Evil
04 February 2013

by Ruth Booth

Coheed and Cambria’s star had never been higher. Claudio Sanchez and his bandmates stood amongst the most celebrated progressive rock acts of the past decade. Not the departure of sticksmith Chris Pennie, not even their ex-bassist’s drug store robbery could drag them down. Then Mark Wahlberg announced he’d be filming a live action version of The Amory Wars, Sanchez’s comic book and novelized universe behind the band, for the big screen. On the cusp of breaking into wider consciousness, it was the perfect time for Coheed and Cambria to release arguably their most challenging album to date.

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Album: Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman: Ascension

October 1st, 2012

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Coheed and Cambria
The Aftermath: Ascension
V2/Everything Evil
08 October 2012

by Ruth Booth

In a pair of shove-crazy years, it was a zenith of surreality. No, not when former bassist Michael Todd left in sub-Tap circumstances, whose exit was followed in short order by that of Dillinger Escape Plan founder, Chris Pennie. This July, at San Diego Comiccon, Mark Wahlberg announced he’d picked up Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez’s conceptual opus, The Amory Wars, for a live action feature. We all like to see something behind the eyes of bands we put our faith into. A blockbuster movie isn’t what first springs to mind.

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