Over the past 10 years, Claudio Sanchez and his group, Coheed and Cambria have distinguished themselves as among the most gifted storytellers in rock. Sanchez's 'The Amory Wars' narrative—spun out across their five previous studio albums which together have sold over 2 million copies in the United States alone—is a good vs. evil science-fiction epic that's become to Coheed and Cambria fans something like what The Wall and Quadrophenia were to previous generations. And the tale might soon reach an even wider audience, as Mark Wahlberg recently announced that he and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions will turn Sanchez's The Amory Wars into a big-screen live-action feature film.
And, after nearly a year in the studio, Coheed and Cambria seized on this momentum, releasing a entire 18-song double album in two masterful strokes. The first volume, 'The Afterman: Ascension was released this past October and charted #5 on the Billboard Top 200, while the 2nd volume, entitled 'The Afterman: Descension,' just landed #9 on the chart this past February to rave reviews among fans and critics alike.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Coheed and Cambria Open Up About “The Afterman: Descension” By: Rick Florino Coheed and Cambria open up their own gateway into rock ‘n’ roll’s most curious spaces. In fact, every album feels like Read More ►