Are You Ready For Coheed And Cambria’s Concept-Album Marathon?

Jul 15th, 2008 // 9 Comments


How to build up your stamina for four consecutive nights of modern prog? Consider taking on the Stairmaster while blaring Rush albums. The reason that this regime may be necessary: Hirsute rockers Coheed and Cambria will perform the albums in their Amory Wars series over four nights at Terminal 5 in New York (Oct. 22-25) and four nights at the utterly terrible Avalon in Los Angeles (Nov. 5-8). Will Claudio defeat his enemy Supreme Tri Mage Wilhelm Ryan and his Red Army to emerge as the Crowing? Finally, the entire magical tale will be revealed. (You may want to consider bringing a few twelve-sided die and a cape.) [Coheed and Cambria]

  1. Ned Raggett

    These guys defeat my attempts to comprehend them. I keep forgetting they’re serious.

  2. Bazooka Tooth

    NEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDS!

    /Ogre’d

  3. unperson

    I have an inexplicable affection for them. Part of it is the catchiness of some of their songs and the undeniable awesomeness of the guitar solos, but part of it is the sheer unaffected geekiness they exhibit. That, and Claudio’s resemblance to Sweetums the Muppet monster.

  4. Ned Raggett

    @unperson: That, and Claudio’s resemblance to Sweetums the Muppet monster.

    If they’re smart they’ll use this as a pull quote.

  5. Paul D

    I love this band.

    C’mon. Their video has a satyr, two mermaids, giant fighting scorpions, and Claudio’s hair. And the song’s catchy as hell.

    What’s not to love?

  6. Dan Gibson

    @Paul D: I’ll give you this, as a band, they have a high charisma score.

  7. TheRunningboard7

    I can’t believe that Chris left Dillinger Escape Plan to join this group. Even as a Coheed fan, I don’t see how the drumming in this band can be as satisfying as the drumming in Dillinger.

  8. Anonymous

    I like any band that manages to combine Rush, Cheap Trick-style power pop, and prog metal into a cohesive whole.

  9. Lieutenant 030

    Good grief, the singer sounds like Nick Gilder. Coheed and Cambria need to cover “Hot Child in the City.”

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