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Weerd Science Announces ‘The Illogy Part 2’

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 6, 2014

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Weerd Science (Josh Eppard of Coheed And Cambria) will be releasing Steady Straight Lights; Sudden Dark Turns, part two of The Illogy, on February 7th. Check out details and artwork below after the jump.

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Coheed And Cambria Guitar Center Session

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 13, 2014

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Coheed And Cambria's full Guitar Center Session can be watched below after the jump.

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Coheed And Cambria’s “2’s My Favorite 1” Guitar Center Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 12, 2014

Coheed And Cambria recently filmed a performance of “2’s My Favorite 1” for a Guitar Center Session. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Coheed And Cambria Cover Ghostbusters Theme Song On Halloween

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 3, 2013

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Coheed And Cambria covered the theme song of Ghostbusters on Halloween this past week. Enjoy the cover below after the jump.

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South Park Pay Homage To FOB, MCR, Coheed, Saosin In New Episode

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 24, 2013

South Park’s new episode, Goth Kids 3: Down Of The Posers, pays homage to Fall Out Boy, Coheed And Cambria, Saosin, and My Chemical Romance with posters for each band in a room. Check out screenshots below after the jump.

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Coheed And Cambria Officially Release Bastille Cover

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 15, 2013

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Coheed And Cambria has officially released their cover of Bastille’s “Pompeii.” Listen to the cover below after the jump.

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Coheed And Cambria Cover Bastille’s “Pompeii”

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 12, 2013

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Coheed And Cambria recently covered Bastille’s “Pompeii.” Check out the cover below after the jump.

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Coheed And Cambria’s ‘In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3’ Turns Ten

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 7, 2013

Coheed And Cambria's In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 has officially turned ten. Stream the record below after the jump.

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POZ Review: Coheed And Cambria - The Afterman: Live Edition

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 18, 2013

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by Zac Lomas, edited by Erik van Rheenen

There’s a video on YouTube of an early Coheed & Cambria performance circa The Second Stage Turbine Blade era. The band is playing on a few half-stacks and an entry level PA system in what appears to be the multi-purpose room of some small college’s student union. Coheed & Cambria is a band that demands a high production capacity for their live shows; it is in the very nature of their epic storytelling saga of The Amory Wars that their concerts would be dramas in their own right.  Fortunately, Coheed’s ascension into the top tier of modern progressive rock has provided them with the budget to create an impeccable stage show and The Afterman: Live is a standing testament to their now uncanny ability to captivate audiences and recreate their intricate sagas in person.

The Afterman: Live is conveniently bundled with the deluxe edition of The Afterman in full, but for the purpose of this review I’m going to assume you’ve already experienced the brilliance of Coheed’s double LP and instead focus on the previously unreleased live tracks.  The album opens with an acoustic version of “2’s My Favorite 1” from the band’s VIP performance at The Radio City Music Hall, which eases listeners into the more abrasive nature of the rest of the album.

After frontman Claudio Sanchez’s appropriately acoustic introduction to the album, a sea of fans at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory welcome in “Pretelethal” with the standard chant of “Coheed! Coheed! Coheed!” and Coheed shows no hesitation in delivering exactly what their fans want: a precise, yet passionate performance.  

While “Pretelethal” is certainly an outstanding track in its own right, it is immediately followed by the behemoth that is “Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant,” whose heavy, yet hook-ridden guitar parts and vibrant chorus of “And I’ll be defiant, the lion / Give them a fight that will open their eyes / Hangman hooded, softly swinging / Don’t close the coffin yet, I’m alive” made it a fan favorite since it was first debuted live. 

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POZ Discussion: The Don’t Miss Tours This Fall

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 5, 2013

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Warped Tour is in the rear view and fall is steadily approaching with more great tours than normal. Whether it’s Saves The Day, Bayside and Motion City Soundtrack, The GK Tour, or Title Fight and Balance & Composure, there’s a little something for everyone this upcoming season. We decided to put together a new PropertyOfZack Discussion on all the “must see” tours this fall, so check them out below and feel free to reblog with the tours you can’t wait to see!

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Saves The Day, Into It. Over It., Hostage Calm
Despite their everlasting prominence in the alternative scene history, Saves the Day has been a little evasive when it comes to the spotlight over the last few years. After closing out their record trilogy with Daybreak and a co-headlining tour with Bayside in late 2011, the guys dipped below the radar for a beat or two in terms of US touring. But their prolonged absence has only driven up even more excitement for their upcoming US headliner - their first proper headliner since 2004. A series of legendary setlists that have surfaced from a late spring house-show circuit have shown that Saves isn’t just busting out the hits, they’re busting out the REALLY old hits. 

And all of that on top of promoting a self-titled record that was crowd-funded with ease. Needless to say, there’s a lot going into this tour, and with support from a full band Into It. Over It. and the always incredible Hostage Calm, this is easily going to be one of those tours you brag about to your younger friends in a decade (or next month, really). - Adrienne Fisher

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The Swellers House Tour
Earlier this summer, The Swellers rallied their fans to chart out a map of house shows for the band to play between dates at more legitimate venues (The Fest in Gainesville, Webster Hall Studio in the Big Apple). They apparently delivered.

It’s one thing when a well-loved band plays intimate venues, but it’s a real tip of the cap to fans when a band like the Swellers aren’t above playing basement shows and soundtracking backyard barbecues. With The Light Under Closed Doors a month and some change away, it’s a surefire bet the Michigan natives will tease some new songs on tour, and it’s an even safer bet that they’ll sound absolutely fantastic as always. - Erik van Rheenen

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Twin Forks
A new project comprised of Chris Carrabba, Suzie Zeldin, Jonathan Clark, and Ben Homola, Twin Forks will embark on their first headlining tour this month. Starting in their home state of Florida on September 17, the first show is coincidentally on the same day as the release of their first EP. Described as Americana folk, Twin Forks’ music fits right in with the casual demeanor of the fall season. - Sydney Gore

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Bayside, Motion City Soundtrack
Bayside and Motion City Soundtrack are powerhouses in their respective scenes. Each has put in more than ten years, five albums, and relentless touring, and they’ve just about perfected the art of giving high-energy performances packed front-to-back with non-stop hits. It’s what keeps fans coming back for more. 

Now they’ve teamed up to co-headline one of the best (but all-too-brief) tours of the season. With both bands currently at work on their sixth albums, I can’t be the only one hoping to hear some new music come the fall. Oh, and did I mention their opening acts? Bayside and Motion City Soundtrack are bringing along What’s Eating Gilbert, the side project of New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert, as well as New York State pop-punks State Champs. It’s a lineup that boasts both vigor and depth, and it’s definitely not to be missed. - Becky Kovach 

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Coheed And Cambria, Balance & Composure, I The Mighty
Though the second half of their double album Afterman saga was released in February, Coheed and Cambria appear to be only warming up their touring schedule for the series. After spending the summer catering to a more classic-rock crowd on the Uproar Festival, where they opened for Alice in Chains and Jane’s Addiction, Coheed will be back to their usual headlining slot, and that extended set time will allow for old favorites to be mixed with their new, rejuvenated sound from Afterman: Ascension and Descension, which have already become a little too underrated. 

As if seeing the prog-rock powerhouse wasn’t enough, Coheed and Cambria have found a way to possibly reel in new fans, as they’ve enlisted Doylestown darlings Balance & Composure as the direct support of the tour. Balance will be supporting the release of their new album The Things We Think We’re Missing, and their dark, moody tunes will be the perfect appetizer for the face-melting to follow during Coheed’s set. If you’re looking for a tour where the walls of the venue are shaking because of what’s coming through the speakers, you’re going to want to snatch up a ticket for Coheed’s fall headlining tour.  - Donald Wagenblast

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Coheed And Cambria “The Afterman” Live Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 5, 2013

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Check out an AlterTV video of Coheed And Cambria playing “The Afterman” below after the jump.

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Coheed And Cambria, Balance & Composure Announce Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 19, 2013

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Coheed And Cambria, Balance & Composure, and I The Mighty be hitting the road in October and November for a new tour. Check out the dates below!

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Coheed And Cambria Announce UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 19, 2013

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Coheed And Cambria will be heading to the UK in November. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Coheed And Cambria Release “Number City” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 16, 2013

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Coheed And Cambria have released a new music video for “Number City.” Watch it below after the jump.

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Coheed And Cambria Rockstar Uproar Set List

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 12, 2013
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Coheed And Cambria's set list from the Rockstar Uproar Tour can be seen below after the jump.

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