Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday Music Post - Coheed and Cambria

Forgot about this last week too.

Coheed and Cambria releases nothing but concept albums. Each of their CDs revolve around a continuing story called "The Amory Wars," a written by their frontman Claudio Sanchez. It's basically a 14-year-old metalhead's wet dream. Wikipedia:
"The Amory Wars takes place in Heaven's Fence, a collection of 78 planets held in place by interconnecting beams of energy, known as the Keywork. The story revolves around the messianic Claudio Kilgannon, son of Coheed Kilgannon and Cambria Kilgannon. Over the course of the story, Claudio assumes the mantle of The Crowing, foretold savior of Heaven's Fence. In the end, he must face the "Supreme Tri-mage" Wilhelm Ryan, absolute ruler of Heaven's Fence and the one ultimately responsible for the death of Claudio's family."
Yeah, I don't bother following it either. I love how he names the messiah after himself.

They're a mix between a lot of different things and they're pretty hard to describe. I'd say they're Rush, At the Drive In, and Iron Maiden rolled into a single band. When asked what advice he'd give to aspiring rockers, Claudio replied, "Listen to Maiden."

They were also featured in Rock Band

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