Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez and Travis Stever Talk New Album, 'Vaxis - Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures'

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 “Our fans are really receptive to all the things we do,” says Coheed and Cambria singer and guitarist Claudio Sanchez. “But I’m sure they’re very thrilled with what we’re doing this time.”

What Coheed and Cambria are doing “this time,” is releasing their new and ninth studio album, Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures. As for why he believes fans will be particularly pleased with the record? Specifically, because it marks a return to their prog-metal roots after a detour with 2015’s The Color Before the Sun, an effort that saw the band exploring relatively concise song structures and a more pop-rock-leaning sound.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.