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Coheed and Cambria Announce New Double Concept Album, 'The Afterman'

Progressive rockers Coheed and Cambria have announced ambitious plans to release a double concept album, The Afterman.

The release will be divided up into two separate releases. The first of which, titled The Afterman: Ascension, is slated to land on October 9, with "The Afterman: Descension tentatively due in February.

Conceptually, The Afterman once again sees the band exploring their alternate world, "Heaven's Fence." The album's lyrics center around the character Sirius Amory, a scientist.

"This is, without a doubt, the most honest record I've ever written," said frontman Claudio Sanchez. "Though all the songs can be interpreted through our main character in the story, they were initially written in a very spontaneous manner. In the past, I've always had a predetermined idea of what the story was going to be when I approached the songs. With The Afterman being a new story within 'The Amory Wars' arc, I allowed the events of my life to drive the concept, and therefore opened up the songwriting to a fuller degree."

Coheed and Cambria's last full-length effort was 2010's Year Of The Black Rainbow (buy on iTunes (opens in new tab)).

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.