The ten-song album marks a bold departure for the NY-based band, who pause the beloved Amory Wars, a seven-album science fiction saga that also bore a comic book empire, in favor of a more personal outing. “It’s very much a time capsule of my last two years,” Claudio Sanchez said in a Mic.com interview. “I created The Amory Wars in 1998 because at the time, I didn’t understand what a frontman or a singer entailed. And I was sort of afraid to share my stories, and I didn’t want my stories to be judged. So I created fictitious ones to essentially hide behind.”
Coheed and Cambria are also giving fans an opportunity to learn more about the individual songs, with a series of behind-the-scenes videos. Clips for “You Got Spirit, Kid,” “Here to Mars” and “Eraser” can be seen via the band’s YouTube page (www.youtube.com/officialcoheed) with new videos rolling out throughout the week.
Rolling Stone declared The Color Before The Sun “a dramatic departure,” Noisey said the new album proves “there are no boundaries for a Coheed and Cambria album” and Alternative Press, in a four-star review, added “the album pops and pulsates with signature Coheed wails and riffs.” The Nerdist, who premiered the band’s ode to the ‘80s video for “You Got Spirit, Kid” (https://youtu.be/8eklHJeB6mc), said the new music “features much of what has made Coheed and Cambria a force for the last two decades.”
Digital pre-orders for The Color Before The Sun include instant downloads of “You Got Spirit, Kid” and “Here To Mars” and “Eraser.” A limited edition, deluxe box set featuring two hardcover books, four different pieces of music housed in a die-cut slipcase and a bevy of exclusive content is available via www.coheedandcambria.com.
Coheed and Cambria on tour:
October 13 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s **
October 14 St. Louis, MO The Pageant **
October 16 Kansas City, MO Afentra’s No Costume Party @ KC Live!
October 17 Wichita, KS The Cotillion **
October 18 Sioux Falls, SD The District **
October 20 Park City, UT Park City Live ****
October 22 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom ***
October 23 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo ***
October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 27 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater ****
October 29 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park ****
October 31 Phoenix, AZ Monster Mash Music Festival
November 1 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls ****
November 4 Mexico City, Mexico El Plaza Condesa
November 6 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest
December 3 Richmond, VA The National
December 4 Norfolk, VA The NorVA
* – w/Glassjaw & Thank You Scientist
** – w/Cursive & Thank You Scientist
*** – w/Knapsack and Thank You Scientist
**** – w/Thank You Scientist and Silver Snakes
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Last year, former Def Jam and Warner Music Group recorded music chief Lyor Cohen along with colleagues Todd Moscowitz (ex-Warner Bros president) and Kevin Liles (ex-EVP Warner Music) unveiled 300 Entertainment, a new record label focused on artist development, flexible deal structures, and technology-based partnerships. 300 Entertainment is a platform not only for artists, but also entrepreneurs by giving them access to tools and knowledge to remain independent and to be active participants in their artists’ development.