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Coheed and Cambria set to (prog) rock Singapore

By Irene LeeEvents - 02 March 2013 9:10 AM | Updated 05 March 2013

Coheed and Cambria set to (prog) rock Singapore

New York progressive rock band, Coheed And Cambria, will be dropping by Singapore to give fans a heavy dose of their music, which incorporates various aspects of progressive rock, punk rock, metal and pop.

Distinguishing themselves as the storytellers in rock, Claudio Sanchez and his group, has created music that conveys a story to their audience focusing on the good versus evil science-fiction narrative “The Amory Wars” composed by Sanchez himself. So far the Narrative has spun out across five previous studio albums, which have together sold over 2 million copies in America. Hardcore followers will be glad to know that talks are well underway for the story to turn into a big-screen live-action film.

“The Afterman: Ascension”, the first album in their planned double album series, which was released back in October last year, delivers beats composing of powerful, emotional and intense dimensions. Luring the listener is lead singer and guitarist, Sanchez’s haunting and wickedly addictive vocal that sends shivers down your spine, especially in tracks “Domino the Destitute” or “The Afterman”. Then there are tracks such as “The Hollow” that have no lyrics but evoke an eerie yet poignant feel, while “Subtraction” has a strange yet sentimental twist to it.

Coheed And Cambria will also showcase highlights of album two, “The Afterman: Descension” that came out earlier this month, and their tour for the albums already has raving reviews with the most recent one at Los Angeles being hailed as an “intricately beautiful night of music” by Noisecreep, an online music news website.

"With all of our older albums, my thing was always figuring out how to fit my life into the Amory Wars concept," Sanchez says. "I knew where each one sat in terms of the story. Whereas with this one, I allowed my life—my experiences and what I was going through—to frame the concept."

Joining Coheed And Cambria on stage is special guest Circa Survive, an alternative rock band consisting of former Saosin vocalist Anthony Green, whose voice has a distinctive chilly trademark. The bands most recent album “Violent Waves” released in August 2012, was recorded in a single week and produced by themselves in an effort to capture the band’s live sound, which they felt was the magic of the band lay. It’s also their first album without a record label.

Coheed and Cambria – “Tour – The Afterman”| 23 April | 8pm | The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World | $78-98