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Although originally formed as a rock trio in 1995, New York's Coheed and Cambria officially took root in 2001, shedding their former name of Shabutie and embracing a fusion of progressive rock, emocore, and highly conceptual album themes. Vocalist/guitarist Claudio Sanchez, guitarist Travis Stever, bassist Michael Todd, and drummer Joshua Eppard issued their group's full-length debut, 2002's The Second Stage Turbine Blade, on the Albany-based Equal Vision Records. The band toured extensively for more than a year in support of the album, which was created as the second installment (although the band's first release) of a five-part fictional saga about the doomed marriage of two characters, Coheed and Cambria, whose children may or may not be infected with a serum whose power can destroy the universe. The Amory Wars, a detailed graphic novel series written by Sanchez himself, further explains the band's science fiction narratives. In fall 2003, Coheed and Cambria issued In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3. The vibrant sophomore effort (part three of the five-part saga) resulted in moderate success on the Billboard charts, with the singles "A Favor House Atlantic" and "Blood Red Summer" faring well on such media outlets as MTV. Coheed and Cambria subsequently toured North America with Thursday, Thrice, AFI, and Rainer Maria. They also joined the tenth annual Warped Tour in summer 2004 and embarked on their first headlining European tour, whose dates coincided with the success of the "Favor House Atlantic" single. The invigorated band then returned with Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness in September 2005; the album (part four) was also the first installment of a two-part conclusion to the band's running sci-fi story line. Released by Columbia, it hit number seven on Billboard's Top 200, partially due to the success of "The Suffering" and "Welcome Home." All was not well within the group, however, and both bassist Michael Todd and drummer Josh Eppard departed in 2006. While the band paused to sort out its future, Equal Vision released the debut from Sanchez's indie electronic solo project, the Prize Fighter Inferno, that October. Entitled My Brother's Blood Machine, the album continued in the tradition of Sanchez's primary group, spinning a tale of three families in a story that pre-dates the Coheed/Cambria saga and is narrated by "Inferno" (aka Jesse, Coheed's brother). Meanwhile, Sanchez and Stever decided to carry on and, bolstered by the return of Todd and the temporary enlistment of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, began recording their fourth album, Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 2: No World for Tomorrow. The group's lineup was soon cemented with the addition of ex-Dillinger Escape Plan drummer Chris Pennie, and the album -- part two of the saga's two-tiered conclusion -- was released in October 2007, followed by the live recording Neverender: Children of the Fence in 2009. In 2010 the band returned with Year of the Black Rainbow, which served as a prequel to the Amory Wars story line. In the fall of 2012, Coheed and Cambria released the first of a two-part album, Afterman: Ascension. Its sequel, Afterman: Decension, appeared in February of 2013. Uncharacteristically, the band's next album was a left turn. The Color Before the Sun marked a first in that it was recorded live in a Nashville studio with producer Jay Joyce and included minimal overdubs. But perhaps its greatest surprise was that it was a first: a stand-alone album free of concepts explored on their seven previous full-lengths. That said, its bright, pop-punk first single "You Got Spirit, Kid," was introduced via a video whose first frame humorously showcased a school billboard adorned with the words, "Rad Times at Amory High." According to Sanchez, these new songs were meant to expose his "raw feelings." It was released in October 2015. ~ Andrew Leahey & Bradley Torreano
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Albums by
Coheed and Cambria

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    The Color Before the Sun

    30 songs

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    The Color Before the Sun

    27 songs

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    The Essential Coheed & Cambria

    12 songs

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    Year of the Black Rainbow

    13 songs

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    No World for Tomorrow

    15 songs

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    Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV, Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness

    13 songs

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    The Second Stage Turbine Blade [Bonus Tracks]

    24 songs

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    In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

    14 songs

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    The Second Stage Turbine Blade

    9 songs

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    The Afterman: Descension

    12 songs

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    The Afterman: Descension

    9 songs

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    The Afterman: Ascension

    12 songs

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    The Afterman: Ascension

    29 songs

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    The Afterman

    1 song

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    Hello

    1 song

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    Eraser

    1 song

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    Here to Mars

    1 song

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    You Got Spirit, Kid

    1 song

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    Here We Are Juggernaut

    1 song

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    The Broken

    1 song

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    Clown's Welcome Home (Shawn Crahan Remix)

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    Feathers (Glitch Mob Remix)

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    Always & Never / Welcome Home

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    Welcome Home

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Top Songs by
Coheed and Cambria

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  2.   Welcome Home
  3.   The Running Free
  4.   Three Evils (Embodied in Love and Shadow)
  5.   Willing Well I: Fuel for the Feeding End
  6.   No World for Tomorrow
  7.   You Got Spirit, Kid
  8.   A Favor House Atlantic
  9.   Blood Red Summer
  10.   The Suffering
  11.   Here to Mars
  12.   Key Entity Extraction I: Domino the Destitute
  13.   Hearshot Kid Disaster
  14.   The Crowing
  15.   Here We Are Juggernaut
  16.   In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
  17.   Dark Side of Me
  18.   Eraser
  19.   The Camper Velourium I: Faint of Heart
  20.   Devil in Jersey City
  21.   Wake Up
  22.   33
  23.   Feathers
  24.   Mother Superior
  25.   Hello
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