NEW YORK, March. 10, 2016 – Coheed and Cambria premiered their video for "Island" today on People Magazine online. The official video features an unlikely friendship between two Time Square comic book superheroes busking - ahead of the premiere of the upcoming Batman v Superman movie release. The video comes as the band is midway through an extensive and nearly sold out headlining tour and just a few months after the release of their critically acclaimed eighth full length album TheColor Before The Sun.
Lead singer Claudio Sanchez is no stranger to comics- as Coheed and Cambria's latestalbum marks a bold departure from the beloved TheAmory Wars, a seven-album science fiction saga that also bore a comic book empire. Sanchez is also a staple of the comic book scene and a regular at San Diego Comic Con, inviting his fans to come out to signings. He felt it appropriate to create this video as an homage to both New York City and his favorite characters.
"When I think of these two iconic characters, I think of opposite attraction" says Sanchez. "I think of myself and my wife. How two opposite ends of a spectrum can create harmony and balance. In one way or another, these characters have been paired up with like-minded love interests, the Bat and the Cat... The Alien and the Amazonian... I wanted to bring the Dark and the Light together."
The interview with People Magazine Online highlights some of Claudio's experiences and inspirations- leaving upstate New York to move to Brooklyn and being a father. You can find the full interview here .
Coheed and Cambria on tour:
Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates with Glassjaw:
03/10 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach
03/11 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live - Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
03/14 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
03/17 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center
03/19 - Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
03/21 - Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
03/22 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
03/23 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
03/25 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
03/26 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
03/27 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
05/21 – St Louis, MO – Poinfest
05/22 - Albany, NY – Rockin Derby Festival
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Praise for The Color Before the Sun:
"No longer hiding behind his creation (the protagonists of which gave his band their name), Sanchez is finally unafraid of how fans might react to a Coheed and Cambria record inspired by the story of Claudio Sanchez of New York rather than Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon of Heaven’s Fence. The result is a refreshingly honest, even inspirational album."
- Consequence of Sound
"By now, everyone knows Coheed can shred their instruments to pieces. What is surprising is how impassioned these guys sound jamming on some good ol’ fashioned, emo-leaning rock ‘n’ roll."
- Culture Collide
"An attempt to demonstrate his ability to “[expose] his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective” rather than through the façade of a fictional character (like the protagonist of The Amory Wars, Claudio Kilgannon) the record nevertheless packs both the themes (such as love, fear, responsibility, and destiny) and sonic tapestries diehard devotees have come to expect."
"For the first time, Sanchez and co. have written
a collection of songs completely independent of the fiction, and the result is undoubtedly Coheed’s most personal, heartfelt album to date."
- Sputnik Music
"With The Color Before The Sun, Coheed & Cambria are going bare bones in a sense. Now, this doesn’t mean that the record is somehow boring or limited; it’s certainly not."
- New Noise
"In terms of musical expression, it presents the band at their most minimalist. Recorded live, The Color Before The Sun grooves with passion, purity and purpose far denser than the band’s recent releases. Cutting down on complex riffage, sparse medleys and tangent, essentially everything poured into The Color Before The Sun shines with purpose."
- Under The Gun Review