COHEED AND CAMBRIA NEW AMORY WARS TITLE IN KEEPING SECRETS OF SILENT EARTH: 3 TO DEBUT MAY 26 AS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT U.S. TOUR WINDS DOWN WITH CENTRAL PARK SHOW
Coheed and Cambria continue a banner year-one that has seen Year Of The Black Rainbow debut at a career high #5 on the Billboard 200-with the May 26 debut of vocalist/guitarist/lyricist Claudio Sanchez’s newest installment of the Amory Wars comics series, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3. That same date will mark the climax of the biggest headline tour of the band’s nine-year existence: a sold out homecoming play Wednesday May 26 at Rumsey Playfield in New York’s Central Park. The show, which is one of the last few of the band’s completely sold out North American trek, will be attended by nearly 6000 fans, making it the biggest Coheed and Cambria headline to date.
Named after Coheed and Cambria’s top selling 2003 album of the same name, the long awaited In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3chronicles the mysterious saga originally laid out in the album’s lyrics: The conflict between Claudio Kilgannon, son of the now deceased Coheed and Cambria, and the insidious Supreme Tri-mage Wilhelm Ryan, self-proclaimed ruler of Heaven’s Fence, a network of 78 planetsfar beyond our solar system. IKSSE:3 follows Claudio’s quest to discover his role in this galactic turmoil and introduces listeners of the band to in depth analysis of what the original songs were all about.”I know fans have been waiting for this story for years and we did it right” said Sanchez. ”I think they are really going to get what they are looking for with this series.”
The Amory Wars comics have been graphically detailing the story behind the band Coheed and Cambria’s music since 2003, fleshing things out for fans who have tried to unlock the course of events encrypted in the lyrics since the music first began. It is published through Boom! Studios, written by Claudio Sanchez with Peter David, who also co-wrote the novel “Year of the Black Rainbow,” which was released simultaneously with the band’s new album as a deluxe edition. The Deluxe Edition, which has gone through two pressings now totaling 25,000, has less than 500 copies remaining online.
Year Of The Black Rainbow was released April 13 to the highest chart position and some of the best reviews of Coheed and Cambria’s career. Time Out New York said “the band wisely refines a winning formula” and the Boston Globe commended the band’s “driving urgency, and cinematic sweep” while The Onion raved that the album brings “higher expectations: cinematic ones” and is “atmospheric, even when it colossally rocks.”