Coheed and Cambria Year of the Black Rainbow Fifth Album Out April 13


Deluxe Edition To Include 300 page “Year of the Black Rainbow “Novel, Penned by Claudio Sanchez and Bestselling Author Peter David

Four Of Eight Pre-Release Club Shows Completely SOLD OUT Appearing April 17 at Coachella.

Coheed and Cambria has confirmed April 13 as the release date of Year of the Black Rainbow, its heavily anticipated fifth studio album. The eagerly awaited prequel to “The Amory Wars” tetralogy, Year of the Black Rainbow will be released by Columbia in both a standard format and a deluxe edition including a 352-page Year of the Black Rainbow novel, penned by the band’s Claudio Sanchez and New York Times Bestselling author Peter David.

Presale orders for the deluxe edition of Year of the Black Rainbow can be placed beginning this week at In addition to the CD and novel, the deluxe edition will include a “Making of” DVD featuring studio and interview footage as well as a Coheed and Cambria “Black Card,,”which will allow fans early entrance to shows, discounts on band merchandise and exclusive downloads and offers. Sneak peeks at the new album’s artwork and other exclusive visuals can be seen at

Year of the Black Rainbow provides the long awaited prequel to the band’s four previous inter-related concept albums – The Second Stage Turbine Blade (2002); In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (2003); Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness (2005) and Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow (2007) – which comprise “The Amory Wars,” the conceptual narrative driving the band’s lyrics, penned by Coheed and Cambria frontman Claudio Sanchez. Year Of The Black Rainbow is also likely to be the final installment of the narrative of “The Amory Wars.” Year of the Black Rainbow is produced by Atticus Ross (Nine Inch Nails, Jane’s Addiction) and Joe Baressi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool). According to the Sanchez, “They have helped us evolve our sound to be more powerful and dynamic than ever and we think it’s definitely our best work to date.” The new record also features the studio debut of Coheed and Cambria drummer Chris Pennie, who has been playing alongside Sanchez, guitarist Travis Stever and bassist Michael Robert Todd since 2007 and was featured on Neverender: Children of the Fence Edition, the CD/DVD box set documentation of the fall/winter 2008 four-night stands during which the band played its catalogue in its entirety, one album per night, in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London.

Year Of The Black Rainbow’s release will be preceded by a series of eight intimate club gigs on the northeastern U.S., four of which are already sold out. Earl Greyhound supports on the dates, which are as follows. Tue-Mar-23 – Rochester, NY – Harro East Theatre & Ballroom Wed-Mar-24 – Syracuse, NY – The Westcott Theater (SOLD OUT) Thu-Mar-25 – Clifton Park , NY – Northern Lights Fri-Mar-26 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground – Ballroom Sun-Mar-28 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall (SOLD OUT) Mon-Mar-29 – Hartford, CT – Webster Theater Tue-Mar-30 – Scranton, PA – Hardware Bar (formerly Tinks) (SOLD OUT) Wed-Mar-31 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (SOLD OUT) Sat-Apr-17 – Indio, CA – Coachella The complete track listing for Year of the Black Rainbow is: One The Broken Guns of Summer Here We Are Juggernaut Far The Shattered Symphony World of Lines Made Out of Nothing Pearl of the Stars In the Flame of Error When Skeletons Live The Black Rainbow