Coheed And Cambria have announced their new release as a double concept album titled 'The Afterman' which will be released in two parts, the first of which, 'The Afterman: Ascension' to be released October 12.
The first volume will be available on both physical and digital platforms while the second volume, ‘The Afterman: Descension’ is slated for release in February 2013.
The dual release also marks the return of original drummer Josh Eppard, who the band parted ways with in 2006. Coheed and Cambria self-financed and co-produced the album alongside Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner, who produced the band’s first 3 albums, in Woodstock, NY. ‘The Afterman’ was mixed by Rich Costey (Muse, The Shins, Foster the People) and Ryan Williams (30 Seconds To Mars).
A deluxe version of ‘The Afterman’ will include a hardcover coffee-table book with expansive art by Heidi
Taillefer and Nathan Spoor with collaborative written work from singer/creator Claudio Sanchez and
writer Peter David that will create a song by song experience.
All the band’s titles, including 'The Afterman', fall into a grand sci-fi story arc called 'The Amory Wars' It was announced previously at this month’s San Diego Comic Con that The Amory Wars has been
picked up by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions to be developed into a liveaction feature film.