Thursday, March 4, 2010

Coheed and Cambria - Year of the Black Rainbow (2010)

3/4/10 9:30PM

cover art

1. One
2. The Broken
3. Guns of Summer
4. Here We Are Juggernaut
5. Far
6. The Shattered Symphony
7. World of Lines
8. Made Out of Nothing
9. Pearl of the Stars
10. In the Flame of Error
11. When Skeletons Live
12. The Black Rainbow

new song "Here We Go Juggernaut" is up on their myspace now.

I hate hearing it with that mypace compression, but I won't deny, there was a section (melody) towards the last 2 minutes (or less) that caught my attention. I'm not expecting this record to be as good as Good Apollo 1, but I guess it won't take them that much to surpass NWFT no matter. I just hope the production isn't too hot, which a lot of layered albums seem to be.

David Botrill should work with them again (see more evidence in that new Circa Survive song).

2/10/10 12:55AM
New song "The Broken"

12/7/09 6:47PM

12/7/09 7:50PM
artwork, tracklist, a teaser/trailer will be added in due time to this entry

new album is called "Year of the Black Rainbow" and expected in April.

Hey Everybody,

Happy Holidays and all that. We know you have been waiting patiently for Coheed info for 2010, so we hope this fills your hunger for now:

Our new album will be titled, “Year of the Black Rainbow,” and is set for release in April 2010 and will be followed by a headline tour of the US, and then on to Europe and the UK for festivals and such.

As most of you know, the new album will be the “Origin Story” or “The Prequel,” and likely the final story of the ongoing concept story of “The Amory Wars”

With “Year of the Black Rainbow,” we will be releasing a deluxe package that includes a NOVEL OF THE SAME NAME. Not a graphic novel, but a full 300+page prose novel, which will tell the origins of Coheed and Cambria, and much more. There will be no mystery to this story, you will be able to explore it like never before. Presales will start near the end of December, exact date and pricing to be announced soon.

Producing this record is:
Atticus Ross
And Joe Baressi:

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.
Some song titles are: “Here We are Juggernaut,” “The Broken,” “Pearl of the Stars,” and “Guns of Summer.”

Co-writing the book with Claudio is Peter David

The album will be released through Columbia Records/Sony in North America. For the rest of the world, Sony has licensed the rights to Roadrunner Records, who we feel will better make our music available in those territories, and opening up the potential for us to come to countries we rarely or never have been to before. We are very excited.

Can’t wait til you can experience it.
Peace, Co&Ca

Producing this record is:
Atticus Ross
And Joe Baressi:

Atticus Ross:
* Error (band founder)
* 12 Rounds albums JitterJuice, My Big Hero(programmer, writer)
* Tapeworm
* Nine Inch Nails, With Teeth and Year Zero (programming and production
* Nine Inch Nails, Ghosts I–IV (songwriter, production and programming)
* Trent Reznor (frequent collaborator)
* Korn, See You on the Other Side (co-writier, co-producer) "Untitled" (co producer); (remix)
* Pink, Missundaztood (programmer and musician)
* The Transplants (remix)
* From First To Last (remix)
* Dillinger Escape Plan (remix)
* Neneh Cherry (remix)
* Notorious B.I.G. (remix)
* Telepathe (remix)
* Touching Evil (Score, along with Claudia Sarne and Leopold Ross)

Joe Baressi
As producer

* The Melvins - Stag (1996)
* The Melvins - Honky (1997)
* Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age (1998)
* Fu Manchu - King of the Road (1999)
* Four Sick Cats - Frayed State of Mind (2000)
* Pennywise - Land of the Free? (2001)
* Powerman 5000 - Transform (2003)
* Backyard Babies - Stockholm Syndrome (2003)
* Tomahawk - Mit Gas (2003)
* Queens of the Stone Age - Lullabies to Paralyze (2005)
* The Butterfly Effect - Imago (2006)
* Bad Religion - New Maps of Hell (2007)
* Clutch - From Beale Street to Oblivion (2007)
* Puscifer - Cuntry Boner (2007)
* Zico Chain - Food (2007)
* Saviours - Into Abaddon (2008)
* Minus - The Great Northern Whalekill (2008)
* Alexisonfire - Young Cardinals (2009)
* ISIS - Wavering Radiant (2009)
* Coheed and Cambria - Year of The Black Rainbow (2010)

[edit] As engineer

* Kyuss - Blues for the Red Sun (1992)
* Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley (1994)
* L7 - Hungry for Stink (1994)
* Kyuss - ...And the Circus Leaves Town (1995)
* Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)
* L7 - The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum (1997)
* The Jesus Lizard - Blue (1998)
* Fu Manchu - King of the Road (1999)
* Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First (2004)
* Satyricon - The Age of Nero (2008)
* Tool - 10,000 Days (2006)
* Taking Back Sunday - New Again (2008)
* Isis - Wavering Radiant (2009) [2]

[edit] As mixer

* Kyuss - Blues for the Red Sun (1992)
* Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley (1994)
* Fu Manchu - The Action Is Go (1997)
* Fu Manchu - King of the Road (1999)
* Psycore - I Am Not One of Us (1999)
* Amen - Amen (1999) (2 tracks)
* The Juliana Theory - Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat (2005)
* Alpha Galates - A Stimulus for Reason (2007)
* Braintoy - Vehicles (2008)
* Xavier Rudd - Dark Shades Of Blue (2008)
* Enslaved - Vertebrae (2008)
* Kazuya Yoshii - VOLT (2009)

These names may not have much if any impact on how good or bad this record is. However, those resumes really do next to nothing for me. Granted, the guy who produced the new dredg album, Matt Radosevich I felt similarly about his experience, and the final result ended up rather good.

However, if this *prequel* ends up being similar in style or quality to their last record "No World For Tomorrow" I certainly will have an easy reason to point toward that production team. Those middle 2 records are excellent, and really at one point I was thinking Coheed was going to become one of my a-list bands. They could, if this next record, YOTBR, ends up being better. But I'm at a wait and see. I suppose they're kind of in a feast or famine situation for me.


Anonymous said...

You know Good Apollo Vol. 1: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness is the best album of the decade hands down in my humble opinion. NWFT was a bit of a let down but had it's moments. Will see if Chris Pennie had found his nitch if so this bands could be back on track to take over the world.. hehe shabutie

The Broad Set Writing Collective said...

After 2nd Stage, their egos got as big as Claudio's (lame) hair. This is the 3rd horrible album in a row.

When is the tour w/ Nickleback?

Media Reviews said...

meh, as I have posted in this blog before, and partly in this entry, Good Apollo 1 remains their masterpiece. In Keeping Secrets is damn good as well. But I actually feel as much of a dud NWFT was, it still had more music I prefer to Second Stage.

Sorry, but I'm not into emo or punk, and Coheed had more evidence of that, and less progressive rock influence on that record. Is Second Stage a horrible record? no, but it sounds like a lot of debut records; some flashes of talent, but not refined enough. All the people who drool over that record I've never understood why. A bit like the dredg fans who always go back to saying they have never (and may never) do anything better than Leitmotif. Which to my feeling is, I never would have liked either of thowe bands had I listened to those albums 1st.