Coheed and Cambria to play The Palladium

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Coheed and Cambria have announced plans to release two new albums over the next six months. In preparation for the first release, the band will hit the road for a fall tour that will include a stop in Massachusetts with specials guests The Deer Hunter. The show will take place at The Palladium in Worcester on Friday, September 28. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through for $27.50.

The upcoming project from Coheed and Cambria will be called The Afterman and hit stores in October and February. The first, The Afterman: Ascension, is scheduled to hit stores on October 8, while the second, The Afterman: Descension, is due out in February. The new release, which was produced by Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner, will mark the band’s first studio album since 2010’s Year of the Black Rainbow.

As with the band’s prior releases, the two albums are set in “The Amory Wars” universe concept, a science fiction concept which was written into a comic book and recently optioned for a film by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions.

“This is without a doubt, the most honest record I’ve ever written,” said frontman Claudio Sanchez in a press release. “Though all the songs can be interpreted through our main character in the story, they were initially written in a very spontaneous manner… In the past, I’ve always had a predetermined idea of what the story was going to be when I approached the songs. With The Afterman being a new story within the (“The Amory Wars”) arc, I allowed the events of my life to drive the concept, and therefore opened up the songwriting to a fuller degree.”

Led by mastermind Casey Crescenzo, The Dear Hunter, is currently recording at Vu Du Studios in Long Island, New York with producer Mike Watts. The full-length album is expected to be released in early 2013 on Cave & Canary Goods, Crescenzo’s recently launched imprint label on Equal Vision Records. It will serve as the follow-up to The Dear Hunter’s critically acclaimed 2.5 hour, 9 EP, 36-track collection, The Color Spectrum.

“I haven’t been more happy, or felt more creative in years, and I am truly anxious to push myself, and my music, to places I still haven’t ventured, and to create the best possible album I can,” said Crescenzo in a press release.

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