Coheed and Cambria have shared an acoustic cover of KISS’ “Love Gun” which is streaming now on their official YouTube channel.
The new cover coincides with the launch of Coheed and Cambria’s Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind video game which is available to play HERE. Fans can play as the album’s protagonists, Creature or Sister Spider, as they embark on a mission to save their son Vaxis.
This summer Coheed and Cambria will embark on a massive 2022 North American summer headline tour, kicking off in July. Deemed the “A WINDOW OF THE WAKING MIND” tour, it’s the band’s first major headline tour in 5 years. The upcoming trek will see the band performing at some of the largest venues of their career in major cities across the continent, featuring support from Dance Gavin Dance and Mothica. Pre-sales will begin tomorrow and tickets go on general sale on Friday. For tickets and full information on all upcoming tour dates, stay tuned to www.coheedandcambria.com.
Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind, Coheed And Cambria’s ambitious, new, thirteen track album, is produced by the band’s own Claudio Sanchez and Zakk Cervini, and will be released worldwide in multiple formats on May 27th. Pre-orders for the album on DSPs and for the collection’s deeply immersive Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set are available now.
Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind welcomes us back to “The Amory Wars” as the 2nd instalment of the new five-part “Vaxis” arc about a couple on the run from tyrannical forces and their mysterious new addition. The album’s limited edition deluxe box set [packaging shot below] includes the exclusive 96-page illustrated hardcover novel “A Window of the Waking Mind” which was developed by Sanchez and written by his wife Chondra Echert with strikingly realistic colour artwork by Chase Stone. The 9” x 12” box set also houses an exclusive Quintillan Speaker Containment Unit Lamp (approx. 8” diameter), a 3-panel fold out poster of expanded album cover art, and the A Window of the Waking Mind Black Card which will allow all card holders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates. All box sets will also come with a CD copy and download of Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind along with an official Certificate of Authenticity. The box set sold 8000 copies in its first week on sale. For more information on Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set, visit www.coheedandcambria.com.
Named one of Revolver’s “Most Anticipated Albums of 2022,” Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind includes the recently released singles “Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord),” “The Liars Club” and “Shoulders,” the latter of which vaulted into the Top 10 at Active Rock Radio in the USA, marking the group’s career highest radio chart position to date. “(It) masterfully pairs heavy metal-infused riffs with sweeping, melodic vocals in a way that only Coheed can,” declared MTV who placed “Shoulders” in their 2021 Favorites round-up. “Coheed and Cambria are back, and they’re heavy as ever,” asserted Billboard, with Guitar World attesting “Coheed and Cambria have come out swinging.” Brooklyn Vegan observed, “It finds the band embracing their love of classic heavy metal riffage, before exploding into the kind of soaring chorus that Coheed have been churning out since day one… they sound pretty damn inspired.”
For the last 20 years, Coheed and Cambria have continuously broken the mould of what a rock band can be, forging their own path and building a universe around their music unlike any other. Whether it is in the way their genre-spanning approach to songwriting has allowed them to bridge worlds without being contained to one, or the multifaceted story arc of their albums and comic book series which mark the longest running concept story in music, Coheed and Cambria have consistently shaped new standards, never conformed. Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals / Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums) and Zach Cooper (Bass) the band has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery. In 2018, Coheed and Cambria made a stunning debut with their album Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart, Top 15 on the “Billboard 200” chart, #36 in the UK’s Official Albums Chart, and #1 in the UK’s Rock & Metal Albums Chart.