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Coheed and Cambria announce new album, UK tour

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Coheed and Cambria have announced details of their upcoming sixth studio album.

The Afterman will be a double-album, with The Afterman: Ascension released on October 8. The Afterman: Descension will then follow in February 2013.



The two records will be the follow-up to 2010's Year of the Black Rainbow, and will feature new bassist Zach Cooper and returning drummer Josh Eppard, who have replaced Michael Todd and Chris Pennie respectively.

The concept albums will continue to be set in the band's alternate universe of 'Heaven's Fence', which are part of their series titled The Amory Wars.

The Amory Wars is currently being developed by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions for a live-action feature film.

It follows the story of a superhuman dictator named Wilhelm Ryan, and a family that may have the ability to free the world from his control.

The Afterman albums will focus on a character named Sirius Amory, a scientist who discovers an energy force that can connect the universe's 78 planets together.

Frontman Claudio Sanchez said of the album: "This is without a doubt, the most honest record I've ever written. 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 Amory Wars arc, I allowed the events of my life to drive the concept, and therefore opened up the songwriting to a fuller degree."

Coheed and Cambria will support the album by embarking on a four-date UK tour in November.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday (August 3) at 9am.

Coheed and Cambria will play:

London Koko (November 8)
O2 ABC Glasgow (9)
O2 Academy Birmingham (11)
Manchester HMV Ritz (12)

Watch Coheed and Cambria perform 'Welcome Home' below:

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