Coheed And Cambria To Release New Album “Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind” In May

Coheed And Cambria will be releasing a new album, titled “Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind,” on May 27. The record is part two of the band’s five-part “Vaxis” saga and it can be pre-ordered HERE. Among the options is a limited deluxe box set edition featuring an 8″ Quintillan Speaker Containment Unit Lamp and a 96-page illustrated hardcover novel titled “A Window Of The Waking Mind.” Frontman Claudio Sanchez worked on the book with his wife Chondra Echert and artist Chase Stone.

“Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind” Track Listing:

01. “The Embers Of Fire”
02. “Beautiful Losers”
03. “Comatose”
04. “Shoulders”
05. “A Disappearing Act”
06. “Love Murder One”
07. “Blood”
08. “The Liars Club”
09. “Bad Man”
10. “Our Love”
11. “Ladders Of Supremacy”
12. “Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord)”
13. “Window Of The Waking Mind”

Coheed And Cambria Announce U.S. Tour With Sheer Mag

Coheed And Cambria have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Sheer Mag will open.

Tour Dates:

02/16 Pioneertown, CA – Pappy And Harriet’s
02/17 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
02/19 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
02/20 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
02/22 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
02/23 Memphis, TN – The Soundstage at Graceland
02/25 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
02/26 New Orleans, LA – The FIllmore
02/28 Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
03/01 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
03/02 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
03/04 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
03/05 Richmond, VA – The National
03/06 Newport, KY – PromoWest Pavilion at Ovation
03/08 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
03/09 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
03/11 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre
03/13 Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe
03/14 Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
03/15 Albany, NY – Empire Live
03/17 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
03/18 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
03/19 Harrisburg, PA – Xl Live

Coheed And Cambria Premiere New Song “Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord)”

Coheed And Cambria have premiered a new song titled “Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord).” Claudio Sanchez commented:

“‘Rise, Naianasha‘ explores the reach of love and loyalty and the reality that sometimes you need to be more than a shoulder to lean on—you need to become the destroyer.”

Coheed And Cambria & The Used To Livestream Holmdel, NJ Show

Coheed And Cambria and The Used are currently on tour together, but if you can’t catch a show in person, you may be in luck. The two bands have announced that they will be livestreaming their September 19 show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. Tickets can be found HERE.

Slipknot To Replace Nine Inch Nails At 2021 Riot Fest

Slipknot have been added to this year’s Riot Fest as a replacement for Nine Inch Nails, who recently cancelled all of their 2021 dates. That event will take place on September 16-19 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 16 (preview party): Morrissey with special guests.

September 17: The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed And Cambria, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), NOFX, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Circle Jerks, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, Meg Myers, The Lawrence Arms, Beach Bunny, Anti-Flag, Living Colour, Fishbone, Envy On The Coast, The Sounds, Amigo The Devil, Eyedress, Beach Goons, Meet Me At The Altar, Seratones, Radkey, Kississippi, Jackie Hayes, Oxymorons, Girlpuppy, and Senio Kino.

September 18: Run The Jewels, Faith No More, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Gogol Bordello, Mayday Parade, Bayside, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., Best Coast, Big Freedia, GWAR, Hepcat, Les Savy Fav, The Bronx, Four Year Strong, Citizen, Fucked Up, Joywave, Night Moves, Man On Man, Holy Fawn, The Bollweevils, Ganser, Just Friends, The Orphan The Poet, Bearings, Spider, and Devon Kay & The Solutions.

September 19: Slipknot, Pixies, Machine Gun Kelly, Devo, Mr. Bungle, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, The Ghost Inside, Body Count, Thursday, K.Flay, Knuckle Puck, HEALTH, The Bled, Mother Mother, 3OH!3, Fever 333, Alex G, Kennyhoopla, Bleached, The Gories, FACS, Ratboys, Blackstarkids, The Clockworks, Skating Polly, Pet Symmetry, Melkbelly, Gymshorts, The Weak Days, and Airstream Futures.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Riot Fest 2021 is almost here. Finally. It’s really happening. Unfortunately, Nine Inch Nails has cancelled all 2021 shows, including this year’s fest—with that, Morrissey will play Thursday curated with very special guests, and Slipknot will close out on Sunday.

All 3-day and Sunday ticket holders now get access to our Thursday Preview Party! And to benefit our Chicago community, tickets are on sale now for Thursday with all proceeds going to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and other TBA organizations.

Stay tuned for more info and announcements, including a second wave of Riot Fest Late Night shows which will be announced this Friday, August 20th.

Our fans deserve something amazing and we can’t wait to be together again. We’ve been working around the clock to make 2021 even more special—so that hopefully for one weekend, we can escape the world and find comfort in the music and people we hold dear.”

Coheed And Cambria Premiere “Shoulders” Music Video

Coheed And Cambria have premiered a new video for their latest single “Shoulders.” The group commented:

“As a band, we’ve always been a little outside of the mainstream and that’s helped keep us true to ourselves. As people, it’s important to focus on your strengths and who you are, and not try too hard for acceptance. Everyone is special and has their own unique contributions and that’s what the video represents.”

Live Nation To Offer Fans $20 Tickets For Upcoming Shows From Slipknot, Korn, Megadeth, Etc.

Live Nation have announced a special “Return To Live” ticket promotion. The offer will launch on July 28 at 12:00pm EDT / 3:00pm PDT and it will give fans a chance to get $20 tickets for shows from Slipknot, Korn, Megadeth, KISS, Judas Priest and more. Notably, there will also be a pre-sale for T-Mobile and Sprint customers on July 27.

Here’s a list of the participating artists:

  • 311
  • 3 Doors Down
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Alice Cooper
  • Brad Paisley
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Coheed And Cambria
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Hall & Oates
  • Jason Aldean
  • Jonas Brothers
  • Judas Priest
  • Kings Of Leon
  • KISS
  • Korn
  • Lady A
  • Lil Baby
  • Lindsey Stirling
  • Luke Bryan
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Maroon 5
  • Megadeth
  • NF
  • Pitbull
  • Primus
  • Rise Against
  • Rod Wave
  • Slipknot
  • The Black Crowes
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Trippie Redd
  • Zac Brown Band

You can find more details on the promotion HERE.

Coheed And Cambria Premiere New Song “Shoulders”

Coheed And Cambria have premiered a new song titled “Shoulders.” Frontman Claudio Sanchez commented:

“In art, in your career, in relationships… No matter how much you give of yourself or try, you have to accept that not everything in life can be a perfect fit.”

Coheed And Cambria Working On New Album

Coheed And Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez has confirmed that the band are working on a new album. He told Consequence the following about that:

“I’ll be honest. A lot of times, with bands who’ve been around and built a strong fanbase like we have, I think there might be a tendency, intentionally or unintentionally, to try to give the fans what they want and not take too many risks. But after making music for so long and entering a pandemic, we didn’t want limitations to the creative process. The [next] record is going to be what I hope people perceive this band to be in 2021/2022. It’s a modern record. It’s a Coheed And Cambria record, but it’s looking forward, not backwards.”