January 30, 2013 16:23

Coheed And Cambria stream new track 'Number City' exclusively on NME.COM - listen

Song is first taster of second part of band's double album 'The Afterman: Descension'

Coheed And Cambria stream new track 'Number City' exclusively on NME.COM - listen

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Coheed And Cambria have given NME.COM an exclusive stream of their new track 'Number City' – scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to watch.

The song is taken from the forthcoming second part of the band's double album 'The Afterman'. Split into two parts, the first half of the LP, titled 'The Afterman: Ascension' was released in October last year, with the second chapter, which is called 'The Afterman: Descension', set to follow on February 4.

As with the band's previous releases, both albums are set within the alternative universe of Heaven's Fence and are part of a long-term story series called 'The Amory Wars'.

'The Amory Wars', which were picked up by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions to be developed into a live-action feature film last year, tell the story of the rise of superhuman dictator Wilhelm Ryan, and the one family that could hold the key to liberating the world from his tyrannical reign.

'The Afterman' itself focuses on a character named Sirius Amory, the most celebrated astronomer/scientist in the alternate universe of Heaven's Fence, who is credited with the discovery of the energy force (known as The Keywork) that binds the 78 planets of these worlds together.

Speaking about the LP, singer Claudio Sanchez said: "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.," he added. "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."




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