by Kyle Mittan
Coheed and Cambria clearly doesn't want their fans to wait any longer for songs off their new record.
The prog rock quartet from New York has been slowly releasing songs as the record's release date next Tuesday nears. The double album titled The Afterman was split into two parts with two separate release dates, with The Afterman: Ascension dropping back in October, followed by The Afterman: Descension set for release in early February.
Most recently, the band began streaming Descension's "Number City" at NME.com, a UK music publication. Earlier in the month, the band appeared on Conan to play "Dark Side of Me," which they had previously released to fans to stream from the band's website. Right here in Tucson, the band debuted their first single from Ascension, titled "Domino the Destitute," during an Aug. 7, 2012 show at the Rialto.
This has been a running trend with this record, as frontman Claudio Sanchez uploaded a video to YouTube playing an acoustic version of "Sentry the Defiant," a song off the second half of the album, the studio version of which has yet to be released. In the past, the band has been known for using mysterious countdown clocks that appear on their website and count down to album release dates or other big news from the band. With only nine songs total on the remaining half of the album, it seems like Coheed's not leaving much left to anticipate.
Though there aren't any plans for another Tucson show, Coheed and Cambria will make one Arizona stop during their North American tour, playing Tempe's Marquee Theatre on Feb. 26, with Russian Circles and Between the Buried and Me. Tickets can be purchased at the Marquee's website.