Friday, January 18, 2008

Coheed and Cambria @ Sydney's Soundwave 2008

If your over thirty there arent many bands that would inspire you to attend this festival to be held Feb 24 in Sydney. Offspring ? Please.... Plain White T's ?

The only band worth hearing will be the American Prog Rock band Coheed and Cambria, Claudio Sanchez (vocalist) says he is jealous of his father's era of music, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen, but he can be proud of producing music that is more equal to the likes of early Genesis and Yes with a bit of emo mentality thrown in.

In true Prog style (or perhaps even going more overboard than Rick Wakeman) all four of their albums have been based on the science fiction tale, the Amory Wars, penned by Sanchez. This is something else in the days of the throwaway pop song and the itunes death of the concept album. If you love your 70's prog rock tune in to Coheed and Cambria, you will not be dissapointed.

Their latest album came out in October 2007, aptly titled Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, No World For Tomorrow

Image: Courtesy Columbia Equal Vision

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