Coheed and Cambria
Coheed and Cambria are burning right on through the PR toolbox for the promotion of their new record Afterman: The Ascension, and their team are doing a pretty damn good job of it. It’s getting pretty favourable reviews (75% average on Metacritic isn’t blowing anything out of the water, but it’s a good score nonetheless), and off the back of the recent stellar tour announcement that will see the band track across North America with Between The Buried And Me and Russian Circles they have released this video for “The Afterman“, the third track from the record.
Coheed have always been heavy with the concept in the records, all of which takes place in a fictional sci-fi universe and tells the tale of the Amory Wars. I haven’t fully acclimatised myself with the story of this record, but I do know that it doesn’t follow Claudio Kilgannon this time around, but instead Sirius Amory, an astronaut and scientist and who I’m pretty sure is the dude in this video. I’m not entirely sure what’s going on in this video beyond the obvious, but it seems like Sirius is affiliated with the young lady with the binoculars, and things don’t exactly go to plan with the launch of his rocket…
It’s a pretty song anyway, and it’s very well produced. The band will be heading out on the aforementioned tour on February 4th 2013; check our events calendar for the full dates!
Next up is southern stoner metal outfit The Sword, with their video for “The Veil Of Isis“, the first track from their recent album Apocryphon. It features Scarlett Kapella as the titular Isis, who visits what seems to be a very cagey poncho-wearing drug dealer and embarks on some sort of astral/intergalactic travel wearing not very much. Scarlett is quite prolific when it comes to music videos, having appeared in ”The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala” by Arctic Monkeys and ”Falling Down” by Duran Duran, but this appears to be her first metal video.
Apocryphon is a pretty good jam, and it did really well in terms of first week sales, shifting almost 17,000 copies in the U.S. alone.
The Sword are currently on an incredible world tour schedule withEagle Claw and Gypsyhawk, which runs (plus and minus a few bands) until the end of January. They’re in the U.S. right now, but will be heading over to mainland Europe via the UK next year. We’ve not got the dates in the calendar yet, but it’s on the agenda…
Floridian-based metalcore band Trivium actually released In Waves, from which the track “Watch The World Burn” is taken, in 2011, but it seems they’ve done a buttload of touring since then, and had a lot of it filmed and used for this video – both performance and backstage.
The band also filmed some footage at Chapman Studios, which looks unnecessarily large given there are only four of them, but that’s neither here nor there.
I’m really not all that familiar with Trivium, but I know they’re pretty popular, and the song is fairly good, so there you go. Boy, that was a short blurb!