ALBUM REVIEW: L.S. Dunes – Past Lives


 

Formed in a search for solace during the peak of the pandemic in 2020, punk colleagues Anthony Green (Circa Survive), Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), Travis Steever (Coheed and Cambria), and Tucker Rule and Tim Payne (Thursday) pulled themselves out of their isolation funks to make some hard rock lemonade. The sound of L.S. Dunes combines the styles each member is known for bringing to their respective bands while simultaneously creating something different and of its own.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: June 24th New Music Releases


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ALBUM REVIEW: Coheed & Cambria – Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind


After a brief hiatus from the overarching conceptual narrative that their previous catalogue followed, 2018’s Vaxis- Act 1: Unheavenly Creatures saw Coheed & Cambria make a welcome return to The Armory Wars saga, commencing a new tale within the narrative, one to be told across a five-album span. A span that follows the titular and, currently, little-known character Vaxis, who at the point of Act 1 is unborn but an almost guiding hand to his parents Nia (Sister Spider) and Nostrand (Creature) in their escape. A welcome return with glorious results which means anticipation is rife again for the follow-up as the narrative continues on Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind (Roadrunner). Where Act 1 largely comprised of deceptively sprawling songs and hit a near eighty-minute mark, Vaxis II’s repertoire is generally more succinct with songs around the three-to-four-minute mark. Arguably a more commercial-friendly effort, that thought belies the still present depth within even shorter songs and the areas of innovation throughout which still feels unmistakably in character for the band, despite clear differences to its predecessor.

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Coheed and Cambria Shares a New Single and Lyric Video – “Comatose”


Coheed and Cambria - Photo Credit - Alexandra Gavillet

Coheed and Cambria – Photo Credit – Alexandra Gavillet

Coheed and Cambria have shared a new single and lyric video for “Comatose!” The track comes from their highly-anticipated new album, Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind. The thirteen track album was produced by the band’s own Claudio Sanchez and Zakk Cervini, and will be released worldwide on May 27th. Pre-orders for the album on DSPs and for the collection’s deeply immersive Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set are live at the link below. Watch the video and pre-order and pre-save the album now!

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Coheed and Cambria Shares New Acoustic Version “The Liars Club” Single


Coheed and Cambria, have shared an acoustic version of their new US Top 25 single “The Liars Club,” which is available now on all streaming platforms. The track comes from their upcoming new album Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind, which will now be released worldwide on June 24th due to ongoing global vinyl delays. The Liars Club is a crime syndicate run by a mob boss called Candelaria. The Club’s leadership achieves their endless endurance by draining the essence from youthful blood. Youth which they’ve lured to their doorstop via Inaugura, a raucous party aboard Candelaria’s floating city called The Cotillion. Check out the single now! Continue reading


Coheed and Cambria Announces New Album “Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind”


Coheed and Cambria - Photo Credit - Alexandra Gavillet

Coheed and Cambria – Photo Credit – Alexandra Gavillet

Coheed and Cambria have announced the full details of their highly-anticipated new album, Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind. The thirteen track album was produced by the band’s own Claudio Sanchez and Zakk Cervini, and will be released worldwide on May 27th. Pre-orders for the album on DSPs and for the collection’s deeply immersive Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set are live at the link below. You can also see the album artwork and tracklist below too!

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Coheed And Cambria Shares New Single and Lyric Video “Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord)”


Progressive Metal greats Coheed and Cambria have shared a new single and lyric video entitled “Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord)” following their recent single “Shoulders.” Available today on all streaming platforms, the song finds Coheed and Cambria going back to their progressive roots. Check it out!

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Watch Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez and his Wife Chondra Echert Sanchez Cover “Wake Up’ on Piano


Coheed and Cambria leader Claudio Sanchez and his wife Chondra Echert Sanchez uploaded a piano and vocal duet – a cover of “Wake Up” by Coheed. They performed the tune from their stateroom on the US Neverender. The track comes from the bands’ classic album Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness. Check out the cover now!Continue reading


FESTIVAL REVIEW: Riot Fest 2021: Live at Douglass Park


One of the titans of the North American summer Music Festival season is Riot Fest, and we were damn glad to see it come back strong in 2021. Especially after Lollapalooza did such bang up numbers coming back, and kept the safety methods strongto minimize the effects of the pandemic, you knew Riot Fest was going to go hard, and bring it big time. Even with the departures from the lineup of Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, and others, it was as stacked a lineup as the fest has ever had. If you’ve ever been to Riot Fest, Lollapalooza, Coachella or any other festival, you’ve witnessed the power of live music bringing people together. At Riot Fest 2021, we learned that even a global pandemic is no match for a community this passionate and devoted. What makes Riot Fest particularly special, though, is the integration of bands and artists from several generations, and the consequent mingling of their fans. Whether you’re twelve or sixty years old, there’s someone on the lineup for you.

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Riot Fest 2021 Adds Patti Smith, Alkaline Trio, The Flaming Lips and More


Riot Fest has made the final weekend additions to the 2021 event, kicking off September 19th, 2021, which will be the fest’s first-ever Thursday Preview Party. Patti Smith and Her Band and Alkaline Trio will join Thursday night, with additional sets from Joyce Manor (performing their self-titled 2011 debut), WDRL, and Kristeen Young. As for Sunday, The Flaming Lips will return to Riot Fest on Sunday, bringing the fest-favorites back to Douglass Park on September 19 to replace Pixies. Sunday attendees will also get into the Thursday Preview Party for free, with a host of freshly-announced perks included. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.

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