Coheed & Cambria have announced the first installment of an upcoming concept-based double album, The Afterman, will be released on October 9 Hundred Handed/Everything Evil and distributed through Fontana/Ingrooves. The record will be titled The Afterman: Ascension. Below you can view a trailer the band released today to announce the new record, which you can view below. The video is a black-and-white noir short directed by Robert Schober that depicts an astrononaut leaving for his spaceship.

The second record, The Afterman: Descension, is set for a February 2013 release. Both records mark the return of original drummer Josh Eppard. Sanchez said these songs are "without a doubt, the most honest record I’ve ever written." He continued, sayin "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. With The Afterman being a new story within [The Amory Wars story] arc, I allowed the events of my life to drive the concept, and therefore opened up the songwriting to a fuller degree."

The band also recently announced that The Amory Wars will be turned into a live-action feature film by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. You can catch the band at the dates below.



01 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre with Iron Maiden

02 Reno, NV - Knitting Factory*

03 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden

04 Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden

06 Phoenix, AZ - Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden

07 Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theater*

09 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ Iron Maiden

10 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden

12 Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden

13 Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheater w/ Iron Maiden

15 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center w/ Iron Maiden

16 Pharr, TX - Pharr Events Center*

17 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion w/ Iron Maiden

18 Houston, TX - Woodlands Pavillion w/ Iron Maiden

*Headline show

24 Reading, UK - Reading Festival

25 Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival


13 Kingston, NY - Ulster Performing Arts Center*

15 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest Chicago

16 Charlotte, NC - WEND Wienie Roast

19 Buffalo, NY - Town Hall*

20 Toronto, ON – Mod Club*

21 Rochester, NY -  Water Street*

22 Albany, NY - Hart Theater at The Egg*

24 Syracuse, NY - Wescott Theater*

25 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground*

26 Hartford, CT  Webster Theater*

28 Worcester, MA - Palladium**

29 Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues**

* w/ 3

** w/ 3 and Deerhunter