Coheed and Cambria
Formed in 2000 by Claudio Sanchez (12 March 1978, Nyack, New York, USA; vocals/guitar), Michael Todd (b. 1980, Kingston, New York, USA; bass), Travis Stever (b. 1978, USA; guitar) and Joshua Eppard (b. 6 December 1979, USA; drums), this rock outfit can trace its origins to a high school band called Shabutie. Based in upstate New York, Coheed And Cambria secured a recording contract with Equal Vision Records on the strength of a number of demo tapes. These demos formed the basis of the bands 2002 debut The Second Stage Turbine Blade, a sci-fi concept album whose lyrical content owed more to recordings by progressive rock acts than the bands nominal post-hardcore fanbase. The music on the album embraced hardcore, metal and psychedelic rock, with Sanchezs absurdly high vocals providing the focal point.
Coheed And Cambria strengthened their fanbase with several high-profile touring guest slots before returning to the studio to...