Coheed and Cambria's Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind welcomes us back to The Amory Wars as the second installment of the new five-part Vaxis arc about a couple on the run from tyrannical forces and their mysterious new addition.
Named one of Revolver’s “Most Anticipated Albums of 2022,” Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind includes the previously released singles “Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord)” and “Shoulders,” the latter of which vaulted into the Top 10 at Active Rock Radio, marking the group’s career highest radio chart position to date.
“(It) masterfully pairs heavy metal-infused riffs with sweeping, melodic vocals in a way that only Coheed can,” declared MTV who placed “Shoulders” in their 2021 Favorites round-up.
“Coheed and Cambria are back, and they’re heavy as ever,” asserted Billboard, with Guitar World attesting “Coheed and Cambria have come out swinging.” Brooklyn Vegan observed, “It finds the band embracing their love of classic heavy metal riffage, before exploding into the kind of soaring chorus that Coheed have been churning out since day one… they sound pretty damn inspired.”
Coheed and Cambria have distinguished themselves as among the most gifted storytellers in rock. For the last 20 years, they have continuously broken the mold of what a rock band can be, forging their own path and building a universe around their music unlike any other. Whether it is in the way their genre-spanning approach to songwriting has allowed them to bridge worlds without being contained to one, or the multifaceted story arc of their albums and comic book series which mark the longest running concept story in music, Coheed and Cambria have consistently shaped new standards, never conformed.
Comprised of Claudio Sanchez (Vocals/Guitar), Travis Stever (Guitar), Josh Eppard (Drums), and Zach Cooper (Bass), the band has gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery. In 2018, Coheed and Cambria made a stunning debut with their album Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures, which debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart, No.6 Current Sales chart, and Top 15 on the Billboard 200 album chart.