Gearing up for what should be a very busy 2018 as they plan to tour this summer with Taking Back Sunday and release a yet-to-be-announced record with their newly signed label Roadrunner Records, prog-rock superstars Coheed And Cambria have just blown their fans minds with the release of their newest single “The Dark Sentencer.”
Coming in at an epic length of 10-minutes long – yes T-E-N – Coheed’s new track is a modern-day prog-rock anthem accompanied with its very own sci-fi-heavy backstory.
“Years ago, chaos cut through this atmosphere. The fractured worlds that inhabit this space were once locked in a force of uncontrollable destruction. Gravity was lost. Their planetary trajectories conjoined in one catastrophic collision, choking to remain viable even as the dying glow of their cores peek through the cracks and scars of those impactful moments.
Yet a gasp is a sign of life and the planets that many might have cast off as annihilated space continued to show a pulse across the hopelessness. This discarded earth is still very much alive…and made profitable by the 5 Houses of the Star Supremacy, an elite society who looked to the sky and saw potential in the wasted planets.
The opportunistic approach could hardly be considered an act of empathy for the human condition, as the decision to convert the dying planets into private prisons meant another type of life sentence awaited those shipped off to their remote reaches. Here, the desolate and derelict would burn away slowly, trapped in a race to death with the very ground they stand on. In this space, between the Well and unknowing.
Our Story Starts there. Into our future, yet far beyond our past. In a romance between a pair of Unheavenly Creatures.
Weaving through the blacked out space toward the freckling of cracked planets, The Gavel moved like a funeral procession. In many ways, it was the end of life for the two prisoners being transported within its unmitigable walls, to the most deplorable and prized of the doomed prisons, known simply as The Dark Sentencer.”
To put it briefly, Coheed and Cambria is officially back and better than ever. To check out the new track, be sure to see below. Afterward, make sure to grab tickets to see Coheed all summer long here.