Coheed and Cambria have launched their music video for the song “Ladders Of Supremacy” today, premiering on the massive anime site, Crunchyroll.com.
The song is a progressive powerhouse and fan favourite from the band’s most recent album, Vaxis – Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind.
The video is directed by Darin Vartanian, AKA Pixelface, who explains that “the animation seeks to interpret chapter 8 of Vaxis 2 in a collage of high-fidelity 3D scenes, employing the subjective perspectives of each character’s mind’s eye. In this frozen moment in time, the characters bear witness to a comprehensive array of past and future events, intricately woven into the very fabric of their most crucial decisions.
The band are fresh off their rammed tent performance at Download where The Guardian hailed them as “the closest competitor for “band of the weekend” [to Metallica] and their sold out shows in London and Glasgow performing “Neverender: NWFTWM”, which sees the band performing their entire 4th album, No World For Tomorrow, and several selections from Vaxis including “Ladders Of Supremacy.”
Watch the video here or by clicking below.
The band picks up the “Neverender: No World For A Waking Mind” tour again in September in the USA. Those shows line up as follows:
Sep 06 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC, USA
Sep 07 – Blue Ridge Music Festival – Alton, VA, USA
Sep 09 2023 – Avondale Brewing Company – Birmingham, AL, USA
Sep 10 2023 – The Fillmore New Orleans – New Orleans, LA, USA
Sep 11 2023 – The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX, USA
Sep 13 2023 – The Admiral – Omaha, NE, USA
Sep 15 2023 – Palace Theatre – Saint Paul, MN, USA
Sep 16 2023 – The Sylvee – Madison, WI, USA
Sep 18 2023 – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI, USA
Sep 19 2023 – Riviera Theater – Chicago, IL, USA
Sep 23 2023 – The Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO, USA
Sep 24 2023 – The Union Event Center – Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Sep 26 2023 – Knitting Factory Boise – Boise, ID, USA
Sep 27 2023 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT, USA
Sep 29 2023 – Knitting Factory Spokane – Spokane, WA, USA
Sep 30 2023 – The Palace Theatre – Calgary, AB, Canada
Oct 02 2023 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Oct 03 2023 – Showbox SoDo – Seattle, WA, USA
Oct 04 2023 – Roseland Theater – Portland, OR, USA
Oct 07 2023 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA, USA
For tickets and more information on all Coheed and Cambria’s upcoming live dates, visit www.coheedandcambria.com/tour.
In Summer 2022, Coheed and Cambria released their widely celebrated new album and the latest chapter of “The Amory Wars” saga with Vaxis – Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind. The 13-song collection landed at #1 on Billboard’s “Top Hard Rock Albums” chart marking the band’s fourth #1 on the tally. Vaxis – Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind is available on all streaming platforms along with a deeply immersive Deluxe Box Set available in Coheed and Cambria’s official store. Furthermore, the band will have tour exclusive vinyl variants of both No World For Tomorrow and Vaxis – Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind vinyl available at the upcoming shows.
Produced by the band’s own Claudio Sanchez and Zakk Cervini, Vaxis – Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind features the singles “A Disappearing Act,” “Comatose,” “Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord),” “The Liars Club,” and “Shoulders” which broke into the Top 10 on the Active Rock radio charts. Named one of Consequence’s “Top 20 Metal & Hard Rock Albums of 2022 (So Far),” Vaxis – Act II: A Window of the Waking Mind has been garnering critical acclaim from around the globe.
It would be hard to find a rock band with as much of an ambitious, all-encompassing artistic scope as you find with Coheed and Cambria,” affirmed Juxtapoz while Kerrang! attested “Coheed and Cambria continue to boldly go where no band has gone before, and long may it continue.” Revolver noted “Vaxis – Act II is kind of a perfect record for the pandemic age: an ambitious and truly epic song cycle that you can get thoroughly lost in,” and SPIN praised the collection for “flirting more overtly with dance beats, R&B, and symphonic music.”
For the last 20 years, Coheed and Cambria 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.
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