Coheed And CambriaAlexandra Gavillet

Coheed And Cambria Wrote “Pop Tunes” For Their New Album With One Of Deftones Guitarist Stephen Carpenter’s Signature 8-String Guitars


Modern prog rock outfit Coheed And Cambria‘s forthcoming tenth studio album “Vaxis – Act II: A Window Of The Waking Mind” will feature some unconventional instrumental application. In a newly published feature over at Guitar World, it was revealed that the band’s guitarist Travis Stever employed one of Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter‘s signature ESP 8-string guitars on a pair of tracks.

Those expecting to hear some detuned crunchy riffs similar to that of Carpenter may be in for a surprise though. According to Coheed And Cambria vocalist/guitarist, etc. Claudio Sanchez, the album’s co-producer Zakk Cervini was taken aback by the implementation of the 8-string instrument, with Sanchez stating, “[Cervini] found [those songs] so interesting because they were pop tunes utilizing this heavy metal instrument.”

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According to the aforementioned Guitar World piece, Stever employed that axe on the tracks “Love Murder One” and “Bad Man“. You can hear both of those songs for yourself later this month when “Vaxis – Act II: A Window Of The Waking Mind” arrives on June 24th.

Coheed And Cambria, Alkaline Trio and Mothica will hit the road this summer for the following run:

07/12 Miami, FL – FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
07/13 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/15 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall
07/16 New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater
07/18 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
07/19 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
07/23 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
07/24 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/26 Washington, DC – The Anthem
07/27 Philadelphia, PA – The Liacouras Center
07/29 Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
07/30 Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
08/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors
08/02 Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Festival Grounds
08/03 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
08/05 Minneapolis, MN – Armory
08/06 Bridgeview, IL – SeatGeek Stadium
08/07 St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis Music Park
08/09 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
08/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Lot at The Complex
08/12 Los Angeles, CA – Shrine LA Outdoors
08/13 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
08/14 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
08/16 Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park
08/17 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield

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