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Posted on December 23, 2010

Altsounds.com have published their recent chat with COHEED AND CAMBRIA front-man Claudio Sanchez over on the site. In it, he talks about the band’s current album Year Of The Black Ranbow which was released in April of this year and how he feels it differs from their previous offerings.

I think it’s a little bit more mature,” he states, “and the themes within the lyrics are a little bit easier for people to understand, they’ve always been quite cryptic and concept-heavy. I think the approach was different, and the production team we used had a huge hand in helping mould the statement we wanted to make.”

With the previous offering’s being based on Sanchez’s comic series The Amory Wars, and YOTBR being the prequel to this series, Altsounds ponders the idea that this could be the end of the concept. “It can be, that’s what I like to think.” Claudio responds, “If it is the end, it’s the perfect way to round it all off. We have our beginning and we have our end – it frames itself very well, in my opinion. But there are ways to expand on that mythology if we choose to, I’ve definitely come up with a few ideas to continue the storyline, whether it be with the musical accompaniment or not. So there are ways to allow it to grow, even though it feels like it has come to its conclusion.”

Point your mouse in this direction to read the interview in full, where Claudio goes on to talk about the sacrifices that have gone into making the band successful and also his desire for a truck full of nachos…

Year Of The Black Rainbow can be picked up online now at Play.com and iTunes.


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