As you may have known from my tweet yesterday, progressive-rock band Coheed and Cambria live streamed their sold out show at Webster Hall last night on the internet.
The band just released their new album, The Afterman: Ascension on Tuesday. It is part one of a double album, with The Afterman: Descension scheduled to be released in February. Ascension is Coheed’s newest release since 2010’s Year of The Black Rainbow.
The band took the stage at 8:30 pm EST and performed for about an hour and 40 minutes. They played a wide variety of songs from all of their studio albums, including five new tracks from Ascension.
They opened the set with two straightforward rockers from No World For Tomorrow, before giving the fans a flashback to their debut album with ‘Everything Evil.’ Lead singer Claudio Sanchez stepped away from the mic and let the fans sing the opening lines of each verse, allowing for some great crowd interaction.
I viewed this concert as a way for Coheed to show all of their fans their current lineup. Bassist Zach Cooper is a new addition, since Michael Todd was removed from the band in August 2011 after being charged with armed robbery. Fan favorite Josh Eppard is back behind the drums after leaving the lineup for the past two album cycles. So I thought this performance was a great way for the band to show their current line-up in a live setting to all of their fans.
Cooper and Eppard both provided vocals during the high energy set. Eppard looked like he couldn’t be happier to be back in the band and his drumming showed that he was ready to give it his all now that he resumed his position.