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Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez says the band is making a “modern record”

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Jimmy Fontaine

Coheed and Cambria‘s next album won’t be the same old, same old.

That’s according to frontman Claudio Sanchez, who tells Heavy Consequence, “A lot of times, with bands who’ve been around and built a strong fanbase like we have, I think there might be a tendency, intentionally or unintentionally, to try to give the fans what they want and not take too many risks. But after making music for so long and entering a pandemic, we didn’t want limitations to the creative process.”

Sanchez then reveals, “The [next] record is going to be what I hope people perceive this band to be in 2021/2022.”

He adds, “It’s a modern record. It’s a Coheed and Cambria record, but it’s looking forward, not backwards.”

Sanchez explains that the biggest influence on the band’s new music is his son, and, as he puts it, “navigating parenthood within this strange new world we all found ourselves in.”

Coheed will kick off a tour with The Used on August 27. Sanchez tells Heavy Consequence that he thinks touring with The Used will “bring back some memories,” because he first met his wife in 2003 at a theater in Florida where Coheed was opening for the “The Bird and the Worm” rockers.

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