US prog rockers Coheed And Cambria have shared an animated video for their new single The Liars Cub. It's taken from the band's upcoming album, Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind, which is released through Roadrunner Records on May 27.
“When the truth is such a mess, who doesn’t want to live out a different reality?" asks mainman Claudio Sanchez. "Who doesn’t want to embrace a lie?”
Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind sees a return to mainman Claudio Sanche's The Amory Wars stories, and is the second instalment of a five-part arc about a couple on the run from tyrannical forces and their mysterious new addition. The album is a follow-up to 2018's Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures.
Coheed And Cambria have already released two singles from Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind. An animated video for Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord) was released in November, while a video for Shoulders saw the light of day in August.
“As a band, we’ve always been a little outside of the mainstream and that’s helped keep us true to ourselves," say Coheed. "As people, it’s important to focus on your strengths and who you are, and not try too hard for acceptance. Everyone is special and has their own unique contributions and that’s what the video represents."
Vaxis II: A Window Of The Waking Mind is available to pre-order now (opens in new tab) across multiple formats, including a deluxe edition which includes a 96-page illustrated novel A Window of the Waking Mind, a "Quintillan Speaker Containment Unit Lamp", a three-panel fold out poster of expanded album cover art, and the a "Window of the Waking Mind Black Card."
The band kick off their US tour this evening in Oklahoma City, with dates booked until August. For full details, visit the Coheed And Cambria websitre (opens in new tab).
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Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind tracklist
The Embers Of Fire
A Disappearing Act
Love Murder One
The Liars Club
Ladders Of Supremacy
Rise, Naianasha (Cut The Cord)
Window Of The Waking Mind