Coheed and Cambria Want To Be Kept Comatose

The N.Y. proggers deliver a wakeup call with this preview of their Vaxis II album.

Coheed and Cambria want to shut out the world with their surprisingly energized new single and lyric video Comatose — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The latest preview of their upcoming album Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind — due out June 24 — Comatose finds the band stepping on the gas with the high-energy joyride, leaning into their classic pop-punk side with modern electronic sounds that give the song extra bounce. The track is about folding to pressure and wanting to ‘dip out’of a stressful situation. “I don’t want to feel, fuck it, keep me comatose,” singer-guitarist Claudio Sanchez requests.

Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind welcomes us back to The Amory Wars as the second instalment of the new five-part Vaxis arc about a couple on the run from tyrannical forces. The album’s limited-edition deluxe box set includes the exclusive 96-page illustrated hardcover novel A Window of the Waking Mind, which was developed by Sanchez and written by his wife Chondra Echert with strikingly realistic colour artwork by Chase Stone. The box set also houses an exclusive 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 which will allow all cardholders early access to tickets and early entry to Coheed and Cambria headline dates. All box sets will also come with a CD copy and download of Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind along with an official certificate of authenticity. The box set sold 8,000 copies in its first week on sale.

For the last 20 years, Coheed and Cambria have continuously broken the mold of what a rock band can be, forging their own path and building a universe around their music unlike any other. Whether it is in the way their genre-spanning approach to songwriting has allowed them to bridge worlds without being contained to one, or the multifaceted story arc of their albums and comic book series which mark the longest-running concept story in music, Coheed and Cambria have consistently shaped new standards, never conformed. Comprised of Sanchez, Travis Stever (guitar), Josh Eppard (drums) and Zach Cooper (bass), the band have gripped listeners and press around the globe with their visionary compositions and conceptual mastery. In 2018, Coheed and Cambria made a stunning debut with their album Vaxis I: The Unheavenly Creatures, which arrived at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart.


The Embers of Fire
Beautiful Losers
A Disappearing Act
Love Murder One
The Liars Club
Bad Man
Our Love
Ladders of Supremacy
Rise, Naianasha (Cut the Cord)
Window of the Waking Mind


July 12 – FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park – Miami, FL
July 13 – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
July 15 – 713 Music Hall – Houston, TX
July 16 – Whitewater Amphitheater – New Braunfels, TX
July 17 – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory – Irving, TX
July 19 – Coca-Cola Roxy – Atlanta, GA
July 23 – Nashville Municipal Auditorium – Nashville, TN
July 24 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
July 26 – The Anthem – Washington, DC
July 27 – The Liacouras Center – Philadelphia, PA
July 29 – Agganis Arena – Boston, MA
July 30 – Forest Hills Stadium – Queens, NY
Aug. 1 – Stage AE Outdoors – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 2 – Crofoot Festival Grounds – Pontiac, MI
Aug. 3 – RBC Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
Aug. 5 – Armory – Minneapolis, MN
Aug. 6 – SeatGeek Stadium – Bridgeview, IL
Aug. 7 – Saint Louis Music Park – St Louis, MO
Aug. 9 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
Aug. 10 – The Lot at The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Aug. 12 – Shrine LA Outdoors – Los Angeles, CA
Aug. 13 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA
Aug. 14 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
Aug. 16 – Marymoor Park – Seattle, WA
Aug. 17 – Edgefield – Troutdale, OR

Watch Comatose above, sample more from Coheed And Cambria below, and find them at their website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.