Prog fans unite! Good Things Festival is already pretty good, but seeing an iconic prog-rock band like Coheed And Cambria on the lineup just makes everything so much better.
It’s been a couple of years since we’ve seen these guys down here, and their latest album Vaxis – Act 1: The Unheavenly Creatures came out last year which saw the band return to form and continue The Amory Wars story in their iconic conceptual way. If you’re not too well versed on what Coheed And Cambria do with their music, well, I’ll give you a quick rundown. Basically, every album (except one) is a concept album that follows characters created by Claudio Sanchez (vocalist/mastermind) in a series called The Amory Wars. It’s literally a musical journey, but if you’re not too keen on deciphering lyrics, he actually writes them as comic books too! This is a very cool dude.
And no, if you do want to listen to their tunes you don’t have to start from album one and work your way up, it’s still music! You listen to it however you want.
We had a chat with the man himself, Claudio Sanchez, to chat about Good Things Festival, how the band put together festival setlists and the possibility of a movie.
Interview by Ebony Story
Good Things Festival
Friday, December 6 – Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Saturday, December 7 – Centennial Park, Sydney
Sunday, December 8 – Showgrounds, Brisbane