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Often mislabeled as an "emo" band, Coheed and Cambria is actually a Progressive Rock band, with a sound similar to bands like Rush and Yes of the 1980s, with concept albums similar to Pink Floyd's The Wall. The idea of the giant story spanning all of their music, ie: the concept albums, is perhaps the most alluring aspect of their music.

Synopsis of the Coheed and Cambria storyline:

"There are differing theories about the story of Coheed and Cambria, but from the lyrics of the two albums and the beginning of the story spelled out in graphic novel #1, it is known that Coheed and Cambria Killgannon are a married couple living on Earth in the distant future.

The story is centered around a vast structure called the Keywork, a galactic force holding together 78 planetary systems. For some reason, part of the Keywork comes loose, threatening a cataclysmic disaster for the universe. Coheed and Cambria are "Guardians of the Keywork" and Coheed is sent to a distant planet to repair the damage. Apparently, Coheed is the only person capable of doing this.

Unfortunately, someone has injected a serum, called the 'Monstar virus,' into Coheed's body. Once activated, the Monstar leads to a disaster of apocolyptic proportions for mankind. However, the Monstar can only be activated by introducing a liquid called 'the ciache' into the host's bloodstream, and then making eye contact with the trigger counterpart (presumably, Cambria). Coheed has passed a form of the virus, known as the Sinstar virus, onto his four children: Josephine, Claudio, Matthew, and Mariah. The Sinstar virus will destroy the universe if activated, and is activated by a host reaching their 23rd birthday. The Sinstar also has no cure (unlike the Monstar). A general named Mayo Deftinwolf relays this information on to Coheed and urges him to kill his four children before the Sinstar takes effect.

Coheed succeeds in this mission by poisioning Matthew and Mariah, and doing away with Josephine as well. However, Claudio somehow survives, and now has the charge of saving the universe from the Monstar, which has been activated in Coheed. Coheed and Cambria are now dead, as the Monstar has taken over Coheed's body. Cambria's cause of death has not been revealed as of yet.

Meanwhile, a huge war has broken out on Earth. The war may or may not be related to the Keywork's problems, but things aren't looking too good. Claudio tells the story of his love for Newo Ikkin, and his defection from the army to be with her. Claudio then boards a spacecraft called the Velorium Camper, which is piloted by a psychotic killer named Al. No more information has been revealed as to what happens after that."
I just bought the new Coheed and Cambria CD, it's a lot like that sweet old prog rock, with sci/fi lyrics.
by andrew September 29, 2004
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incredible, incredible band. their sound cannot be matched.

In Keeping Secret Of Silent Earth: 3 needs to come out yesterday because i need my Coheed and Cambria fix.
by MickeyChickey October 04, 2003
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I hate it when people call Co&CA an emo band because they're not. You dont hear them singing about breaking up or how much they hate their parents do you? Their true musical genre is (deny if you want but it wont change the truth) Alternative metal,Indie pop/rock. So before you start talking shit about Coheed and Cambria, think to yourself- a million other people out there are dissing (badly) your favorite band as well.
If you hate Co&CA, you can blow me
by Jeremy Dehart November 29, 2004
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They're seriously, the best, most original, talented band in the world. Coheed and Cambria is often called emo, but when you actually READ their lyrics (besides The fucking Suffering and A Favor House Atlantic), they're a concept band with this complicated at times but thrilling story of Coheed & Cambria, two IRO-Bots created along with Jesse - one put on each corner of the Keywork (order of the planets with large power transformers) to watch the mages because the humans teaming up with the prise was a useless alliance. The story has heavy sci-fi influences and involves alot of heartbreak and dying. Alot of people tend to take cheap shots at Claudio Sanchez's majestic and beautiful voice (but, I'd like to see the people making those shots sing that high) because Coheed is incredibly successful and probably one of the most positively (and sometimes negatively.. haterrrs) discussed bands in music today.
mTV ass: "LOL CROWHEAD AND CRANBERRY WIT THERE SONG IM SUFFERING ON TRL"
hardcore coheed lover: "you mean coheed and cambria.. the best in the world.. and it's the suffering.." *looks deep into their maniacle eyes that just say "i'm ignorant!" and by the power of the Almighty God Claudio Sanchez who founded the planets and arranged the stars to his majestic liking, causes their lungs to immediately stop operating*
mTV ass: *diesss*
by ambellina August 12, 2006
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An american progressive rock band (with some punk influence). Formed in the 90's with the name Shabutie, but changed it in 2001 to Coheed and Cambria. All their albums are part of a story written by frontman, Claudio Sanchez, and along with each album, theres a comic book. They have received a lot of criticism due to Claudios higher than most voice and large mane of hair, but those who do like them, like them a lot. They're one of those bands you either want to shoot in the head or listen to over and over.
you may hate claudios voice, but if you like rock, you can't deny that Coheed and Cambria have some riffery that could match jimi page i.e Welcome Home, Delirium Trigger, The Velorium Camper I: Faint of Hearts
by Brogi August 04, 2006
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Coheed and Cambria is not an emo band. They have three albums out presently: Second Stage Turbine Blade, In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, and Apollo I'm Burning Star IV: Fear Through the Eyes of Madness. The lead singer, Claudio Sanchez has an incredible range, and although his voice is high, it doesn't make him a bad singer. Also, it doesn't matter whether you like Rush more than C&C, they're still an incredibley talented band and have an interesting story behind their lyrics. I would seriously recomend anyone who reads this to atleast listen to some of their songs; they're awesome.
Person 1: "dude, have you heard of this band coheed and cambria?"
Person 2: "Yea, my friend told me they were liek this gay emo band."
Person 1: "That's probably because your friends a fucking idiot..."
by HappyBaxter September 15, 2006
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One of the best bands ever! The lead singer has an incredibly high vocal range, which makes them unique.
To anyone that says they suck
"FUCK YOU, coheed and cambria rock!"
by Kristina Delonge June 05, 2004
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