Coheed And Cambria Singer Writes Novel Version Of New Album, With Peter David

Prog rock and science fiction have always gone hand in hand, but Coheed and Cambria has taken it further, creating elaborate narratives with each album. And now singer/guitarist Claudio Sanchez has teamed up with Peter David to write a novel.

Sanchez (an avowed fan of Ray Bradbury) tells MTV that the novel, Year of the Black Rainbow, should be accessible even if you haven't listened to all the band's music:

Basically it's the origin tale of the characters Coheed and Cambria. That's the concept behind this record. It's 352 pages. When we made our third record there was a literal counterpart of a graphic novel and when we worked on the follow-up I didn't have time to do that counterpart again. But this time there was room to really explore that avenue again. This story ends our ongoing narrative.

[MTV Music]