Coheed And Cambria Lose Members

Bassist Mic Todd and drummer Josh Eppard have left Coheed and Cambria for personal reasons.

Coheed And Cambria Lose Members
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Alternative Press have received official word that Mic Todd (bass) and Josh Eppard (drums) have left Coheed and Cambria for personal reasons. The band's frontman Claudio Sanchez told the magazine, according to Punknews.org: "For me, it's kind of hard to say exactly why [they're out of the band]. There were moments where it felt like it could've been creative differences and, maybe just a dislike of touring [on their part]. I think that's really what's brought us to this moment. It started off this summer with Josh giving us a call and saying, 'I can't do this tour.' And, ya know, we couldn't really call it a tour if we didn't get that call. He would always say he couldn't do it. "But we would talk about it and he'd be cool with it. But this time around, it didn't work out and he refused to come to Europe. We had MP [ex-Samiam] fill in because it seemed like the logical choice. As we started doing Europe, Mic said that he wanted to endure. But around the time that we hit Barcelona, he decided he could no longer do it as well. So, really, they left on their own and I honestly haven't spoken to them since that day in June. Actually, when we were done with Europe, we got them on the phone and talked and tried to figure something out, but they wanted to go in a different direction. [Guitarist] Travis [Stever] and I have been doing our thing and they haven't reached out to us. "It's hard to lose them because they played such an important role in this band," Sanchez continues. "It's hard to go through a drastic change like that, but I don't look at it as a bad thing. I felt there were creative differences to some degree most of the time, especially with In Keeping Secrets and Good Apollo..., it felt like Josh and Mic weren't even at the studio -- and honestly, they weren't. They'd come and play their parts and that was about it. Not to discredit them, but it's just going to allow for a freer and more interesting process." Find more in the entire statement here.

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    morello_man
    I liked the drummer, I met these guys ealrier this year in Australia, seems like a shame.
    dreadheadsrock
    wow that sucks i saw them in Grand rapids and they where good even without mic and josh so yeah aslong as they keep it up they should still sound good
    Indie Purist
    umm In Keeping Secrets was awesome but the new record blows. It's too pretentions, I mean read the title. Hopefully the new guy from Dillinger Escape Plan will switch things up a little bit
    fhatty
    let the **** down...josh was a good drummer...i respect anyone who can play double patterns on a single pedal...and mic is a gnarly ****in bassist...ah well...if the keep the dude from dillinger and get a good bassist it'll still be awesome
    phoenix_88
    :[ glad i saw them back when they had the full line-up should be interesting to see how this turns out, but josh was good yes, but nothing incredible mic was sick though. he had his whole groove going on best of luck to them anyways.
    ConManWithGun
    this is gonna change their live sound because when i saw all orginal four it was all cool since mic is awesome bassist and josh was insane on the drums, then I saw them with those 2 new guys and the bassist just stands there and really doesnt do anything, and that bald guy playing the drums just isn't the same
    holywars657
    im gonna miss them. mic had that cool "Attack technique" im glad i got to see claudio do an acoustic set right before this....but im so sad that i will never see the oringinal line-up they are definitly my favorite band (other than zeppelin)
    SoFaRo-Zero
    I never took much notice of Coheed's bass or drum tracks... I was too busy writhing in pain from the sound of Claudio's voice. But if they left because they were having creative differences with the other two, more power to 'em. Maybe the next band they join I might like. Besides, having people who are going to try to ditch you every time you tour is no way to run a band.
    ledzepprules09
    This is a sad day. Coheed Will press on, but they will never be the same again. Josh was an alright drummer, and a funny guy, but Mic was, in my oppinion, an amazing bassist, very integral to their sound.
    Elmo Jade Blue
    SlinkyMcdougall wrote: Forced In wrote: Very true Replace Flea and Chad from the Chilis, Carey and Justin from Tool or Commerford and Wilk from Audioslave and tell me that won't affect the sound. Exactly what I was thinking man! But if they had no real part in the writing, it'll be good to have some new guys come in and put their two cents in.
    haz_uk
    always bad crack losing band members. claudio is a cool guy imo. he was the only one not acting like a tit at the recent metal hammer awards.
    Molon_uk
    At first I thought this was bad, then I heard who they might be getting as a drummer and I got really excoted.
    Forced In
    Bristlehead wrote: Shit, at first I thought that meant the singer got a haircut
    Hahahaha.
    Junesongtrigger
    willietheman wrote: DownbloW wrote: darn, i was hoping the singer would leave, then maybe they'd be good. man, people got to stop dissing claudio as a singer, sure he sings a little higher pitched than most, but hes ****in awesome
    At least he isn't M. Shadows.
    Secular
    NOOOOO!!! This is my favorite band we are talking about... This sucks
    fuz
    mic and josh were great, but Coheed and cambria really want change much. the style anyway, Travis and Claudio are what make that. and who knows? they could find 2 great new musicians, a lot of people will want to play for them
    Secular
    Hmmm...Yeah, I'd say that is a valid point. I see what you're talking about.
    deathbyungabung
    Nah it doesn't suck Claudio said himself it'll allow a freer process, if they weren't working in the studio as much as the rest of the band, than they weren't contributing fully, I loved their sound before, but I think the best is coming.
    Junesongtrigger
    Butthead wrote: They should pickup Tye Zamora from Alien Ant Farm. Don't know what he's up to, but he's a pretty good bassist in my opinion. Anyway, sad to see them go, they were great musicians. I'm glad Travis is still on board though.
    God no.
    twocenttip
    bobthemonkey14 wrote: thirdeyepried wrote: That guy sings like he's got a rubber band around his sac Lol. I have no problem with his voice, but I seriously thought Claudio was a chick when I first heard Blood Red Summer. I hope they get replacements...the bass and drums are more complex than most people care to notice...like Blood Red Summer...the bass pretty much plays lead through that song...
    actually that's a guitar.
    RyanInChains9
    oh well, the talents still left in the band, drummer and bassist weren't anything special.
    fender3592
    well, no offence to josh, but i hope they get a more technical drummer. i mainly like c&c for the guitar playing more so i just hope they find good replacements.
    AloneInMyPlace
    duke2446 wrote: thank god hopefully the band breaks up but probably not but man they suck
    Do you have any knowledge of the stuff the band has done? Coheed & Cambria is an amazingly inovative band. Every comparison made about Coheed is unfair. Why dont you force yourself to listen for a little bit, then tell me if they suck.
    XgamerGt04
    i never thought josh was that great of a drummer, most of the drum beats were overly simple. Mic was a great basssit though,replacing him is gonna be hard
    willietheman
    DownbloW wrote: darn, i was hoping the singer would leave, then maybe they'd be good.
    man, people got to stop dissing claudio as a singer, sure he sings a little higher pitched than most, but hes ****in awesome
    atreyukicksass
    C40.is.hot wrote: Oh no, one of my all-time favorite bands ever maybe hovering above quitting. Hope they find replacements soon, though.
    dude, they will never sound the same, it wont be coheed any more, it'll be like...combria.. and this IS old news Brian from CobaltandCalcium.com told us this...like last week, (not to be confused with them not touring..)
    Yngwi3
    aw no way, they're kickass... hope they can get new members as good as them...
    icronic
    Forced In wrote: Replace Flea and Chad from the Chilis, Carey and Justin from Tool or Commerford and Wilk from Audioslave and tell me that won't affect the sound.
    I understand what you're saying, but it's completely different. All your examples are of integral members of the band and their input and style greatly affects how their music turns out. In this case though, despite both of them being good players, nothing they're doing is significant enough to really matter in the long run, and both are easily replacable. If Travis left it'd be a different story.
    bobthemonkey14
    thirdeyepried wrote: That guy sings like he's got a rubber band around his sac
    Lol. I have no problem with his voice, but I seriously thought Claudio was a chick when I first heard Blood Red Summer. I hope they get replacements...the bass and drums are more complex than most people care to notice...like Blood Red Summer...the bass pretty much plays lead through that song...