[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ec97aU0tdU[/youtube]Earlier this week New York progressive rockers Coheed And Cambria unleashed their video for lead single “Domino The Destitute”. Now the band have released a short video explanation of the cover artwork for their October release, The Afterman: Ascension. Ascension is the first half of two albums with Descension coming out in February 2013.

A deluxe version of The Afterman will also be available featuring a hardcover coffee table book with artwork from Heidi Taillefer and Nathan Spoor with written work from singer/creator Claudio Sanchez. New York Times bestselling author Peter David will also assist in writing duties again, this time penning a song-by-song experience for the record.

The concept records will continue to take place in the band’s alternate universe of “Heaven’s Fence,” which are part of Sanchez’s series titled “The Amory Wars.” The series follows the story of superhuman tyrant Wilhelm Ryan, and a family that might be able to undermine his control and free the world from his dictatorship. “The Amory Wars” has also been slated to become a live-action feature film currently under development by Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson of Leverage Productions.

The Afterman albums highlight one of Sanchez’s many characters, Sirius Amory, a scientist, who discovers a force of energy that has the possibility to connect the universe’s 78 planets together. The double album is a follow-up to 2010’s Year Of The Black Rainbow, and will feature returning drummer Josh Eppard and new bassist Zach Cooper, who have replaced Michael Todd and Chris Pennie.

The first volume, The Afterman: Ascension will be available October 9 via Hundred Handed/Everything Evil and fans can expect to get it on both physical and digital platforms. The subsequent volume, The Afterman: Descension, is expected in February 2013. Check out the album art and track listing after the jump.

The Afterman: Ascension track listing:


1. The Hollow

2. Key Entity Extraction I: Domino The Destitute

3. The Afterman

4. Mothers Of Men

5. Goodnight, Fair Lady

6. Key Entity Extraction II: Hollywood The Cracked

7. Key Entity Extraction III: Vic The Butcher

8. Key Entity Extraction IV: Evagria The Faithful

9. Subtraction