The Afterman: Ascension is the sixth studio album by Coheed and Cambria. It is the first part of a double album, the second part of which is The Afterman: Descension. It is the first Coheed and Cambria album since 2005's Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness to feature Josh Eppard on drums, and the first to feature Zach Cooper on bass.
It's earliest release was the Special "Amory Award" Edition on September 10, 2012, with the official release on October 9, 2012.
The two albums act as a prequel to even Year of the Black Rainbow, and concentrate on the character Sirius Amory, whom the series is named after. It is considered the earliest story in The Amory Wars. Sirius is a bold scientist often called a kook, trying to uncover the secrets of the Keywork.
For more information on the story of this album, see The Afterman (book).
The "Amory Award" Edition
- Four CDs with bonus tracks
- Documentary DVD
- A 78-page coffee-table book written by Claudio Sanchez and edited by Evil Ink Comics' Chondra Echert and Blaze James, intended to give a song-by-song experience of the concept album.
- Sirius Amory’s “Amory Award” with Metal Medallion and Certificate in a display book
The Limited Deluxe Edition
- Three CDs
- A 83-page book with the same content as the Amory Edition, including photos from the Live Tour.
1. "The Hollow" – 2:11
2. "Key Entity Extraction I: Domino The Destitute" – 7:51
3. "The Afterman" – 3:11
4. "Mothers Of Men" – 4:11
5. "Goodnight, Fair Lady" – 3:23
6. "Key Entity Extraction II: Holly Wood The Cracked" – 3:26
7. "Key Entity Extraction III: Vic The Butcher" – 5:47
8. "Key Entity Extraction IV: Evagria the Faithful" – 6:22
9. "Subtraction" – 3:07
iTunes Edition Tracks
10. "The Homecoming (Bonus Track)" – 3:57
11. "Goodnight, Fair Lady (demo)" – 3:07
12. "The Afterman (demo)" – 3:11
- The Afterman: Descension
- The Afterman: Ascension (Big Beige Demos)
- The Afterman: Descension (Big Beige Demos)
- The Afterman: Live
- The Afterman (book)
|The Afterman (Album Part 1/Part 2 - Story)|
Year Of The Black Rainbow (Album - Story)
The Second Stage Turbine Blade (Album - Story)
In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 (Album - Story)
Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV (Album Vol. 1/Vol. 2 - Story)
Vaxis - Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures (Album - Story)