Vaxis - Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures is the ninth and most recent Coheed and Cambria album.
A Deluxe Box Set version of the album was also released, which included the following:
- The standard album C.D.
- A second C.D. which includes The Crown Heights Demos, early demo recordings of the album's songs
- A novella written by Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echart that tells the album's concept within The Amory Wars mythos with illustrations by Chase Stone.
- A certificate of authenticity signed by the entire band
- A replica Creature mask
- A foldout poster of the expanded album artwork
- The Unheavenly Creatures Black Card, which allowed fans early concert access
- Early fans who preordered the box set had their names included in the novella's "Prisoner Manifest" section at the back of the book
See here for more information on the story of this album.
Set sometime after the events of No World for Tomorrow, the planets that formally made up Heaven's Fence are scarred and cracked after an event known as "The Great Crash." A group of elites known as the Five Houses of the Star Supremacy have converted these worlds into prison planets such as The Dark Sentencer. This album tells the tale of two new characters, Nea (Sister Spider) and Norstrand (Creature) as they struggle with being imprisoned in The Dark Sentencer and fight to secure the safety of their unborn son, Vaxis.