Coheed and Cambria - The Dark Sentencer (Official Audio)

  • Published on May 31, 2018
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    Years ago, chaos cut through this atmosphere. The fractured worlds that inhabit this space were once locked in a force of uncontrollable destruction. Gravity was lost. Their planetary trajectories conjoined in one catastrophic collision, choking to remain viable even as the dying glow of their cores peek through the cracks and scars of those impactful moments. Yet a gasp is a sign of life and the planets that many might have cast off as annihilated space continued to show a pulse across the hopelessness. This discarded earth is still very much alive…and made profitable by the 5 Houses of the Star Supremacy, an elite society who looked to the sky and saw potential in the wasted planets. The opportunistic approach could hardly be considered an act of empathy for the human condition, as the decision to convert the dying planets into private prisons meant another type of life sentence awaited those shipped off to their remote reaches. Here, the desolate and derelict would burn away slowly, trapped in a race to death with the very ground they stand on. In this space, between the Well and unknowing.
    Our Story Starts there. Into our future, yet far beyond our past. In a romance between a pair of Unheavenly Creatures.
    Weaving through the blacked out space toward the freckling of cracked planets, The Gavel moved like a funeral procession. In many ways, it was the end of life for the two prisoners being transported within its unmitigable walls, to the most deplorable and prized of the doomed prisons, known simply as The Dark Sentencer.
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  • William Hunter
    William Hunter 6 hours ago

    Coheed are gods! The best! I'm convinced that you guys can't write a bad song. I've yet to hear a bad Coheed song! I'm impatiently waiting for this album, I need it now!!!!

  • David Lopez
    David Lopez 10 hours ago

    Does anyone know the lyrics at 6:38? It's a bit too synthesized for me to make out.

  • amoyutot
    amoyutot 18 hours ago

    sounds like Mirai Sekai, but it's rock

  • ovo nisamja
    ovo nisamja 21 hour ago

    The song starts at 2:43

  • Chris Gunter
    Chris Gunter Day ago

    Hell yhes!

  • AlmightyKegger
    AlmightyKegger Day ago +1

    Time to man the Jackhammers in Berkeley!

  • wrv341
    wrv341 Day ago +1

    Nice, just preordered the delux boxset! Now what to do until october??

    • Steven Walsh
      Steven Walsh 13 hours ago

      Get excited that TOOL is putting out their last album on the contract :D

  • Audrey Padron
    Audrey Padron Day ago

    i seriously love coheeds fans and how they are and im sooooo glad im apart of itt :)

  • James Grimes
    James Grimes Day ago

    ...This is about Trump, isn't it? lol \m/

  • glen noval
    glen noval Day ago

    I've grown to love TCBS but this is the Coheed I've wanted to hear again cheers

  • Brandon Clark
    Brandon Clark Day ago

    Definitely preordering this album on the 29th like at midnight so I don't miss out!

  • Doctor Argentinosaurus

    come on October hurry up !!!!!

  • vichaon
    vichaon Day ago

    That intro was cheesy as fuck!

  • Sean Goulding
    Sean Goulding Day ago

    Yes coheed and Cambria is fucking back!!

  • rockhoward224
    rockhoward224 Day ago

    VAXIS - ACT I: THE UNHEAVENLY CREATURES Album coming Oct 10th.

  • Steven Walsh
    Steven Walsh Day ago


  • Michele Mire
    Michele Mire Day ago

    Finally announced as Vaxis- Act One: The Unheavenly Creatures. Released on October 5th, this album is going to be amazing

    • Michele Mire
      Michele Mire Day ago

      Steven Walsh I fixed it, thanks for pointing it out

  • Eric Collard
    Eric Collard Day ago

    Coheed and Cambria:
    The Unheavenly Creatures:
    Vaxis-Act I

  • Justin Quamme
    Justin Quamme Day ago


  • Mister Bolticus
    Mister Bolticus Day ago


  • Garrett Hood
    Garrett Hood Day ago +1

    Holy crap that's a powerhouse of a song! Great job guys!

  • Logan Robinson
    Logan Robinson 2 days ago +1

    Ladies and gentlemen, Man your own jackhammer! It's time to go back!

  • Brojak
    Brojak 2 days ago

    He ain't afraid of using those f strikes, is he?

  • Jack Valentine
    Jack Valentine 2 days ago +1

    Oh how I've missed you. The greatest to ever do it.

  • ronin_king_rubi_hyuga

    First, the return of Swedish house Mafia, now this....... That's it, beast time, back in kids, we are one in the fence!!!! Always and neverending! (So bloody happy right now!)

  • mikopop
    mikopop 2 days ago +1

    Gonna be a fuckin prison break happening I know it.

  • spagetti001
    spagetti001 2 days ago +1


  • Ernie Sanchez
    Ernie Sanchez 3 days ago

    Faster than heaven to oblivion and resurrection

  • Ernie Sanchez
    Ernie Sanchez 3 days ago

    U would think color before the sun should have been more like the used canyon album best album yet not beaten or past

  • Fox Mulder
    Fox Mulder 3 days ago

    What the hell is this?

  • Jeff Price
    Jeff Price 3 days ago

    Sounds great this is great love hearing from Coheed

  • BeardBroShow
    BeardBroShow 3 days ago

    their next AU tour will be insane! no way I'm missing out, front row again as always even with the convienient people trying to muscle me back into second or third row. goodluck, Im the biggest fan in Adelaide. F Yess! Claudio I got to show you my Amberllina tattoo last time :)

  • Ben Salmore
    Ben Salmore 3 days ago +1

    The way the engines pulse with the drums has me going nuts, this is badass.

  • Jared Rigby
    Jared Rigby 3 days ago

    I'm worried about the lack of views here. What's going on that this hasn't received more views?

  • Tomb plays Games
    Tomb plays Games 4 days ago +2

    Ive said it before and ill say it again you guys dont get the recognition you deserve.

  • Zan Azoth
    Zan Azoth 4 days ago +3

    It's truly a shame that this song isn't getting more recognition out there. The fact it's not in the millions already is definitely a crime :(

    • Dave Bry
      Dave Bry 3 days ago +1

      they dont have a radio edit for this yet, no way can it get any recognition.

  • Matthew Reinstadler
    Matthew Reinstadler 4 days ago

    there is 600,00+ views, 1k are at least mine. i havent stopped listening to this song.

  • Grau Wolff
    Grau Wolff 4 days ago

    Pilot "were on approach not long now" Captain "good let's hope everything goes smoothly or it's all gonna be for nothing" looking to the rear of the cargo hold to the stranger in the shadows "get me in and I'll get them out alive"

  • zachskiff
    zachskiff 4 days ago +2

    Yesssssssss!!!!! Claudio don’t ever stop writing please!!! You are amazing and every time something bad has happened in my life you have been there for me!

    • Dave Bry
      Dave Bry 3 days ago

      its a friggin song writing genius.

  • Eric Zickefoose
    Eric Zickefoose 4 days ago

    The intro could be about a quarter that length or a separate track altogether and the song wouldn't suffer, but once the payoff begins, it's a good listen.

  • Dominic Rowley
    Dominic Rowley 4 days ago +1

    Yes. That is all.

  • Jeremy Willcox
    Jeremy Willcox 4 days ago +1

    This is some fallout 74 intro shit lol

    • Matthew Reinstadler
      Matthew Reinstadler 4 days ago +1

      more destiny. Space and magic is 100% destiny, and I love it.

  • Jaclynn Hall
    Jaclynn Hall 4 days ago +4

    Anyone else have this on repeat? Give us MORE!!

    • sverebom
      sverebom 3 days ago

      On repeat for weeks now.

  • Padraig Murphy
    Padraig Murphy 5 days ago

    Wasn't Marky Mark supposed to be getting on a movie for these guys? Stop with that Ballers nonsense and make it happen, Mark!

    • Steven Walsh
      Steven Walsh 5 days ago

      Mark never had the rights to the franchise, but he did talk about helping make a movie. Unfortunately, that did not happen and the idea was scrapped with the story given back to Claudio. It as in a reddit q and a they did.

  • JB Ranger
    JB Ranger 5 days ago +1

    A 10+ minute song that doesn't feel like half that length?! Well done chaps, you've just written your equivalent of Achilles' Last Stand. MOAR PLEASE!

  • Mitchell Staley
    Mitchell Staley 5 days ago

    What is this?

    • Willian Gabriel
      Willian Gabriel 22 hours ago

      Doesn't seem like your question was sufficiently answered so here I go: Coheed and Cambria are a concept band, meaning their albums tell a single story. The only non-story album of theirs is Tje Color Before The Sun. They usually tell the story through comics that come out after the albums. If you want to get into them, I recommend The Afterman, it's a double album that sounds the most like this song out of any of their discography. If you like what you see, check out Good Apollo Vol 1 - From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness. From there you can figure yourself out.

    • Steven Walsh
      Steven Walsh 5 days ago

      You don't need the comics to understand the jist of things that are happen, but they paint a pretty clear picture. I will say though, between the comic and the music, they did change some things like Faint of Hearts for example. Faint of hearts was about Al the Killer and his love for his gun. Claudio sings about the gun in a personified way like using "the way you stretch your legs". In the comic, Faint of Hearts is a bar that Al the Killer pics up new victims. It is a little annoying when you liked the way something was already, but it's also fun to find those differences. You also have each song being part of a duality. There is the fiction and then there is the real. Their songs have a meaning in real life as well as the story, but instance, the dragonfly represents Claudio's father's addiction to heroine in real life, but in the story it is the way that the MONSTAR virus gets activated in Coheed.

    • Mitchell Staley
      Mitchell Staley 5 days ago

      Astronaut Sloth Beaming With American Pride USA i don’t understand what this video is. After reading some of the comments im gathering that it has to do with a comic?

    • Astronaut Sloth Beaming With American Pride USA
      Astronaut Sloth Beaming With American Pride USA 5 days ago

      I don't understand what you are asking.

  • Alhazred01
    Alhazred01 5 days ago +3

    Claudio took care of me at my first concert ever. Was 16. Good apolo had just released and had been listening to them since second stage turbine. Was my first concert ever. Got WRECKED in the mosh pit. I'm 6'4 and 140 lbs NOW, back then I was just a sentient toothpick. So I got wrecked and after coheed left the stage and A7X came on I left and worked my way over to a clear area to find a corner to die in, and I guess I was in sight of the staircase leading to backstage because he saw me, and I guess I looked really hurt because he came over and asked if I was OK and got me a water and then signed my shirt. Nicest guy ever. I will never forget that. Been to see them 4 times now and theyre always amazing. My fiance said she saw them when she was young and hated them and I almost dumped her ass on the spot.
    Also while we were waiting in line, the drummer of a7x's father was there and was hitting on my mom who drove me and my friend Jen into the city for the show. Like, he was hitting on her real hard. It was extremely uncomfortable for both of us. When he realized he wasn't getting anywhere he just kind of left us waiting in line and went inside. The whole show was sureal. Very strange first concert experience, but all in all a positive one. Was in Chicago.

  • Nim Rod
    Nim Rod 6 days ago +1

    fukn awesome Riffs, cant wait to try it on my Air guitar!!!

  • DC's Teamplay
    DC's Teamplay 6 days ago

    I am absolutely in love with this song. Been following you guys since 2002. Your music has saved my life countless times. Truly y’all have brought me back from the brink.

  • Peter Kirkland
    Peter Kirkland 6 days ago

    "Welcome home!"

  • Dillon Walters
    Dillon Walters 6 days ago +1

    Literally not listening to it without the rest of the album

  • Tavo Morper
    Tavo Morper 6 days ago

    Me perdí la previa del MéxicoVsAlemania para escuchar (una vez más) esta canción. No es queja.

  • CN
    CN 6 days ago

    Even their newest music brings me that same nostalgia of when I first heard their music. Consistent but evolving.

  • Dusk Hnamte
    Dusk Hnamte 7 days ago +1

    wow what an amazing riffs..

  • Dennis Graham
    Dennis Graham 7 days ago

    423 people suck

  • Publio Zinj
    Publio Zinj 7 days ago +4

    Song starts at 0:00

  • Markus Fearson
    Markus Fearson 7 days ago +1

    Why am I not able to like this video twice? BLASPHEMY, I SAY!!

  • Blake Phelps
    Blake Phelps 7 days ago

    Song starts at 2:40

  • sarah Courtway
    sarah Courtway 7 days ago +1

    I feel like this song can speak of our unfortunate current political situation

  • Street Wise Hercules

    Half a million, coheed getting the attention it’s destined for

  • ChainsGoldMask
    ChainsGoldMask 8 days ago

    Doctor Who?

  • Arvelle Whitaker
    Arvelle Whitaker 8 days ago

    cool thumbnail brought me here

  • Brett Kolbas
    Brett Kolbas 8 days ago +2

    Love the intro!!!!

  • Seductive Succ
    Seductive Succ 8 days ago

    I'm confused. Is this a completely new story?

    • The Sei
      The Sei 7 days ago +1

      Yes and no. It's the same universe but it's a new story taking place after the destruction of the fence.

    • Jay Ayala
      Jay Ayala 7 days ago

      Seductive Succ yes

  • Amanda Tucker
    Amanda Tucker 8 days ago +2

    Fuck fuckin yes!!

  • Beto U.U
    Beto U.U 8 days ago +2

    When a song starts with this very piano tune I simply know that the song will be a fuckin' masterpiece!

  • Gianna Gonzalez
    Gianna Gonzalez 8 days ago +2


  • Dan Brown
    Dan Brown 8 days ago

    Nice try guys but *zzz* :/

    • Shabutie554
      Shabutie554 6 days ago +1

      STFU and go back to sleep.

    • Dan Brown
      Dan Brown 8 days ago

      When I heard it earlier it was through ancient Mac speakers and the TV on and thought it was a C-, hearing it through earphones I'd give it a B or B-, not a bad song

    • OnyxDeity
      OnyxDeity 8 days ago

      Yeah, definitely give this a few tries. Even as a diehard fan my first few listens were kinda "eh," but it all clicked and now I listen to it on repeat. I feel like you can hear how Claudio is pulling from different eras, it's kind of a Coheed collage of a song.

    • Dan Brown
      Dan Brown 8 days ago

      I'll listen to it a second time anyway, maybe i'll like it more a second time around

    • Dan Brown
      Dan Brown 8 days ago

      I felt like the background vocals made it far less punchy than some of their best old songs... and the intro dragged on a little for my liking. Not because I have a short attention span for rock either, my favourite band is Tool

  • Shrapnel_Sponge
    Shrapnel_Sponge 9 days ago +2

    This isn't just a song, it's an experience.
    Showed it to my buddy yesterday, he was enthralled as much as I was. Magnificent.

  • DNAFarmboy
    DNAFarmboy 9 days ago

    Noi desideraimo suonare musica nel Honolulu questo estate! Invitare il Cطmمiarè(cambria non?) Noi invocare Jahdess Pelé! C٥nvocare il vostro cioccolata ⭐️ 🎣 ! Nerisimmo lingua! Bianchi persone solo nahhhhhhh 🤣 geitz Kiiillleeee JenRa

  • Artemus Toast
    Artemus Toast 9 days ago +1

    I don't want this taken the wrong way, as I am a fan of the band, they compliment one another, work great as a whole, BUT, the rhythm section is on a slightly lower level than the guitars... Basically I'd love to see Claudio play with Lee and Peart...

  • Parker Anderson
    Parker Anderson 9 days ago +1

    I'm smiling like a toddler on Christmas morning. Thanks boys! no offense but it's about time =]

  • joshbhoy
    joshbhoy 9 days ago

    Oh man i hated Color behind the sun but this sounds like they are back on form :)

    • The Crowing
      The Crowing 8 days ago

      its all good bro. lots of people didn't like their last album because of the concept break. tbh This song is one of the better singles ive heard from them in over a decade. Sounds like an epic album we are about to get (one can only hope)

    • joshbhoy
      joshbhoy 8 days ago

      Ha oops. Well I suppose that shows how much I didn't like it that I cant even remember the name. But before anyone bashes me for it i just didn't like the power pop emo vibe from it.

    • The Crowing
      The Crowing 8 days ago

      The Color "Before" The sun

  • mintkawetz
    mintkawetz 9 days ago +1


    • Logan Robinson
      Logan Robinson Day ago

      mintkawetz at least I'm not the only one wondering that!

  • ddubs 11
    ddubs 11 9 days ago +2


  • Gary Beck
    Gary Beck 9 days ago

    It’s sad that this is what some people look forward to anymore. Insane and it’s real, the fallen ones are coming and so is our savior Jesus Christ. This isn’t a joke at (all), I’ve honestly seen one of them personally. I promise you you don’t want any part of them. And if you think they’re coming as monsters they truly are, they’re coming in the name of love but is false. Trust me, what’s coming is no joke at all. You can poke fun if you want but I know some of your tunes will change when it comes. And if you want to hate it doesn’t bother me at all. In fact I get a good laugh 😂 when I get some of these childish comments 👶. And please don’t let my comments deduce from your love for the band. I’m just letting it be known (I have seen what I’ve seen.) You will understand eventually your selves.

    • Keith
      Keith 9 days ago

      monism thinking is a route I would never choose.

    • Gary Beck
      Gary Beck 9 days ago

      It’s cool bro, you’re going to find out. Love to you regardless.

    • The Crowing
      The Crowing 9 days ago

      bible thump your religious shit somewhere else weirdo

    • Keith
      Keith 9 days ago

      get your religon sputtering out of here Coheed is all we need.

  • MrGirmillionair
    MrGirmillionair 9 days ago

    And IRO-bot will NEVER die.

  • Jack Augh.
    Jack Augh. 10 days ago +1

    If your Daemons are Legion, join with me, and we'll battle Hell together...

  • TheImaginaryKing
    TheImaginaryKing 10 days ago +2

    My ears, they're in love.

  • Soulsplosion
    Soulsplosion 10 days ago +3

    my enjoyment of this song increased tenfold when I realized the ship's engines fucking pulse to the beat of the music

  • Joseph Marsh
    Joseph Marsh 10 days ago +2

    YAY!!!! I had no idea they were writing again!

  • Zully Santana
    Zully Santana 10 days ago

    Are you going to play this in Chicago next month?!! So exited

    • Zully Santana
      Zully Santana 9 days ago +1

      Dave Bry Solomon exited now!!!

    • Dave Bry
      Dave Bry 9 days ago +1

      most definitely they will play it.

  • UNIRach
    UNIRach 10 days ago +1

    How does this not have more views?!?! one of the best songs out right now to game to!!! dude, seriously, load up a shooter/pvp game, and play this in ur headphones, guaranteed noob smasher!

  • Sawyer Atkinson
    Sawyer Atkinson 10 days ago

    beginning part is from red dead redemption

  • Not Me
    Not Me 10 days ago +1

    I just got a chub

  • Rebecca Smith
    Rebecca Smith 10 days ago

    I NEED to know what's being sung between 4:30 and 5:00. I love it soooooo much

    • PPno9
      PPno9 10 days ago

      Here, dig me a grave
      And toss in the lives that you can't be bothered to save
      With their blood on your hands
      You enjoy the sun while you shit in the purest sand
      Kiss your lover with that filthy mouth
      You fucking monster
      Here, as evil now gropes
      It’s caught us off guard with its hand reaching for our throats

  • ValkyrieBSG
    ValkyrieBSG 10 days ago

    I have to admit, i never liked Claudio's voice when i first came across Coheed and Cambria...but now i've gotten used to it, they make some of the most interesting and challenging music i've heard since i discovered Dream Theatre (who ironically, i also thought were let down by their singer). This though is just on another level, am absolutely in love with this tune

  • Wreak Dejection
    Wreak Dejection 10 days ago +2

    2:43 I just sat, smiled and lost myself in this glorious return! LOVE LOVE LOVE this track!

  • Brett Howard
    Brett Howard 10 days ago

    Claudios graphic novels are amazing and they bring second stage to an even better understanding. So now I'm more in love with the concept. Claudio is epic. And Travis is the sweetest celebrity I've ever met.

  • Ian Maier
    Ian Maier 10 days ago +1


  • The Box
    The Box 10 days ago

    what is this song about?

    • Steven Walsh
      Steven Walsh 10 days ago

      It all depends. In the story, the Dark Sentencer is a prison planet, in reality, it's about trump with some nods to the fans saying "we're back" ;)

  • odgfb35
    odgfb35 10 days ago

    Can anyone tell where this fits in compared to the rest of the album? Is it a prequel (even before TAA/D about how the keywork formed) or is it a sequal after GA:v2 about the Keywork/Universe years later?

    • odgfb35
      odgfb35 10 days ago +1

      Oh sick! I was thinking sequel. And hot damn, already planned to be a series? Yesss

    • Gary Laura
      Gary Laura 10 days ago +1

      Its a sequel. It's apparently the first of 5 albums set an undisclosed amount of time after GA part 2. The "Great Crash" it refers to is most likely Claudio destroying the Keywork in The End Complete.

  • Nathan Huskey
    Nathan Huskey 10 days ago

    New coheed, new thrice, new ghost loving 2018!

  • amiel masapol
    amiel masapol 10 days ago +1

    I wonder how Chris will play this drums

    • The Crowing
      The Crowing 8 days ago

      now that Chris is currently not in the band I feel like that is very irrelevant. you have worded your comments very oddly btw

    • amiel masapol
      amiel masapol 8 days ago

      Chris is a technical player, but josh is soul caster, I'm thinking how Chris will deliver.

    • The Crowing
      The Crowing 9 days ago


    • Dave Bry
      Dave Bry 9 days ago


  • Brenden Brooker
    Brenden Brooker 11 days ago

    it's not the best song but fuck it anything new by coheed and Cambria makes my day

    • The Crowing
      The Crowing 9 days ago

      I actually enjoy this song more than anything they have put out in the past decade (give or take some songs on the afterman)

  • Darran Kern
    Darran Kern 11 days ago +1

    My dick is hard

  • Virgina Jones
    Virgina Jones 11 days ago


  • E- Bone
    E- Bone 11 days ago

    Cool but why the terrible sound quality?

  • Brian Ashton
    Brian Ashton 11 days ago

    Yes! They're back! I'll just pretend that last record doesn't exsist

  • Rickey Graham
    Rickey Graham 11 days ago +5

    Anyone else find themselves slamming their fists into the air uncontrollably right after he says "Vaxas"?