Jeremy talks to Claudio Sanchez, lead singer and guitarist for Coheed & Cambria.
During this episode they discuss how Claudio was captivated by the artists he saw on MTV growing up, his parent’s diverse taste in music, being invited to watch Sting perform, how Star Wars influenced Coheed and Cambria’s concept albums, the story behind Claudio’s first band Dark Ecstasy, learning to play guitar on his Dad’s old acoustic, getting disqualified from a Battle of the Bands for a flyer that was deemed ‘too edgy’, grasping the fundamentals of song structure from Misfits’ Legacy of Brutality, Claudio and Jeremy’s shared love of Leonard Cohen, starting Shabütie in 1995, the meaning behind The Amory Wars, Coheed and Cambria’s origins, transitioning from Equal Vision records to Columbia, acclimatising to life on a major label, Claudio’s memories of how it felt to get in a van and go on tour for the first time, and more.
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The First Ever Podcast
Join Jeremy Bolm, vocalist of Touché Amoré and founder of the record label Secret Voice, for his latest project, The First Ever Podcast. This is an honest look at the humble beginnings of all kinds of different artists - from actors and musicians to poets and photographers.
Through conversation, Jeremy explores how their first experiences with their art form lead them to where they are today. In today’s world of instant gratification, it’s important to be reminded that not everything happens fast and easy. To succeed as an artist, it often takes a lot of steps and wrong turns along the path. And uncovering the nuances of those creative journeys is what this show is all about.
More About the Host
Jeremy Bolm is the vocalist for the post-hardcore band Touché Amoré.
The band recently released their critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, Lament.
Jeremy is also the singer of Hesitation Wounds, a group that finds him collaborating with guitarist Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy, The Suicide File), bassist Stephen LaCour (Trap Them, True Cross), and drummer Tommy Cantwell (Gouge Away, Axis).
In addition to that, Jeremy is also behind Secret Voice, an indie label that has issued poetry collections and records by such bands as Drug Church, Gouge Away, and Saetia.