Not to my knowledge. But on the other hand, I doubt people would recognize a song as Toxic Parents even if one was to surface - Claudio wasn’t the vocalist in that band; it was a guy named Pat Sayers. I don’t know how many people would recognize Pat’s vocals and say, “This must be Toxic Parents.”
Rumor has it that Shabutie wrote hundreds of songs, but if this is true, most of those songs have been lost or secreted away. As of now, there are four EPs under the Shabutie name plus a handful of live tracks and “garage demos”.
Oftentimes a post of this nature is fueled by some sort of attention-whorish motive, but tonight I’ve received rather bad news pertaining to someone fairly close to me. I am not in need of consolation, but I would appreciate having something to do.
Questions pertaining to anything Coheed-related are preferred, as I can then throw myself into my work (or at least get the sense that I am doing so). Commonly I receive questions pertaining to the comics (where to get them, how much they are worth etc.) so if you have been wondering anything of that nature, I’ll give it a go. Personal “TMI” questions will be accepted tonight - I am likely to answer most of them. Random questions are also accepted. Anonymous questions are always welcome but not always answered.
HOLY SHIT JESS. Dude.... I'm sure you don't remember me, but like.... Years ago on MySpace we used to talk every once and a blue moon. But wow, seeing you on here is kinda crazy haha.
Hope you're doing well, Heather Baker.
Yeah dude, I remember you. :) Myspace is pretty well dead, but I’m on Facebook and Twitter now if you want to start talking again. I hope you’ve been well!
Michael Todd was arrested today on what we consider very serious charges and therefore he will not be finishing up the current tour. Wes Styles, long time member of the Coheed family will take on bass duties starting tomorrow for the remaining dates. No shows will be canceled.
The band will get through this. Please keep a positive attitude.
Since I’m on the subject of lost Shabutie demos, I wanted to share my personal favorite when it comes to Coheed antiquities. For those who have not heard it, this live track was recorded about 12 or 13 years ago. When it resurfaced in the Coheed community, it was referred to by fans as "Nauraushaun" due to the recurring chorus. The track was later explained by a former band member as a medley of two old Shabutie songs, "Origins" and "Life Without You".
This may actually complete the band’s live commitments for the current album, and Coheed fans will be excited to know that Claudio expects them to be back in the studio by the end of the year for a new album release sometime in early to mid 2012.
WHAAAAAT THEEEEEE FUUUUUUUCK?
This article is like six months old… I’m pretty sure there’s even a Cobalt thread on it. Obviously, work on this album is getting pushed back a bit; they were supposed to have the summer off, but they got offered an opening slot for Soundgarden and booked a bunch of festivals. I’m going to estimate late 2012.
This makes me feel like a bad Coheed fan. Cause I don’t know why people cry for these songs. Especially Elf Tower. Is there a story behind it that I’m missing?
In my case, it’s the personal connection. But yeah, the concept behind the songs…
Nah, Haven’t had the chance to read YOTBR yet…my friend said it was really bad, so I’ve been putting it off. Guess I should read it. xD
Bad? I wouldn’t say it’s bad. It’s actually REALLY good considering that Claudio is what he is, and by that, I mean that he’s never written a book before. Give it a try.
In my case, it’s the fact that I left my heart somewhere on the road behind Coheed’s tour bus. I’ve seen them 28 times in 12 states and two countries, with multiple consecutive shows per tour trip. “Far” has become an anthem of sorts for me and those who do the same - “No matter the distance. No matter how far.”
Coheed fans, please click the link and take a minute to vote for Kill Audio as “Best Toy From A Comic”. The Evil Ink team would really love to receive this award at San Diego Comic Con this month, so vote if you want to make Claudio and Chondra smile.
Voting closes in a couple hours, so don’t hesitate!
Organizing and taking inventory of my Amory Wars and Kill Audio comics. There are a lot of them.
I’m trying to figure out what/how much to trade or give away, since I have four and five copies of many things. Should I keep things in duplicate or triplicate? What’s considered proper among the world of comic collecting? What’s standard among my fellow Coheed fans?
There are comics requiring bags and boards lying on every flat surface.
I estimate that with the completion of IKS #12, I now possess nearly 250 Amory Wars and Kill Audio items. I am 100% certain that a few of these items were purchased in quintuplicate.
In a few days, I will post my unnecessary items for your perusal. If you have a trade to make, please message in my ask box. Please note that I do not accept money for Coheed-related items. Trades are a way to keep items within the community and to ensure the item goes to someone who will truly appreciate it.
Any queries offering an exorbitant sum of money for SSTB #1 will be ignored and deleted. ;)
Because if I’ve got one for the Amory Wars, you know I’ve got one for Kill Audio.
If you’re an Amory Wars aficionado but you never checked out Kill Audio, DO IT. It’s a demented, musically-oriented brainchild of Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert, illustrated by the possibly insane Mr. Sheldon.
Six issues - 30 covers. It’s either a collector’s dream or a worst nightmare. ;)
When I enabled my “Ask” function, it apparently meant I’m to be used as a Coheed encyclopedia. That’s fine with me - eight years worth of accumulated knowledge and trivia has to be dispersed somewhere, and I love helping my fellow fans. <3 So if you’ve got any queries about Coheed or related music, the Amory Wars story/comics, merchandise, community, interviews etc: feel free to put those questions here. I will do my best to answer any question that is not secret, inappropriate, or pertaining to personal lives.
Tumblr non-users: You don’t need to have a Tumblr to ask a question. Just click the “ASK” link under the “This Heart is Everlasting” title. And you can ask anonymously. Any anonymous personal attacks will be ignored and deleted. :)
Hey I'm not too knowledgeable in this area but could you tell me if my THE AMORY WARS ISSUE 1 (2007) signed by full band at Download Festival 2010 is worth anything now? I don't plan on selling it anyway, just curious! Thanks :3
If the issue in question is the standard cover, I’d estimate its worth at about $35-40. It would have been worth more about a year ago, but recent comic cons have put a lot more of Issue 1 into circulation (Coheed/Evil Ink tends to sell off their backstock every three years or so).
If the issue is the Wilhelm Ryan 10:1 variant (http://bit.ly/l2BkFk) which was sold at festivals around the same time, it’ll be worth a bit more - $60 or so. Of course both of these estimates assume your copies are mint or near mint.
Our beloved Amory Wars: In Keeping Secrets series may be over, but you can still own a truly unique piece of Coheed history. Cadence Comic Art still has a number of original covers and panel art by Chris Burnham, the artist who visualized IKSSE:3 1-8 and created the covers for the entire series.
All pieces are 11x17, fully completed in pencil and ink. Not only is this a chance to snag a one-of-a-kind piece of Coheed miscellania - Chris Burnham is a talented artist and awesome guy all around. So if you’ve got the cash and some wall space, consider investing in one of these pages. Seriously.