Coheed and Cambria Reunite with Drummer Josh Eppard
Coheed and Cambria have announced that they are reuniting with their former drummer Josh Eppard. Eppard, who featured on the prog-rockers’ first three albums, left the band in 2006, due to his problems with substance abuse. He returns to replace Chris Pennie.
A statement on the band’s website read: “As the songs for the new record began twisting into shape, it slowly became apparent that these songs were very dynamic, and could flourish with the groove-oriented approach that Josh naturally brings to the table.
“We understand there are risks involved bringing Josh back into the fray. Even with his two-years of sobriety, this is a giant leap of faith on our part. But at the end of the day, we have all grown up, and we have all been through so much, that playing with Josh again is sort of like coming home. It’s comfortable, it’s familiar, it just feels right… it’s hand in glove.”
The statement also confirmed that the band recently entered the studio to commence work on their sixth album. The group still remains without a bassist since the departure of Michael Todd, earlier this year, following an arrest for armed robbery.