Coheed and Cambria never broke up, but they’ve still found a way to get in on the reunion party going on lately, by announcing that former C&C drummer Josh Eppard has rejoined the band. Eppard first appears in C&C’s liner notes on 2000’s Delirium Trigger and stayed with the group until 2006, when he struggled with drug addiction and left the band.
In a note on their official website, the band praises Eppard for two years of sobriety as they welcome him back in:
As the songs for the new record began twisting into shape, it slowly became apparent that these songs were very dynamic, and could truly flourish with the groove-oriented approach that Josh naturally brings to the table. We also missed Josh as a person -what he meant to us as friends and the energy and humor he exudes. But this isn’t about nostalgia; it’s about who we are now, and what we can achieve musically and as a family, together going forward.
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.
Coheed and Cambria have recorded three songs toward the next album, so expect to see it from the reuinited friends in 2012.