New Yorkâ€™s progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria announced today via a statement on their website that Josh Eppard, original drummer for their landmark first three albums, has rejoined the group.
The statement reads, “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.”
Eppard and the band parted ways in 2006 after Eppardâ€™s issues with chemical dependency; a problem the band has been all too familiar with, as former bassist Mic Todd was arrested in July of this year after allegedly trying to rob a Walgreens pharmacy for opiates.
â€œWe 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,â€ the statement continues, â€œBut 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 rightâ€¦ itâ€™s hand in glove.â€
The band entered Applehead Studios in NY last week to begin work on their sixth album. For the full statement from the band, (as well as one from Josh) go to www.coheedandcambria.com