Coheed And Cambria have announced that drummer Josh Eppard has rejoined the band. Eppard left indefinitely in 2006 and has since been playing with Weerd Science, 3 and Terrible Things.
Eppard released the following statement:
"Life is odd. I think its fair to say that Coheed and Cambria while often mysterious, has always had a meaningful and honest relationship with it’s supporters. I thought it’d be appropriate at this time to address the people that keep the COCA universe alive and well and that’s you guys…the fans. The last 5 years was both a humbling learning experience and a heart breaking journey into darkness and eventually the light. I honestly never thought I’d see the day I would be reunited with my bandmates and lifelong friends. I regretted not being a part of Coheed from the day they moved on. Although many things were said in the early part of my first years without the band, I think its clear to those who know me that it was the byproduct of anger and disappointment -with myself. Claudio and Travis’s (and Mic’s) music has always spoke to me in a way that no other music did. I love them both dearly and missed them with all of my heart. After my time in Coheed, I eventually got clean and got real with myself. With the help of my loved ones I got back on my feet and that meant playing music again. I’d like to extend an enormous debt of gratitude to Fred Masherino who I played with in Terrible Things for the last 2 years. It’s no secret that with the damage I had done to my reputation, no one was taking any chances on me. Fred did and I thank him for that. He taught me so much about humility and reminded me of why I play music in the first place. That being said, it was always clear to me playing with anyone that it would never be the magic that I felt with Coheed. I can’t believe I get a chance to play for the best fans in the world again. Not many people get a chance to put back together the things they broke long ago. It’s good to be back. Welcome home indeed.
Thank you" – Josh