In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 is the second studio album by progressive rock quartet Coheed and Cambria. It was released on October 7, 2003 through Equal Vision Records. It was recorded at Applehead Recording, Woodstock, New York and produced by Michael Birnbaum and Chris Bittner.
The album is the third installment (but second album released) of a predicted tetralogy about the ongoing saga of the Keywork in The Amory Wars. The Amory Wars is also the name of the graphic novel series written by lead singer Claudio Sanchez that details the events foretold in greater detail. There are two notable singles on this album: "A Favor House Atlantic" and "Blood Red Summer".
The album peaked at #52 on the Billboard 200 and has sold over 500,000 copies and is RIAA certified Gold. Entertainment Weekly described it has being one of the top five key albums in the new prog genre.
In January 2006 Vitamin Records released a string quartet tribute record to In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3.
Ten years after the "...Turbine Blade", son Claudio emerges from the depths of Shylos Ten, the Fence's "quiet" planet where the Red Army performs its brutal interrogations and imprisonments. In finding out that his entire family has been murdered, Claudio begins his quest for vendetta. His foes, Supreme Tri Mage Wilhelm Ryan and General Mayo Deftinwolf sense that he is still alive and holds special powers. They know they must stop him before he defeats them. Meanwhile, Inferno (Jesse Kilgannon) takes up arms against the Red Army (“Man your Battlestations”) in an effort to seek the same kind of vengeance on him. In Claudio’s re-emergence he teams up with Ambellina, the Prise who is cast out by her peers and forced to be his guide. The pair along with Sizer, a disassembled IRO-bot, seek out Inferno to find answers as to why his family were killed, but their plans take an unexpected turn in a ship called the Camper Velourium, and a freighter pilot named Al the Killer.Claudio has stated that the new Amory Wars series, illustrated by Gus Vasquez, will cover In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 in its entirety.
Notes: It is debated whether tracks 7-9 are titled "The Camper Velourium" or "The Velourium Camper." The official website, the original CD, and most websites list the tracks as "Velourium Camper," but the re-released CD case says "Camper Velourium." Claudio referred to the ship that the tracks are based on as the Camper Velourium (in a Metal Hammer Magazine interview) so that is assumed to be the proper name of the songs as well. "21:13" is track 23 on the CD, following tracks 12-22, collectively known as "A Lot of Nothing I-XI."
Like its predecessor, "The Second Stage Turbine Blade", at the end of "The Light and the Glass", "The Ring in Return" can be heard, this time played on a glockenspiel, bringing the song's length to 9:39. There are also many other "flashbacks" to The Second Stage Turbine Blade and their songs. In "21:13", there is a short segment that starts at the 5:46 mark that uses the same music as "Time Consumer" from the previous album. Also, "21:13" ends with the ominous secret track "IRO-Bot" with more electric guitar parts added.
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