Allegaeon Announce July Dates With Exmortus & Reaping Asmodeia

Allegaeon have announced some July shows with Exmortus and Reaping Asmodeia. Here’s the dates:

07/06 Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
07/07 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
07/09 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
07/10 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
07/13 Lafayette, IN – North End Pub
07/14 Chicago, IL – Reggies

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Allegaeon Premiere New Video For “Colors Of The Currents” Feat. Christina Sandsengen

Allegaeon have premiered a new video for their song “Colors Of The Currents.” This track features Christina Sandsengen and it appears on the band’s latest album “Apoptosis.“

Guitarist Greg Burgess commented:

“As long-time fans know, I love putting classical guitar tracks on Allegaeon records. The reason is twofold: first I want to give the listeners a chance to catch their breath. Ear fatigue when listening to extreme music is an unfortunate side effect. Secondly is to promote the instrument itself, and my love of classical music.

The “Colors of the Currents” is my first foray into duet composition. Its conception was the result of being recognized by the classical community for my work in Allegaeon. This was both shocking and humbling for me. Having works played alongside the likes of Bach at doctoral recitals seemed like goals from a life I thought I left behind when I decided to devote my life to Allegaeon.

For the “Colors of the Currents,” I had the honor of performing with the venerable Christina Sandsengen from Oslo, Norway. Her album “Shades and Contrasts” caught my attention while on the US leg of our tour with Ne Obliviscaris. Her interpretations, use of dynamics and colors, are all laudable, and what I strive to achieve in my own playing. They are heartfelt, moving, and quite frankly an amazing example of the emotional range of the instrument.

The piece itself was composed knowing that it would be paired with “Tsunami and Submergence.” I wanted to capture the feeling of water moving around the listener. As currents in real life ebb and flow so does the intensity of the piece. The idea to separate the tracks “Tsunami and Submergence” from the “Colors of the Currents” was made right before we went into the studio, for ease of the listener to navigate where they wish on the album.”

Allegaeon Share Guitar Playthrough Video For New Song “Exothermic Chemical Combustion”

Allegaeon have shared a guitar playthrough video for their new song “Exothermic Chemical Combustion.” This track is from the band’s new album “Apoptosis,“ which will be released on April 19.

Allegaeon To Release New Album “Apoptosis” In April, Premiere “Stellar Tidal Disruption” Video

Allegaeon have announced that their new album “Apoptosis” will be released on April 19 via Metal Blade Records. The effort, which was recorded with producer Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO, will be the band’s first with bassist Brandon Michael. A video for the first single, “Stellar Tidal Disruption,” can be found below:

Guitarist Michael Stancel said the following about the album:

“On this record, I was more open to new ideas that we might not have used in past. Rather than deleting something because ‘it’s not Allegaeon-y enough’, I would take a step back and see if that idea fit the song and decide if it was worth keeping. With that mentality came some of my favorite songs, because I was less worried about if it fit into our old sound.”

Vocalist Riley McShane continued:

“Thematically, this record is all about contrast, and the music reflects that perfectly. The vocals are heavier than ever, but there are also more clean sections. The drums are faster than ever but also more dynamic, and the guitar playing is lower and slower than on most previous albums, but also provides long, melodic and beautiful sections throughout.”

“Apoptosis” Track Listing:

01. “Parthenogenesis”
02. “Interphase // Meiosis”
03. “Extremophiles (B)”
04. “The Secular Age”
05. “Exothermic Chemical Combustion”
06. “Extremophiles (A)”
07. “Metaphobia”
08. “Tsunami and Submergence”
09. “Colors of the Currents” (feat. Christina Sandsengen)
10. “Stellar Tidal Disruption”
11. “Apoptosis”

Allegaeon Plan To Release New Album “Apoptosis” This Fall

During an interview on “The Metal Teddy Bear Experience” for 90.3 WMSC, Riley McShane revealed that Allegaeon’s new album will be called “Apoptosis.” The band are planning to release the effort in October and it is expected to feature 13 tracks.

McShane said the following about the album:

“It has themes. The title of the album, Apoptosis is the scientific term for when cells systematically die to have new cells come in and replace them. It’s often seen in just regular growth of tissue and growth of organic materials. So growth is really the theme of the album.

We feel that between ‘Proponent For Sentience and this record, Proponent For Sentience‘ was my first record with Allegaeon, ‘Apoptosis‘ is going to be Brandon Michael or Boo-Boo Money, our new bass player, that’s going to be his new, his first record. I think that as we continue to play and grow we just…grow, y’know?

We just keep getting better and better and the music really shows and I really wanted to tie that into the lyrical concept, still keeping things scientific, showing how death leads to new life in a lot of different ways, whether it’s through how forest fires do that kind of stuff or whether it’s for certain types of cellular adaptations and all that stuff.

But there’s is also a few songs on there that are a little more geared towards social constructs and growing as people and growing as artists and growing as a society. It’s a little bit deeper, I’d say, lyrical themes that have been on previous Allegaeon records but I think that’s just another way that we’re showing that we’re growing.”

[via The PRP]