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.

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Allegaeon Premiere “Extremophiles (B)” Music Video

Allegaeon have premiered a new video for their new song “Extremophiles (B).” 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]

Allegaeon & Virvum Added To Ne Obliviscaris’ 2018 European Tour

Allegaeon and Virvum have been added to Ne Obliviscaris’ upcoming European tour. Check out the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/25 Dublin, IRE – Voodoo Lounge
03/27 Glasgow, UK – Audio
03/28 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
03/29 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/30 London, UK – The Dome
03/31 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
04/01 Cologne, GER – MTC
04/02 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
04/04 Munich, GER – Backstage
04/05 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
04/06 Hamburg, GER – Headcrash
04/08 Gothenburg, SWE – Sticky Fingers
04/09 Oslo, NOR – Bla
04/10 Stockholm, SWE – Fryhuset Klubben
04/12 Helsinki, FIN – Nosturi
04/13 Tallinn, EST – Tapper
04/14 Vilnius, LIT – Rock River Club
04/16 Poznan, POL – Pod Minoga
04/17 Bielsko Biala, POL – Rudeboy Club
04/18 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
04/19 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
04/20 Brno, CZE – Melodka
04/21 Vienna, AUT – Escape Metalcorner
04/22 Retorbido, ITA – Dagba Club
04/23 Baden, SWI – Kulturlokal Werkk
04/26 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz 2
04/27 Madrid, SPA – Nazca
04/29 Nantes, FRA – Ferailleur
05/01 Paris, FRA – Gibus
05/02 Nancy, FRA – L’Autre Canal

Allegaeon Release Cover Of Rush’s “Animate”

Allegaeon have released a cover of Rush’s “Animate,” which they recorded during the “Proponent For Sentience“ sessions. You can get that in digital outlets now. Greg Burgess commented:

“When we settled on Rush to cover during the ‘Proponent‘ sessions, I simply couldn’t pick which song to do. ‘Subdivisions‘ or ‘Animate.’ Both were favorites for me personally, and both were sort of ‘under the radar’ eg. not ‘Tom Sawyer‘ or ‘Spirit of the Radio.’ Where the original idea was to do a cover for a Japanese bonus track, we figured if we did both we could cover a special song for both the Japan AND Europe pressing.

Then the powers that be decided to just include ‘Subdivisions‘ on the album, and keep ‘Animate‘ in reserve for something. Jan 6th, 2018 is the only occurrence of the golden ratio in date form that will occur during our life time. So 1.6.18 seemed like the perfect date to release it in Allegaeon fashion.”

In other news, Allegaeon will hit Flatline Audio in March to begin recording their new album with producer Dave Otero.