Allegaeon have officially finished the recording process for their new album. The band tweeted the following about that:
Allegaeon have recruited Jeff Saltzman (Unflesh, Aversed) to track drums for their new album. The band will be working on that effort with producer Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Westminster, CO.
The group commented:
“Since the cancellation of our US headlining tour in April 2020, we have been hard at work writing a new album and now, one year later, we are ready to get into the studio to record it in preparation for release. Starting April 19th, we’ll be spending the following month at Flatline Audio in Denver, Colorado with our long-time engineer and good friend Dave Otero.
This album is a milestone in our career as a band for a lot of different reasons, and because of that, we want to share as much of the recording experience with you as possible. We’ll be making regular updates to our usual social media accounts, as well as exclusive live-streams and in-studio interviews via our Patreon (www.patreon.com/allegaeon), so be sure to follow and subscribe wherever you are able.
We are proud to announce that we will be joined in the studio by drummer Jeff Saltzman (Unflesh, Aversed) for the entirety of the recording process. Jeff’s creative input and remarkable skill behind the kit has been an invaluable asset to the band during the writing process of this newest album, and we are overjoyed to bring him into the fold. Watch his unique take on our song ‘Extremophiles (B)’ in the playthrough video below and give him a warm welcome.
Thank you for reading & for all of your continued support as we move forward collectively through 2021 and into a new era of Allegaeon.”
Allegaeon will be entering the studio in 11 days from now to begin the recording process for their new album. The band confirmed the news in the below tweet, while also sharing a preview of the new material:
Allegaeon have premiered a new video for their cover of John McCrae’s war poem “In Flanders Fields.” That track was recently released alongside a cover of Johann Sebastian Bach‘s “Concerto In D Minor.”
Greg Burgess commented:
“In 1915, Canadian poet and military doctor Major John McCrae lost one of his best friends to a German artillery shell, during the second battle of Ypres. Inspired by grief, McCrae began the first draft of ‘In Flanders Fields’. Three years afterwards, the poem had such an impact, people started honoring soldiers by wearing poppies on their lapels.
Being from the US, I was unaware of this poem and tradition, until we were on tour in Canada with NeObliviscaris in 2018. After being stranded by an ice storm in Ottawa, I was introduced to this poem and it struck a chord with me – inevitably this piece of the same name followed. As for the video – do we really need another classical video set in a beautiful place, having the performer with eyes closed perform? Probably not. Do we need a video where we have the juxtaposition of a classical guitarist in a beautiful place, while repping tech death? Survey says…why not!”
Allegaeon have released a cover of Wham!‘s “Last Christmas.“ The track features Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan and The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Trevor Strnad and you can find a video for it below. Allegaeon said the following:
“After the year we’ve all had, what better way to bring some holiday cheer than to listen to some death metal Wham! Put on your favorite sweater, curl up next to the fire with a gallon of egg nog, and enjoy our take on (b)Last Christmas. Stay safe this holiday season ❤”
Allegaeon have digitally released a new two-track single. The effort features covers of Johann Sebastian Bach‘s “Concerto In D Minor” and John McCrae’s war poem “In Flanders Fields.”
Greg Burgess commented:
“What can we say about J.S. Bach that hasn’t already been said? Musical genius? Greatest composer to ever walk the earth? It’s all been written before, so I’ll go to what he means to Allegaeon. I first heard this piece back in 2000, and it has been a dream of mine to arrange this piece for a metal band; it only took 20 years to make it a reality.
For anyone who has never worked on Bach before, the learning process is painstaking. Just when you think it’s a repeat of a section you’ve already learned, you’re suddenly in a new key, or there is a variation that totally throws a wrench in your muscle memory. In short, recording this piece was the most challenging thing I’ve ever attempted in this band. And I’m insanely proud of it. Crank it loud and get lost in it.”
Riley McShane added:
“Originally, these songs were part of the first draft track-listing of ‘Apoptosis‘. In fact, this alternate track-listing – including these two songs – ended up being the running order for the ‘Apoptosis‘ LP. However, over a year after the initial release, we decided to put the songs out in a digital format for everyone to enjoy, just in time for the holiday season. Who needs Trans-Siberian Orchestra when you have Allegaeon covering Bach?”
It looks like Allegaeon are working on a new album. The band confirmed the news in the below post:
Allegaeon have released a cover of Yes’ “Roundabout.” You can stream that and check out a behind the scenes video below:
Riley McShane commented:
“We’re very excited to release our rendition of ‘Roundabout‘ by YES from their 1971 album ‘Fragile‘. We have always been huge fans of progressive rock and all the genres that were birthed from that era of music – in this cover we try to showcase not only those influences, but also how we as individual musicians have been impacted by the music of yesteryear and how that impact has helped us to develop our own styles of playing.
We tracked this single with our good friend and long-time engineer Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO. Recording with Dave is always a treat, and this time we were fortunate enough to be joined in the studio by Metal Blade Records‘ Vince Edwards to document the experience with a hybrid, music video meets studio documentary film available for viewing here: https://youtu.be/coGYIrhz05o
Thank you all so much for listening, we hope to see you back on the road later this year and will keep you posted on any further developments in our world. Until then, stay tuned for live streams, Q&A, merch sales, and much more from the Allegaeon camp over the next few months. You rule, and thanks again.”
Allegaeon have postponed their spring tour with Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:
“In light of recent announcements made by the CDC, we are left with no other choice but to postpone The Terrestrial Takeover Tour. We apologize to everyone who was looking forward to seeing us and our friends in Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius. We are actively working on ways to fill the void left behind by this postponement and will update everyone as soon as we can organize an event that our fans & friends can take part in from a safer space. Take care of yourselves and stay tuned.”
Allegaeon have announced a spring headlining tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius.
04/09 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
04/10 Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s Live Music
04/11 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
04/12 Chicago, IL – Reggies
04/13 Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
04/14 Lakewood, OH – Phanyasy Concert Club
04/15 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
04/16 Providence, RI – Alchemy
04/17 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
04/18 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
04/19 Asheville, NC – The Mothlight
04/21 Ft. Worth, TX – Tomcasts West
04/22 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live!
04/23 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
04/24 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
04/25 Las Vegas, NV – Dive Bar
04/26 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go Go
04/27 Oakland, CA – Metro Opera House
04/28 Portland, OR – Star Lounge
04/29 Seattle, WA – Club Sur