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]

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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.

Allegaeon Post Brief Snippet Of New Music

Allegaeon have posted a brief snippet of some new music that they’re working on. Check that out below:

Concert Review: Metal Blade Records’ 35th Anniversary Tour Feat. Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, & Necromancing The Stone In San Francisco, CA

Last night (March 10), I attended the Metal Blade Records 35th Anniversary Tour, feat. Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, and it was an awesome show!

The supergroup Necromancing The Stone opened up the show with their traditional brand of metal. They were a great opening band, who are worth checking out if you haven’t heard of them. The band’s music is like that of NWOBHM acts with some thrash and death elements mixed in, making them appealing to all types of metal fans. A highlight from their set was their performance of “The Siren’s Call.”

Allegaeon took the stage next for an energetic display of technical melodic death metal. Greg Burgess and Michael Stancel’s guitar work was a sight to see. On top of this, vocalist Riley McShane, who is still relatively new to the group, was also cool to see live with his powerful growls/screams. Highlights from their set include “Of Mind and Matrix” and “1.618.”

After Allegaeon, blackened death metallers Goatwhore came out to, as they say, “fuck [the crowd] with Satan.” They were definetly a contender to be considered the strongest act of the night. Between Sammy Duet’s unbelievable guitar shredding and Ben Falgoust’s vocals/stage banter they really put on a great show. Their whole set was basically a party, which was fitting considering Falgoust was celebrating his birthday, which happens to be today (March 11). Highlights from their set include “FBS,” “Baring Teeth For Revolt,” and “Apocalyptic Havoc.”

Goatwhore wrapped up their set, and made way for deathgrind legends Cattle Decapitation to destroy the stage. They were probably the most brutal band of the night, with frontman Travis Ryan being the main attraction of the group. His insane demonic growls and screams are just something you have to witness live, whether your a fan or not. There was so much intensity in their set, that the energy actually transferred to the crowd for the biggest circle pit of the night. If you’re a fan of extreme metal, you should go watch them live if you ever have a chance. Highlights from their set include “We Are Horrible People,” “Pacific Grim,” and “Forced Gender Reassignment.”

Then it was time for the headliners, deathcore masters Whitechapel. The band used dark lighting to create the perfect atmosphere for their music. This combined with frontman Phil Bozeman’s badass growls, and the band’s heavy riffs/sick breakdowns, made for one hell of a show. The group were also really energetic as well, and were able to keep the audience engaged throughout the night. As far as setlists go, they pretty much performed tracks spanning their whole catalog, offering a perfect balance of old and new. Highlights included their opening track “The Saw Is the Law,” “Our Endless War,” “I, Dementia,” “Mark Of The Blade,” and their encore “This Is Exile.”

Necromancing The Stone Added To Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, & Allegaeon 2017 Tour

Necromancing The Stone have been added to the Metal Blade Records 35th anniversary tour. As previously announced this trek will feature Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon.

Tour Dates:

02/22 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/23 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
02/24 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
02/25 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02/26 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
02/27 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
02/29 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
03/01 Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe @ Old National Centre
03/02 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
03/03 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
03/04 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
03/05 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
03/06 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
03/08 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theater
03/09 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
03/10 San Francisco, CA – The FIllmore
03/11 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
03/14 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
03/15 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
03/16 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues