Allegaeon To Be Joined By Original Vocalist Ezra Haynes On Upcoming European/UK Tour

Original Allegaeon vocalist Ezra Haynes will be joining the band on their fall European/UK tour. He will be filling the void left by Riley McShane, who recently exited the group.

Allegaeon commented:

“With the departure of Riley McShane, we are thrilled to be joined by our former vocalist Ezra Haynes on our upcoming European tour alongside Rivers Of Nihil, Fallujah, Inferi, and Harbinger.

Ezra recorded and toured extensively with us on our first three albums, and we are so excited to tour with him once more.”

Haynes added:

“Going overseas and playing for Allegaeon fans has always been the piece missing out of my personal Allegaeon puzzle. A similar feeling to an unfinished task. It has been pretty surreal receiving this opportunity 7+ years after my much needed departure. I am very excited for this run and I hope I’m able to meet so many long-time Allegaeon fans. Thanks again to the boys for the opportunity! See ya out there!”

Vocalist Riley McShane Announces His Departure From Allegaeon

Vocalist Riley McShane has announced his departure from Allegaeon. A replacement has yet to be revealed.

McShane issued the following statement:

“I am no longer a member of the music project Allegaeon. I wish the remaining members nothing but the best in their careers – I have nothing but admiration & respect for their musical abilities.

To our fans – I’m sorry if this news causes heavy hearts in any of you. Allegaeon, however, has always been able to find new members with talent, creativity, and fire in their bellies. I’m sure whoever replaces me behind the microphone will take the band in a fantastic creative direction.

To the friends I’ve made along the way on this journey – you are loved so dearly and my gratitude for your support is immeasurable. I look forward to keeping in touch and staying close as always.

The rest of the band will still be touring in EU this November – make sure to buy a ticket, buy some merch, and support them & the rest of the bands however you can.

Thank you Allegaeon for the years. Good luck and be well.”

Allegaeon Premiere “Called Home” Music Video

Allegaeon have premiered a new video for their song “Called Home.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Damnum.” Guitarist Greg Burgess commented:

“Over the last few years people around the world have experienced immeasurable loss and grief. This song and this video is a representation of a personal experience. By sharing this story we hope that it brings some sense of peace to anyone who has shared in a similar experience, and to possibly throw a lifeline to someone out there who may be suffering. You are not alone.”

Allegaeon Announce U.S. Tour With Arkaik, Aenimus, & Summoning The Lich

Allegaeon have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Arkaik, Aenimus, and Summoning The Lich will open.

Tour Dates:

06/01 Los Angeles, CA – 1720 (feat. The Faceless, etc.) (no Arkaik and Summoning The Lich)
06/04 Anaheim, CA – Doll Hut
06/05 Mesa, AZ – Nile Underground
06/06 Santa Fe, NM – Tumbleroot Brewing
06/07 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
06/08 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
06/09 Houston, TX – White Oak Music hall
06/10 Baton Rouge, LA – Onyx Theater
06/11 Atlanta, GA – Boggs Social
06/12 Orlando, FL – The Haven
06/14 Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
06/15 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
06/16 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
06/17 Brooklyn, NY – The Meadows
06/18 Manchester, NH – Jewel Nightclub
06/19 Pittsburgh, PA – The Crafthouse
06/20 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
06/21 Chicago, IL – Reggies
06/22 St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
06/23 Iowa City, IA – Wildwood
06/24 Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
06/25 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
06/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
06/28 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
06/29 Portland, OR – Dante’s
06/30 Cupertino, CA – The X Bar
07/01 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewing District

Allegaeon Premiere “Of Beasts And Worms” Music Video

Allegaeon have premiered a new video for their new song “Of Beasts And Worms.” This track is from the band’s new album “Damnum,” which will be released on February 25.

Riley McShane commented:

“This newest single ‘Of Beasts And Worms‘ is about finding a place of inner quiet, a safe haven to explore your thoughts and escape from the anxieties of your life. This lyrical intention is paired with a depiction of disparity and tiredness with the world around you and the stressors that contribute to the deafening silence of the mundane.

In the music video, we showcase a more physical – and graphic – display of this thought process where the escape from the daily grind is manifested into a willing self-sacrifice. Though a dramatization, this concept of sacrifice to find your own personal peace can be applied to something less tangible and played an important role in my own process while writing the lyrics for Damnum. Thank you for watching and listening, we hope you enjoy it.”

Allegaeon Premiere “Into Embers” Music Video

Allegaeon have premiered a new video for their new song “Into Embers.” This track is from the band’s new album “Damnum,” which will be released on February 25.

Vocalist Riley McShane said the following about the song:

“As an introduction to our new album, ‘Damnum‘, we are thrilled to present ‘Into Embers‘. This song embodies the dark and fitful nature of this album by bringing to the table elements of ourselves as a band and as individual musicians that we have been waiting to share with you all for a long, long time. As always, we are excited for our listeners to join us as we step forward into new landscapes – continuing to push the boundaries of our music further and further – and we are eager to experience the unveiling of ‘Damnum‘ together over these next few months.”

He also added the following about the album:

“My hope with these lyrics is to have them be relatable to listeners and show them that they’re not alone when they’re experiencing the gamut of negative emotions – someone else is out there feeling the same way.”

“Damnum” Track Listing:

01. “Bastards Of The Earth”
02. “Of Beasts And Worms”
03. “Into Embers”
04. “To Carry My Grief Through Torpor And Silence”
05. “Vermin”
06. “Called Home”
07. “Blight”
08. “The Dopamine Void Pt. 1”
09. “The Dopamine Void Pt. 2”
10. “Saturnine”
11. “In Mourning”
12. “Only Loss”

Omnium Gatherum Announce North American Tour With Allegaeon & Black Crown Initiate

Omnium Gatherum have announced a North American tour in support of their new album “Origin“ (out November 5). Allegaeon and Black Crown Initiate will open.

Tour Dates:

02/26 Brooklyn, NY – The Kingsland
02/27 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
02/28 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
03/01 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
03/02 Orlando, FL – The Haven
03/04 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live!
03/05 Houston, TX – Satellite Bar
03/06 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
03/08 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
03/09 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
03/10 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
03/11 San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
03/12 Los Angeles, CA – Catch One @ Jewel
03/13 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
03/14 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
03/15 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
03/16 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
03/18 Calgary, AB – Dickens
03/19 Regina, SK – The Exchange
03/20 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
03/21 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
03/22 Madison, WI – The Crucible
03/23 Chicago, IL – Reggies
03/24 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
03/25 Montreal, QC – The Ritz
03/26 Quebec City, QC – Source de la Martiniere
03/27 Boston, MA – Middle East Downstairs

Allegaeon Finish Recording New Album

Allegaeon have officially finished the recording process for their new album. The band tweeted the following about that:

Allegaeon Recruit Drummer Jeff Saltzman For New Album

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.”