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]