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

Rescheduled Dates Announced For Rivers Of Nihil, Archspire, Allegaeon, Etc. European/UK Tour

The rescheduled dates have been revealed for the European/UK “Faces Of Death” tour. As previously reported, that trek will feature: Rivers Of Nihil, Archspire, Allegaeon, Black Crown Initiate, and To The Grave.

2022 Tour Dates:

11/11 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
11/12 Karlsruhe, GER – Die Stadtmitte
11/13 Milan, ITA – Slaughter Club
11/14 Aarau, SWI – Kiff
11/15 Munich, GER – backstage
11/16 Prague, CZE – Futurum
11/17 Vienna, AUT – Viper Room
11/18 Budapest, HUN – Durer Kert
11/19 Poznan, POL – U Bazyla
11/20 Dresden, GER – Puschkin
11/21 Berlin, GER – Hole44
11/22 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
11/23 Copenhagen, DEN – Stengade
11/24 Hamburg, GER – Logo
11/25 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
11/26 Bristol, UK – Thekla
11/27 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
11/28 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
11/29 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
11/30 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
12/01 Southampton, UK – The Loft
12/02 Paris, FRA – Gibus
12/03 Aarschot, BEL – De Klinker Club

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.”

Allegaeon To Begin Recording New Album This Month

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 Premiere “In Flanders Fields” Video

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 Cover Wham!‘s “Last Christmas“ With Cattle Decapitation‘s Travis Ryan And The Black Dahlia Murder‘s Trevor Strnad

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 ❤”

Rivers Of Nihil, Archspire, Allegaeon, Etc. Set For 2021 European/UK Faces Of Death Tour

Rivers Of Nihil, Archspire, Allegaeon, Black Crown Initiate, and To The Grave have been confirmed for next year’s Faces Of Death Tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/12 Bochum, Germany – Matrix
11/13 Munich, Germany – Backstage
11/14 Milan, Italy – Slaughter Club
11/15 Aarau, Switzerland – KiFF
11/16 Karlsruhe, Germany – Die Stadtmitte
11/17 Vienna, Austria – Viper Room
11/18 Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert
11/19 Dresden, Germany – Puschkin
11/20 Prague, Czech Republic – Nova Chmelnice
11/21 Poznan, Poland – U Bazyla
11/22 Hannover, Germany – Béi Chéz Heinz
11/23 Berlin, Germany – Hole44
11/24 Copenhagen, Denmark – Stengade
11/25 Hamburg, Germany – Logo
11/26 Aarschot, Belgium – De Klinker Club
11/27 London, UK – O2 Academy Islington
11/28 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
11/29 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
11/30 Bristol, UK – Thekla
12/01 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
12/02 Southampton, UK The Loft
12/03 Paris, France – Gibus
12/04 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Doornroosje

Allegaeon Release “Concerto In Dm” Digital Single

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?”