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Below is our complete Allegaeon news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Allegaeon just completed over a month's worth of touring with label mates Act of Defiance, which featured Riley McShane on the microphone for his first full tour with the band. He was filling in following the departure of Ezra Haynes back in October.
Upon returning home, Allegaeon is prepared to announce McShane as the band's new permanent vocalist. Riley has become a permanent member just in time for the band to begin work on their new album.
Guitarist Greg Burgess comments: "We are extremely excited to officially announce Riley McShane as the permanent vocalist of Allegaeon. For those who have come to see us on the last two tours, I'm sure this will come as no surprise; his past work with Son Of Aurelius, Inanimate Existence, and Continuum speaks loudly as to who the man is as a musician and what kind of weapons he brings to the band. As a long time friend, and being a huge fan of his vocal abilities, this is very exciting for us. New blood is always a great catalyst for creativity, and to bring in a musician of his caliber has been nothing short of awesome. Not only has he been a perfect fit for the group personality-wise, but has also provided us with an array of new vocal techniques to use at our disposal. So, Riley, welcome! All Hail Science!"
Updates on new material from Allegaeon will be available later this winter. "Elements of the Infinite," the band's most recent effort, cracked the Billboard Charts and debuted at #25 on the Hard Music Chart. More...
Allegaeon just issued the following announcement online about splitting with vocalist Ezra Haynes before heading out on tour:
"It is with a heavy heart that we announce that we have parted ways with our vocalist and brother Ezra Haynes. Lineup changes suck for the fans, and even more so for the band. He is still a very dear friend to us and we wish him the best with his future projects.
"That being said we're very excited to embark on this tour with Act Of Defiance. Our good friend Riley McShane (Son of Aurelius/Inanimate Existence/Continuum) will be filling in on tour. As always come rage with us!!! HAIL SCIENCE!"
Ezra had this to say: "Hi there luvs, There is no easy way to say this: I am no longer a member of Allegaeon. At the moment there are some things that require my full undivided attention. With that being said, I wish Stancey pants, Greggoroth, B-Park the marksman (You guys better start calling him that) and Coco Malone the best of luck and great success, they deserve it more than anyone I know! The most important thing to me is that the fans understand truly how much I love and adore them. I’ve met literally thousands of amazing human beings over the last 7 years. You guys and gals are incredible and thank you for your ongoing support!
"Will I continue music in the future? Most definitely, I am looking for projects, so feel free to contact me. Please be sure to catch Allegaeon on their upcoming tour with Act of Defiance, I can tell you from 1st hand experience that this will be one of the best live shows of 2015. On that note: #AllHailScience and most importantly... #AllHailMegatron!" More...
Act Of Defiance's scathing debut "Birth and The Burial" is out now on Metal Blade Records, and the band will soon embark on its first-ever national tour, co-headlining with Allageaon starting on October 22, 2015.
With a hefty resumé that chronicles time spent riffing and shredding in Jag Panzer, Nevermore, and a seven-year stint in Megadeth, Chris Broderick’s pedigree speaks for itself. Furthermore, joined by powerhouse drummer - and fellow Megadeth alumnus and former Eidolon drummer - Shawn Drover, bassist Matt Bachand (Shadows Fall) and vocalist Henry Derek (ex-Scar The Martyr), the band is a truly formidable metallic behemoth.
10/22 Las Vegas, NC – Count’s Vamp’d
10/23 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
10/24 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/25 Pomona, CA – Glass House
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT – Area 51
10/30 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
10/31 Merriam, KS – Aftershock
11/01 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
11/03 Danville, IL – Vintage Villains
11/04 Chicago, IL – Double Door
11/05 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
11/06 Lakefield, OH – The Foundry
11/09 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
11/11 Montreal, QC – Petit Campus
11/13 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
11/14 Holyoke, MA – Waterfront Tavern
11/15 Providence, RI – Providence Metal Fest More...
Metalsucks.net's South By South Death showcase featured guitar shredders. Tech death bands Archspire and Allegaeon were in full force, but before they hammered out their first blast beats, a different kind of shredder took the stage. Myrone is a one-man guitar virtuoso hailing out of Los Angeles, California. The sole member of Myrone was similar to Buckethead in that he wore a mask. Many of the long notes he held was reminiscent of Joe Satriani. He later admitted to me that Satriani is a major influence. He played his guitar over top of ‘80s style keyboard samples, which were part of a soundtrack to a video game.
Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...
MetalSucks has announced the fifth annual South By South Death event, a SXSW showcase taking place in Austin, TX.
This year MetalSucks is teaming up with WSOU to present the showcase. Says WSOU program director Rohit Ravi: “WSOU is extremely excited to be returning to Austin for SXSW. As one of the premiere metal stations in the USA we could not be happier to partner with MetalSucks to present the heaviest show in Austin!”
The lineup includes Archspire, Elder, Allegaeon, Byzantine, and Fallujah comprise the meat n’ potatoes of the bill, while Norma Jean comes back for a second South by South Death appearance to headline, and #softshred pioneer Myrone will get the party started.
The action takes place on Wednesday, March 18th at The Dirty Dog in Austin, TX starting at 7pm. SXSW badge holders and wristbands will be let in for free, and there will be a limited number of tickets available to the general public at the door the day of the show only, so make sure you get there early. More...
Colorado's Allegaeon will be back on the road in March with appearances at SXSW, Texas Independence Fest, and the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival.
The "Get Rekt" tour begins on March 18th, and all of the currently confirmed dates can be found in the list below.
The dates are part of Allegaeon's continuing campaign in support of "Elements of the Infinite" (reviewed here).
03/18 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar - SXSW
Tour w/ Product of Hate
03/21 Tucson, AZ The Rock
03/22 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
03/23 Las Vegas, NV Adrenaline Sports Lounge
03/24 Van Nuys, CA White Oak Music Hall
03/25 Bakersfield, CA Jerry's Pizza
03/26 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
03/27 Reno, NV Jub Jub's Thirst Parlor
03/28 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
03/29 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
04/04 Ottawa, ON Maverick's
04/06 Cleveland, OH The Agora Theatre w/ The Agonist
04/07 Joliet, IL Mojoe's w/ The Agonist
04/08 Merriam, KS Aftershock
04/10 Dallas, TX Curtain Club
04/11 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
04/12 Austin, TX Empire Control Room and Garage - Texas Independence Festival
04/14 St. Louis, MO Fubar w/ The Agonist
04/15 Indianapolis, IN Emerson Theater w/ The Agonist
04/16 Westland, MI The Token Lounge w/ The Agonist
04/17 Clifton Park, NY Trickshots w/ The Agonist
04/18 Worcester, MA The Palladium - New England Metal and Hardcore Festival More...
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival today announces additional acts for the 2015 edition: The Red Chord, Allegaeon, Rivers of Nihil, Overcast, and more. This year's edition takes place at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on April 17th, 18th, and 19th.
Headliners already announced include Testament, Between The Buried and Me, and Motionless In White. The currently revealed lineup is as follows:
Friday April 17th
Between The Buried And Me
The Red Chord
The Atlas Moth
Allegaeon has launched a brand new video for "Threshold of Perception" from the band's most recent album, "Elements of the Infinite" (reviewed here).
The group filmed and edited the video, with vocalist Ezra Haynes serving as the clip's director. Allegaeon shot the clip while in between recent tours with Chimaira and Arsis. Check it out below, thanks to Loudwire.com. More...
Allegaeon issued this brief announcement earlier today about being stranded on the road when the band's van broke down:
"Hey there ladies and gents. We are currently stranded in Junction, Texas. Our van (Veronica) has finally called it quits. We're looking to solve the issue but that requires money. If feasible, feel free to donate to our PayPal account so we can get back on the road. Our PayPal account is under firstname.lastname@example.org. We still have over a month of touring left. We love you guys and thank you!"
The group has now also posted this update via Facebook: "Thank you everyone that's donated to our van crisis today. You all rule worlds. Some of you quite frankly caused our jaws to drop. We're still stranded, but hopefully we've figured some stuff out with the help of our friend Pamela Trepanier. Fingers crossed we make tomorrows show."
Metalsucks is presenting the "A Decade of Guilt" North American tour featuring Arsis, Allegaeon, and Exmortus. James Malone from Arsis comments:
"10 years ago I was a full time college student that was given an opportunity. The musical project that I had been working on 'for fun' on breaks from school was asked to record a full length album for a small independent record label.
"I had no idea at the time what the response would be to the album, or if there would be any response at all. Almost as soon as the album was released, much to my surprise, we were getting attention from around the world and my life was forever changed.
"That album was called A Celebration of Guilt and myself and everyone in Arsis, would like to celebrate it's 10 year anniversary by playing the album...in it's entirety...on tour. Many of songs have not been played live in years, if ever. Here's to a decade of guilt and METAL!!!" More...
Allegaeon's new album "Elements of the Infinite" (reviewed here) was released last Tuesday in North America on Metal Blade Records.
For the first time ever Allegaeon cracked the Billboard Charts and Canadian Charts with this release. "Elements of the Infinite" came in at #25 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart, #31 on the Canadian Hard Rock Charts and #141 on the Canadian digital music charts.
On the day of release in Canada, the album was #1 on iTunes Metal Chart, #6 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #38 on the iTunes Top 200 Current Album Chart. In the US, the album peaked at #3 on the iTunes Metal Chart.
Guitarist Greg Burgess commented on the debuts: "This morning we awoke to find out our charting position for Elements of the Infinite. If someone told me 10 years ago, that I'd be typing this, playing in a death metal band, especially one with a mascot who wears a frickin' wolfs head for a hat, I would've had you locked up. They say with hard works comes rewards, I say with hard work and amazing fans comes rewards. This is a huge win for our Allegaeon and our Legion!" More...
Colorado technical death act Allegaeon posted a performance play through video featuring the new track "Dyson Sphere."
The song appears on the latest album "Elements of the Infinite," which was just released yesterday via Metal Blade Records (see review here).
Check out the clip here:
Each week we check in with metal musicians from across planet Earth to get their best pit stories.
This week we asked guitarist Greg Burgess of Allegaeon for his most memorable story from a live show, and this is what he had to say:
Oh man best our Allegaeon pit story... We were playing outside of San Francisco. During our last song "Accelerated Evolution" the crowd charged the stage and circle pitted around us while we were playing. After the show a dude comes up to us in his boxers saying, "I lost my pants in the pit." Awesome.
From teeth to prosthetic legs there's a lot a metal fan can find himself missing after moshing - what's the worst thing YOU'VE lost in the pit? Let us know in the comments section below!
Allegaeon's new album "Elements of the Infinite" (reviewed here) will be released on June 24th, 2014 in North America and today the band releases a new video clip for the song "Our Cosmic Casket." Check it out below, courtesy of GuitarWorld.com.
Beginning today the second track from Allegaeon's "Elements of the Infinite," entitled "Threshold of Perception," is available for streaming below, courtesy of Metal Sucks.
Guitarist Greg Burgess speaks about the track: "This song took me literally forever to 'get right.' I give Joe Ferris loads of credit for putting up with my nitpicking on the intro. "I want that choir bigger in the D Major section!" We should've knocked up T-Shirts for that part. Dude took my crap midi sketch and made it come alive. Other than that this is a pretty straight forward thrash tune, with a few polyrhythms thrown in to drive Mike and Brandon nuts."
"Elements of the Infinite" will be released on June 24th, 2014 in North America, June 23rd in the UK/Europe, and June 20th in the European G|A|S territories. The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014.
In support of new album "Elements of the Infinite," Allegaeon will be hitting the road this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of "The Artery Metal Tour." Dates are available after the jump. More...
Allegaeon will be hitting the road this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of "The Artery Metal Tour."
The tour begins August 5th in Joliet, IL and runs through August 30th in Oklahoma City, OK. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets for the tour will be available at this location.
Allegaeon will be touring in support of new album "Elements of the Infinite," due for release on June 24th, 2014 in North America, and June 23rd in the UK/Europe. Catch the band live: More...
With change comes new ideas, and "Elements of The Infinite" is the culmination of a flurry of new ideas within Allegaeon.
To give fans more of an insight into the album, Metal Blade has created a series of Lyric description/audio teasers for each song from "Elements of the Infinite." Each brief segment will feature a clip of music from every song on the record, and a description of the track from vocalist Ezra Haynes. Today the first segment in the series covering the opening song on the album, "Threshold of Perception," is available via the band's Facebook profile here.
"Elements of the Infinite" will be released on June 24th, 2014 in North America, and June 23rd in the UK/Europe. "Elements of the Infinite" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado earlier this year. The track listing is as follows:
1. Threshold of Perception
2. Tyrants of the Terrestrial Exodus
3. Dyson Sphere
4. The Phylogenesis Stretch
5. 1.618 (available for streaming right here)
6. Gravimetric Time Dilation
7. Our Cosmic Casket
8. Biomech II
9. Through Ages of Ice - Otzi's Curse
10. Genocide for Praise - Vals for the Vitruvian Man
With change comes new ideas, and "Elements of The Infinite" is the culmination of a flurry of new ideas within Allegaeon. It is, in essence, an album with a chip on its shoulder, a point to prove, and a big step out of the shadows from its predecessor.
With two new members, the band is in a very different place than its ever been, and the music reflects that. Guitarist Greg Burgess adds: "It is material that stays true to where we've come from, while exploring some new territory. We've had the opportunity to do some things we've wanted to from the beginning, but haven't been able to until now. We're very proud of this record, hopefully it will live up to what our fans have come to expect from us."
"Elements of the Infinite" will be released on June 24th, 2014 in North America, and a video for the new song "1.618" can be seen below. Guitarist Greg Burgess commented on the video:
"The 1.618 video is quite a departure from what Allegaeon has done in the past. For our music, lyrically speaking; it's been really hard for us to come up with story lines to capture what Ezra was singing about. So in the end we always ended up just having performance videos. This video is more like us hanging out and having fun, a reflection of our personalities, and well... poking fun at ourselves for the lack of success we've had with the music video medium."
After having spent some time in drummer-limbo, the band enlisted Brandon Park as a new permanent drummer in 2013. Additionally, the departure of Ryan Glisan led to the addition of guitarist Michael Stancel. More...
Colorado-based metal act Allegaeon has entered the recording studio, once again returning to Flatline Audio with producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage).
This is third time the band has worked with Otero, who previously worked with on the Allegaeon's self-titled EP and then Metal Blade debut, "Fragments of Form and Function."
New music and art will be made available as they are finalized, and fans can keep up with the band's updates from the studio at Facebook here. The band will also be streaming live video chats throughout the recording process via YouTube, so check back for updates!
Guitarist Greg Burgess comments: "We here in the Allegaeon camp are very excited to begin the process of putting our new record to tape. Returning to Flatline Audio with our friend and producer Dave Otero feels like we've come back home. With our newest additions of guitarist Michael Stancel, and drummer Brandon Park, we're embarking on our most ambitious album to date."
Bassist Corey Archuleta adds: "Allegaeon is a new machine…a better one. And finally, we are doing a new record. Not only are there the 'million note a minute songs,' there are new grooves and great pieces fantastically put together by Burgess and Stancel. Hearty and robust symphonic compositions by Joe Ferris also accompany the album--and are beyond awesome. As 50% of the rhythm section, I am also beyond happy that Brandon Park is my other half on this album."