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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."
The Colorado natives in Allegaeon will be giving fans one last chance to see them live before they return to the studio to record their third full-length album.
The tour is scheduled to begin on December 1st and concludes on December 21st, with dates throughout Texas, the west coast, and the Pacific Northwest.
Additionally, Allegaeon is happy to announce that guitarist Michael Stancel will be joining the band full time. While in writing mode, Stancel and Allegaeon have been collaborating on new songs. Allegaeon vocalist Ezra Haynes comments on the addition of Stancel to the lineup:
"I'm more than pleased with some of the big changes happening in the Allegaeon camp. We'll be hitting the road this December with our newest addition to the Allegaeon family, Michael Stancel. He filled in for the recently departed Ryan Glisan on our last tour and within just a few shows we knew he was our guy. He has a great head on his shoulders, shares the same interest in the dumb pop music we listen to, shreds like a beast and is ONLY 19 years old! We look forward to forging a great relationship with Michael and can't wait for the rest of the world to hear the final product." More...
Allegaeon has posted a performance demonstration video for the track "Secrets Of The Sequence," which appears on the latest album "Formshifter" (see our review over here).
The video features guitarist Greg Burgess and bassist Corey Archuleta. Check it out below.
Charlotte, NC's Wretched will be embarking on a headlining tour of the eastern and central U.S. this August. Joining the band on tour will be Metal Blade artists Abiotic, Allegaeon, and Rivers of Nihil.
The tour will begin on August 2nd in Winston-Salem, NC, and wraps up on August 31st in Lake Worth, FL. Wretched's latest album, "The Exodus of Autonomy," is available now via Victory Records.
08/02 Winson-Salem, NC Ziggy's Winston, Inc.
08/03 Newark, DE Mojo Main
08/04 Jeannete, PA Gators
08/06 Trenton , NJ Championships
08/07 Atco, NJ Devlin's Irish Pub
08/08 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
08/09 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
08/10 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
08/11 Westland, MI The Token Lounge
08/13 Joliet, IL Mojoes
08/14 Portage, IN Camelot Hall
08/17 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theater - Studio B
08/19 St. Louis, MO Fubar
08/20 Oklahoma City, OK The Chameleon Room
08/21 Houston, TX Scout Bar
08/22 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
08/23 Austin, TX Dirty Dog Bar
08/24 Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West
08/25 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall
08/26 Nashville, TN Exit/In
08/28 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
08/29 Destin, FL Club LA
08/30 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit
08/31 Lake Worth, FL The Speakesy More...
The latest round of bands confirmed to storm the stage at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV has today been announced. The fresh additions to the brutal three-day event include Alleageon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill and Dark Sermon, as well as Baltimore hardcore squad Trapped Under Ice and New Jersey’s renowned explosive tech metal practitioners The Dillinger Escape Plan.
A tour based around the fest has also been created by MassConcerts, something they’ve done for the past four years. Dubbed Mission Quest to Metal Fest, the trek was formed in order to help a few of the bands get to and from NEMHF this year. This year the tour unifies Expire, Alpha & Omega, Power Trip, Twitching Tongues, and Antagonist A.D. on a ten-date assault leading up to their individual performances at the festival.
Stated promoter Scott Lee on the formation of this built-in tour: “We are really proud of this year’s lineup, and to bring these bands together leading up to it. The tour includes Expire who played last year, California powerhouse Alpha & Omega, Power Trip who is an up-and-coming hardcore band from Texas, and Twitching Tongues. We're also very excited to have Antagonist A.D. from New Zealand; they are the band coming from the farthest away for the fest. Pretty happy to have them; we love putting foreign bands on the bill!” More...
Allegaeon is in the final stages of preparing for a U.S. tour with Job for a Cowboy. In celebration of The End of the World Tour, Allegaeon has partnered with Jackson Guitars and Guitar World to give away a brand new 7-string Jackson Soloist SLATXMGQ3-7. Several runners-up will receive copies of Allegaeon's new album, "Formshifter." Enter to win on GuitarWorld.com and check out the demo video for the Soloist model at Jacksonguitars.com.
Earlier this year, Allegaeon released a DIY video for the song "A Path Disclosed," which can be seen below. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follow:
12/04 Maplewood, MO Jumping Jupiter
12/05 Columbus, OH Kobo w/ I Declare War
with Job for a Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, I Declare War and Legion
12/06 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
12/07 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
12/08 Buffalo, NY Soundlab
12/10 Hartford, CT Webster Underground*
12/11 Rockville Center, NY Vibe Lounge*
12/12 Trenton, NJ Championships*
12/13 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
12/14 New York City, NY Knitting Factory
12/15 Worcester, MA Palladium
12/16 Albany, NY Bogie's
12/17 Allentown, PA Maingate Nightclub
12/18 Frederick, MD Café 611
12/19 Owingskille, KY The AG Center w/ I Declare War
12/20 Mishawaka, IN Wander Inn*
12/21 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom*
12/22 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre*
* headline show not part of JFAC tour More...
Colorado metal act, Allegaeon, recently performed at Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins, CO on August 11th. Allegaeon stands as the first metal band to ever be asked to perform at the annual festival.
Allegaeon made the most of their day by filming a video for the song "A Path Disclosed," taken from the band's most recent album, "Formshifter." The video, which includes behind-the-scenes, as well as plenty of live footage, can be seen below courtesy of BlankTV.
Guitarist Ryan Glisan comments, "We are beyond honored to be the first metal band that has ever been asked to play New West Fest and hope that it opens the doors to have more in the future, the show was a blast and the crowd was amazing, it was a treat. Also, we shot some footage for a live style music video, which is 'A Path Disclosed' from 'Formshifter.' Enjoy!" More...
Colorado metal act Allegaeon performed at Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins, CO on August 11th. The group stands as the first metal band to ever be asked to perform at the annual festival, a fact which was highlighted on the fest's website here.
Allegaeon made the most of the day by filming a video for the song "A Path Disclosed," taken from the band's most recent album, "Formshifter." A teaser for the video, which also includes behind the scenes footage, can be viewed below.
Guitarist Ryan Glisan comments: "We are beyond honored to be the first metal band that has ever been asked to play New West Fest and hope that it opens the doors to have more in the future, the show was a blast and the crowd was amazing, it was a treat. Also, we shot some footage for an upcoming live style music video, here's a little teaser that pretty much sums up what it's like to hang out with Allegaeon for a day." More...
Colorado melodic death metal band Allegaeon posted up a guitar demonstration video featuring guitarists Greg Burgess and Ryan Glisanthe performing the track "Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst." The song is from the band's latest LP "Formshifter," which is available now through Metal Blade Records (see Metal Underground's review at this location).
Check out the video here:
Allegaeon's second full-length album, "Formshifter," has significantly out-performed its predecessor and reached #29 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #99 on the Top Hard Music Albums. You can check out Metalunderground.com's review of the album at this location.
Guitarist Ryan Glisan comments on the achievement: "We here at the Allegaeon camp are beyond excited and frankly a little humbled at the response from the metal community in support of our new album.
"It's rare this day in age for people to purchase 'any' music and the fact that so many people have bought our album this first week is incredibly reassuring for a new band and just shows how truly amazing our fans are. So a very huge thank you to everyone who supports music and supports us, thank you." More...
Allegaeon has completed a lyric video for "Behold (God I Am)" from the band's latest album, "Formshifter" (reviewed here). The video, which was animated by Josh Knoff, features elements from the "Formshifter" cover art. Check out the video below.
In January 2012, Allegaeon traveled to Southern California and entered Lambesis Studios with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Impending Doom, Carnifex, Winds of Plague) to record "Formshifter."
The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:
05/17 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
05/18 Ft. Collins, CO Hodi's Half Note
07/28 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Operahouse w/ Decrepit Birth - B.A.M.F. More...