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The best thing I have heard yet in 2019 is "ICE watch", a completely rugged face buster from Arkansas hardcore band Terminal Nation which premiered at No Echo HERE. It will give you the insane over the top feels of a lot of heavy stuff without wondering if the band members have become weird conservative farts or are suddenly gonna cape for YAITW. The song even manages to out mosh the band's recent tune "Pulse Of The Dead" from Absolute Control. Good news is, TN have a split out with the homies in Neckbeard Deathcamp in February (it is sure to be a big year for both bands this year) and the gossip is we might get a TN full length this year as well. If you want to feel socially responsible while still doing reprehensible shit in the pit (I mean watch out for your peeps if someone falls down...but you know what I mean), this band will be entirely your shit. Bellowed vocals, powerviolence glory and a firm anti-xenophobia message.
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Downfall of Gaia have revealed a deeply evocative cover image and track listing for their new record Aeon Uveils The Thrones Of Decay. There is something so arresting about the image and title. It reminds me of when Dr. Manhattan in Watchmen is deciding the value of each human life versus the beauty of time’s march on the surface of planets.
This image makes me think of the vast cosmic forces and glory of nature, which will outlive our petty schemes (unless the God Particle really ruptures the core of the Universe or whatever, as Hawking said). It joins Allegaeon’s latest masterwork or Cynic’s Kindly Bent To Free Us in striking a deeper thematic chord for more pentive yet restless souls.
The album will be released November 11th in North American, and November 7/10 in Europe/UK. Stop what you’re doing and go stream “Carved Into Shadows”.
From the press release:
“Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay” is a story about indiscriminate relentlessness of time. It’s a journey to the dark sides each individual has to fight on a day to day basis. Time in its majesty is an unbeatable enemy and all of humanity has to deal with loss, unexpected changes and with unwanted circumstances. As a slave to time, mankind is marching to the beat of a perpetually ticking clock. Musically, the album gives the listener less time to breath and features a more aggressive songwriting style than fans have heard on Downfall of Gaia’s their previous releases. It is as aggressive and relentless as time itself!
Downfall of Gaia elaborates: “Each and every song deals with another unavoidable situation that the most of us already got to know. All of us are pretty satisfied with the result of the new record and we are excited to share this new piece of music with the audience! The writing process itself became a bit more complex just because of the fact that our new drummer Michael Kadnar is living in New York and all of us are based in Germany. But in the end we were able to manage all of this in a good way, hit the studio and record our most aggressive sounding record till today. Once again we recorded at the ’79 Sound Studio with Christoph Scheidel and we couldn’t ask for a better guy! Mixing job one more time by Jack Shirley from Atomic Garden and master by Brad Boatright from Audiosiege. Anytime again, guys! We can’t wait to play the new material live!”
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Colorado death metallers Allegaeon have posted a music video for their song “Our Cosmic Casket”.
“Our Cosmic Casket” comes from the band’s upcoming release Elements of the Infinite, which will be released on June 24 via Metal Blade Records.
Allegaeon will be heading out on The Artery Metal Tour this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger.
Check out the “Our Cosmic Casket” video as well as Allegaeon tour dates here.Add to My Radar
“Tyrants Of The Terrestrial Exodus” stemmed from research I did concerning what it would take to relocate the human populace to a new planet. Ezra really came at it from multiple angles, one being that the earths population is so vast, only a select group would be chosen to go. The selection process would be at the hands of the people in power. The rich would corrupt it to an extent based solely upon self preservation. At the end the earth basically says fuck it and kills us all. – Greg Burgess
Elements of the Infinite was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014. Otero’s work has been more prominent in the last few years – some fans may have heard his work on the latest Cattle Decapitation album, Cephalic Carnage, and more. The result is a huge victory of technique, aggression and the rich subject matter one would expect from Allegaeon, one of metal’s most exciting acts. We talked to Greg Burgess-/guitar and Ezra Haynes-/vocals to step deep into the worlds of the infinite.
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Colorado death metallers Allegaeon have premiered a new track off of their forthcoming album.
The track, “Threshold of Perception” is off of Elements of the Infinite which due to be released June 24 via Metal Blade Records.
Guitarist Greg Burgess had this to say 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.”
You can stream “Threshold of Perception” here.
Allegaeon are going on tour in August with Chimaira, The Plot in You and Upon This Dawning.
You can check out the tour dates here.
Denver death metallers Allegaeon
have released the “Secrets of Sequence” performance video.
Check out the video over at Metal Blade.
Additionally, Allegaeon are beginning a full US tour this Friday.
Guitarist Greg Burgess had this to say on the tour:
“We are super stoked to be getting back on the road, and we think we’ve got a pretty fun set for the fans. Our headlining shows will be about an hour, playing songs from every release of our career, including the debut of a brand new song “The Fibonacci Series.” As for the bulk of the tour with Wretched, Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil, we’re incredibly excited. We’ve been wanting to tour with our buddies in Wretched for a long time now, and are stoked to finally see it come to fruition. And it’s gonna be awesome to meet our label mates Abiotic and Rivers of Nihil! This tour is gonna blow peoples minds!! Bring your riot gear.”
Check out all Allegaeon tour dates here.Add to My Radar
North Carolinian metallers Wretched have announced a headlining tour of North America.
The tour will start on August 2 in North Carolina and run 24 dates and wrap up on August 31 in Florida.
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The footage from this video comes from when Allegaeon recently got to perform at the Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins, CO this past August 11th. They are also officially the first metal band to ever play the festival, so it’s extra special. Guitarist Ryan Glisan had this to say:
“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!”Add to My Radar
Colorado’s melodic death metal formshifters Allegaeon have just released a pretty rad guitar demonstration video for the song “Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst.” The track comes from their recent Metal Blade release Formshifter and features the band’s two guitarists Greg Burgess and Ryan Glisanthe shredding along like madmen.
You can see the video by clicking right here.Add to My Radar
Allegaeon has announced that they will be headlining the Bay Area Music Festival. The festival is to be held in Oakland, California on July 28th.
Organizers of the festival had this to say:
“We are proud to announce that we have confirmed Colorado based ALLEGAEON as our Bay Area Metal Festival 2012 headliner. ALLEGAEON will be at the helm of a 17 band line up filled with bands from around the world. We are excited to bring such a talented act back to the Bay Area and couldn’t think of a better way to finalize an already solid line up.”
For more information on the festival, including tickets, line up, and more click here.
Allegaeon is releasing their new album Formshifter on May 8th.
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Colorado death metalheads Allegaeon have just released a new single from their upcoming album Formshifter, and oh man is it cool. The song is 7 minutes of awesomeness called “Twelve – Vals for the Legions”. It is streaming on Metalsucks right now and you can give it a listen by clicking right here.Add to My Radar
Colorado death metal band Allegaeon have been confirmed to headline Bay Area Metal Festival 2012. The event is on July 28th through 1:00am on July 29th.
The festival organizers had this to say about Allegaeon headlining the event: “We are proud to announce that we have confirmed Colorado based ALLEGAEON as our Bay Area Metal Festival 2012 headliner. ALLEGAEON will be at the helm of a 17 band line up filled with bands from around the world. We are excited to bring such a talented act back to the Bay Area and couldn’t think of a better way to finalize an already solid line up.”
The band is set to release their new album Formshifter on May 8th via Metal Blade Records.Add to My Radar
Guitarist Greg Burgess commented on the new album:
“With “Formshifter”, I think we kept the sound a lot of our fans love about us, but achieved them through certain compositional challenges. Be it style, or genre mixing, I believe that we seamlessly applied certain elements we didn’t have on Fragments, and it added a color and dimension we didn’t have before”. Guitarist Ryan Glisan adds, “This album to me indicates the future of the band but nods to our past as well. It, to me, is more of where I have envisioned our band being since I started the band a couple years back, it relies on similar songwriting structures and musicality but adds more groove and memorable riffing than our previous efforts.”
Vocalist Ezra Haynes commented on the band’s first single from the album titled “Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst”:
“‘Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst’ is definitely one that sticks out to me. I was raised on Edgar Cayce readings and tales of Atlantis. When Greg [Burgess] and I knew we wanted to touch base on an ancient civilization, Atlantis was the logical choice.”Add to My Radar