The past December, Allegaeon released a new digital single, Concerto in Dm – featuring the title track and B-side “In Flanders Fields”. Now, the band has launched an acoustic video for “In Flanders Fields” (shot by Matthew Zinke), which can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mLb7_CC4v4Continue reading Allegaeon launches acoustic video for “In Flanders Fields”
American progressive death metal quintet BLACK CROWN INITIATE are proud to announce that they will be part of the second edition of the “Faces of Death” tour.
Featuring a crushing five-band package, next year’s Rising Merch Faces Of Death Tour will be delivering cuts of the finest death metal direct into the faces of mosh loving diehards over 23 shows across 12 European countries.Continue reading BLACK CROWN INITIATE Announce Tour With Rivers of Nihil, Archspire, Allegaeon
Allegaeon has released a new digital single, Concerto in Dm – featuring the title track and B-side “In Flanders Fields”. Greg Burgess (guitars) comments: “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.”Continue reading Allegaeon releases digital single, ‘Concerto in Dm’
This April, Allegaeon will hit the road for a massive stateside headliner, featuring Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius as direct support. The band comments: “We are very happy to announce ‘The Terrestrial Takeover Tour 2020’ – a U.S. headliner with support from our amazing friends in Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius. This lineup is such a total powerhouse of melodic and progressive death metal – we could not possibly be more excited to be taking this beast on the road. Having toured with both Fallujah and Entheos in the past, we know first-hand how fantastic these bands are in a live setting and cannot wait to see them bring it every night as they always do. Intimate shows, top-tier production, and an absolutely stacked line up…Tickets for this are going to go fast, so make sure to grab yours while they’re still available. We look so forward to seeing all of our incredible fans back out on the road for the first time since last Autumn – see you there.”
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by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art Conspiracy
Modern melodic death metallers Allegaeon from Colorado, US quickly established themselves in the metal scene, less than a year after their formation and releasing their self-titled EP they signed with Metal Blade Records in 2009 and they have been going strong ever since. They are currently working on their fifth anticipated album and touring with Ne Obliviscaris in Europe so I caught up with guitarist Greg Burgess to discuss this and more…
So you guys formed a decade ago now back in 2008, can you tell us about how the band came to be?
I moved to Colorado in 2007, to get my masters degree in Classical Guitar Performance, at Lamont School of Music. While I was prepping for school I spent my days practising and looking for a band to join. Every band I contacted wasn’t really interested until Allegiance sent me a message on MySpace. At that point, it was a whole different group of guys. The lineup shifted until right before we tracked our self-titled EP and we changed our name to Allegaeon.
During the recording sessions for ‘Proponent for Sentience‘, Denver, CO’s ALLEGAEON recorded two Rush covers. Fans have already heard ‘Subdivisions’, which was included on the album and has since become the band’s most streamed track on Spotify. ALLEGAEON is releasing their cover of ‘Animate’ worldwide on all digital music services. Listen to the song and stream/download from your preferred provider here: smarturl.it/allegaeon-animate
Guitarist Greg Burgess elaborates: “When we settled on Rush to cover during the ‘Proponent’ sessions, I simply couldn’t pick which song to do. ‘Subdivisions’ or ‘Animate.’ Both were favorites for me personally, and both were sort of ‘under the radar’ eg. not ‘Tom Sawyer’ or ‘Spirit of the Radio.’ Where the original idea was to do a cover for a Japanese bonus track, we figured if we did both we could cover a special song for both the Japan AND Europe pressing. Then the powers that be decided to just include ‘Subdivisions’ on the album, and keep ‘Animate’ in reserve for something. Jan 6th, 2018 is the only occurrence of the golden ratio in date form that will occur during our life time. So 1.6.18 seemed like the perfect date to release it in Allegaeon fashion.”