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INTERVIEW: ALLEGAEON (US)


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.

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ENSIFERUM announces ‘Path To Glory’ European tour for April 2018


 

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Finnish Metal Gods ENSIFERUM have just announced a full European tour for April 2018!

Comments ENSIFERUM bassist Sami Hinkka: “Greetings fellow metalheads! With great pride, we announce our next tour “Path To Glory”! It’s been ages since we did a tour this long and thorough all across Europe, so it’s going to be a blast, night after night for weeks! And that’s what we love to do: party hard with the craziest crowd in the world! We are gonna treat you with a special set combining new, old and rare Ensiferum hits! We are extremely thrilled to share the stage with the mighty Ex Deo who are returning to Europe after many years! This is going to be one hell of a tour! See you all in the moshpit!

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ALLEGAEON launches cover of Rush’s ‘Animate’ on all digital music services


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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.

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MOTHER FEATHER launches lyric video for ‘Egyptology’


 

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Credit: artwork – Isaiah King, photo – David Pexton

 

Currently finishing work on their sophomore album with Grammy-nominated producer Joshua Valleau (Kanye West, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Common, Imani Coppola, Alice Smith), Mother Feather has launched a new lyric video for the track “Egyptology” (by Isaiah King /ikingdesign.com), which can be viewed at: youtube.com/watch?v=o3gIjqeZpe4

‘Egyptology’ will also be aired during the new episode of Showtime’s Shameless, on November 19th at 9PM ET/PT. For more information about Shameless, please visit: sho.com/shameless

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CANNIBAL CORPSE lands on international charts with new album, ‘Red Before Black’


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CANNIBAL CORPSE recently released their new album, ‘Red Before Black’, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the international charts! See below for all positions:

Germany #16
Czech Republic #24
Austria #29
Switzerland #29
France #75

Top 200 Current Albums #21 (USA)
Hard Music Albums #2 (USA)
Independent Albums #4 (USA)
Rock Albums #5 (USA)
Top 200 # 95 (USA)

Top 200 Charts #20 (Canada)
Hard Music Charts #1 (Canada)
Digital Music Charts #38 (Canada)

To preview and purchase ‘Red Before Black’, please visit: metalblade.com/cannibalcorpse

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INTERVIEW: The Black Dahlia Murder (US)


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by Carina Lawrence/ Dark Art Conspiracy

The Black Dahlia Murder are one of the most well-known death metal bands and they have cemented their place in the genre since their formation in 2001. Now in 2017, they

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