Colorado-based metal act, Allegaeon, has entered the studio! Once again, they have returned 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 the band for their self-titled EP, and their 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.com/allegaeon and twitter.com/allegaeon. The band will also be streaming live video chats throughout the recording process via youtube.com/allegaeon, 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.”
Watch below the “Secrets of the Sequence” performance demonstration video with guitarist Greg Burgess and bassists Corey Archuleta. Allegaeon’s lineup is rounded out by vocalist Ezra Haynes, and their two newest lineup additions: guitarist Michael Stancel and drummer Brandon Park.
Allegaeon’s second full-length album, Formshifter, was released in August of 2012 and significantly surpassed its predecessor with a debut of #29 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #99 on the Top Hard Music Albums Chart. This is a huge achievement for the band as they continue to carve out their foothold within the metal community. Formshifter was very well received by press worldwide, with the UK’s Kerrang Magazine raving in a 4/5 review: “It’s not just the magnificently blended barrage of monstrous riffs and insidious hooks. Nor is it solely due to the fact it sounds like the quartet are trying to bring the sky crashing down on your head. And it’s not just the wealth of complex leads that will make many guitarists petulantly sulk in the corner after a single exposure. It’s all of those elements – combined with great songwriting that makes the record truly special.”
Additional “Formshifter” accolades:
“But the members of Allegaeon are so monstrously talented—see the entwined guitar harmonics, machine-gun drumming, and even the occasional, not insufferably acoustic interlude on the group’s heavily NWOBHM-shaded second LP, Formshifter—that they dig their way out of the doldrums of mere proficiency.” AVClub.com
“The huge walls of crushing low tuned chugging and burning shred passages are awesome, but ultimately it’s the band’s ability of being able to really put together catchy heavy tracks that sets them above the rest of the pack.” About.com
“Formshifter is a bewilderingly powerful album that is an essential of the year.” NoCleanSinging.com