Allegaeon launches video for "Metaphobia"; set to kick off USA tour this month
Later this month, Allegaeon will head back out on tour, headlining the "Apoptosis Tour Pt II" across the USA with Inferi and Paladin. In anticipation of this trek, Allegaeon has now launched a new video for "Metaphobia" - taken from their latest album, Apoptosis. Directed and filmed by Matthew Zinke, "Metaphobia" can be viewed now at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfwkhX803JI
See below for all dates!
Allegaeon tour dates
w/ Inferi, Paladin
Oct. 15 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Loading Dock
Oct. 17 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Oct. 18 - Portland, OR - Bossanova Ballroom
Oct. 19 - Spokane, WA - The Pin!
Oct. 21 - Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House
Oct. 22 - Los Angeles, CA - Hi Hat
Oct. 23 - Mesa, AZ - Club Red
Oct. 25 - Oklahoma City, OK - 89th Street Collective
Oct. 26 - Houston, TX - Satellite Bar
Oct. 28 - Orlando, FL - The Haven
Oct. 29 - Atlanta, GA - 529
Oct. 31 - Philadelphia, PA - Milkboy
Nov. 1 - Brooklyn, NY - Gold Sounds
Nov. 2 - Rochester, NY - Montage Music Hall
Nov. 3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Crafthouse
Nov. 4 - Minneapolis, MN - The Varsity
Nov. 5 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
Tracked at Flatline Audio in Denver with long-serving producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage), Apoptosis is Allegaeon's fifth full-length, and the first to feature bassist Brandon Michael. "Musically, Brandon brings a huge new dimension," vocalist Riley McShane enthuses. "He has this wide breadth of music knowledge and stylistic proficiency that he draws from with excellent taste, and this makes a lot of the songs on 'Apoptosis' come to life." The record also features a guest appearance by classical guitarist Christina Sandsengen, who duets with guitarist Greg Burgess on "Colors of the Currents". "On this record, I was more open to new ideas that we might not have used in past," states guitarist Michael Stancel. "Rather than deleting something because 'it's not Allegaeon-y enough', I would take a step back and see if that idea fit the song and decide if it was worth keeping. With that mentality came some of my favorite songs, because I was less worried about if it fit into our old sound." This statement is borne out across the whole album, which while very much embodying the core Allegaeon sound that has drawn fans in over the course of their impressive career, it pushes into new territory, and does so with unerring confidence. "Thematically, this record is all about contrast, and the music reflects that perfectly," says McShane. "The vocals are heavier than ever, but there are also more clean sections. The drums are faster than ever but also more dynamic, and the guitar playing is lower and slower than on most previous albums, but also provides long, melodic and beautiful sections throughout."
To preview and purchase Apoptosis, please visit: http://metalblade.com/allegaeon