ALLEGAEON w/ Inferi, Paladin:
10/15/2019 In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT
10/17/2019 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
10/18/2019 Bossanova Ballroom - Portland, OR
10/19/2019 The Pin! - Spokane, WA
10/21/2019 Metro Opera House - Oakland, CA
10/22/2019 Hi Hat - Los Angeles, CA
10/23/2019 Club Red - Mesa, AZ
10/25/2019 89th Street Collective - Oklahoma City, OK
10/26/2019 Satellite Bar - Houston, TX
10/28/2019 The Haven - Orlando, FL
10/29/2019 529 - Atlanta, GA
10/31/2019 Milkboy - Philadelphia, PA
11/01/2019 Gold Sounds - Brooklyn, NY
11/02/2019 Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
11/03/2019 Crafthouse - Pittsburgh, PA
11/04/2019 The Varsity - Minneapolis, MN
11/05/2019 The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
Tracked at Flatline Audio in Denver with long-serving producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage), Apoptosis is ALLEGAEON's fifth full-length and 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."
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