Generally speaking Monday is the day for tour announcements but for this one we have to settle on Tuesday. I’m okay with it of course and while I am not 100% up on all of the bands involved, I am always up for new things. Let’s check out the latest happenings for this Metal Blade Records band.
The Press Release:
Allegaeon will kick off their Apoptosis Tour Pt. II US headlining tour this fall. Set to run from October 15th through November 5th, the trek features support from Inferi and Paladin.
Comments the band, “We’re very excited to announce the second leg of headlining shows in support of our new album, Apoptosis. This will be the first extensive tour we have done since release and we couldn’t be happier to be joined by our friends in Inferi and Paladin for the ride. Check out the dates below – we hope to see you all very soon!”
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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PiercingMetal Thoughts: So I have to admit that I am not too up on all three of the bands on this package. They’ll surely make short work of the Gold Sounds venue when they come through my neck of the woods. I’ve been there before and its quite intimate. I liked it but haven’t been back since the last time that I went to see my friends perform. What about you readers? Are you up to speed on these groups and if you’ve seen them perhaps you can chime in down below and let us know what those intending to go are in store for. That being said I’m going to close up this announcement and say I will see you again soon. Keep the Metal fires burning.