Allegaeon will be hitting the road this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of "The Artery Metal Tour". The tour begins August 5th in Joliet, IL and runs through August 30th in Oklahoma City, OK. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets for the tour will be available HERE.
With change comes new ideas, and "Elements Of The Infinite" is the culmination of a flurry of new ideas within Allegaeon. It is, in essence, an album with a chip on its shoulder, a point to prove, and a big step out of the shadows from its predecessor. With two new members, the band is in a very different place than they've ever been, and the music reflects that.
"Elements Of The Infinite" will be released on June 24, 2014 in North America, and June 23 in the UK/Europe and June 20 in the European G|A|S territories. Allegaeon recently completed work on a video for the song "1.618". Check it out>>>
To give fans more of an insight into the album, Metal Blade has created a series of Lyric description/audio teasers for each song from "Elements Of The Infinite." Each brief segment will feature a clip of music from each song on the record, and a description of the track from vocalist Ezra Haynes. Both segment's including today's new segment about the song "Tyrants" and the first segment in the series covering the opening song on the album, "Threshold of Perception," are available via the band's official Facebook page and Instagram account.
"Elements of the Infinite" was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014. Otero's work has been more prominent in the last few years – some fans may have heard his work on the latest Cattle Decapitation album, Cephalic Carnage, and more. Otero's efforts here, along with the band's new material, has led to Allegaeon's most realized and mature release to date. Musically, fans will be treated to orchestrations that provide significant depth to the sound. The orchestrations were composed by guitarist Greg Burgess along with Joe Ferris (monumentalaudio.net).
Lyrically, the band has gone full-tilt with their space and science themes. Vocalist Ezra Haynes has penned songs that discuss both theoretical and practical science topics. Anyone who may be watching "Cosmos" with Neil de Grasse Tyson will surely catch references to Dyson Spheres, the high probability of alien life in the universe, humanity's eventual exodus from earth, the golden ratio, and much more. It's as fun dissecting the lyrics as it is the complex and challenging music.
w/ Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning
08/05: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
08/06: Spring Lake Park, MN @ Pov
08/07: Peoria, IL @ Rail II
08/08: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
08/09: Lansing, MI @ The Loft
08/10: Akron, OH @ Rock Factory
08/11: St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
08/12: Shawnee, KS @ Aftershock
08/13: Denver, CO @ Maruqis Theater
08/14: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
08/15: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
08/16: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
08/17: Spokane, WA @ The Hop
08/19: Sacramento, CA @ Assembly
08/20: Hollywood, CA @ Whisky a Go Go
08/21: San Diego, CA @ Soma-Sidestage
08/22: Phoenix, AZ @ Joe's Grotto
08/23: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
08/25: Odessa, TX @ Club Patron
08/26: San Antonio, TX @ Korova (basement)
08/27: Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
08/28: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
08/29: Dallas, TX @ Trees
08/30: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon Room
"Elements of the Infinite" track listing:
01. Threshold of Perception
02. Tyrants of the Terrestrial Exodus
03. Dyson Sphere
04. The Phylogenesis Stretch
06. Gravimetric Time Dilation
07. Our Cosmic Casket
08. Biomech II
09. Through Ages of Ice – Otzi's Curse
10. Genocide for Praise – Vals for the Vitruvian Man