Allegaeon Release Cover Of Rush’s “Animate”, Studio Sessions For New Album Booked


Allegaeon have released a cover of Rush‘s “Animate” which was recorded during the sessions for their 2016 album “Proponent For Sentience“. The song is one of two Rush covers they tracked during those sessions with their version of “Subdivisions” previously seeing a release. Guitarist Greg Burgess commented of this newest release:

“When we settled on Rush to cover during the ‘Proponent‘ sessions, I simply couldn’t pick which song to do. ‘Subdivisions‘ or ‘Animate.’ Both were favorites for me personally, and both were sort of ‘under the radar’ eg. not ‘Tom Sawyer‘ or ‘Spirit of the Radio.’ Where the original idea was to do a cover for a Japanese bonus track, we figured if we did both we could cover a special song for both the Japan AND Europe pressing.

Then the powers that be decided to just include ‘Subdivisions‘ on the album, and keep ‘Animate‘ in reserve for something. Jan 6th, 2018 is the only occurrence of the golden ratio in date form that will occur during our life time. So 1.6.18 seemed like the perfect date to release it in Allegaeon fashion.”

You can stream the song via Spotify below with other options available here. Should you want to go deeper down the golden ratio rabbit hole, you can find the band’s previously released video for their song “1.618here. Meanwhile, Allegaeon will enter Flatline Audio in March to begin recording their new album with producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis) once again handling the production duties.

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