Allegaeon Detail New Album “Apoptosis”, Debut “Stellar Tidal Disruption” Video


Allegaeon have announced that their new album “Apoptosis” will meet an April 19th release through Metal Blade Records. The group recorded the outing at Flatline Audio in Denver, CO with Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage) taking on the production duties. The effort will be the band’s first with bassist Brandon Michael and notably also features a guest appearance from classical guitarist Christina Sandsengen.¬†Speaking of his approach to the album, guitarist Michael Stancel commented:

“On this record, I was more open to new ideas that we might not have used in past. 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.”

Vocalist Riley McShane also spoke of the lyrical themes on the record, offering:

“Thematically, this record is all about contrast, and the music reflects that perfectly. 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.”

The album’s title refers to the normal controlled death of cells in an organism with the lyrics also exploring the concept of death leading to improved life. McShane commented of that:

“Be it in science, society, religion or philosophy, this idea rings true and can be observed throughout history, both told and currently unfolding,. Allegaeon has been through a lot of members, but we’ve always continued to move forward and in an upward trajectory. With this current lineup, we feel that we are finally in a position where there are no weak links. It took a lot of loss to get here, but, in the end, it was all worth it for the overall growth of the band.”

In related news, though not included on the album, the band tracked a cover of Johann Sebastian Bach‘s “Concerto In Dm (BWV 1052)” during the recording sessions for a future b-side release. For now, Pre-orders for the eleven song album have been launched¬† via with ample vinyl options available for collectors. Among the exclusive pressings available are:

  • opaque grey vinyl (US retail exclusive available in stores – limited to 500 copies)
  • black / white A/B side vinyl (IndieMerchstore exclusive – limited to 250 copies)
  • oxblood / milky clear A/B side vinyl (IndieMerchstore – limited to 250 copies)
  • clear w/ black smoke vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
  • silver w/ oxblood splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
  • transparent purple w/ white and black splatter vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

A music video for the first single “Stellar Tidal Disruption” is also now available and was directed by Robert Graves (The Black Dahlia Murder, Fallujah), check it out below:

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