Allegaeon Do Some Real Hot Dogging In Their “Iridescent” Video


A new standalone single titled “Iridescent” from technical melodic death metal band Allegaeon went up online today. The song is a companion to last October’s “Inhumation“. Its K. Hunter Lamar-directed video emerges ahead of an upcoming seventh studio album the band recently wrapped up work on with their producer of choice, Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Aborted).

That record is the band’s first to be fronted by vocalist Ezra Haynes since 2014’s “Elements Of The Infinite“. For now, Haynes commented of the track:

“Originally recorded during the same session as our last single, ‘Inhumation,’ we wanted to release ‘Iridescent’ to give our fans a little love before we full send our next album cycle. This stand-alone single was cut from the very cloth of Allegaeon‘s ‘Elements Of The Infinite‘ era.

Perfect timing too, as we’re about to head out on the North American leg of the Cancer Culture Tour with Decapitated, Speticflesh, and Kataklysm this April. It will be very cool to see how the newer material is received. Here we are, just about ten years from when we released the song ‘1.618.’ We still get asked to this very day about our wheel of subgenres, or, ‘Where’s the crab?’ I’m really looking forward to the next ten-plus years of glizzies.”

Guitarist Greg Burgess added:

“The music for ‘Iridescent’ spawned from my excitement of working with Ezra again. We had been throwing ideas back and forth, rekindling our writing chemistry, and this song just seemed to write itself. The accompanying video’s subject matter evolved much like our video for ‘1.618.’ Five guys sat around talking about stupid things until we started laughing. Then the question was posed… ‘What if?’ Anyway, I hope people like hotdogs and stupid videos.”

With Decapitated, Septicflesh & Kataklysm:

04/16 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
04/17 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
04/18 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/19 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
04/20 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04/21 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
04/23 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
04/24 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade (Hell)
04/25 Greensboro, NC – Hangar 1819
04/26 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
04/27 Hartford, CT – The Webster
04/28 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
04/29 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/01 Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell
05/02 Montreal, QC – Beanfield Theater
05/03 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix
05/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground
05/05 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
05/06 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
05/07 Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
05/08 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/10 Minneapolis, MN – Green Room
05/11 Winnipeg, MB – Park Theater
05/12 Saskatoon, SK – Louis (USSU)
05/13 Edmonton, AB – The Starlite Room
05/14 Calgary, AB – The Back Alley
05/16 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
05/17 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
05/18 San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
05/19 Los Angeles, CA – 1720

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