|On September 23rd, melodic death metal outfit Allegaeon will be releasing their fourth full-length, Proponent for Sentience, via Metal Blade Records. Today, the band has launched a full band play-through for the new album track, “Subdivisions” – an epic cover version of the Rush classic! To watch the video, please visit: metalinjection.net
For another preview of Proponent for Sentience, please visit:allegaeon.bandcamp.com – where the first single, “Gray Matter Mechanics – Appassionata Ex Machinea”, is streaming and a full band play-through of “Gray Matter Mechanics” can be seen. Additionally, fans can watch an acoustic performance of “Appassionata Ex Machinea” by Greg Burgess (guitar) on Allegaeon‘s YouTube: youtube.com
Proponent for Sentience can be pre-ordered now at:metalblade.com/allegaeon – where the band play-through for the new track, “Proponent For Sentience III – The Extermination”, can also be viewed with guest appearances by Soilwork‘s Bjorn “Speed” Strid (vocals) and Scar Symmetry/ex-Bloodshot Dawn‘s Benjamin Ellis (guitar). See below for format details:
Produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation), Proponent for Sentience is a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. With a lyrical arc rooted in science-fiction yet uncomfortably encroaching upon the reality of the present, it captures the Fort Collins, Colorado natives at their most ambitious and accomplished, pushing the boundaries even further than on their three previous critically acclaimed full-lengths. See below for the official track-listing!
Proponent for Sentience track-listing
In support of Proponent for Sentience, Allegaeon will join Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, The Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, and Oni for a North American tour this September/October. See below for all upcoming dates!
Allegaeon tour dates
Sacramento California-based quartet IN THE SILENCE this week proudly officially releases their debut full-length, A Fair Dream Gone Mad, the ominous but epic release out now worldwide via Sensory Records. With incredibly moving riffs and otherworldly atmospheres, boasting a huge mid-tone clean vocal performance atop a thunderous display of technical metal percussion, A Fair Dream Gone Mad’s forty-five minute lifespan possesses massive, pristine production, further magnifying the band’s skilled approach.
To commemorate its release, A Fair Dream Gone Mad is now playing in its entirety via This Is Not A Scene RIGHT HERE.
IN THE SILENCE also confirms the addition of keyboard player Brandon Guadagnolo of Earache Records artists With Passion to their ranks. The robust upgraded lineup will perform at ProgPower USA XIV in Atlanta, Georgia early this September — set to share the stage with Circle II Circle, Rhapsody, Wolverine, Soilwork, Shadow Gallery, Wolf, Circus Maximus, Armored Saint and more — the East Coast trek setting up to include an additional bout of live performances to be announced in the coming weeks; stay tuned for more live updates.
IN THE SILENCE Live:
6/08/2013 Marilyn’s on K – Sacramento, CA w/ Zeroclient, Once An Empire
9/04-07/2013 Progpower USA – Atlanta, GA [info]
“…a promising start for In The Silence, and an album any progressive metal fan needs to hear. 4.5/5” – About.com
“…a new album stopped me dead in my tracks. It felt like an interpretation of the polished gothic metal of Katatonia through the eyes of a progressive rock fan, a marvelous blend of brooding atmosphere and adventurous yet disciplined songwriting.” – MSN Entertainment
“…In The Silence should soon be making their name known in the dark progressive subgenre with some really great songwriting and an impressively seasoned sound for such a new band. CD of the month.” – The Right To Rock
“While some references to Katatonia, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Anathema, and Green Carnation at times do pop up on A Fair Dream Gone Mad, In the Silence seem to be striving really hard for their own sound and style… – Sea Of Tranquility
“…if you like Opeth’s later releases, this is an essential release that touches all the same places.” – Blogcritics
“While certainly in the progressive camp, In The Silence seems more interested in creating a ‘wall of sound’ from large layers of guitar than developing overtly technical arrangements.” – Dangerdog Music Reviews
“Simple and gentle psychedelic guitar work contrasts the frenetic and uncontrollable drum work, wildly performing in the background even at the slowest of times, enhancing the sense of chaos without detracting from the melancholy provided by the rest of the instrumentation.” – Axis of Metal
Jeff Loomis and his band, currently on tour with SOILWORK, had their van broken into last night while in St. Louis. Loomis elaborates:
“Last night after our show in St. Louis, our tour van was broken into as we were grabbing a bite to eat before our drive to Dallas. We were parked in a well lit area in front of the restaurant. In the ten to fifteen minutes that it took for us to order our food and eat, all of our personal items such as laptops, cameras, musical equipment, cell phones, passports and money were stolen. We came outside to find the lock on the driver side door popped out of the van, and promptly called the police. A report has been filed and the van was fingerprinted, but the leads don’t seem promising. The police stated that this is apparently a common occurrence for the area. We are all in disbelief, but are very fortunate for everyone to be ok.
After discussing the situation as a group, we would like to try to continue on with this tour. But to be able to do this, we will need your help. We have all taken a huge hit financially, and we cannot continue on without some sort of support. We have set up a paypal account for any amount of donations to assist us for the duration of the tour.
Below is the paypal email to make donations to.
Any and all support will be greatly appreciated.
–Jeff Loomis band and crew
Loomis will release a special tour edition of Plains of Oblivion on April 16, 2013 via Century Media Records. In support of his upcoming dates with SOILWORK, the Plains of Oblivion – Tour Edition features three bonus tracks, in addition to the original Plains of Oblivion disc that was released last year.
JEFF LOOMIS tour dates with SOILWORK, BLACKGUARD, WRETCHED
4/15/2013 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
4/16/2013 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
4/17/2013 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
4/18/2013 – Abilene, TX @ Lucky Mule
4/19/2013 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
4/20/2013 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
4/22/2013 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
4/23/2013 – McAllen, TX @ Geo’s
4/24/2013 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
4/26/2013 – St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
4/27/2013 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
4/28/2013 – Charlotte, NC @ The Casbah
4/29/2013 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
4/30/2013 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
5/01/2013 – Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
5/02/2013 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
5/03/2013 – Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joes
5/04/2013 – Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
5/05/2013 – London, ON @ Music Hall
5/06/2013 – Syracuse, NY @ Station 58
5/07/2013 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
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