Allegaeon announce new album Apoptosis; release video for new track “Stellar Tidal Disruption”

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Official press release:

Melodic tech-death outfit Allegaeon have announced that their new studio album, Apoptiosis, is set to hit stores on April 19th through Metal Blade Records. The effort was produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage) at Flatline Audio. The record is the first with new bassist Brandon Michael, of whom singer Riley McShane said:

“Musically, Brandon brings a huge new dimension. He has this wide breadth of music knowledge and stylistic proficiency that he draws from with excellent taste, and this makes a lot of the songs on Apoptosis come to life.”

Regarding the themes of Apoptosis, McShane said:

“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.”

Guitarist Michael Stancel offers:

“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.”

Additionally, the record features a duet between classical guitarist Christina Sandsengen and guitarist Greg Burgess on “Colors of the Currents”. Pre-orders of Apoptosis are now available via MetalBlade.com/Allegaeon. A music video directed by Robert Graves (The Black Dahlia MurderFallujah) for the track “Stellar Tidal Disruption” recently premiered and can be found below.

Apoptosis track listing:

1. “Parthenogenesis”
2. “Interphase // Meiosis”
3. “Extremophiles (B)”
4. “The Secular Age”
5. “Exothermic Chemical Combustion”
6. “Extremophiles (A)”
7. “Metaphobia”
8. “Tsunami and Submergence”
9. “Colors of the Currents”
10. “Stellar Tidal Disruption”
11. “Apoptosis”