Allegaeon writing new record; set to record at Lambesis Studios with Daniel Castleman
Allegaeon is preparing to enter the studio to record their second album for Metal Blade, and the follow up to the highly rated Fragments of Form and Function. This time around, the guys will be heading to San Diego to record with immensely talented up-and-coming producer, Daniel Castleman at Lambesis Studios. The band plans to record this December.
Guitarist Ryan Glisan discusses recording and their drummer situation in the following update:
"First off, all of us here in the Allegaeon camp are happy to announce that we will be recording our follow-up to "Fragments of Form and Function" this December at Lambesis studios in San Diego, with Daniel Castleman, who has worked with such bands as As I lay Dying, Carnifex and Molotov Solution and we are excited to see what Daniel can do with our style.
All the songs are written and we are finishing up vocals and solos as we speak. What can you expect from our new album???? I think we can all say that this album is where we have wanted to be as a band for a long time, its fresh, super heavy, melodic, a ton of groove oriented old school style riffing, just as much blasting as down tempo beats and on a whole the album has very cohesive and consistent sound that mixes intensity with musicality, and as usual there's about a thousand solos haha. I think people will not necessarily hear what they are expecting to hear, but in a good way.
Second, we would like to announce that JP Andrade will be taking over on drums for our follow-up album and are excited to see what he can bring to Allegaeon. JP is as well versed in extreme death metal styles as he is with other styles such as rock and Jazz etc.
Other details about the album will be revealed in the following months leading up to its release next spring/summer. Stayed tuned for many studio videos, photos and announcements here soon."
Fans can check out JP Andrade's drum videos on youtube on his channel at http://www.youtube.com/XtremeDrummer14X. Also available on youtube are previews of solo sections from the upcoming Allegaeon album. The first two videos by Greg Burgess and Ryan Glisan can be seen HERE and HERE. Subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/allegaeon to keep up with the band's updates throughout the writing and recording process.
In other news, Allegaeon have partnered up with the BlkHeart Group as their official management team. Fans can keep up with news from their end at http://blkheartgroup.com/. Fans can look forward to many more updates, new merch, videos and tour announcements throughout the coming months.
Formed early in the summer of 2008, Allegaeon have come to the table with a dynamic, memorable and focused take on extreme melodic metal. There are just as many slow grooves and hook-laden riffs as blast beats. This is a band that focuses on song writing and less on making music into an athletic speed competition. Their music is rounded with an intellectual edge that's forged by the band's collective musical prowess and polished by Ezra Haynes' thought provoking lyrics. Outburn Magazine gave the band a 9 out of 10 rating and claims; "Fragments of Form and Function has it all: memorable songs, brutal delivery, stone cold groove, and accomplished playing. It is a good bet that the critics will dub Fragments of Form and Function one of the best modern metal albums of the year." While Metal Hammer Magazine calls Allegaeon "the new face of ruthless modern death metal… sheer, psychotic zeal." Allegaeon's debut full-length Fragments of Form and Function was released July 20th, 2010.