Colorado’s ALLEGAEON have unveiled the cover art for their Metal Blade Records debut, Fragments of Form and Function. The art was done by none other than Colin Marks, who is known for his intense artwork for the likes of: Scar Symmetry, Nevermore, Strapping Young Lad, etc. Fragments marks the band’s first full length release and was produced by Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage) and recorded at Flatline Audio in January 2010.
Vocalist Ezra Haynes discusses the concepts behind the album: “The concept of Fragments of Form and Function is in one way or another science related theories. Some of the topics we touch base on are cryonics, stem cell research, evolution, pharmaceutical structure and so on.”
Fragments Of Form And Function track listing:
1. The Cleansing
2. The Renewal
3. Across The Folded Line
4. The God Particle
5. Biomech – Vals No. 666
6. From Seed To Throne
7. Atrophy Of Hippocrates
8. Point Of Disfigurement
9. A Cosmic Question
10. Accelerated Evolution
ALLEGAEON kept the cameras rolling while in the studio with Dave Otero in Denver and captured some hilarious footage of the band laying down tracks as well as just goofing around. Check out their second studio video now HERE on MetalBlade.tv! The first studio video is up HERE.
ALLEGAEON’s Fragments of Form and Function will be available in stores and online on July 20, 2010 (US and Canada).
07/11 Denver, CO Marquis Theater w/ Origin
08/28 Greeley, CO Crabtree Brewery
About the band:
ALLEGAEON is an amalgamation of several incredibly talented individuals. This can be said of many, many metal bands, but not as many have the tangible achievements to stake their claims. Greg Burgess is a classically trained guitarist with a degree from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, he spent five years as the guitar instructor at the Music Institute of Lexington, and was the first instructor at the Denver branch of Paul Green’s School Of Rock. Drummer Jordon Belfast participated in Sick Drummer Magazine’s “Blast Off” competition in March of 2008 and was one of the top placed drummers by the competition’s end. He’s been a featured drummer on the site ever since. The group is rounded out by founding member and killer guitarist in his own right, Ryan Glisan, bassist Corey Archuleta, and vocalist/lyricist, Ezra Haynes.
With a genre stuffed to the brim with countless copy cats and pretenders, ALLEGAEON have come to the table with a dynamic, memorable and focused take on extreme melodic metal. You’ll find just as many slow grooves and hook-laden riffs as you will 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.