CONCERT REVIEW: Rivers of Nihil – Fallujah – Allegeaon Live at The Asylum, Birmingham


 

Originally set to feature a very different line-up, the Faces of Death Tour was forced to undergo an almost complete overhaul a few months ago when, for a variety of reasons, Archspire, Black Crown Initiate and To The Grave were all forced to withdraw. With their replacements announced in August, the show was back on with the three new supports eager to prove their worth.

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Riley McShane Has Quit Allegaeon


Sad news as popular Death Metal vocalist Riley McShane has quit Allegaeon. The band has not made a statement yet, but Riley posted it to his personal social media pages. Riley wished the band well and thanked them and fans for his time with the group. Riley From the sound of his post, expects the band to follow through with their upcoming European headline tour. The band has been on tour supporting their excellent early 2022 album Damnum. In addition to his music career, Riley is an entrepreneur with several successful businesses, incldung the gaming company Proponent Games as the CEO. We will update this story as we get more details. Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 153: Riley McShane of Allegaeon Talks “Damnum”


Ghost Cult caught up with Riley McShane to discuss Allegaeon’s new album “Damnum” – due out on February 25th via Metal Blade Records. Riley discussed the deeper meaning of the album, lyrical themes, the bands’ conscious decision to create music in a new way after 15 years as a band, goals for the album, his evolving vocal crayon box, Riley’s favorite peers among Death Metal Vocalists such as Travis of Cattle Decapitation, touring hijinx, and much more! Interview by Ghost Cult Keefy (https://www.instagram.com/ghostcultkeefy). Video editing by Omar Cordy of OJC Photography (https://www.instagram.com/ojcpics​​​​). Theme music by Salted Wounds (https://www.instagram.com/saltedwoundsnyc).

ALBUM REVIEW: Allegaeon – Damnum


Simply put: Allegaeon manifested 10 dizzying tracks of utter brilliance; gave (further) proof the band is profusely proficient as a whole and individually; and created a Technical Melodic Death Metal album packed with so much aggression and speed, it sounds like Monster fornicated with Red Bull.

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Watch Riley McShane Interview Corpsegrinder Fisher About the New Cannibal Corpse Album


Metal Blade’s weekly interview series – “Metal Blade Live” rolls on over at YouTube. Allegaeon frontman Riley McShane interviews artists from his label and the larger metal world. Recent guests include bands such as Unearth, The Crown, The Black Dahlia Murder, Tribulation, Ensiferum, and his own band members. Watch Riley interview George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher all about the new Cannibal Corpse album – Violence Unimagined, releasing in April.

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Riley McShane Guests on the New Brutally Delicious Podcast


Brutally Delicious Podcast, from filmmaker, YouTuber, and metal chef Bruce Moore and co-hosted by Kris Siegers has just released episode 18. The new guest on the pod is Riley McShane, vocalist of Allegaeon, whose new album Apoptosis is out now on Metal Blade Records. They discussed being on the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise, where Riley filled in on vocals for Cattle Decapitation, his side band Continuum, a lesson on guttural vocals and more! Continue reading


Continuum – Designed Obsolescence


Designed Obsolescence (Unique Leader), the latest LP from Technical Death Metal supergroup (we’ll get to that) Continuum has a quite a bit going for it. Continuum hails from the modern death metal hotbed that is California and features former members of acts ranging from Rings of Saturn, Allegaeon, Pathology, Decrepit Birth and more, so you don’t even have to listen to a single note on Designed Obsolescence to know that these dudes can play. Yeah, they can fucking play with technicality and precision that this writer will never grasp.Continue reading


Continuum Releasing The Hypothesis April 21st


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Bay Area death metallers Continuum will be releasing their debut full length The Hypothesis on April 21, 2015 via Unique Leader Records.

The brain child of lead guitarist/composer Chase Fraser (Decrepit Birth, Animosity), Continuum was forged in 2009 and features the current working lineup of Fraser alongside guitarist Ivan Munguia (Arkaik, Deeds Of Flesh), vocalist Riley McShane (Son Of Aurelius), bassist Nick Willbrand (Flesh Consumed) and drummer Spencer Edwards (Son Of Aurelius). Together the Continuum collective provides a sound that rocks the very foundation of modern death metal.

Recorded mainly by Fraser with additional tracking and mixing by Zack Ohren (Suffocation, Fallujah, All Shall Perish et al.) at Castle Ultimate Studios, The Hypothesis delivers a scathing assemblage of engaging and abrasive compositions steeped conceptually in the mysteries of the infinite and the early but no-less-relevant and unsolved theories of the “continuum hypothesis.” This hypothesis was studied by a number of mathematicians including Georg Cantor in 1878, many of whom committed suicide before reaching a conclusion to the unfathomable question of infinity. This theme is brought to life by the lyrics of Mcshane, the artwork of Raymond Swanland (Deeds of Flesh, Psycroptic, Suffocation), and the mathematical compositions of Fraser.

The Hypothesis Track Listing:
01. Hypothesis: A Profound Discovery
02. The Epiphany
03. Hypothesis: Evolution
04. Absolute Zero
05. The Awakened Creator
06. Wasps In The History Of The Weak
07. Perspective
08. Where The Worlds Were Left
09. A Surreal Descent
10. The Steppes To Ascension

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