Allegaeon Announces Extraterrestrial Takeover Tour Featuring Special Guests The Zenith Passage


 

Allegaeon is pleased to announce the Extraterrestrial Takeover Tour featuring special guests The Zenith Passage on select dates. The journey kicks off on May 13th in Denver, Colorado, and runs through May 25th in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This brief North American run of shows is punctuated by the band’s appearance at this year’s Modified Ghost Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia. The band continues to tour behind their 2022 album Damnum, out now via Metal Blade.

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Metal Blade Records Shares a Video Highlighting 40 Years of Deep Cuts and Unsung Bands featuring Revocation, Cannibal Corpse, Lizzy Borden, Armored Saint, Allegaeon, Cirith Ungol, Whitechapel, and Goatwhore


 

Metal Blade Records has just released a new segment on YouTube, Deep Cuts, in celebration of the label’s 40th anniversary. This segment features current artists on the label discussing their favorite unsung bands on the label reminiscing about all the great bands past and presnt. Check out some memories and killer bands name-checked by memebrs of Revocation, Cannibal Corpse, Lizzy Borden, Armored Saint, Allegaeon, Cirith Ungol, Whitechapel, and Goatwhore.Continue reading


GUEST POST: Greg Burgess of Allegaeon Shares His Top Albums of 2022


As one of of the axe-slinger supremes of the band Allegaeon, Greg Burgess is an expert at metal, not just riffs. His own band put out an album worthy of Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year list, Damnum (Metal Blade), which you should get. We are super-stoked that Greg shared his list of Top Metal Albums of 2022 with Ghost Cult!

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STAFF PICKS: Ghost Cult Senior Editor Steve Tovey’s Top Albums of 2022


Less waffle, more riffs. Favourite, not “best”. Here’s my Top 25 for you all (ranking is fairly nominal, and often based on gut at the point of submission). Lorna Shore ripped my head off, too, but I’ve only listened to it twice as I didn’t get to it at the point of release. That’s my one main omission (I think).Continue reading


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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Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022 Part 3 (20 – 1)


Press on, intrepid reader, to find out our top albums of 2022, as voted for by the cast, crew and hangers-on of the good ship Ghost Cult. Over 275 albums were nominated (including one stray and errant vote for Stryper… we’ve had words), some people lauded albums as the greatest of all time that no one else noticed, other albums picked up a steady stream of votes across the board without tickling the top of anyone’s charts, but through it all, we’ve been able to compile our team list of the best 75 albums of the year. And there are some absolute corkers, here. 75 of them, to be exact…

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Ghost Cult’s Album of the Year 2022 Part 2 (40-21)


As we move into the meaty part of the Ghost Cult albums of the year for 2022 (as chosen solely by the team that dedicate their time to promote, analyse and share the love for the great alternative music that we exist to talk about), we find a mix of old favourites and a sprinkling of new rising and shining stars…Continue reading


Ghost Cult’s Albums of the Year 2022: Part 1 (75 – 41)


 

After a false start, someone (naming no names) got rather over-excited about a new Power Metal band that promptly disappeared out of the collective consciousness, it wasn’t until mid-January, and a new 40 Watt Sun album, that alternative, rock and metal really got out of the starting blocks for 2022.Continue reading


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).