With change comes new ideas, and “Elements of The Infinite” is the culmination of a flurry of new ideas within ALLEGAEON. It is, in essence, an album with a chip on its shoulder, a point to prove, and a big step out of the shadows from its predecessor. With two new members, the band is in a very different place than they’ve ever been, and the music reflects that.
To give fans more of an insight into the album, Metal Blade has created a series of lyric description/audio teasers for each song from “Elements of the Infinite.” Each brief segment will feature a clip of music from each song on the record, and a description of the track from vocalist Ezra Haynes. Today the first segment in the series covering the opening song on the album, “Threshold of Perception,” is available via the band’s official facebook page and instagram account: facebook.com/allegaeon | instagram.com/allegaeonofficial
“Elements of the Infinite” will be released on June 24, 2014 in North America, and June 23 in the UK/Europe and June 20 in the European G|A|S territories. ALLEGAEON recently completed work on a video for the song “1.618“. The video can be viewed exclusively on http://www.metalblade.com/allegaeon. While there, fans can also pre-order the new album.
“Elements of the Infinite” was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado Feb-April 2014. Otero’s work has been more prominent in the last few years – some fans may have heard his work on the latest Cattle Decapitation album, Cephalic Carnage, and more. Otero’s efforts here, along with the band’s new material, has led to ALLEGAEON‘s most realized and mature release to date. Musically, fans will be treated to orchestrations that provide significant depth to the sound. The orchestrations were composed by guitarist Greg Burgess along with Joe Ferris (monumentalaudio.net).
Lyrically, the band has gone full-tilt with their space and science themes. Vocalist Ezra Haynes has penned songs that discuss both theoretical and practical science topics. Anyone who may be watching “Cosmos” with Neil de Grasse Tyson will surely catch references to Dyson Spheres, the high probability of alien life in the universe, humanity’s eventual exodus from earth, the golden ratio, and much more. It’s as fun dissecting the lyrics as it is the complex and challenging music.
“Elements of the Infinite” track listing:
01. Threshold of Perception
02. Tyrants of the Terrestrial Exodus
03. Dyson Sphere
04. The Phylogenesis Stretch
06. Gravimetric Time Dilation
07. Our Cosmic Casket
08. Biomech II
09. Through Ages of Ice – Otzi’s Curse
10. Genocide for Praise – Vals for the Vitruvian Man
Ezra Haynes – Vocals
Michael Stancel – Guitar
Greg Burgess – Guitar
Corey Archuleta – Bass
Brandon Park – Drums