Allegaeon to release new studio album “DAMNUM” on February 25th 2022

Allegaeon DAMNUM cover
Colorado metal force Allegaeon return with their sixth studio album, “DAMNUM”, set for release on February 25th, 2022, via Metal Blade Records.

Today, the five-piece deliver a blistering look into their new album with the video for “Into Embers”. Album and merch pre-orders are available now here.

“As an introduction to our new album, "DAMNUM", we are thrilled to present "Into Embers"”, Allegaeon vocalist Riley McShane proudly states. “This song embodies the dark and fitful nature of this album by bringing to the table elements of ourselves as a band and as individual musicians that we have been waiting to share with you all for a long, long time. As always, we are excited for our listeners to join us as we step forward into new landscapes - continuing to push the boundaries of our music further and further - and we are eager to experience the unveiling of "DAMNUM" together over these next few months”.

Allegaeon have built themselves a unique place in the musical landscape, forcing both technicality and melody to the forefront as they create tumultuous and riveting death metal. With “DAMNUM”, their sixth full-length, they push everything further into the extreme, and in the process deliver the definitive Allegaeon record.

For McShane, centering his lyrics on processing sadness, anger, grief, and loneliness, his intention is that some people might take solace in the words and use them as a resource to cope with their own experiences. “My hope with these lyrics is to have them be relatable to listeners and show them that they're not alone when they’re experiencing the gamut of negative emotions - someone else is out there feeling the same way”.

Helping to bring the record to life is new drummer Jeff Saltzman, as guitarist Greg Burgess admits: “This is really the first record where the drummer has written all their parts, instead of us guitar players programming a beat and having our drummer just write the fills”, and adds McShane, “pairing him with our bass player Brandon Michael, we have a rhythm section that can keep up with the level of musicality and proficiency the guitars have always brought to the table”. Allegaeon is rounded out by guitarist Michael Stancel.

Longtime producer Dave Otero once again joined Allegaeon at Colorado’s Flatline Audio Studio, with Burgess asserting that working with Otero is “always easy and a blast”. However, the band concede that the more collaborative nature of the record - and for the first time all members being present in the studio for the entire duration of tracking - led to the passionate butting of heads on occasion. “There was a lot more creative input coming from all directions on every song, and while it was stressful at times to sort through the noise of everyone’s ideas, I think it ultimately added something wholly unique to this album in comparison to any other in the Allegaeon catalog”.

01. Bastards of the Earth
02. Of Beasts and Worms
03. Into Embers
04. To Carry My Grief Through Torpor and Silence
05. Vermin
06. Called Home
07. Blight
08. The Dopamine Void Pt. 1
09. The Dopamine Void Pt. 2
10. Saturnine
11. In Mourning
12. Only Loss

Allegaeon’s first tour behind “DAMNUM” will kick off as the band supports Omnium Gatherum beginning February 26 in Brooklyn, NY.

The previously announced Faces Of Death Tour (featuring Allegaeon, Archspire, Black Crown Initiate, To The Grave, and label-mates Rivers Of Nihil), has been rescheduled for November 2022 (tickets previously purchased will be valid). All Allegaeon tour dates below.

North American Tour Dates 2022:
Feb 26 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
Feb 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Feb 28 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Mar 01 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Mar 02 - Orlando, FL @ The Haven
Mar 04 - Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live!
Mar 05 - Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
Mar 06 - Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
Mar 07 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Mar 08 - Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
Mar 09 - El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
Mar 10 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
Mar 11 - San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Mar 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Catch One @ Jewel
Mar 13 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Mar 14 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
Mar 15 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar 16 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Mar 18 - Calgary, AB @ Dickens
Mar 19 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
Mar 20 - Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
Mar 21 - Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Mar 22 - Madison, WI @ The Crucible
Mar 23 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies
Mar 24 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
Mar 25 - Montreal, QC @ The Ritz
Mar 26 - Quebec City, QC @ Source de la Martinière
Mar 27 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
(w/ Omnium Gatherum)

European & UK Tour Dates 2022:
Nov 11 - Germany, Oberhausen @ Kulttempel
Nov 12 - Germany, Karlsruhe @ Die Stadtmitte
Nov 13 - Italy, Milan @ Slaughter Club
Nov 14 - Switzerland, Aarau @ KiFF
Nov 15 - Germany, Munich @ Backstage
Nov 16 - Czech Republic, Prague @ Futurum
Nov 17 - Austria, Vienna @ Viper Room
Nov 18 - Hungary, Budapest @ Dürer Kert
Nov 19 - Poland, Poznan @ U Bazyla
Nov 20 - Germany, Dresden @ Puschkin
Nov 21 - Germany, Berlin @ Hole44
Nov 22 - Germany, Hannover @ Béi Chéz Heinz
Nov 23 - Denmark, Copenhagen @ Stengade
Nov 24 - Germany, Hamburg @ Logo
Nov 25 - Netherlands, Nijmegen @ Doornroosje
Nov 26 - UK, Bristol @ Thekla
Nov 27 - UK, London @ O2 Academy Islington
Nov 28 - UK, Glasgow @ Cathouse
Nov 29 - UK, Manchester @ Rebellion
Nov 30 - UK. Birmingham @ Mama Roux’s
Dec 01 - UK, Southampton @ The Loft
Dec 02 - France, Paris @ Gibus
Dec 03 - Belgium, Aarschot @ De Klinker Club