Colorado-based modern melodic death metallers ALLEGAEON will release their new album, "Elements Of The Infinite", on June 24 in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded, mixed and mastered in February-April 2014 by Dave Otero at Flatline Audio in Colorado. 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. 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.
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. Burgess states: "It is material that stays true to where we've come from, while exploring some new territory. We've had the opportunity to do some things we've wanted to from the beginning, but haven't been able to until now.
"We're very proud of this record, hopefully it will live up to what our fans have come to expect from us."