As previously announced, melodic death metal outfit ALLEGAEON will be releasing their fourth full-length this fall; today, the band has revealed details for this album, entitled ‘Proponent for Sentience‘. Produced by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation), ‘Proponent for Sentience‘ is a musically complex, intelligent, and absorbing concept record that can rightfully sit alongside the true greats of the medium. With a lyrical arc rooted in science-fiction yet uncomfortably encroaching upon the reality of the present, it captures the Fort Collins, Colorado natives at their most ambitious and accomplished, pushing the boundaries even further than on their three previous critically acclaimed full-lengths.
Due out September 23rd via Metal Blade Records, ‘Proponent for Sentience‘ can be pre-ordered now at: metalblade.com/allegaeon – where the band play-through for the new track, “Proponent For Sentience III – The Extermination“, can also be viewed with guest appearances by Soilwork‘s Bjorn “Speed” Strid (vocals) and Scar Symmetry/ex-Bloodshot Dawn‘s Benjamin Ellis (guitar).
‘Proponent for Sentience‘ track-listing:
01. Proponent for Sentience I – The Conception
02. All Hail Science
03. From Nothing
04. Gray Matter Mechanics – Apassionata Ex Machinea
05. Of Mind and Matrix
06. Proponent for Sentience II – The Algorithm
07. Demons of an Intricate Design
08. Terrathaw and the Quake
09. Cognitive Computations
10. The Arbiters
11. Proponent for Sentience III – The Extermination
For another preview of ‘Proponent for Sentience‘, please visit: allegaeon.bandcamp.com – where the first single, ‘Gray Matter Mechanics – Appassionata Ex Machinea’, is streaming and a full band play-through of ‘Gray Matter Mechanics’ can be seen. Additionally, fans can watch an acoustic performance of ‘Appassionata Ex Machinea’ by Greg Burgess (guitar) on ALLEGAEON‘s YouTube and can also be seen below.
In support of ‘Proponent for Sentience‘, ALLEGAEON will join Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, The Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, and Oni for a North American tour this September/October. See below for all upcoming dates!
ALLEGAEON tour dates
w/ Max & Iggor Cavalera Return To Roots, The Black Dahlia Murder, Combichrist, All Hail The Yeti, Oni
Sept. 12 – Las Vegas, NV – LVCS
Sept. 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Sept. 15 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In
Sept. 16 – Louisville, KY – Diamond Concert Hall
Sept. 17 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
Sept. 19 – Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
Sept. 20 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
Sept. 22 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Sept. 24 – San Bernardino, CA – Ozzfest Meets Knotfest *
Oct. 10 – Ottawa, ON – Mavericks #
Oct. 11 – Toronto, ON – Opera House #
Oct. 12 – Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes #
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