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Agoura Hills, CA – May 16th, 2012 - Allegaeon’s second full-length album, Formshifter, has significantly out-performed its predecessor and reached #29 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #99 on the Top Hard Music Albums! This is a huge achievement for the band as they continue to carve out their rightful place within the metal community. Formshifter has been incredibly well received by press worldwide; the UK’s Kerrang Magazine raves in a 4/5 review: “It’s not just the magnificently blended barrage of monstrous riffs and insidious hooks. Nor is it solely due to the fact it sounds like the quarter are trying to bring the sky crashing down on your head. And it’s not just the wealth of complex leads that will make many guitarists petulantly sulk in the corner after a single exposure. It’s all of those elements – combined with great songwriting that makes the record truly special.”
“Formshifter” Billboard chart positions:
#29 Billboard New Artist Chart
#88 Billboard Top Independent Albums
#99 Billboard Top Hard Music Albums
Guitarist Ryan Glisan comments on the achievement: “We here at the Allegaeon camp are beyond excited and frankly a little humbled at the response from the metal community in support of our new album. It’s rare this day in age for people to purchase “any” music and the fact that so many people have bought our album this first week is incredibly reassuring for a new band and just shows how truly amazing our fans are. So a very huge thank you to everyone who supports music and supports us, thank you.”
Recently, Allegaeon launched a lyric video for Behold (God I Am) from their latest album, Formshifter. The video, which was animated by Josh Knoff, features elements from Formshifter’s cover art. The cover art, which was created by Colin Marks, is the band’s signature “A” symbol. Watch the video, order the album, and listen to the first single Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst HERE.
In January 2012, Allegaeon traveled to Southern California and entered Lambesis Studios with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Impending Doom, Carnifex, Winds of Plague) to begin work on Formshifter. The latest album brings forward a sound that both plays off the band’s previous releases mixed in with some new flavors that will be sure to enthrall old and new fans alike.
“The new face of ruthless modern death metal.” Metal Hammer Magazine
“A great band deserving of way more attention.” MetalSucks.net
“Formshifter is a bewilderingly powerful album that is an essential of the year.” NoCleanSinging.com