Colorado metal act, Allegaeon, recently performed at Bohemian Nights at New West Fest in Fort Collins, CO on August 11th. They stand as the first metal band to ever be asked to perform at the annual festival, a fact which was highlighted on the fest’s website.
Allegaeon made the most of their day by filming a video for the song A Path Disclosed from their most recent album, Formshifter.
The video, which includes behind-the-scenes, as well as plenty of live footage.
Guitarist Ryan Glisan comments;”We are beyond honored to be the first metal band that has ever been asked to play New West Fest and hope that it opens the doors to have more in the future, the show was a blast and the crowd was amazing, it was a treat. Also, we shot some footage for a live style music video, which is “A Path Disclosed” from “Formshifter”. Enjoy!”
Allegaeon’s second full-length album, Formshifter, has significantly out-performed its predecessor and debuted at #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 quartet 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
“But the members of Allegaeon are so monstrously talented—see the entwined guitar harmonics, machine-gun drumming, and even the occasional, not insufferably acoustic interlude on the group’s heavily NWOBHM-shaded second LP,Formshifter—that they dig their way out of the doldrums of mere proficiency.” AVClub.com
Read Scotti’s review of Allegaeon – Formshifter click here
“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