News•October 19, 2011 10:18 PM ET•3,093 views
Allegaeon to record album; adds new drummer
Official press release: Allegaeon is preparing to enter the studio to record their second album for Metal Blade Records, and the follow up to the highly rated Fragments of Form and Function. This time around, the guys will be heading to San Diego to record with immensely talented up-and-coming producer, Daniel Castleman at Lambesis Studios. The band plans to record this December. Guitarist Ryan Glisan discusses recording and their drummer situation in the following update: "First off, all of us here in the Allegaeon camp are happy to announce that we will be recording our follow-up to 'Fragments of Form and Function' this December at Lambesis studios in San Diego, with Daniel Castleman, who has worked with such bands as As I lay Dying, Carnifex and Molotov Solution and we are excited to see what Daniel can do with our style. "All the songs are written and we are finishing up vocals and solos as we speak. What can you expect from our new album? I think we can all say that this album is where we have wanted to be as a band for a long time, its fresh, super heavy, melodic, a ton of groove oriented old school style riffing, just as much blasting as down tempo beats and on a whole the album has very cohesive and consistent sound that mixes intensity with musicality, and as usual there's about a thousand solos haha. I think people will not necessarily hear what they are expecting to hear, but in a good way. "Second, we would like to announce that JP Andrade will be taking over on drums for our follow-up album and are excited to see what he can bring to Allegaeon. JP is as well versed in extreme death metal styles as he is with other styles such as rock and Jazz etc. "Other details about the album will be revealed in the following months leading up to its release next spring/summer. Stayed tuned for many studio videos, photos and announcements here soon."