Enlarge It's like a mix of Opeth, Soilwork, and a version of Insomnium from another reality in which Insomnium have had a fire lit under their collective ass.

Allegaeon Debut New Song and Video “Of Beasts and Worms”

  • Axl Rosenberg

Progressive melo-death marauders Allegaeon have released a new single from their forthcoming album, Damnum.

It’s called “Of Beasts and Worms,” and it’s some fuckin’ A++++ WDBWA-level shit. There’s a few different semi-obvious influences here including Opeth, Soilwork, and a version of Insomnium from another reality in which Insomnium have had a fire lit under their collective ass. Seriously, there’s just nothing to complain about here. Great stuff.

Says frontman Riley McShane on the track:

“‘This is the place where I rest my bones and the river that cleanses me runs alone!’ This song is about finding a place of inner quiet, a safe haven to explore your thoughts and escape from the anxieties of your life. This lyrical intention is paired with a depiction of disparity and tiredness with the world around you and the stressors that contribute to the deafening silence of the mundane. In the music video, we showcase a more physical – and graphic – display of this thought process where the escape from the daily grind is manifested into a willing self-sacrifice. Though a dramatization, this concept of sacrifice to find your own personal peace can be applied to something less tangible and played an important role in my own process while writing the lyrics for Damnum. Thank you for watching and listening, we hope you enjoy it.”

Check out “Of Beasts and Worms” below. Damnum is out February 25 on Metal Blade. Pre-order it here.

Allegaeon will join Omnium Gatherum and Black Crown Initiate on tour literally the day after Damnum damns us. Here be the dates:

2/26 Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
2/27 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
2/28 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
3/1 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Hell)
3/2 Orlando, FL @ The Haven
3/4 Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live!
3/5 Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar
3/6 Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
3/8 Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
3/9 El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
3/10 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
3/11 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
3/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Catch One @ Jewel
3/13 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
3/14 Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
3/15 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
3/16 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
3/18 Calgary, AB @ Dickens
3/19 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
3/20 Winnipeg, MB @ Park Theater
3/21 Minneapolis, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
3/22 Madison, WI @ The Crucible
3/23 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
3/24 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground 
3/25 Montreal, QC @ The Ritz
3/26 Quebec City, QC @ Source de la Martiniere
3/27 Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs

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