Allegeaon

Allegeaon

SmackFactor - CD Release Show, Arise in Chaos, Fall Of Scylla, Ritual of Ascension

Sat, May 27, 2017

7:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

A Benefit for Kandi Shunts

Allegeaon
Allegaeon (pronounced: uh-lee-juhn) was formed in 2008 by founding member and guitar player Ryan Glisan. Soon thereafter joined the classically trained guitarist Greg Burgess, vocalist Ezra Haynes and bassist Corey Archuleta to round out and form what people have come to know now as the Colorado Kings of Melodic Metal. In 2008, Allegaeon released their 4 song, self-titled EP and quickly gained attention from the local, national and international metal fans as well as Metal Blade records. In 2009, barely a year after releasing their first EP to the world, Allegaeon agreed to a deal with Metal Blade Records and thus began their relationship and Allegaeon's entry into the ever expanding metal community.

2010 brought Allegaeon's debut album Fragments of Form and Function (FOFAF). FOFAF was recorded in Denver at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cattle Decapitation, Vale of Pnath) and was released on July 20th, 2010. Between 2010-2011, Allegaeon had a slew of singles that played in such heavy rotation on the Sirius Liquid Metal Station that they cracked the stations top 20 most played bands list. Metalstorm.net lists Allegaeon's debut album, FOFAF, as the #4 rated death metal album of all time (by the websites rating standards). FOFAF was critically acclaimed by many and catapulted the band out of obscurity and into the ranks of metals elite new bands.

In January 2012, the band 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 their follow up record titled 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. Guitarist Greg Burgess had this to say about the new album, "With Formshifter, I think we kept the sound a lot of our fans love about us, but achieved them through certain compositional challenges. Be it style, or genre mixing, I believe that we seamlessly applied certain elements we didn't have on Fragments, and it added a color and dimension we didn't have before". Guitarist Ryan Glisan adds, "This album to me indicates the future of the band but nods to our past as well. It, to me, is more of where I have envisioned our band being since I started the band a couple years back, it relies on similar songwriting structures and musicality but adds more groove and memorable riffing than our previous efforts."

Lyrics, an oft over-looked facet of death metal is one the more interesting aspects of Allegaeon. The band crafts their prose with a bit of a different mindset - often touching on space, civilization and philosophy. Vocalist Ezra Haynes elaborates: "Lyrically speaking, this record carries more depth to me than the last. The song Twelve is actually a concept I've had in mind for roughly five years. It's about a pairing of serial killers, but instead of going about it in a more typical death metal setting, such as glorifying it; I chose to point out the stupidity and unfairness of the judicial system. I've always wanted to write an anthem-esque type song; something that involves the listeners with present day topics. With "controlled media" as the target I feel A Path Disclosed is a perfect example of that. Tartessos: The Hidden Xenocryst is definitely one that sticks out to me. I was raised on Edgar Cayce readings and tales of Atlantis. When Greg [Burgess] and I knew we wanted to touch base on an ancient civilization, Atlantis was the logical choice. Hopefully the meaning in the songs will be "found", if you will."

"The new face of ruthless modern death metal." Metal Hammer Magazine
SmackFactor - CD Release Show
SmackFactor - CD Release Show
SMACKFACTOR…This whole project began when formed in late February of 2004. From then on, an unforgettable distinct style of metal has emerged… Tribal infused Power Metal! Smackfactor has the ability to grow on you , grab hold, and never let go! Just ask any of our many loyal fans! This very diverse style of metal is forged by hard working team members with extensive professional backgrounds. Backgrounds not just in metal and hardcore, but also in classical, tribal, folk, jazz and cubanismo (to name a few). Ranking with thier unique sound comes an energetic performance answering the question to the reason why we are in the entertainment business. "You will get your moneys worth" at a SmackFactor show, along with a huge selection of top quality merchandise "we" manufacture ourselves! Yes, SmackFactor owns a full size t-shirt print shop supplying the local and international metal industry! SmackFactor has had the honor of playing with national and local performers in and out of Colorado. Some venues include; The Ogden Theatre, The Aggie Theatre, The Bluebird Theatre, Big City NightClub, Iliff Park Saloon, The Gothic Theatre, Hodis Halfnote and The Dickens Operahouse (to name a few)… SmackFactor is currently gaining an even larger fan base since the new CD release and touring plans are beggining to surface! Success for this group is largely accredited to the "superglue chemistry" formed only through overcoming incredible odds such as scam artist sound engineers— to tactically avoiding local backstabbing politics that only serve to destroy the metal scene. SmackFactor will prove to you on all levels with hard work and determination, you can overcome any obsticle and prosper in your path. We simply won't take "no" for an answer……. Be watching for us………….. We're looking for you……………. (the one and only)……..SMACKFACTOR
Arise in Chaos
Arise in Chaos
Arise In Chaos is:
Dustin Griboski - Vocals
Jeramy Matheson - Drums
Ryan Orr - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals
Cameron Burris - Rhythm Guitar
John Vickers - Bass Guitar


Formed in the spring of 2010 with the founding members Dustin, Jeramy and Cameron, Arise In Chaos had begun. The music they wrote was incredible, but it needed the support of two awesome thrashers in the form of guitarist Ryan and bassist John, who filled the void in 2011. Specializing in groove, thrash, and progressive metal, Arise in Chaos sent a shockwave through the local metal scene, and is about to bring American Heavy Metal at it's very best to the world. With humble beginnings in Denver Colorado, Arise In Chaos has shed blood, sweat, and tears to release the upcoming debut album "Civilization Decay", which will shake the globe in October of 2012. Having a whole cast of members that gained experience from heavy metal acts such as; Downtied, Only Chaos, Pariah, and Wading Through Corpses - Arise In Chaos has the talent, energy, and drive to become a new powerhouse in the worldwide metal community. The Chaos is coming!
Fall Of Scylla
Death Metal band based out of Denver, Colorado.
Venue Information:
Moon Room
1902 Blake St.
Denver, CO, 80202