Allegaeon’s Riley McShane on new album “Damnum,” touring, no finish line on success, and much more!

Allegaeon

It’s no secret that here at Nine Circles we love some Allegaeon. So, it’s obvious we had to get vocalist Riley McShane back to chat about their new album Damnum and how it came together as well as how it was to work with new blood drummer Jeff Saltzman and what he brought to the table. They also cover how touring brings the best and worst out of people, the deeply personal lyrics in the new album, attachment to albums and when to let them go, how there’s never any finish line to success and there’s always room to grow, pandemic effects on the band and their touring, not taking criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from, and gamer talk. With that said, jump in for an excellent chat via The Nine Circles Audio Thing.

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The Nine Circles Audio Thing: First Fragment was October 2021’s Album of the Month!

One Zero Zero, baby! Episode 100 of The Nine Circles Audio Thing is here, and after a September break the AOTM is back and covering the sophomore album from Quebec’s First Fragment, “Gloire Éternelle.” Buke rallies the troops including Hera, Ian, Angela, Vincent, and a freshly returned from the wastelands Anton (who had the pick this month) as they discuss tech death’s short shrift in the metal conversation, the joys of fretless bass, and a whole lot more concerning one of the best the genre has to offer.

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Album Review: Supreme Conception — “Empires of the Mind”

As everyone clearly knows at this point, I am pretty Technically Inclined, and my fascination for tech death has continued to grow with each month. Considering the amount of tech death I have been eyeing for the past few months, it seems that 2021 has become a good year for tech death, even with some less-than-stellar releases in its footing. However, this is not one of those pitfalls, as despite Empires of the Mind being an EP, Supreme Conception show that they are a band who clearly know exactly what they are doing.

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Allegaeon’s Riley McShane on voicing a character in the Resident Evil series, gaming and favorite platforms, favorite vocalists in death metal, future band plans, and so much more!

Allegaeon

Allegaeon has fast become a household name in the tech death metal arena, and for good reason. Their last album Apoptosis was a beacon in the tech-melodic-death-metal arena and placed the band on the same wavelength as the giants in this genre. And maybe even head and shoulders above their competition. Eye of the beholder sort of thing, obviously, but these dudes are the real deal. Period. With that said, head inside for an in depth discussion with Riley McShane via The Nine Circles Audio Thing.

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Profile: Michal Kusak of Tech-Death Metallers Supreme Conception

Supreme Conception, from the Czech Republic, have been around since 2006 and with their impending EP, Empires of the Mind, will have two EP’s under their belt. You may be thinking the band is lingering in rookie status, but you’d be dead wrong. The dizzying maelstrom of technical precision and speed combined with brutal death metal swagger makes for a damn excellent listen. And, even better that this thing sounds AMAZING. Crystal clear and vicious to its core. I’d go on and on about the band and EP, but vocalist Michal Kusak was extremely gracious in his reply to our Profile set of questions and went into tons of details on the band, creation of, the whys and hows, and their collective passion for this music. Head inside to read all about them and be sure to hit the links to secure your own copy of the EP.

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