High Noon Saloon presents:
War Of Abaddon, Unbibium, An Ocean Above Us (CD Release)
701A E. Washington Ave
Madison, WI, 53703
This event is 18 and over
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
Formshifter will be released on May 8, 2012 via Metal Blade Records.
War Of Abaddon
War of Abaddon is a new band formed by former members of other bands. War of Abaddon is based out of Madison, WI. Still in it's infancy, War of Abaddon is already recording and looking forward to getting the ball moving! Thanks for your time and we hope you Blast this shit!
Unbibium is a 4 piece band coming out of the south side of Milwaukee. Starting in 2011 the band has gone through several personnel changes to arrive at a solid lineup that looks to stay for many years to come with Javier Morales(vox) Tony Johnson(Guitar), Tory DeWalt(Bass), and Juan Rocha(Drums). Taking a progressive outlook on music and putting it to a djent sound with a few grooves Unbibium looks to take their scene much further than their home state of Wisconsin.
Unbibium takes an approach to a live performance with one thought in mind, “people come to see a show if they wanted to listen to us they would buy a CD.” High energy and a certain aggression are brought to each and every live performance without a doubt. Immense effort plays an important role in making their live performance a sight to see and something you can hear without a struggle to pick out what’s happening. Unbibium’s drive is relentless toward their music and there is always room to grow and they will find it and go there.
An Ocean Above Us (CD Release)
An Ocean Above Us formed in 2012 with the goal of making music people could love. We released our first self-titled album in August of 2015.
We finished recording our second EP, Shed The Archetype, in January of '17 and it will be released on March 10th. CD Release show details coming soon.