Posts Tagged ‘metal’

here are the tour videos from our Summer 2011 Tour with our bros in Copernicus.


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The Dissention

Some say the deathcore genre is overcrowded and maybe that’s true, but really it’s the strongest and hardest working bands that survive.  With Aegaeon, it sounds like they worked extra hard to get that good recording, and with “The Dissention” the production is outstanding and well-refined.  Awesome clarity and heaviness.  The song and riff writing is fairly typical of the genre, speedy blast beat sections, fast transitions, and breakdowns; but its the orchestration and sense of mood that sets Aegaeon apart from the hordes of other angry deathcore bands that infect and pollute our eardrums.  I’ve been listening to tons of music lately…make that tons of heavy music, and when I stated listening to Aegaeon I was instantly impressed with the bands ability to write intriguing music that keeps you interested all the way through the album.

Ok, another knock about deathcore or even heavy hardcore, what’s up with everyone playing a creepy three note lead line?  It was Impending Doom that I believe did it the best on “Serpent Servant” but now everyone and their mom is playing ambient and creepy three note lead lines!  That’s cool I guess, but I would argue that there are many more “musical” things you can do with the guitar and within the genre.  Which is why I was sort-of awestruck when I was listening to “Reshaping the Mulverse.”  There’s a ton of cool major seventh arpeggios coupled with thick orchestration during this song.  It even fades out into this epic Lord of the Rings worthy orchestral piece.  Very nice!  This band offers the genre so much more…well, than it probably deserves.  So, thank you Aegaeon!

If you’re going to buy a deathcore album in the coming days make it “The Dissention” by Aegaeon.  You can get it at their BigCartel store and on iTunes.

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Hey friends, family and distant onlookers, I’m just fore warning you about my new and exciting tour blog!  You’ll be sure to hear about such schnanigans as stolen Justin Beiber cut-outs and 2am fireworks at Wal-Mart right here!!!  Yep, those were pretty much the highlights from the last tour.  I was caught on mall surveillance in a certain city in Arkansas removing a life-size Justin Beiber cut-out from a department store.  The intention was to display our amazingly cool band merch on the Beiber and see rapid increases in our sales.  We failed to foresee the jail-worthy consequences of our actions and received a phone call and Facebook message that if we did not return the Beiber soon, we would have charges pressed.  I really didn’t feel like going to jail for stealing a piece of cardboard shaped like the coveted teen idol that countless screaming kids across the nation adore.  So we took one last look at his lip gloss crusted face, shot a few sentimental pics with our phones and returned Justin to the mall cops.

I really hope to document our daily experiences on the road, the good, the bad, and the seemingly random things that happen as we travel the country to play underground shows for hopefully more than 15 people.  Feel free to post some comments or put it up on your Facebook wall if you find that day particularly interesting.  There’s going to be a “Free Chik-fil-A Meeter” so you can tell if we got fed that day as well as daily gas tank status and other great widgets.  So stay tuned, the tour officially begins September 6th in Salina Kansas.

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