Death metal masters Allegaeon have just announced their fifth studio album, Apoptosis. Along with the album news, Allegaeon have shared a video for “Stellar Tidal Disruption,” which is pure space-tech bliss.

The band’s newest album promises a symbiosis of technical, progressive and melodic death metal. Fans wouldn’t have it any other way, and the new single “Stellar Tidal Disruption” offers a hint at Apoptosis’ full journey.

"Musically, Brandon brings a huge new dimension," vocalist Riley McShane enthuses. "He has this wide breadth of music knowledge and stylistic proficiency that he draws from with excellent taste, and this makes a lot of the songs on Apoptosis come to life."

"Thematically, this record is all about contrast, and the music reflects that perfectly. The vocals are heavier than ever, but there are also more clean sections. The drums are faster than ever but also more dynamic, and the guitar playing is lower and slower than on most previous albums, but also provides long, melodic and beautiful sections throughout."

"On this record, I was more open to new ideas that we might not have used in past," adds guitarist Michael Stancel. "Rather than deleting something because 'it's not Allegaeon-y enough,' I would take a step back and see if that idea fit the song and decide if it was worth keeping. With that mentality came some of my favorite songs, because I was less worried about if it fit into our old sound."

Check out the album art and track listing below. Fans can pre-order the album and various bundle packs here.

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Allegaeon, Apoptosis Track Listing:

1. Parthenogenesis
2. Interphase // Meiosis
3. Extremophiles (B)
4. The Secular Age
5. Exothermic Chemical Combustion
6. Extremophiles (A)
7. Metaphobia
8. Tsunami and Submergence
9. Colors of the Currents
10. Stellar Tidal Disruption
11. Apoptosis

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