During Allegaeon’s recording sessions for 2016’s Proponent For Sentience, the Colorado metal outfit had some extra time to record a few Rush covers. The group have previously released “Subdivisions,” which was included on the album. Today (5th), the group unveiled the Rush coer of “Animate.”
Guitarist Greg Burgess commented:
“When we settled on Rush to cover during the ‘Proponent’ sessions, I simply couldn’t pick which song to do. ‘Subdivisions’ or ‘Animate.’ Both were favorites for me personally, and both were sort of ‘under the radar’ eg. not ‘Tom Sawyer’ or ‘Spirit of the Radio.’ Where the original idea was to do a cover for a Japanese bonus track, we figured if we did both we could cover a special song for both the Japan AND Europe pressing. Then the powers that be decided to just include ‘Subdivisions’ on the album, and keep ‘Animate’ in reserve for something. Jan 6th, 2018 is the only occurrence of the golden ratio in date form that will occur during our lifetime. So 1.6.18 seemed like the perfect date to release it in Allegaeon fashion.”
The group will be recording their next album in March.
In the meantime, check out “Animate” below and order the single here.