Photo by Matthew Zinke

Colorado metal outfit Allegaeon (pronounced “a-legion”) are currently on tour in North America with supergroup Act of Defiance, and I caught up with guitarist Greg Burgess before their set at Toronto’s Mod Club. Despite their varied sound they’re constantly getting labeled as a technical death metal band, so we talked about their various influences, as well as how their often silly behavior on stage and in their videos seems to contradict their heady science-based lyrics.


Allegeaon have a few more U.S. dates on their current tour in Texas, Arizona, and California. Their latest album, 2014’s Elements of the Infinite, is available on Metal Blade Records, and you can watch their ridiculous video for “Threshold of Perception” here.