Looks like the metal world is continuing to turn its eyes on Colorado. Yet another homegrown metal act has been snapped up by a renown metal imprint. Last month, Allegaeon, who deals in extreme metal out of Fort Collins, inked a deal with Metal Blade Records. The iconic metal label is slated to release the band's next record, which is due sometime this spring. Like it's predecessor, 2008's self-titled EP, the new album is due to be produced by Dave Otero at his Flatline Audio studios. Catch Allegaeon this Saturday, January 9 at Road 34, and next Saturday, January 16 at Andrew's on Lincoln.
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Cobalt, meanwhile, a homegrown black metal act that's been criminally overlooked, earned a nice nod in Stereogum's Top 30 Metal Albums of 2009 list. Actually, it's more than a nod. The outfit, led by Erik Wunder and Phil McSorely, a Staff Sergeant in the US Army who just finished a tour in Iraq, garnered the second slot behind Converge, which topped the list with its latest release, Axe to Fall. Coincidently -- or perhaps not, considering he has recorded nearly every noteworthy metal act to come out of Colorado, from Cephalic Carnage to Enemy Reign -- Gin, which was released last year on Profound Lore Records, was also recorded by Otero at Flatline.