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Point Of Origin
Allele: Free mp3 Of Unreleased Acoustic Track
January 8, 2008
Jacksonville based hard rock outfit Allele has posted a free mp3 download of a previously unreleased acoustic version of the track "Unknown". The track was recorded at Jacksonville’s Planet Radio 107.3 when the band stopped by for an acoustic performance. The track can be downloaded free through the Corporate Punishment Podcast via iTunes or at this location.

Allele released their Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Drowning Pool) produced debut, 'Point of Origin', through Corporate Punishment Records. The Florida quintet has been tearing up stages across the US touring with 10 Years, Evans Blue and Switched, building a devoted family of rabid followers. The group is currently at home writing material for their sophomore effort which is expected in 2008.

Allele’s video for the track "Closer To Habit", directed by Don Tyler, can be seen below.

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Allele Announce Additional Tour Dates
August 17, 2006
Allele, the new band featuring former Otep guitarist Lane Maverick, will embark on a month-long tour with 10 Years and Evans Blue beginning late September. In addition to the 10 Years dates, Allele has also announced several headlining dates for August and September including shows with Rikets, Sappy Bell, and Stalemind.

Allele tour dates:

Aug. 19 - Fayetteville, NC@ John J's
Aug. 23 - Kansas City, MO @ The Grand Emporium (w/ The Leo Project, Sappy Bell)
Aug. 25 - Topeka, KS @ The Static Bar (w/ The Leo Project, Sappy Bell)
Aug. 26 - Dallas, TX @ Galaxy Club (w/ Sappy Bell)
Aug. 30 - Houston, TX @ The Engine Room (w/ Stalemind, Sappy Bell)
Sep. 01 - Beaumont, TX @ Antone's (w/ Stalemind, Sappy Bell)
Sep. 07 - Lafayette, LA @ Club Sin (w/ Rikets)
Sep. 08 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Click's Billiards (w/ Rikets, Stalemind)
Sep. 09 - New Orleans, LA @ Howlin' Wolf (w/ Rikets, Stalemind, Eleven Reasons)
Sep. 24 - Hilton Head, SC @ Monkey Business (w/ 10 Years, Evans Blue, 32 Leaves)
Sep. 26 - Columbia, SC @ Headliners (w/ 10 Years, Evans Blue, 32 Leaves)
Sep. 27 - Jacksonville, NC @ Northwoods Music Hall (w/ 10 Years, Evans Blue, 32 Leaves)
Sep. 29 - Johnson City, TN @ Rafters (w/ 10 Years, 32 Leaves)
Sep. 30 - Chatanooga, TN @ Fathom (w/ 10 Years, 32 Leaves)
Oct. 01 - Louisville, KY @ The Corner (w/ 10 Years, 32 Leaves)
Oct. 02 - Spingfield, IL @ The Warehouse (w/ 10 Years, 32 Leaves)
Oct. 06 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues (w/ 10 Years, Evans Blue, 32 Leaves)

Allele's debut album, 'Point of Origin', was produced by Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Breaking Point) and was released last October through Corporate Punishment Records.

Allele recently parted ways with vocalist Wally Wood and replaced him with Andy Toole.
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Allele Part Ways With Vocalist, Announce Replacement
July 3, 2006
Allele — the new project featuring former Cold guitarist Kelly Hayes and former Otep guitarist Lane Maverick — have parted ways with vocalist Wally Wood. The band's statement on the matter reads as follows:

"OK, so well now I'd imagine everyone pretty much knows what is going on. We would have preferred to make an official announcement about it first, but whatever. It was such a back-and-forth thing, and no one knew what was going on, so we didn't really say anything until now.

"Wally has left Allele. Yeah, it is an unfortunate situation, but we — Lane, Gian, and Tim — have also made the tough decision to continue. We have a new singer Andy Toole, and he is a bad motherfucker. (Like Samuel Jackson bad, like Michael Jackson in '86 bad.) We've already been in rehearsals for a couple weeks with him, and it's progressing beyond any of our expectations.

"Unfortunately, when you put five people in a van for months at a time, every once in a while, one of them doesn't get back in. But we have too much faith in this band, our fans, and all the amazing things we have going on to let it all go to Hell now.

"Originally Wally was gonna stay on through the July shows and Edgefest, but unfortunately that didn't end up being able to happen, so now these upcoming shows will be our first with Andy, and admittedly might be a little bit transitional. But instead of cancelling them, we are going to play, and put on the best fucking shows we have ever put on. We can't apologize enough to the promoters and fans who we had to cancel on earlier this month because of what was going on, and we can only look to the future and say that those days are behind us.

"And yeah, we could just quit. But then again, Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Iron Maiden, Killswitch Engage, Faith No More, Anthrax, Linkin Park, Lynyrd Skynrd, and AC/DC could've just quit too.

"But we do want to send out much love to everybody who has supported us in the past, and everyone who will continue to in the future. We will be continuing to tour throughout the year in support of 'Point Of Origin', and will begin work on a new record later in the fall. We wish Wally the best in his new endeavors, musical or otherwise, and thank you all again for your undying support, and we hope you all stick with us."

Allele's debut album, 'Point of Origin', was produced by Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Breaking Point) and was released last October through Corporate Punishment Records.
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Allele's Nightmare's and Dreamscapes
May 16, 2006
Cable network TNT has tapped ALLELE's upcoming second single, "Stitches", for use in the promotion of their Stephen King short story adaptations "Nightmares & Dreamscapes", an eight-episode mini-series premiering Wednesday, July 12. Listen/watch for "Stitches" in upcoming national TV and radio spots running May-July.

Check out "Stitches" at More information on "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" is available here.

ALLELE is the new band featuring former COLD guitarist Kelly Hayes and ex-OTEP axeman Lane Maverick. The group's debut album, "Point of Origin", was produced by Ben Schigel (CHIMAIRA, BREAKING POINT) and was released last October through Corporate Punishment Records.
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A Switched Revolution.
March 9, 2006
A New Revolution, the new project featuring ex-Slaves on Dope Frank Salvaggio and Rob Urbani, as well as former Unloco vocalist Joey Duenas have been added to much of the upcoming Switched/Allele tour, set to kickoff April 7th in Green Bay, WI.
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HOME TOWN: Jacksonville, FL
Wally Wood (vocals)
Kelly Hayes (guitar)
Lane Maverick (guitar)
Tim Tobin (bass)
Giancarlo Autenzio (drums)

In the cookie cutter world of Modern Rock, artists come and go, most without ever leaving so much as a stain. That makes it all the more special when a band comes along and throws off every doubter�s expectation, connecting with fans on a musical, if not spiritual, level. That is certainly the case with Jacksonville's Allele (pronounced Uh-Leel), as the Florida 5 piece has been tearing up stages across the US for the past 3 years, alongside major artists like Saliva, Yellowcard, Nonpoint, Staind, Sevendust, Earshot, Trapt, Shinedown, Socialburn, 12 Stones and Godhead, along the way building a devoted family of rabid followers.As the Allele Army grew exponentially, the band formed in 2002 by vocalist Wally Wood and guitarist Lane Maverick (who had previously been one of the first guitar players for Otep), got an even bigger shot in the arm when they recruited recently departed Cold guitarist Kelly Hayes, who had previously dabbled with Allele on a side project basis. Hayes, who had grown increasingly disenfranchised with his role in Cold, looked to Allele as a fresh, new creative outlet.Around this time, the band's buzz caught the ear of Corporate Punishment Records president Thom Hazaert, a longtime Cold fan/associate, who had been involved with the band, and Kelly for almost a decade (he even sports a tattoo of the Cold spider on his hand.) After two meetings a deal was struck, and the band went to work on their debut LP Point of Origin, with new drummer Giancarlo Autenzio and bassist Tim Tobin in tow.Point of Origin is 10 jarring tracks of sonic weaponry and emotional release, from the stunning album opener "Fake", to the first single "Closer to Habit", that is quickly becoming a staple at Active Rock radio, to "Jaydin's Song" the beautifully textured instrumental "hidden track".Recorded at Cleveland�s Spider Studios with producer Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, Rikets) Point of Origin shows many sides of this complex, young ensemble, and will assuredly guarantee them a spot in the hearts and CD collections of Rock fans, and on radio playlists, for years to come.Singer Wood puts it best. "I want Allele to be in every single person's musical vocabulary. We have a message of unity we want to share with everyone."The band has rapidly progressed towards those goals with their first single and video steadily beginning an assault on the airwaves, and a rigorous tour schedule taking them through the new year, with clubs, not arenas at the top of the list."We'd be happy just to pack clubs. I humbly think that we won�t become an icon thing. That�s rare. That�s when music was to be innovated and you can no longer innovate because it�s all been done. I think the time of being an icon is over. Obviously, I would love to get to a point where our band could headline arenas, who wouldn't? But that is such a huge goal. I would be happy headlining a 500 person venue, six days a week. That would be the greatest thing to us. If God had a sense of humor, and we were selling out arenas, I wouldn�t even know what to say."