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Allele
Origin Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Genres Alternative metal, Hard rock, Post-Grunge
Years active 2002 – 2007, 2009-present
Labels Corporate Punishment
Website www.alleleonline.com
Members
Wally Wood
Kelly Hayes
Giancarlo Autenzio
Tim Tobin
Josh Scott
Former members
Andy Toole
Lane Maverick

Allele is an American Alternative metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 2002. Their current line-up consists of five members: Wally Wood (vocals), Kelly Hayes (lead guitar), Josh Scott (rhythm guitar), Tim Tobin (bass), Giancarlo Autenzio (drums). The band is currently signed to Corporate Punishment Records. To date, Allele has released one studio album titled Point of Origin.

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History

Allele was formed in 2002 by Wally Wood and ex-Otep guitarist Lane Maverick (who had also played in earlier projects with members of Shinedown) and later joined by Kelly Hayes, formerly of Cold. After refining their sound and gaining live experience, they were signed by Corporate Punishment Records, an independent record label which had previously been associated with Cold. The band started to work on their debut LP titled Point of Origin, with producer Ben Schigel, who has previously worked with such artists as Chimaira and Bleed the Sky.

Allele describes their sound as "hard rock with a new feel" and Point of Origin has been received with a good amount of positive reviews. The band completed a tour with label mates Switched and A New Revolution (featuring ex-Unloco frontman Joey Duenas).

Allele has been voted #5 Best Newcomer of 2005 in the Gauntlet's Year End Poll alongside Through the Eyes of the Dead, Gizamachi, The Jacknife and the Red Death.

In early June, 2006, it was announced that Kelly Hayes has been out of the band since January to deal with legal and personal issues. The band stated that they would continue as a four-piece.[1]

On June 29, 2006, it was revealed via Allele's MySpace blog that vocalist Wally Wood had left the group. The explanation given from the remaining members was the following: "Unfortunately when you put 5 people in a van for months at a time, every once in a while, one of them doesn't get back in". Andy Toole was immediately announced as the new vocalist and that the band would continue to tour.[2] Allele would spend the rest of the fall touring with 10 Years and Evans Blue.[3][4]

Allele's track Stitches was featured in trailers and promos for TNT's Stephen King anthology series, "Nightmares and Dreamscapes".[5] That song also appears on the 2006 game WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007.

On 14 August 2007, it was announced by a close friend of the band that Allele had broken up. This has since been confirmed by the moderator of their website. Little else is known about the current state of its members, although rumors have surfaced about a possible second project featuring at least three of the four remaining members.

Frontman Wally Wood of the Jacksonville, Florida-based hard rockers Allele has issued the following update: “ I am Black. Sorry I have been away a while and glad to hear you all have been still rockin out to the last album Point Of Origin.So here we are in 2008 and you may wonder what is next? I have read a couple of hundred pages of inquiries in our inbox regarding the next step for Allele. Well, first step is, the first show we will play is August 39 at Freebird remix Live in Jacksonville calli, Florida. After that, we will start recording the next album. We have a lot of work ahead because we want this next album to blow you away. Be patient (like you have been!) but I am telling you it is coming. Hopefully by the end of this year. But, if you want to see the band live, I suggest coming to Jacksonville because there will not be any other shows anytime soon after August as we prepare to hit the studio. Whatever promises you have heard in the past, know that this is for real.’’

The band has announced the return of original drummer Giancarlo Autenzio and the addition of a second guitarist in Josh Scott.

On August 30 2008 the band played a show in Jacksonville, Florida where they performed songs from their debut album Point of Origin. Songs performed included; Immune; Stitches; A Different Someone; Unknown; Closer To Habit; Tightrope and Misunderstood. On the bands myspace page Kelly Hayes stated that they are planning to write and record the new album, stating a mid 2010 release date.

Second studio album

Wally Wood stated on the band's MySpace page that they are writing material for a new album, which it names as Something Cured and will sets a release date in middle of 2010.

Allele have streamed two new live tracks, “Something Cured” and “Oblivious”, on their MySpace page. The tracks will be included on the bands new album which is expected to be released in Spring 2010.

On September 4, Allele have streamed a preview of their upcoming new album "Something Cured".[6]

According to the band label Corporate Punishment Records Allele new EP will release in May 2010.

Band members

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Current

  • Wally Wood – Vocals (2002 - 2006, 2008 - present)
  • Kelly Hayes – Lead Guitar (2002 - 2006, 2008 - present)
  • Josh Scott – Rhythm Guitar (2008 - present)
  • Giancarlo Autenzio – Drums (2002 - 2007, 2008 - present)
  • Tim Tobin – Bass (2002 - 2007, 2008 - present)

Former

  • Lane Maverick – Guitar (2002 - 2007)
  • Andy Toole – Vocals (2006 - 2007)

Session and tour musicians

  • Garnet Tipton – Bass
  • Sydd Thompson – Drums
  • Ryan St. John – Bass
  • Keith O'Gara – Drums

Discography

Albums

Singles

References

  1. ^ "Post on the band's official site". http://www.allelemusic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=14069#14069. 
  2. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=54441
  3. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=56190
  4. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=56659
  5. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=52356
  6. ^ "Allele Stream Something Cured Album Teaser" tunelab.com. Retrieved on September 5, 2009.

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