Sad and unexpected news arrive for Agalloch fans. Following 20 years, 5 full length albums, many tours around the world, and numerous other recordings, John Haughm and the rest of the band (Don Anderson, Jason Walton, and Aesop Dekker) have parted ways. What the future holds for the separate parties remains undetermined. The band collectively thanks all of their fans. Mastermind John Haughm explained that he isn't sure if this is a permanent end of the band or not.
Agalloch are preparing for their upcoming European trek. The band has recently announced that they are also taking French metallers Crown with them on this tour as main support. On this tour, the Americans are showcasing their newest record, The Serpent & The Sphere. Check out all the finalized dates of the tour below and join the fun in July and August.
Agalloch, winners of the Best Melodic Black Metal Album on Metal Storm Awards 2014 with The Serpent & The Sphere, have just announced new tour dates for this summer. They will be embarking on the West Coast leg of the Serpens In Cvlmination tour in June with experimental cellist and label-mate, Helen Money as main support. Make the best of it!
The wait is over for Agalloch fans. The American folk black metal band just revealed the entire new album The Serpent & The Sphere which is now streaming in full online ahead of its release. You can start off your week by listening to the entire opus here. After you give it a spin, or more, tell us if are pleased with the band's fifth full-length album.
With their new album The Serpent & The Sphere about to be released in May, Agalloch have announced new tour dates for North America for their Serpens In Culmination tour. Joining the band on select dates on the first leg of the tour will be Obsidian Tongue, Vex, and Jex Thoth.
Acclaimed folk black metal quartet Agalloch have unveiled a new song titled "Celestial Effigy" which is available for streaming over at Pitchfork or below. The track is taken off their upcoming album The Serpent & The Sphere which is due to hit the shelves on the 13th of May this year via Profound Lore Records in North America followed by an European release by Eisenwald on May 19th. This is the first taste available from the new album so far.
Agalloch are in the news again because now they have revealed the title of their new album as well as the official release dates. Recently, we discovered that their fifth full-length album was complete and it will be called The Serpent & The Sphere. The album was recorded at Cloud City and mixed at Everything Hz by Billy Anderson. The Americans will be working with an European partner for their new album release.
Agalloch's frontman John Haughm announced on his official Facebook page that the new Agalloch album is ready and mastered, the only thing left to do is to design the CD/LP cover art. So it seems safe to assume that we will be seeing its release in the coming months. Their label Profound Lore Records had already revealed that the successor to Marrow Of The Spirit would come out this year. It's just a matter of patience now.
Agalloch will be back on the road and touring Europe this spring (April/May) in support of their latest EP Faustian Echoes and promise to play nearly two hours each night and this will include playing Faustian Echoes in its entirety. The band's support act will be confirmed shortly but for now you can see the Lucifer Over Europe final tour dates below.
American folk metallers Agalloch have made their new song "Faustian Echoes" available for streaming online at their Bandcamp page. The entire 21-minute epic track is the longest song ever written by the band and will be featured on their new EP titled Faustian Echoes, consisting of the one song, released through the band's own imprint, Dammerung Arts.
National Public Radio are streaming the soundboard recording of the entire concert of Agalloch performing live at the Le Poisson Rouge in New York City last Tuesday, March 22nd. You can close your eyes and pretend you were there too by clicking here.
Some video footage of "Into the Painted Grey" and "In the Shadow of Our Pale Companion" can also be found over here.
The live set of Worm Ouroboros, the opening act of the evening, can also be streamed in its entirety over at NPR.
Into the Painted Grey
The Watcher's Monolith
Of Stone, Wind and Pillor
Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires
Our Fortress is Burning... II: Bloodbirds
Dead Winter Days
Following their triumphant West Coast tour this past December, Pacific Northwest metal band Agalloch will be embarking on a long-awaited East Coast run in support of their critically acclaimed album "Marrow Of The Spirit", one of the most celebrated metal releases of 2010. Likewise, Profound Lore Records recording artists Worm Ouroboros (also featuring Agalloch and Ludicra drummer Aesop Dekker) will serve as direct support to Agalloch on the tour.
Agalloch guitarist Don Anderson commented: "After seven years we are pleased to announce that we are returning to the East Coast for a series of performances with our good friends and fellow Profound Lore recording artists Worm Ouroboros. We'll also be playing dates in both select areas of the South and Canada. The last time we played on the East Coast was in February of 2004 with The Gathering and Novembers Doom. People can catch ongoing updates on the upcoming tour via our official Facebook page."
"The Watcher's Monolith", a brand-new Agalloch track is streaming on Stereogum. Go have a listen here and weigh in with your thoughts in the comment section.
As reported back in September, Agalloch completed work on their fourth full-length entitled Marrow Of The Spirit. A release date is set for November 23 via Profound Lore Records.
Marrow Of The Spirit is the first album to feature new drummer Aesop Dekker (Ludicra) and features guest appearances by cellist Jackie Perez Gratz (Grayceon, Giant Squid, Asunder, Amber Asylum), Jeffrey Neblock (Vindensang), and Nathan Carson (Witch Mountain, Two-Ton Boa, Sunn O)))).
Marrow Of The Spirit was recorded and mixed through the means of exquisite vintage gear within the months of July and August in Portland, Oregon at Audible Alchemy Studios with (Faust guitarist) Steven Wray Lobdell and mastered and manifested in San Francisco, California at Trakworx Studios with Justin Weis (Ludicra, Slough Feg, Hammers Of Misfortune).