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Agalloch - Two New Songs Streaming Online

Original news, published on 31.10.2010

"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).

Marrow Of The Spirit cover artwork] tracklist:

01. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
02. Into The Painted Grey
03. The Watcher's Monolith
04. Black Lake Nidstang
05. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires
06. To Drown

UPDATE (thanks to 98889 and 5933)

Another new Agalloch song, called "Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires", is now available for streaming over at this location.


Band profile: Agalloch
Posted: 02.11.2010 by Thryce | Comments (25)

Agalloch - Complete New Album - US Tour Imminent

Pacific Northwest dark metal legends Agalloch have completed work on their fourth full-length entitled Marrow Of The Spirit, the follow-up to 2006's Ashes Against The Grain. The release date is November 23.

Marrow Of The Spirit tracklist:

01. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness
02. Into The Painted Grey
03. The Watcher's Monolith
04. Black Lake Nidstang
05. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires
06. To Drown


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Posted: 21.09.2010 by daniell_p | Comments (32)

Agalloch - Resign With Profound Lore Records

Profound Lore Records press release

Profound Lore is honored to announce that we will be releasing the new full-length album from Pacific Northwest dark metal band Agalloch.

Profound Lore and Agalloch already have a history that goes as far back to the label's beginnings when we released the original vinyl versions of Pale Folklore and The Mantle respectively.

The band are currently in intense preparation to enter the studio in their hometown of Portland, Oregon and will be spending the entire months of June and July recording the much-anticipated follow-up to 2006's Ashes Against The Grain.

There is currently no concrete release date to be announced yet. But in time, said details will eventually be revealed.


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Posted: 07.06.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (16)

Dornenreich - European Tour Dates With Agalloch

Official Prophecy Productions press release

The time has come: In March 2009 the Austrian Black Metal legends Dornenreich will tour in Metal line-up for the very first time since 2001. To present their DVD "Nachtreisen" ("Nocturnal Journeys") and as a herald of their forthcoming studio album "Flammentriebe" ("The Urge of the flame") Dornenreich will debut songs of this album and they will play numerous songs of their 13-year history on this much longed for tour.

Dornenreich's friends Agalloch will join this special journey, which will be the only European Tour for Agalloch and their unique "Cascadian Dark Metal" in 2009. It will be Agalloch's last tour supporting "Ashes Against The Grain".

Mely, an Austrian Melodic-Metal-Band, will be a part of this tour as well and they will perform their melancholic hymns passionately.

20.03.09 - D - Würzburg, Posthalle
21.03.09 - AT - Henndorf bei Salzburg, Wallerseehalle (Spring Metal-Festival)
22.03.09 - IT - Brescia, Covo Antico
23.03.09 - CZ - Prague, Exit Chmelnice
24.03.09 - D - Berlin, K17
25.03.09 - FR - Paris, Glazart
26.03.09 - GB - London, Underworld
27.03.09 - BE - Vosselaar, Biebob
28.03.09 - D - Hamm, Alfred-Fischer-Halle (Tomahawk festival)
29.03.09 - NL - Den Bosch, (afternoon show)

Dornenreich will also appear on the following summer festival dates:

17 + 18.04.09 - D - Lichtenfels, Stadthalle (Ragnarök festival)
29.04.09 - PO - Barrosselas, SWR warm up (acoustic gig)
30.04.09 - PO - Barrosselas, SWR MetalFest XII
01 + 02.05.2009 - D - Hauzenberg, Festplatz (Walpurgis Metal Days-Festival)
17 + 18.07.2009 - D - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Halde Norddeutschland (Dong Open Air-Festival)
14 + 15.08.2009 - D - Barth, Freilichtbühne (Barther Metal Open Air-Festival)

02.10.2009 - CH - Uster, Rock City
03.10.2009 - CH - Uster, Rock City


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Event: Dornenreich + Agalloch: European Tour
Posted: 09.03.2009 by Thryce | Comments (2)

Agalloch - To Release Retrospective Album

Agalloch have updated their Myspace page with the following message:

"Firstly, we announce the release of "The Demonstration Archive." This is a full-length retrospective CD collection chronicling our unsigned years (1996 - 1998). This release includes both the "From Which Of This Oak," and "Promo '98" demos. We are also including our never released 7-inch that was originally entitled "Of Stone, Wind, and Pillor" (later released via The End Records with bonus tracks). From the primal opening riffs of "The Wilderness" to the epic closing of "The Melancholy Spirit," the "Demonstration Archive" tracks the gradual evolution and refinement of the Agalloch sound and style finally heard on the landmark debut album "Pale Folklore"."

The track listing appears in chronological order below:

"From Which of this Oak" (1997)

01. The Wilderness
02. As Embers Dress The Sky
03. This Old Cabin

"Of Stone, Wind, and Pillor" unreleased 7-inch (1998)

04. Of Stone, Wind, and Pillor
05. Foliorum Viridium
06. Haunting Birds

"Promo '98" (1998)

07. Hallways Of Enchanted Ebony*
08. The Melancholy Spirit*

*different recording sessions from those appearing on "Pale Folklore"

All the material was taken from the original analog sources. Aside from some slight mastering to keep the songs at an even volume, nothing was edited or polished. This collection includes a 12-page booklet with notes, era-related artwork, and never-before seen photos from a January 1998 session."

Check out an edited version of "The Wilderness" from our debut demo "From Which of This Oak" on their MySpace page.


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Posted: 07.08.2008 by Slay.tallic.detH | Comments (9)

Agalloch - Part Ways With Record Label

Agalloch has issued the following update:

Having fulfilled our record contract with The End Records, we have decided not to renew with them. We thank The End for 10 years of hard work and dedication. Our three full-length albums will continue to be in print for as long as there is a demand for them. Agalloch's immediate plans are to remain low key, work on new material, and look towards the future.

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Posted: 24.04.2008 by bluemobiusx | Comments (8)

Agalloch - EP Available For Pre-Ordering

Agalloch has recently posted a new song on their myspace page entitled "Sowilo Rune" from their upcoming EP "The White EP." The EP will be released by Vendlus Records on 29 February.

The White EP can be pre-ordered at Vendlus Store. The release is limited to 2000 copies.


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Posted: 05.01.2008 by Bararey | Comments (15)

Agalloch - Update From The Band

Agalloch have updated their MySpace with the following blog:

"Agalloch will finally release "The White EP" through Vendlus Records in early 2008. It is the follow-up to 2004's "The Grey EP" and completes a dichotomy of releases for the label. "The White EP" contains seven dark folk and ambient works written and recorded over the past 3 years.

"The White EP" tracklisting:

01. The Isle Of Summer
02. Birch Black
03. Hollow Stone
04. Pantheist
05. Birch White
06. Sowilo Rune
07. Summerisle Reprise

Also, the band has two European gigs confirmed for next year. We will be playing the 5th edition of the annual Ragnarök Festival in Germany alongside Negura Bunget, Skyforger, Menhir, Haggard, Sear Bliss, Unleashed, and several others. This will be followed by a headlining gig in Belgium with Mourning Beloveth (UK) and In Age And Sadness (Hol). Of course, a couple gigs in our native Pacific Northwest will be played before we head off to Europe. More info regarding that will be forthcoming.

2008 live dates:
March - TBA - Portland, OR - TBA
March - TBA - Seattle, WA - TBA
March 28th - Lichtenfels, Germany - Stadthalle
March 29th - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob

Finally, we have parted ways with Chris Greene as our live drummer. His replacement is Aesop Dekkar from Ludicra."

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Posted: 22.10.2007 by Lupas | Comments (3)

Agalloch - New Video Online

Agalloch's video for 'Not Unlike The Waves' is now being streamed at

The video for the song - which is from their new album "Ashes Against The Grain" (on The End Records) - was directed by Nicole Phillips, DP Richard Stark, and camera operators Richard Stark and Juan Mosqueda.

The video - shot in three days with the band in remote areas - calls to mind the work of Ingmar Bergman, Mario Bava, and the German Expressionist movement.

To watch the video for 'Not Unlike The Waves', go here.


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Posted: 15.09.2006 by Thryce | Comments (5)

Agalloch - Release Date For Ashes Against The Grain

The End Records have set August 8th, 2006 as the release date for Agalloch's forthcoming album 'Ashes Against The Grain.'
"There will not be a digipack edition, however, there will be a special edition made. More information on that will unfold in the coming months," reveals the band in a statement. "The band will be extremely busy this summer with various projects to promote the new album including a record release show in Portland, as well as other performances. More detailed news will be posted as it comes."

Track listing:
1. Limbs
2. Falling Snow
3. This White Mountain On Which You Will Die
4. Fire Above, Ice Below
5. Not Unlike The Waves
6. Our Fortress Is Burning... I
7. Our Fortress Is Burning... II - Bloodbirds
8. Our Fortress Is Burning... III - The Grain

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Posted: 24.05.2006 by Zamoth | Comments (2)

Agalloch - In The Studio

Agalloch have entered the studio to begin pre-production work for their 3rd full-length album entitled "Ashes Against The Grain" (out on The End Records). The recording process will begin Dec 10th and the band hopes to have the album finished by mid-January. As usual the band will be working with Ronn Chick, who has engineered and produced both of their previous albums.

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Posted: 03.12.2005 by Metalforthespirit | Comments (0)