AGALLOCH have made their new EP, Faustian Echoes, available for streaming at their Bandcamp page HERE.
This EP will be available as a digital download at the Bandcamp site starting on July 11th when the band begins their Summer tour in Portland, Oregon [see complete routing below]. The LP and CD versions will be released through AGALLOCHâ€™s own imprint, Dammerung Arts. Both the LP and CD versions will be initially only available during the bandâ€™s trek (July 11th â€“ August 11th) and will then be made available to the world following the tour.
â€œFaustian Echoesâ€ is a single, two-part song based on Johann Wolfgang von Goetheâ€™s epic masterpiece â€œFaust.â€Â Reaching over twenty minutes, â€œFaustian Echoesâ€ is the longest song AGALLOCH have ever written. Recorded mostly live at Portlandâ€™s Jackpot Studio by Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Neurosis), mixed by Anderson and later mastered by Justin Weis (Ludicra, Hammers Of Misfortune, Worm Ouroboros) at Trakworx, â€œFaustian Echoesâ€ continues and expands on AGALLOCHâ€™s dark, brooding, and colossal sound.
Having formed in 1996, AGALLOCH have consistently produced existentially dark music stretching over four full length albums, a handful of EPs, and numerous single tracks and compilation appearances.Â Â AGALLOCHâ€™s influence can be seen in many of the so-called â€œpost-black metalâ€ bands and they are often regarded as the first band to bridge the neofolk and black metal genres. The band has earned a reputation for explosive live shows and has sold out venues across Europe and the US.
AGALLOCH Summer Tour 2012 w/ Taurus:
7/11/2012 Branx â€“ Portland, OR w/ Eight Bells
7/12/2012 The Crocodile â€“ Seattle, WA w/ Eight Bells
7/13/2012 The Rickshaw â€“ Vancouver, BC w/ Eight Bells
7/14/2012 The A Club â€“ Spokane, WA w/Eight Bells
7/16/2012 Zebra â€“ Bozeman, MT
7/17/2012 Bluebird Theater â€“ Denver, CO
7/18/2012 Waiting Room â€“ Omaha, NE
7/19/2012 Miramar Theater â€“ Milwaukee, WI
7/20/2012 Reggieâ€™s â€“ Chicago, IL
7/21/2012 Blind Pig â€“ Ann Arbor, MI w/Musk Ox
7/22/2012 Beachland Ballroom â€“ Cleveland, OH
7/23/2012 Opera House â€“ Toronto, ON w/ Musk Ox
7/24/2012 Petit Campus â€“ Montreal, QC w/ Musk Ox
7/25/2012 Middle East â€“ Boston, MA
7/26/2012 Williamsburg Music Hall â€“ Brooklyn, NY w/ Musk Ox
7/27/2012 Underground Arts â€“ Philadelphia, PA
7/28/2012 Empire â€“ Springfield, VA
7/29/2012 Kingâ€™s Barcade â€“ Raleigh, NC
7/31/2012 Orpheum â€“ Tampa, FL
8/01/2012 The Earl â€“ Atlanta, GA
8/02/2012 Bottletree â€“ Birmingham, AL w/ Pallbearer
8/03/2012 One Eyed Jackâ€™s â€“ New Orleans, LA w/ Pallbearer
8/04/2012 La Grange â€“ Dallas, TX at w/Maleveller
8/05/2012 Red 7 â€“ Austin, TX
8/08/2012 The Rhythm Room â€“ Phoenix, AZ
8/09/2012 The Casbah â€“ San Diego, CA w/ Author & Punisher
8/10/2012 Echoplex â€“ Los Angeles, CA w/Oskoreien
8/11/2012 Great American Music Hall â€“ San Francisco, CA