agalloch - faustian echoes

Pacific Northwest dark metal legends Agalloch follow up their magnificent 2010 LP, Marrow Of The Spirit, with an EP, Faustian Echoes, which will feature one song, in two parts, and is (according to the band) “based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s epic masterpiece ’Faust.’” The song is epic even by Agalloch standards; at 21:34 it’s the longest track ever recorded by the band. And while it may be broken into two parts, there have got to be more than a dozen distinct sections here — so far my favorite is the instrumental breakdown that comes in at 6:13 and builds over two minutes, but the torrential hailstorm that closes out the song is pretty knee-buckling. The EP will be released concurrently with a North American tour. Don’t miss the band — an Agalloch appearance is a rare thing indeed, and more importantly, they’re one of the best live bands in the world. Check out “Faustian Echoes.”

Tour dates here:
07/11 – Portland @ Branx
07/12 – Seattle @ the Crocodile
07/13 – Vancouver @ the Rickshaw
07/14 – Spokane @ the A Club
07/15 – TBA
07/16 – Bozeman @ Zebra
07/17 – Denver @ Bluebird Theater
07/18 – Omaha @ Waiting Room
07/19 – Milwaukee @ Miramar Theater
07/20 – Chicago @ Reggie’s
07/21 – Ann Arbor @ Blind Pig
07/22 – Cleveland @ Beachland Ballroom
07/23 – Toronto @ Opera House
07/24 – Montreal @ Petit Campus
07/25 – Boston @ the Middle East
07/26 – Brooklyn @ Williamsburg Music Hall
07/27 – Philadelphia @ Underground Arts
07/28 – Springfield @ Empire
07/29 – Raleigh @ King’s Barcade
07/31 – Tampa @ Orpheum
08/01 – Atlanta @ the Earl
08/02 – Birmingham @ Bottletree
08/03 – New Orleans @ One Eyed Jack’s
08/04 – Dallas @ La Grange
08/05 – Austin @ Red 7
08/08 – Phoenix @ Rhythm Room
08/09 – San Diego @ the Casbah
08/10 – Los Angeles @ Echoplex
08/11 – San Francisco @ the Great American Music Hall
09/29 – Calgary @ Noctis V Metal Fest

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Comments (6)
  1. bring brandon back

  2. Cannot wait to see them in Phillie 7/27

  3. Also Ash Borer and Agalloch in the same week, is the gum acknowledging metal as a legit genre again?

  4. So good…..just….so damn good.

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