Pillorian – “A Stygian Pyre”

Last May the dearly beloved Pacific Northwest atmospheric black metal band Agalloch called it quits, ending a 20-year run as a pioneering and magical force…
Wyatt Marshall | January 10, 2017 - 10:58 am


Q&A: Aaron Gregory On Khôrada — The New Band He’s Formed With 3/4 Of Agalloch

When bands last for a long time, it's easy to forget how delicate they are as social units. In order to work together successfully, bands…
Doug Moore | September 20, 2016 - 12:10 pm

Agalloch Break Up

Well this is some horrible news. Portland, OR-based Agalloch are one of the best metal bands of the 21st century, but I guess as of…
Michael Nelson | May 13, 2016 - 3:48 pm

Stream Agalloch The Serpent & The Sphere

Most of what I've got to say about Agalloch's forthcoming The Serpent & The Sphere I said in our Premature Evaluation of the album. It's…
Michael Nelson | May 5, 2014 - 10:43 am

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – April 2014

In last month's Black Market, we spent a lot of space celebrating the triumphant returns of numerous kings: Agalloch, Triptykon, Thou, Eyehategod ... even the…
Michael Nelson | April 30, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Agalloch The Serpent & The Sphere

The fifth full-length album from Portland, OR-based black-ish metal band Agalloch, The Serpent & The Sphere, opens with a 10-and-a-half-minute track called "Birth And Death…
Michael Nelson | April 7, 2014 - 11:11 am

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – March 2014

I spent the second week of March at SXSW, and I spent a pretty good percentage of my SXSW at metal shows. In truth, most…
Michael Nelson | March 31, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Agalloch – “Celestial Effigy”

In the December 2013 installment of our metal column, the Black Market, I spent several paragraphs gleefully anticipating the forthcoming fifth longplayer from the great…
Michael Nelson | March 18, 2014 - 11:40 am

Andy Winter – “Uncountably Infinite” Video (NSFW) (Stereogum Premiere)

Norwegian keyboardist Andy Winter is perhaps as notable for his collaborators as his musical portfolio. He's the man behind the neo-classical metal act Winds --…
Michael Nelson | February 4, 2014 - 11:38 am


The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

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…
Michael Nelson | June 26, 2012 - 12:33 pm

32 Must See Bands @ SXSW 2011

Come March every year, the same questions are asked, retreaded thought pieces get pitched: What does it mean to have a music industry festival in…
Stereogum | March 16, 2011 - 9:10 am

Haunting The Chapel

Haunting The Chapel’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

Clichés be damned -- this really was a good year for metal. I had a harder time organizing a Top 10 in 2010 than ever…
Brandon Stosuy | December 21, 2010 - 11:58 am

Haunting The Chapel

Hear Agalloch’s “The Watcher’s Monolith,” Read Our Q&A With John Haughm

This has been a long time coming. Four years ago I gave Agalloch's Ashes Against the Grain an 8.0 on Pitchfork, though it deserved a…
Brandon Stosuy | October 29, 2010 - 11:30 am

Haunting The Chapel

Haunting The Chapel No. 5

In March, longstanding crusty, female-fronted San Francisco black metal quintet Ludicra are releasing The Tenant, the excellent followup to 2007's Fex Urbis Lex Orbus. I…
Brandon Stosuy | January 22, 2010 - 11:52 am