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Agalloch and Helen Money dream tour for the Westward minded

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:18 AM (PST)


Portland’s long-running dark, progressive metal collective, AGALLOCH, will kick off their eagerly anticipated Serpens In Cvlmination Western Hemisphere Tour MMXV next week. Set to commence on June 5th in Eugene, Oregon, the journey will traverse sixteen cities through nine states and two provinces, drawing to a close on June 20th in Portland. The band will be joined by very special guest, Helen Money.

Dates and music Beloweth.

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Cellist Helen Money (aka Alison Chesley) creates music that enrichens the full being, the totality of a soul’s range of emotions often seeming to hang on each bow stroke. Her unorthodox approach to “doom cello”  on her critically acclaimed Arriving Angels record (as well as a tremendous recent collaboration with none other than her royal majesty of awesomeness Jarboe) plus a lengthy career working on dozens of records supplying more texture to the music of artists as wide ranged as Anthrax, Bob Mould, Disturbed, Mono or Russian Circles, has netted her the sole opening slot on black metal/post-rock darlings Agalloch’s upcoming tour as well as a growing body of awestruck fans.

It was a real pleasure to speak with Chesley about the impact and “feeling” of meaningful music, mortality, touring and other subjects.

Enjoy BELOW.

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Helen Money has been confirmed as direct support for the Agalloch U.S. tour dates in June (starting on June 6th in Sacramento). She continues to support her current release, Arriving Angels (Profound Lore), which was recorded and mixed by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio and features drummer Jason Roeder (Neurosis, Sleep). Cellist/composer Alison Chesley, a.k.a. Helen Money, merges her classical training with a lifelong affinity for punk rock and a taste for heavy metal. In addition to her own material Chesley has also performed and/or directed string arrangements for artists like Anthrax (Worship Music), Russian Circles (Geneva), Broken Social Scene (Forgiveness Rock Record) and Yakuza. For her previous album, In Tune, she worked with Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian Circles, Neurosis), Sanford Parker (Pelican, Chris Connelly, Yakuza, Buried at Sea).

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We are pleased to announce the confirmed first leg of our “Serpens In Culmination” US tour this summer. There is one date that is yet to be manifested but we will announce that as soon as it is confirmed. We are also working on a West coast run. – Agalloch

FYI the openers on this band are unreal awesome. Paired with the natural glory that is Agalloch, these dates will be some timeless concert memories.

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Agalloch complete work on new album

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:18 AM (PST)


Everyone’s favorite North American nature enthusiasts/dark matter gods Agalloch have finished work on the full length follow up to already classic 2012 release Marrow Of The Spirit. Then again, pretty much everything Agalloch do is instant classic status because they are just that fuckin’ good.

If you aren’t sufficiently pumped already, perhaps this tidbit from the official Profound Lore press release will wet your appetite:

“Captured by legendary producer/engineer Billy Anderson at Cloud City Studios in Portland, Oregon (and mixed by Anderson likewise at Everything Hz), The Serpent & The Sphere represents the most glorious sounding AGALLOCH album to date. Making a guest appearance is guitarist Nathanaël Larochette of Canadian neo-folk band Musk Ox who wrote and provided the album’s acoustic interludes”

Just in case you aren’t metal fans and somehow wandered into a dark forest that led to a site called Metal Riot, well…Billy Anderson is the man! Agalloch’s first song from the record is “Celestial Effigy” (great title) and continues the forward thinking yet earthy and rooted in grand traditions of black metal sound the band has popularized. These guys somehow get better and better. I never thought they’d top Ashes Against the Grain but they just keep delivering. Faustian Echoes was like their version of The Decline by NOFX.

For tracklisting and to hear “Celestial Effigy” click Here. I am gonna start to cry now.

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Full EP Stream: Agalloch – “Faustian Echoes”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 7:51 PM (PST)

Progressive blackened folk metal group Agalloch (did I just invent a new genre name?) are streaming their entire new EP Faustian Echoes over at their Bandcamp page.  Faustian Echoes is a two-part song based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s epic masterpiece Faust.  It is by far the longest song the band has written so far.  The album is being released on the band’s own label, Dammerung Arts.

You can find the EP streaming right 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.  Both the LP and CD versions will be initially only available during the band’s tour and will then be made available to the world following the tour. You can find the dates so that you know when to look for the album right here.

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Agalloch Announce US Summer Tour

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:44 AM (PST)

“We fumed and screamed in our mountain nook, mad drunken Americans in the mighty land.  We were on the roof of America and all we could do was yell, I guess—across the night, eastward over the Plains…” – Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Oregon’s progressive / folk / black metal-foursome, Agalloch, have announced that they will be embarking on a US summer tour. Get the band’s official Facebook announcement and current tour dates here.

I don’t know about you but this news made me jizz in my pants.

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Oregon blackened folk/doom legends Agalloch have revealed that they are not just releasing a new album in the near future, but that the album is already recorded and ready to go. They haven’t set a release date as of yet but promise to keep us updated via their Facebook page.

Agalloch are calling the album Faustian Echoes and have apparently made some kind of a photo album documenting the recording session. To read the full statement from the band click here.

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Band Name Origin Wednesday: Agalloch

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 8:56 AM (PST)

Ever wonder where some bands come up with their band names?  Well, we do, and we’re sick of sitting around scratching our heads about it and we bet a lot of you Metal Rioters are sick of doing the same damn thing. So, we’re pulling our sleuth gear out to bring these heavy metal mysteries into the light and every Wednesday we’ll be pulling the curtain back to bring you sweet revelation.

This week’s origin story comes to you from the Pacific Northwest where Agalloch has been creating its unique progressive, avant-garde, black folk metal sound for over a decade. Revelation awaits you here.

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Agalloch Announce East Coast U.S. Tour

Posted by JDKleinhans on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 9:39 AM (PST)

Following their triumphant West Coast U.S. tour this past December, Pacific Northwest black folk metal masters 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. Their fourth full-length studio release was among NPR’s top 50 albums of 2010 and was Decibel Magazine’s No. 1 album of 2010.

Likewise, Profound Lore Records recording artists Worm Ouroboros (also featuring Agallcoh and Ludicra drummer Aesop Dekker) will serve as direct support to Agalloch on the tour.

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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.”

Also Agallloch have been confirmed for this year’s Scion Rock Fest to take place March 5th in Pomona, California which will feature confirmed such bands as Obituary, Death Angel, Morbid Angel and Christian Mistress.

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Agalloch’s “Marrow of the Spirit” in top 50 NPR Albums

Posted by flyngmonbob on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 4:02 PM (PST)

Portland Metallers Agalloch‘s 2010 album “Marrow of the Spirit” made it onto NPR’s top 50 albums of 2010 list. The album was released on November 23rd, 2010 on Profound Lore Records. NPR had this to say about the album:

“The forest is a common inspiration for black metal, particularly for the Norwegians who defined the genre in the early ’90s. That makes sense: It’s a cold, mystical place marked by unknown darkness. For Agalloch, the forests of the Pacific Northwest represent all of those things, but they’re also a force of healing. Still, Marrow of the Spirit is honest as it ends: After our spirits are renewed, we can return easily to misery. But, oh, the journey is worth the battle. The album’s exhilarating and epic turns shred and pound as much they shriek and coo. It’s the year’s most stunning statement in metal.”

To read more from NPR, click here.

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Agalloch reveal title, cover art, track list for new album

Posted by Lucas Riot on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6:35 PM (PST)

Agalloch - Marrow of the SpiritPortland folk/doom metallers Agalloch have completed work on their fourth full-length album entitled “Marrow of the Spirit”, the follow-up to 2006’s “Ashes Against The Grain”.  This is the first album to feature new drummer Aesop Dekker.  The cover art for the album has also been revealed and can be seen to the left.  “Marrow of the Spirit” is scheduled to be released in North America on November 23rd through Profound Lore Records

For a full track listing click here.

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