Following their triumphant West Coast tour this past December, Pacific Northwest metal band AGALLOCH will embark on a long-awaited East Coast run in support of its critically acclaimed album "Marrow Of The Spirit", one of the most celebrated metal releases of 2010. Likewise, Profound Lore Records recording artists WORM OUROBOROS (also featuring AGALLOCH and LUDICRA drummer Aesop Dekker) will serve as direct support to AGALLOCH on the tour.
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."
The dates go as follows:
March 17 - Austin, TX @ Barbarella Patio March 18 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks March 19 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl March 20 - Raleigh, NC @ King’s Barcade March 21 - Baltimore, MD @ The Sonar March 22 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge March 23 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East March 24 - Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus March 25 - London, ON @ The Music Hall March 26 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom March 27 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
Fan-filmed video footage of AGALLOCH's December 22, 2010 performance at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California can be viewed below (courtesy of BridgeToClarity). Check out more clips at this location.
AGALLOCH's new album, "Marrow Of The Spirit", was released on November 23, 2010 via Profound Lore Records.
Just as AGALLOCH's last three releases — "Pale Folklore", "The Mantle" and "Ashes Against The Grain" — all differed from each other, "Marrow Of The Spirit" is unlike anything AGALLOCH has ever produced before. The first album to feature new AGALLOCH drummer Aesop Dekker (also in Profound Lore acts LUDICRA and WORM OUROBOROS) includes 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 0)))).
Recorded and mixed on analog through the means of exquisite vintage gear within the months of July and August in Portland, Oregon at Audible Alchemy Studios with Steven Wray Lobdell (FAUST guitarist) and mastered and manifested in San Francisco, California at Trakworx Studios with Justin Weis (LUDICRA, SLOUGH FEG, HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE),the six time-stretching songs that encompass "Marrow Of The Spirit" come across as their own distinct identities amongst themselves. At over an hour in length, "Marrow Of The Spirit" is AGALLOCH's darkest, bleakest, most dense, detailed and aggressive album to date and in turn is the most accomplished album of their career.
"Marrow Of The Spirit" track listing:
01. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness [3:41] 02. Into The Painted Grey [12:25] 03. The Watcher's Monolith [11:46] 04. Black Lake Nidstang [17:34] 05. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires [9:40] 06. To Drown [10:27]
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