I guess this still qualifies as catching up. I just saw a notice on the Profound Lore web site that in tandem with the November 23 release of Marrow Of The Spirit, AGALLOCH have announced a West Coast tour with “Austrian industrial/neo-folk/martial ambient act Allerseelen.” The tour begins on December 17 in Agalloch’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, which will also serve as their record release show.
The number of tour dates is limited, and if you don’t live on the West Coast of the U.S., this news probably won’t do you much good. For us here in Seattle, the chance to see Agalloch on the heels of this new album release is just a fucking bonanza. The dates and places for the Agalloch/Allerseelen mini-tour are as follows:
12/17 – Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan (w/Aerial Ruin)
12/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s (w/Waldteufel, Alda)
12/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Proud Bird (w/Winterthrall)
12/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall (w/Dispirit)
Having heard much about, but never any music by, Agalloch I jumped at the chance to buy one of the Ltd Ed. Numbered Copies of this album this week. It’s not what I was expecting, but then again I’m not sure what I could have expected from this.
It is however a damn fine album.
Well, that will be a collector’s item. This band has about as intense and loyal a cult following as any band I know of. I’m embarrassed to say that I still haven’t heard the album. The last two weeks brought a flood of new releases, and I’m still wading through some others with earlier release dates. I’m hoping to get to it this weekend.