‘do call upon Mephistopheles’

Portland, OR’s Agalloch are streaming their latest opus, the 20+ minute two-part track, “Faustian Echoes”, on their bandcamp page.  It’ll come as no surprise to anyone who follows this blog that I am extremely excited for new material from the Pacific Northwest’s masters of dark folk metal.  This EP, containing the single longest track the band has ever recorded, is only available for streaming right now, but the Goethe influenced epic will be available for purchase starting July 11th, when the band kicks off their latest tour with a hometown performance at Branx.

For those of you in Denver, Agalloch will be at the Bluebird on July 17th.  Unfortunately I will be out of town, but I will be catching them in either Spokane or Bozeman.  All dates will be supported by Stevie Floyd’s (Dark Castle) Taurus project.

7/11/2012 Branx – Portland, OR w/ Eight Bells [TICKETS] 7/12/2012 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA w/ Eight Bells [TICKETS] 7/13/2012 The Rickshaw – Vancouver, BC w/ Eight Bells [TICKETS] 7/14/2012 The A Club – Spokane, WA w/Eight Bells [TICKETS] 7/16/2012 Zebra – Bozeman, MT [TICKETS] 7/17/2012 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO [TICKETS] 7/18/2012 Waiting Room – Omaha, NE [TICKETS] 7/19/2012 Miramar Theater – Milwaukee, WI [TICKETS] 7/20/2012 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL [TICKETS] 7/21/2012 Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI w/Musk Ox [TICKETS] 7/22/2012 Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH [TICKETS] 7/23/2012 Opera House – Toronto, ON w/ Musk Ox [TICKETS] 7/24/2012 Petit Campus – Montreal, QC w/ Musk Ox [TICKETS] 7/25/2012 Middle East – Boston, MA [TICKETS] 7/26/2012 Williamsburg Music Hall – Brooklyn, NY w/ Musk Ox [TICKETS] 7/27/2012 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA [TICKETS] 7/28/2012 Empire – Springfield, VA [TICKETS] 7/29/2012 King’s Barcade – Raleigh, NC [TICKETS] 7/31/2012 Orpheum – Tampa, FL [TICKETS] 8/01/2012 The Earl – Atlanta, GA [TICKETS] 8/02/2012 Bottletree – Birmingham, AL w/ Pallbearer [TICKETS] 8/03/2012 One Eyed Jack’s – New Orleans, LA w/ Pallbearer [TICKETS] 8/04/2012 La Grange – Dallas, TX at w/Maleveller [TICKETS] 8/05/2012 Red 7 – Austin, TX [TICKETS] 8/08/2012 The Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ [TICKETS] 8/09/2012 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ Author & Punisher [TICKETS] 8/10/2012 Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA w/Oskoreien [TICKETS] 8/11/2012 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA [TICKETS]