Tag Archive for folk metal

Agalloch. Gothic Theatre. 07.09.14

“Where am I? How long shall I suffer here?“ Two years ago I was preparing for a road trip that would take me out of Colorado, through Utah and Idaho, and into the Pacific Northwest, only to return through the birthplace of the spirit of Agalloch. It was the year I had written my in depth profile on Profound Lore… Read more →

‘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… Read more →

notes from the coast: Wolves in the Throne Room. Chelsea Wolfe. Echoplex. 01.26.12

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll already know we’re big fans of Chelsea Wolfe and Wolves in the Throne Room. Both acts topped most of our lists last year in almost every category. So it’s with extreme jealously that I present Genji’s review of the joint bill at Echoplex last Thursday night. There’s a certain backlash against underground bands, particularly… Read more →

Wolves in the Throne Room: Live Review + Interview with Aaron Weaver

It’s Friday night in the RiNo district of Denver, a clever abbreviation for the River North Art District, which is actually just a deceiving name for an area most known for its popularity on police scanners. The harsh sounds of hometown doom band, Skully Mammoth,escape from the space they call Rhinoceropolis. I am outside, drinking from a can of Dale’s… Read more →

‘night born songs descend by moonlight’

Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestial Lineage (Southern Lord, 2011) A trilogy of albums that started with 2007‘s Two Hunters and continued through 2009‘s Black Cascade comes to an end with Celestial Lineage.  The Weaver brothers once again enlisted Jessika Kenney to provide angelic clean vocals to close out this opus the way it started…in the cold, black woods… Read more →

Decibel bring Apostles of Darkness Tour to Hollywood

This guest post comes from Genji from Los Angeles.  Look for more metal/punk posts from our California correspondent… On a slow Tuesday night in Hollywood, Decibel magazine decided to bring the Apostles of Darkness tour to the Key Club.  With a slew of bands on the bill including Lecherous Nocturne, Abigail Williams and Hate, this is one tour you should be on the lookout for if… Read more →