Dark folk metallers from Portland have announced parting ways on May 13th. After 20 years, Agalloch, one of the most respected bands in dark folk metal scene, have posted a statement on their official facebook page that signifies the end of it all.
The founding member, John Haughm, claimed full responsibility for that decision with a personal post on the same page, saying it was impossible for him to continue with the band as it was, but leaving open the possibility of a future reunion. What remains out of Agalloch is a very talented band that released a long catalogue of music which you may well find on their website; a band that combined a lot of influences into one brood of dark and pagan melancholic metal.
Their latest album release was ‘The Serpent & The Sphere‘ (2014, Profound Lore Records). We sure hope to hear from them again.