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Agalloch's new album, The Serpent & The Sphere, comes out May 13.
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May 4, 2014 Yet another metallic masterpiece from the Portland band, The Serpent & The Sphere feels like a film shot out of sequence, with "Eureka!" moments hidden throughout.
Agalloch performing live at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City, March 22, 2011.
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March 24, 2011 Surrounded by banners adorned with elk, with incense lit at the front of the stage, Agalloch's performance felt like a savagely beautiful and personal ritual. Hear the black-metal band's first-ever New York City performance, recorded live at Le Poisson Rouge.
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Agalloch and Ludicra drummer Aesop Dekker says he thinks Bobby Hutcherson is a sorcerer.
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February 1, 2011 Dekker plays drums in the innovative black-metal bands Agalloch and Ludicra, but says that before he'd ever heard Kiss, "there was only Coltrane." Find out which Mingus album he calls a "Lovecraftian noir soundtrack" and more with Dekker's favorite five jazz records.
December 28, 2010 Hear a "looped liturgy for the apocalypse" and "fire coming out of the fog" in this conversation about the year's best metal, drone and outer sound.
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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Aloe Blacc, Arcade Fire and more artists from A to B.
November 14, 2010 Agalloch's folk-inspired black metal is highly atmospheric -- the musical equivalent of fire emerging from fog. Hear the thoroughly moving Marrow of the Spirit, which works to dispense healing through melancholy, in its entirety until Nov. 23.
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