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Agalloch : c’est fini!

Le groupe a annoncé qu’il s’était séparé dans un court communiqué publié via leur page Facebook.

“Following 20 years, 5 full length albums, many tours around the world, and numerous other recordings, John Haughm and the rest of the band (Don Anderson, Jason Walton, and Aesop Dekker) have parted ways. What the future holds for the separate parties remains undetermined. We collectively thank all of our fans across the world. There are also way too many other people to thank who made this band possible. You know who you are.”

Communiqué suivi d’une clarification de John Haughm, qui évoque une perte de son inspiration et de sa motivation. Il garde le mystère sur s’il s’agit d’une séparation temporaire ou définitive.

“After being inundated by a barrage of responses, I feel that I should clarify some things. I take full responsibility for the decision to part ways with the other guys. It was difficult, well thought-out, and something that had been culminating over the past couple of years. I simply could not continue any further with the band as it was. I had to make a change as my motivation and inspiration had started to completely deteriorate. Whether this is the permanent end of Agalloch altogether or a possible fresh start, I don’t know. I probably won’t know for awhile. The band has simply been reduced back to its founding, visionary member for the first time in 20 years. Beyond that, the future is unknown. – J. Haughm”

Du nouveau sur le prochain Equilibrium !

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Equilibrium sortira son nouvel album Armageddon le 12 août prochain via Nuclear Blast Records ! Le guitariste, compositeur et parolier du groupe, René Berthiaume, a passé près de deux ans à travailler sur cet album, mais a aussi pris en charge l’enregistrement, le mixage et la production. Maor Appelbaum s’occupera du mastering. L’artwork a été encore une fois réalisé par Skadi Rosehurst. La musique est assez sombre, mais conserve les éléments folk et grandiloquents des albums précédents. Continuer la lecture de Du nouveau sur le prochain Equilibrium !