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Below is our complete Falloch news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Falloch Announces New LP Release

U.K. atmospheric folk act Falloch announced that the band's sophomore release will be entitled "This Island, Our Funeral" and will drop via Candlelight Records on September 22, 2014.

Formed as a two piece in 2010, with their debut album, "Where Distant Spirits Remain" (see review here), the band worked with Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson, Ulver) exploring the atmospheres and feelings found within the landscapes of Scotland to create a vivid journey encapsulating the beauty of this small country.

Thematically aiming for a darker direction with "This Island, Our Funeral," Falloch still manage to capture the atmosphere of the Scottish landscapes while creating a more direct and energetic sound. In writing this album, Falloch was inspired to create a stronger coherent sound as a band and to have more charismatic lead vocals, performed by new vocalist/guitarist Tony Dunn.

On the six tracks of the album, the band takes the listener on a journey from tranquil serene sounds and landscapes through to thick walls of sound brought together by soaring vocals and emotive performances. Recording the drums at Jaime Gomez Arellano's Orgone Studios (Ghost, Cathedral, Ulver) in September 2013, has proved to be a great experience and the band decided to return to work with Gomez for the mixing and mastering in February 2014 after being awarded funding from Creative Scotland to help produce a second album.

The track list for the album is:

1. Tòrradh
2. For Life
3. For Uir
4. Brahan
5. I Shall Build Mountains
6. Sanctuary More...

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Falloch Names New Vocalist In Tony Dunn

Scottish act Falloch announced that they have recruited second guitarist and new vocalist Tony Dunn. The band is currently writing new material for a sophomore release and follow up to the 2011 debut LP "Where Distant Spirits Remain." The album is expected to be recorded this summer and should see a late 2013/early 2014 release through Candlelight Records.

The announcement reads: "We're very pleased to announce that we have finalized our line up for the next album. Taking over the vocals and second guitar position will be Tony Dunn. We are currently finishing off the writing for the second album and are planning to record it over the summer. We will be playing a couple of live shows before we start recording, more info about those will follow soon.

"Falloch’s aim is to create music which conveys atmosphere and emotion through a wide variety of styles including Metal, Post-Rock and Folk inspired by the atmosphere of bands such as Alcest, Agalloch and Primordial, as well as minimalist composers such as Yann Tiersen and Arvo Pärt. The lyrics focus around the themes of nostalgia, sorrow, nature and longing. Having a deep connection with the Scottish landscape, the band took their name from the Falls of Falloch waterfall in Crianlarich." More...

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Falloch Writing New Songs

Scottish act Falloch, which split with guitarist/vocalist Andy Marshall back in June, has issued the following announcement about working on a new album:

"We entered the studio today to begin writing our second album. After a 45 minute long dark psychedelic jam we eventually got to business and left with a new song completed. We think you'll all be pleasantly surprised at the outcome. Expect more updates as the sessions progress."

Further details will be announced as they are made available, and you can find more info on Falloch over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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Old Silver Key Recruits New Vocalist

Old Silver Key, the band consisting of four Drudkh members plus French musician Neige (Alcest, Amesoeurs) on vocals, released the debut album "Tales of Wanderings" last year. Season of Mist Records has now issued the following brief update about the band recruiting a new member and working on a follow-up album:

"We are pleased to inform that Andy Marshall (ex-Falloch) has joined Old Silver Key as second vocalist and composer. The band will start working on the new album within a few weeks."

Further details will be announced as they are made available. In the meantime, you can check out the band's previously posted animated video for "Burnt Letters" at this location.

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Falloch Splitting With Vocalist/Guitarist

Scottland's Falloch has issued the following announcement about parting ways with Andy Marshall:

"Over the past couple of weeks Andy has decided that he doesn't want to continue working on Falloch. He has agreed to still play Dark Bombastic Evening in Romania in August, so anybody that is looking forward to seeing us there will still be able to.

"This means that we are currently looking for a vocalist or vocalist/guitarist (based in the UK only please). So if you are interested send us an email at contact@falloch.com.

"Writing for the second album is going well and these changes hopefully shouldn't delay things too much."

For more info on Falloch, head over to the band's Facebook profile here. The Falloch track "The Ghosts That Haunt This Path" is also available on Candlelight Records free Amazon sampler.

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Candlelight Records Offering Free Sampler

Candlelight Records today launches a free label sampler available exclusively from Amazon.com. The 8-song sampler includes previously unreleased material from Falloch, The Rotted, Wodensthrone, Sear Bliss, Woe, Winterfylleth, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, and includes the first single from Ihsahn's new album "Ereminta."

To download the sampler or stream clips from the release, visit head over to this location.

“The Paranoid” is taken from Ihshan's fourth solo album. Set for release June 19th, "Eremita" was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) and features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining-Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (StarofAsh).

The inclusion of an early production mix of Rumpelstiltskin Grinder's “Fucking Wild” follows the recent announcement of the band’s forthcoming new album, "Ghostmaker." The Philadelphia-based quartet recently completed a string of regional performances and are now gearing up for dates to support the new album once it hits stores nationwide on June 19th. Guitarist Ryan Moll says, "the title of this track says it all. It’s a rather suiting description of its relentlessness. The lyrics were written by Shawn (Riley) and the title was inspired by some old live Venom recordings."

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Falloch Posts In Studio Footage

Scottish act Falloch posted in studio and behind the scenes video footage of the band's preparation for its upcoming U.K. Tour. The band also discusses Norway socks and the djent genre in general.

Check out the video here:

Falloch in The Studio from Grant Philp on Vimeo.

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Falloch Announces Shows With Junius

Scottish duo Falloch has announced three upcoming April live shows alongside Junius and Wolves Like Us. Details are as follows:

23.04.12 - Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
24.04.12 - Manchester @ Star And Garter
25.04.12 - London @ Borderline

The band will be touring in support of "Where Distant Spirits Remain" (reviewed here). Falloch also previously commented on lining up more tour dates for March: "We're happy to announce that we will be doing a UK tour in March and also playing our first European gigs this year. More information information will be posted soon."

Details on the March run of shows will be announced as they are made available.

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Falloch To Play Candlefest 2011

Scotland's Falloch has issued the following update about performing on the Candlefest 2011 shows:

"We will be playing our first ever live shows next week as part of the Candlefest 2011 UK tour. We will be one of the first bands on so make sure you arrive early if you are coming to see us. Hope to see some of you at the shows!"

Details are as follows:

12th Nov - Underworld, London
13th Nov - Moho Live, Manchester
20th Nov - Ivory Blacks, Glasgow More...

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Falloch Streaming New Album

AOL Music is currently streaming the soon-to-be-unleashed "Where Distant Spirits Remain" debut from Scottish duo Falloch. Set for release in North America via Candlelight Records on September 27th, the record was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (Ulver, King Crimson) and offers up six tracks of atmospheric, post-black metal with lyrical themes based around sorrow, nature, and longing.

Commented Falloch’s Andy Marshall: “In 2010 we got together and decided that we wanted to create an album that conveyed atmosphere and emotion with a Scottish/Celtic vibe influenced by a variety of musical styles. We feel that we’ve succeeded in what we set out to do and we’re both very happy with the amazing feedback we’ve received over the past few months. We hope that you enjoy the album and get as ‘lost’ in the sounds as we did when we were creating it.”

Check out "Where Distant Spirits Remain" in its entirety by heading over to this location. Falloch was also recently covered in an article about the the shoegaze wave of black metal, which can be found here.

The track listing is as follows:

1. We Are Gathering Dust
2. Beyond Embers & The Earth
3. Horizons
4. Where We Believe
5. The Carrying Light
6. To Walk Amongst

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Black Metal: The Shoegaze Wave

Back in 2005, Alcest released a two song EP called “Le Secret,” a gem that eventually would cause a stir in the hornet nest that is the black metal community. If you didn't gather by the title, Alcest is a French band, and one masterminded by front-man Neige. With a strong pedigree in the French black metal scene, Neige was a musician who not only came forward in the 00s with multiple acts in Alcest and Amesoeurs, but also made contributions to essential French albums from the likes of Mortifera and Peste Noire. While Norway and the adjacent Scandinavian realms are often thought of as the wintery fortress of black metal, the French have long held their own with a melancholic and melodic take on the genre including the infamous Les Légions Noires whom you can read about in a previous Metal Underground Sunday Old School article.

So, what was so special about Neige’s little two song EP? Well for one it wasn’t little at all. It was nearly 30 minutes long and an infusion of 90s shoegaze, post-rock, and perfectly distilled black metal. More...

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Falloch Streaming New Song

BrooklynVegan is currently hosting a premiere of "Beyond Embers and the Earth" from post-black metal duo Falloch. The song comes off the band's upcoming "Where Distant Spirits Remain" full-length debut, set for release via Candlelight Records on September 27th.

Commented Falloch's Andy Marshall: "'Beyond Embers...' was a song we wrote after a trip to the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands last Winter. The majestic landscape was glowing with frost, it was amazing! We went walking through the mountains and forests in the deep snow and the atmosphere was incredible. The song is about how isolated I felt at the time with only the sound of the wind to keep us company. Being so far away from urban life/culture was such a liberating feeling."

Check out "Beyond Embers and the Earth" by heading over to this location. The "Where Distant Spirits Remain" track listing is as follows:

1. We Are Gathering Dust
2. Beyond Embers & The Earth
3. Horizons
4. Where We Believe
5. The Carrying Light
6. To Walk Amongst

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Falloch Announces Debut Release Details

Glasgow, Scotland based duo Falloch will be releasing the debut "Where Distant Spirits Remain" on September 27th, 2011 through Candlelight Records. "Where Distant Spirits Remain" was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (Ulver, King Crimson) and includes six songs that showcase the band’s unique blend of styles. According to a statement from the band's publicist, "fans of Alcest, Agalloch, Primordial and others will embrace Falloch’s somber soul." The duo’s lyrics focus around themes of nostalgia, sorrow, nature and longing.

The "Where Distant Spirits Remain" track listing is as follows:

1. We Are Gathering Dust
2. Beyond Embers & The Earth
3. Horizons
4. Where We Believe
5. The Carrying Light
6. To Walk Amongst More...

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Falloch Signs To Candlelight Records

Candlelight Records today has confirmed the worldwide signing of Falloch. Andy Marshall and Scott McLean joined their talents together only a year ago but have already found a curious and growing audience.

The band, which combines a wide variety of styles including metal, post-rock and folk, are completing details for a debut album, "Where Distant Spirits Remain," planned for release late summer.

Commented McLean of the signing, “We are extremely happy to be offered this chance to sign with such a well respected label, which throughout its many years has had so many influential albums/bands on its roster. From the classic albums from Emperor and the early albums of Opeth right through to new exciting acts such as Altar Of Plagues and Winterfylleth. We are looking forward to releasing our debut album through Candlelight, who are known for bringing many new and talented bands to the forefront of the metal scene. We hope to become a strong part of the Candlelight family and look forward to great things in the future.”

Candlelight Records also added: "Where Distant Spirits Remain was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (Ulver, King Crimson) and is set to include seven songs that will showcase the band’s unique blend of styles. Fans of Alcest, Agalloch, Primordial and others will embrace the band’s somber and emotional sounds. The duo’s lyrics focus around themes of nostalgia, sorrow, nature and longing.

"Falloch adds to Candlelight’s new grouping of international signings, including Altar Of Plagues (Europe), Gnaw Their Tongues, The Living Fields, The Meads Of Asphodel and more. The duo plan to add musicians to their line-up in time for the album’s release so that they can present their material live on stage. Further info to be announced soon...."

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