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Agalloch Calling It Quits

All good things must come to an end: Agalloch has officially called it quits. The group posted this message online via 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."

During its two-deacde run, Agalloch released five full-length albums and a host of singles, EPs, and compilations. The band's last studio album was "The Serpent and the Sphere" from 2014.

Update: John Haughm has now posted this message online about the split:

"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."

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1. scooby doom writes:

RIP......great band....thanks for the 5 albums

# May 13, 2016 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

One of my favorites. This saddens me, but at least I got to see them a couple of times. Following the Eluveitie fallout, that's two of my favorites splitting in a short time.

# May 13, 2016 @ 4:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

This is disappointing. Nate turned me on to these guys. Been a fan since first spin.

# May 13, 2016 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. failure writes:

One of my all time favorite bands, never got to see them live... First time that I've shed some tears over this sort o thing.

# May 14, 2016 @ 4:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Cynic writes:

Better to leave on a white mountain than a valley. If your hearts not in it, no point in pumping out another album just for label cash. Might go listen to The Serpent now since clicking that youtube link has drawn me in.

# May 14, 2016 @ 5:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

I think DB actually turned me onto to these guys WAY back when. 10 years ago-ish. Loved em ever since. I was just listening to Marrow of the Spirit a week or two ago.

Ashes Against the Grain and The Mantle are still favorites.

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7. xFiruath writes:

Agree on ending on a mountain instead of a valley. There's a couple of bands I can think of who should do the world a favor and call it quits already. I have absolute respect for Atoma in particular for making that decision - the band dropped an amazing album and then quit rather than releasing something sh**ty as a follow-up.

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