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Agalloch Members Form New Band Khôrada

Emerging from the dissolution of Agalloch and Giant Squid, a new group is born: Khôrada. Featuring former Agalloch members Don Anderson (guitar), Jason Walton (bass) and Aesop Dekker (drums) alongside ex-Giant Squid guitarist / vocalist Aaron John Gregory, Khôrada exists to create expansive, epic and passionate music.

The quartet announced that it has signed with independent label Prophecy Productions and is currently writing and demoing material for an as-yet-untitled debut album.

"Khôrada members Don Anderson and Jason Walton have been fans of Prophecy Productions since their inception in 1996," comments the band. "We have always admired and respected their commitment to quality packaging and uncovering the most cutting-edge artists in the scene. We are honored and humbled to be a part of their family."

Immediately following the breakup of Agalloch in May of 2016, Walton, Anderson and Dekker remained committed to writing and playing together and unanimously agreed on working with Aaron John Gregory from the recently disbanded Giant Squid. Musically, Khôrada (an ancient Greek term for an empty space, or place of reflection) is dedicated to heavy, brooding, and deeply emotional songs.

Lyrically, Gregory will write about the anxieties and fears of raising his daughters in a world that is both environmentally and politically in turmoil; where animal life and human life continue to be treated like property and assets to be exploited; the grind of living in an ever-competitive world with an ever-growing and unsustainable population and the fierce determination of nature to violently reset these terrifying imbalances.

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1. DreamHeater writes:

Hey, alright! I'm excited to see where this goes!

Does this mean that Agalloch's breakup was because of their vocalist, though? [drama]

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2. xFiruath writes:

Yeah, back in May when it happened John Haughm specifically said it was his call. Clearly he was the center of whatever the problem was, since the other three guys are still in a band together.

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