Posted in metal | music | pictures on July 2, 2014

photos by Greg Cristman, words by Wyatt Marshall

Agalloch @ Irving Plaza - 6/30/14
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Agalloch brought their current tour with Jex Thoth to NYC for an IO-presented show at Irving Plaza on Monday night (6/30). We reviewed the show over at Invisible Oranges, and here's a bit of what we had to say:

Agalloch went on right around ten, and opened with "(Serpens Caput)," the instrumental intro from their latest album The Serpent and the Sphere. The new album would be leaned on heavily--"The Astral Dialogue," "Vales Beyond Dimension," "Dark Matter Gods," and "Celestial Effigy" made appearances in the main set, and the massive "Plateau of the Ages" served as the finale to the encore. Agalloch sounded better than ever --the guitars were huge, crushing, and Aesop Dekker was a monster on drums, keeping it lively and powerful. Fans of Agalloch know their watery picked guitar sound that's been a staple of the band since The Mantle (see "Ghost of the Midwinter Fires" for a good sample), and every time they brought it in there was an anticipatory swell from the crowd. Agalloch sounded fantastic, and for those who wrote off coming to the show because they saw the band at Maryland Deathfest, they missed out. Agalloch's a different band indoors.
Jex Thoth, a psyched-out doom band from Wisconsin, were reminiscent of a more soulful Blood Ceremony. Like Blood Ceremony, powerful female vocals (courtesy of their singer who's name is also Jex Thoth and who is formerly of Sabbath Assembly and Wooden Wand) are a centerpiece to the band's sound. One highlight of their set, "Keep Your Weeds," is streaming below.

You can read the whole review at Invisible Oranges

Agalloch continues on the road for another week or so of shows, playing with a combination of Jex Thoth, Canadian acoustic duo Musk Ox and Thrones. Remaining dates are listed, with more pictures and the setlist from Irving Plaza, below...

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Agalloch Setlist at Irving Plaza 6/30
Intro
((Serpens Caput))
The Astral Dialogue
Into the Painted Grey
Vales Beyond Dimension
Ghosts of the Midwinter Fires
Dead Winter Days
Dark Matter Gods
Celestial Effigy
...and the Great Cold Death of the Earth
Limbs

Encore:
Falling Snow
Plateau of the Ages

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Agalloch -- 2014 Tour Dates
7/02 - Montreal, QC - La Salla Rosa (w/ Jex Thoth & Musk Ox)
7/03 - Ottawa City, ON - Mavericks (w/ Jex Thoth & Musk Ox)
7/04 - Toronto, ON - The Opera House (w/ Jex Thoth)
7/05 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater (w/ Jex Thoth)
7/06 - St Louis, MO - Firebird (w/ Thrones)
7/07 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room (w/ Thrones)
7/08 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theater (w/ Thrones)

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Comments (18)

OOOOOOOOOH SCAAAAAAAWEEEEE

just smh

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:02 PM

This dumb ass sausage
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/gc/agalloch/irvingplaza/agalloch-28.jpg

Hey, Zeke, I don't think that oil can is gonna be talking back anytime soon ...

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:18 PM

^Still sad shut-ins who need to move out of mommy and daddy basement!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 1:27 PM

^ Oh Buckeye, I do so worry about you. So much effort, and on such a hot day. Remember to drink a lot of water, to wash down the buttpussyjuice. And it's OK to just let it out now and then.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 2:04 PM

buckeye? what an asswipey insult

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 2:21 PM

this show was awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 2:48 PM

Flamed scarves with their not-so-subtle closet case hard-ons for metallers.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 2:57 PM

LOL @ butthurt sausage nonsense
The juice just ain't worth the squeeze Buckeye, unless of course you're on at #SVGH knawaameen?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 3:35 PM

Check out jex's band sabbath assembly

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 3:36 PM

^jex hasnt been in sabbath assembly since she and dave nuss broke up years ago. jamie myers sings on the last two sa records

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2014 4:06 PM

Amazing show!!! Read our point of view on http://www.flowersinagun.com/jex-thoth-agalloch-irving-plaza/ - review + pics!

Posted by Flowers In A Gun | July 3, 2014 12:05 AM

It's almost like they are doing a better job dissing themselves then we could ever do.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 12:18 AM

which isn't rather difficult.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 11:47 AM

Nice deflection, using "difficult" in place of the more common and conversational "hard", which of course could be "misunderstood". SMH at the transparent and unsophisticated trickery, and for what? Will it change any of the facts, sweetie?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 12:21 PM

4:33/12:21/whateverothertimes' alter ego is Mr. Foot Fetish. As in, all that shit Mr. FF says is exactly how 4:33/12:21/etc. talks in real life.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 1:08 PM

Ahem, @1:08, I am 12:21, and for the record I am not Foot Fetish, Grammar Gag, etc. I actually think he's a very lonely, very confused little boy. His collection of annoying posts are maybe the most unfunny things I have ever experienced.

So I am with you there, sausage. Yes, there is common ground.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 2:20 PM

For the record, Agalloch did not play "Dead Winter Days" during their NYC show. They played "The Melancholy Spirit."

Posted by Ghostbound | July 3, 2014 5:31 PM

^lol. Hello, lack of self-awareness.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2014 10:22 PM

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