Viva Hate Records will release their fourth album entitled 'Marrow Of The Spirit', the official follow-up to 2006 full length 'Ashes Against The Grain', in Europe in November 2010. Not only does 'Marrow Of The Spirit', compared to its predecessors, feature the fundamentally significant fresh qualitites which mark each new AGALLOCH release, but it is also the first album recorded with new drummer Aesop Dekker, also musically active in Ludicra and Worm Ouroboros.
On top of that, 'Marrow Of The Spirit' is loaded with guest appearances by numerous musicians such as cellist Jackie Perez Gratz (Grayceon, Giant Squid, Asunder, Amber Asylum), Jeffrey Neblock (Vindensang) and Nathan Carson (Witch Mountain, Two-Ton Boa). The album was recorded and mixed in July and August of 2010 at Audible Alchemy Studios in Portland, Oregon, in collaboration with Faust guitarist Steven Wray Lobdell, while the mastering was conducted in San Francisco at Trakworx Studio by Justin Weis (Ludicra, Slough Feg, Hammers Of Misfortune.
With its overall playing time exceeding sixty minutes, 'Marrow Of The Spirit' is definitely the most profound and sinister recording AGALLOCH have put out thus far.
1. They Escaped The Weight Of Darkness [3:41]
2. Into The Painted Grey [12:25]
3. The Watcher’s Monolith [11:46]
4. Black Lake Nidstang [17:34]
5. Ghosts Of The Midwinter Fires [9:40]
6. To Drown [10:27]