It’s been a pretty rough week for Agalloch fans everywhere. Founder and band leader John Haughm had parted ways with the rest of the band earlier in the week, and since then there has been a lot of speculation about what was going to be the future of the band. Initially it seems like he would continue on under the name, but based on a recent statement made on the band’s Facebook page that no longer seems the case. Agalloch will no longer be continuing under that name at all. The unfortunate news was delivered via the following Facebook message:

“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 but the name Agalloch has been permanently laid to rest. 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.”

Photo: Veleda Thorsson, Facebook