In a Facebook post from the official band page, AGALLOCH has split. The future of the band is unknown. We do know that somebody hated somebody else enough to call it quits. That never happens in a band. Nobody ever says “Enough of this bullshit! I’m out! Who is coming with me?”
J. Haughm has found enough to be enough and don’t mind if you know it. His official statement is as follows.
“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.”
J. will either be the savior or the asshole, but none of us will know today and this guy probably thinks he is the band and they just can’t do it without him. What a sad situation for fans to find themselves caught up in an inner band bitch fight. It’s just sad…